Connemara & Mayo Photo  Workshop

Come and explore some of Ireland least photographed places
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  • 695 p/p

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13th-16th May 2021

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What to Expect

Connemara and parts of Mayo are popular, yet relatively unexplored part of Ireland. During this workshop we will hit the hotspots but also drive around and explore lesser parts.. We will shoot sunrises and sunsets everyday should the weather allow.. Sunrise this time of the year is 5.50am and sunset is 9.20pm. After breakfast we will break and chill for a few hours as sunset this time of the year is so late we could’t possibly shoot from dawn to dusk right through. We will stop for lunch / dinner throughout the days or possibly if the weather allows, have a BBQ at one of our shoot locations. The workshop will commence at 3pm on the 13th and finish at 3pm on Sunday the 16th. We will also have some opportunities to work on some processing of our images throughout the workshop, I will also screen record our Post Processing session for you to take home so you can view at a later date.

We will spend our entire stay at Peacockes Hotel, Maam Cross. Peacockes is in the heart of Connemara with many of our locations only 10-15 minutes drive away. Each person will have their own room, which includes breakfast every morning after we shoot sunrise. The hotel is also equipped with a bar and cosy restaurant.



Once you make your way to Connemara, to our accommodation, you will not have to drive for the rest of the tour as we take you around in our fully insured and spacious luxury 9 seater mini bus, which comes fully air-conditioned, with power points for charging all phones and cameras.


If you require a lift from Dublin to Connemara, and back the cost will be and extra €30, email me at for pick-up point.


Sunrise 5.20am

Sunset 9.20pm

Ireland isn’t exactly known for its sunny weather, but what it can be known for is the amazing light, stormy seas and moody clouds. No matter what the weather, you can be sure we are in the right part of the country to capture what ever mood is thrown at us. As the weather is so unpredictable in Ireland its impossible to set out a definite itinerary until we actually start the workshop, I will however be keeping a very very close eye on the weather throughout the day to make sure I get you in the right place, at the right time, for the right light.


Derryclare Lough
Doolough Valley
Irish Fairy Pools
CongBenwee Head
Dogs Bay
Lough Innagh
Maam Cross
Connemara Ponies

And some personal favourites I have discovered along the way…


You will learn about shooting in manual mode, slow shutter speed, ISO settings, Aperture priority, the use of filters, why the polariser filter is so important and learning to get the best compositions (thinking outside the box)

You will also learn the use of sunrise, sunset & astro planning apps.


You will need a DSLR with manual mode, a sturdy tripodpolariser & ND filters.

You will also need…

  • Good walking shoes & wellies
  • Warm clothes
  • Waterproof clothes
  • Shower cap (to put over camera in rain)
Included/Not Included

We include three nights single occupancy hotel stay with breakfast, transportation throughout the workshop, full tuition, amazing locations and great craic.

We do not include, flights, travel insurance, food and drink.

When you book a workshop or tour with us, your booking confirmation email will automatically send you instructions on how to make use of our perfect payment plan to make the cost of the workshop or tour you have booked easier on the pocket.
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Why book with us?

YES YES, The rumours are true… We do have a knack of getting our groups in the right place at the right time, ensuring you capture a truly memorable shot you can cherish for the rest of your life. To us, capturing “the shot” is important but just as important is to enjoy the experience, when we get to a location take a minute to breath in the fresh air and really appreciate the views around us.

Not convinced?

When you book a trip with us, you get to sit back and relax. while we do all the driving. For our Irish workshops we have our very own Volkswagen 9 seater shuttle bus. The bus is a long wheel base, full air conditioned, extremely spacious and has ample USB charging points. On our tours abroad we also mostly book 9 seater buses and with groups no bigger than 5 or 6, ensures plenty of space and comfort!

Still not convinced?

Thanks to our amazing sponsors Whelan Cameras, 53 Degrees North & Formatt Hitech Camera Filters we have spare equipment like tripods, gore-tex jackets and pants and plenty of spare filter holders, filters and even shower caps to keep the camera dry during showers. All this equipment is readily available on our Irish workshops, should you need anything on an international trip, please just email us here to arrange this.

Where I buy my equipment.

NOTE: Use code BERN10 for a 10% camera filters discount at

Camera equipment: Whelan cameras, Limerick city.

Clothing & footwear: 53 Degrees North, Carrickmines & Blanchardstown in Dublin, Cornmarket centre, Cork.

(Email me for a 20% Discount with 53 Degrees North)

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