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Donegal and Wild Atlantic Way Photography Workshop April 2018

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Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way Landscape Photography Workshop & Tour | 1 - 6 April 2018

A five day photography tour of the stunning landscape and coastline of Donegal as well as the Wild Atlantic Way

Join me and David Speight Photography on our landscape photography tour of the county of Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way.

The Wild Atlantic Way, on the west coast of Ireland, stretching from County Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula in Ulster, to Kinsale, County Cork passes through nine counties and three different provinces on its 2,500km route. The trail winds its way through some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and dramatic coastal scenery to be found anywhere in the British Isles. It’s no wonder then that Donegal was recently given the title of ‘Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017’ by National Geographic Traveller magazine, and with many areas still to be fully discovered by the photography masses, this is definitely one opportunity not to be missed.

Over four days and five nights we will explore the northern headlands leg of the route, up on the north western tip of Ireland with visits to locations both coastal and inland. There’s a real depth and diversity of subjects, and that’s just starting with the coastal locations! We will be looking to photograph wonderfully photogenic lighthouses, ruined castles, spectacular cliffs, coves and sea stacks, a couple of amazing sea arches as well as perfectly pristine, unspoilt beaches that would rival any to be found further afield. I don’t mind admitting that on first encountering them, one or two of the coastal areas, and especially the layered cliffs and sea stacks literally made my jaw drop open! If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, many of the coastal scenes were filmed here and it’s easy to see why they chose them.

Moving inland we’ll aim to capture the splendour of Mount Errigal and the Glenveigh national park. We’ll also look to photograph one or two beautiful loughs, ruined churches and abbeys, one or more mountains and if we can squeeze it in to what will be a jam packed programme, possibly even the odd night session at one of the many ancient Dolmens (Burial sites) or a spot of light painting at one of the coastal arches.

With such a vast array of subjects and locations, you’re sure to be challenged both technically and compositionally. For this reason, you will have two full time professional photographers with many years’ experience on hand to guide you through all the photography/camera and post processing related techniques you’re likely to need to extract the very best possible images from this amazing area.

We will base ourselves at the luxury four-star rated, Radisson Blu hotel in Letterkenny. Our accommodation is centrally located to all the areas we will visit over the week. Unless otherwise requested, rooms will be single occupancy. Please ask if you would like to change to a double room.

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Where do I meet you?

We will all meet at Dublin airport on Sunday 1 April 2018. Please contact myself or David Speight for details of our recommended flights.

What clothing should I bring?

Make sure you bring good quality footwear as well as warm socks. Wind chill is likely to be a factor as if we are stood around waiting for the most opportune light then you'll need to make sure you have the appropriate clothing such as a down jacket to deal with this. Don't forget the all important base and mid layers too. A good pair of trousers to ensure that your legs are kept warm. Lastly, make sure a good quality hat and gloves are part of your wardrobe.

Footwear?

Good, sturdy walking shoes that are waterproof are perfect for the terrain that we'll be working in.

What camera kit should I bring?

A wide angle lens (16-35mm) and medium zoom (24-70mm) are the lenses we'll be using the most. A longer zoom (70-300) will be useful to cover most compositional eventualities that we may need to isolate. It's likely the most used lens will be in the 24-70mm range as a super wide angle can create the pancake effect on the mountainous landscape, so make sure this focal length is covered.

Do I need a computer?

Although not essential, its a great idea to bring a laptop computer with you so you can discuss imagery with myself and David.

What computer support do you give?

We try and make a point of helping those that need it in digital photography. If inclement weather or tiredness takes hold it can really help to have a computer session to assess our progress.

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