Causeway Coast Photography Workshop
February 26 – 28, 2016
October 14 – 16, 2016
led by John Dunne and Athena Carey
The Causeway Coast covers a large area of Northern Ireland, rich with culture, history and beauty.
On this two day photography workshop, we will take you to some of the most stunning sites: well known icons as well as captivating, less known gems.
In each location we will be there to help you find the best angles from which to shoot and if you desire, to aid you in your photographic decisions, from composition to lens choices, shutter speeds to filters. The level of help you receive is entirely up to you.
This workshop is intended for all photographers, regardless of skill level or equipment.
Your workshop leaders will be Athena Carey and John Dunne, two international award-winning photographers who have lead workshops and courses around the world with a wide range of participants – young and old, experienced and beginning photographers. Travel with them to discover and photograph the stunning Causeway Coastline in Northern Ireland.
2 Day Causeway Coast Photography Workshops
In order to keep the workshops personal, only 7 spots are available for each one.
For the February workshop, the payment is due in full.
For the October workshop, a deposit of €150 is required to hold your place and the remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the tour’s start.
This workshop is open to every level of photographer, regardless of skill level or equipment. To get the most this workshop has to offer, you should understand how to use your camera and have some understanding of exposure and composition but the workshop leaders will be there with you in each location to teach you new tricks and guide you through the best photographic choices. If you would like to experience the Causeway Coast and return home with beautiful photos, this workshop is for you.
Friday Evening – Meet your instructors and fellow participants at the hotel, where you will receive a handout with compositional guidelines before we visit our first location for sunset – a gem hidden almost in plain sight! We’ll have dinner together at the hotel afterwards.
Saturday – Meet for our first sunrise shoot- the famous Giant’s Causeway World Heritage Site. After this bright and early start, we will enjoy a relaxed breakfast together and then travel to our daytime location – Dunluce Castle, a now ruined medieval structure sitting precariously on the edge of a basalt outcropping. From here we will stop for a late lunch in the local café and then travel to Ballintoy Harbour to shoot through till the last colourful rays of the day tuck behind Elephant Rock. Finally, we will enjoy dinner together at The Smuggler’s Inn.
Sunday – We will begin our last day together by greeting the first light of the day at a mysterious, ruined mansion, Downhill House and then stroll farther on to Mussenden Temple, a beautiful old library, perched cliffside, and looking out across the beautiful north-western coast. After breakfast together, we will review images and have individual post processing instruction before ending the workshop in the early afternoon.
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“My daughter and I recently had the pleasure of attending a Copper Coast Ireland Workshop with Athena and John. I had taken an online course taught by Athena so it was a great pleasure to meet her in person. John and Athena have great teaching skills and take a true interest in helping to raise your photography knowledge or letting you roam freely if that is your choice. Both are engaging and fun to be around. Meals were always entertaining. The photography locations were well researched and when I came home to Montana I was enthused with new energy and ideas.
Thanks again Athena and John!”
“A big thanks to Athena and John from Light Land and Sea for a great weekend of long exposure photography at the Copper Coast Waterford. Over the weekend we visited some fantastic coves along the copper coast which were excellent for long exposure photography. The weather was in our favour, the people were friendly and extremely pleasant. The workshop was certainly insightful and resulted in some excellent imagery.
I hope to meet you on the North Coast workshop someday!”
Disclaimers: The above represents this photo workshops planned itinerary; however, the workshop organizers and leaders reserve the right to revise it without notice if needed. The information on this page is also subject to change without notice. Participants are required to be in good health and capable of spending multiple hours exploring various locations whilst carrying their equipment. The workshop may be cancelled if the minimum number of participants is not met.