Donegal Photography Workshop
Untouched and virtually unexplored, Donegal is another photographer’s paradise. With its dramatic Atlantic Ocean coastline, white sand beaches, waterfalls, famine villages, Islands and dirt tracks that lead to mountain tops, Donegal has it all.
8th – 11th Sep 2023
3 Nights B&B
Maximum of 3
3 Days, 3 Nights
Donegal Photography Workshop
Discover why Donegal was named “Coolest Place on the Planet” by National Geographic Traveller on my long weekend Donegal photography workshop. Explore the best photography spots the county has to offer, from the most beautiful lighthouse in the world, Fanad Lighthouse to one of Irelands remotest beach, and more. With limited spots for only three guests, receive personalised instruction and guidance throughout this long weekend.
Enjoy the personalised attention and guidance as we explore the best photography spots in the county. Experience the beauty of Donegal while travelling in style in my Land Rover Discovery.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to capture stunning shots of this virtually unexplored paradise.
Places we’ll visit
This is just an overview of all the potential locations that we will visit. We won’t get to every single location as some of the locations depend on the correct weather/tide conditions.
There is no fixed daily itinerary on my Donegal Photography Workshop. I like to work with the weather as much as possible and visit locations based on the current weather/tidal conditions. I want to maximise your chances of going home with great images!
Each day we will be on location before sunrise and shooting all day until after sunset.
We will meet at 2pm at An Chúirt Hotel, Gweedore on the Friday 9th September.
The tour ends after a sunrise shoot on Monday 11th September.
Day 1 – Arrival Day
We’ll meet at our 4 star An Chúirt Hotel bed and breakfast accommodation at 2pm to check-in to the hotel, and once unpacked we’ll head out for a sunset location.
Day 2 & 3
We’ll be getting up early (regardless of weather) to be on location 1 hour before sunrise, after each sunrise shoot we’ll head for breakfast before heading onto our next location.
Each sunset location, we’ll be there roughly 2 hours before so that we can each scope out our sunset composition.
Day 3 – Departure Day
After a sunrise shoot, we’ll go back to the hotel for breakfast, check out and say our goodbyes.
Photographer, Light Chaser, Aurora Guide, Web Dev, Biker, Daddy and I’ve got a very understanding girlfriend in no particular order.
What you’ll learn
On this trip I’m at your complete disposal to help and teach you everything I know about photography if you desire.
Here are a few of the key skills that I can cover.
Camera Settings: It starts with the basics. RAW, Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Learn how and when to use the various modes on your camera to get the shot you want.
Composition: Composition is everything in landscape photography. Learn what I’m looking for when composing a landscape photograph.
Long Exposures: Learn how to use long exposures so you can create dramatic and interesting photographs.
Histogram: Learn how to read your histogram so that you’re exposing correctly and capturing maximum data with no clipping.
Low Light: Learn how to photograph the night sky and if luck is on our side, we’ll also shoot the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).
Editing: Learn how I edit my photographs using Adobe Lightroom Classic with final touches in Photoshop. (Only during bad weather)
- Transport throughout tour
- 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast in a 4 star hotel the An Chúirt Hotel
- Any entrance fees.
- Photographic guidance
- Flights/Travel to/from Donegal
- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and alcohol or snacks.
- Travel & Equipment Insurance
- Visas (if necessary)
Good to Know
Meeting Point: The meeting point for the workshop will be will be at 2pm in the reception of An Chúirt Hotel, Gweedore.
Accommodation: I’ve booked a 4 star hotel, An Chúirt Hotel, Gweedore. Each participant will have their own room and breakfast is included each morning.
Packing List: A full packing list will be emailed to you after you complete your booking.
Hiking – Some of the locations require some short hiking of up to 30 minutes. (It’s worth it!) You must be able to walk on uneven, sometimes steep and slippery ground.
UK Mobile Network – If coming from the UK, your data roaming will work and come out of your data back home.
Donegal Photography Workshops Dates & Prices
Prices quoted are per person. Only a 10% deposit is required to secure your spot on the tour. The remainder of the balance is due 8 weeks before the start date of the tour.
(Please note that January 2024 tour, may change by a day or 2 once we get well into 2023 when the flights are released)
8th – 11th September 2023
3 Spots Left
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THE REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
I was lucky enough to go on a photography tour to Lofoten last month with Chasing Lights Tours and I couldn't have asked for a better guide than Tyler. He is a knowledgeable and experienced photographer, and he provided valuable tips and advice on everything from camera set-ups through to post-production techniques. Throughout the tour, Tyler was easy going, generous and had a great sense of humour. He was also a confident and safe driver, taking us to some great locations in the archipelago. Thanks to his knowledge of the best viewing areas and an understanding of the necessary weather conditions, I was able to see the northern lights on two occasions! I had an amazing trip and felt that I learnt a lot during the tour. I am now more confident in using my camera kit and have some beautiful photos and memories of taking them which I will cherish. I can't recommend Tyler and Chasing Lights Tours highly enough - it was a fantastic experience, and I am very grateful to Tyler for making it so enjoyable.
The Lofoten Photography Tour with Chasing Light Tours was excellent! Tyler is an accomplished and creative photographer who is extremely professional and very knowledgeable. The entire tour was packed full of relevant information that was presented in a very accessible and user-friendly way, about focusing, aperture settings, shutter speeds, ISO settings and much, much more. This enabled me to use my camera to its full potential. The tour was also enjoyable and fun. Tyler looked after everyone extremely well and drove with care and skill on the icy roads. He took us to well-chosen locations that he had previously researched and visited to maximise photographic potential. The spacious accommodation that we stayed in was great and had all the amenities that we needed. I highly recommend going on a photography tour with Chasing Light Tours!
Tyler led us through a trip to Lofoten in the end of January 2023. His experience within this area, his patience with clients and aurora borealis (northern lights) forecasting skills made it a once in a lifetime experience. Tyler’s workshops consist of small groups, so he can pick everyone up at his/her photography level. Whether you are experienced or not, he‘ll improve you. Thanks for the great trip!
Just back from a fantastic trip with Tyler to the Lofoten Islands. The trip was managed expertly from start to finish, and the small group size meant you got as much or little tuition as you wanted. Tyler clearly knows the area intimately, and the right time to visit, and really enjoys the ever changing landscapes, he isn’t simply going through the motions. We even got woken late at night when Tyler spotted the lights and given the option to go out and see. You can tell he wants to get you the best experience, and photographic opportunities possible. I think it’s fair to say we all come back happy with our images and shared adventure, and I for one will be re-booking sometime soon. Life is all about getting these type of amazing experiences so if you get the chance, go for it. Thanks Tyler.