Connemara Photo Workshop

West is Best
  • Full Price
  • 250

  • Pay €125 deposit now, pay the other €125 later

November 11th 2023

sold out

What to Expect

We will meet in the car park directly across from The Sheep and Wool Centre in Leenane Village at 7am. The workshop will finish up at about 4.30pm (after sunset if we get one).

From there you can join me in my 9 seater shuttle bus for the duration of the workshop. From there we will head for sunrise (7.55am). After sunrise we can go for breakfast somewhere along the way before continuing with the workshop.

I won’t decide shooting locations until a day or two before to see how the weather is closer to the time.

This workshop is limited to just 4 people. This ensures maximum productivity and learnings for each individual. A non refundable deposit of €125 will be required to book your place and a further €125 paid no later than 4 weeks prior to workshop date. I will contact you with instructions once you book.

Please ensure when booking this workshop that you would also be available on Sunday 12th incase we need to move the workshop due to weather.

Please note: In the event of bad weather forcing us to cancel the workshop, this is obviously out of our control but you will be issued with a credit code for the full amount paid to be used on any future workshop with BG Landscape Tours.



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 tripod, grad, polariser & ND filters.

I would strongly recommend a wide angle and zoom lens (24-105 and/or 70-200) lens for this workshop.

Full frame Wide Angle: 12-24mm or 16-35mm etc…

Crop sensor Wide Angle: 10-20mm or 11-16mm etc… (I do have a few spares just in case)

You will also need good walking shoes, wellies, head torch, warm clothes, waterproof clothes and a shower cap (to put over camera in rain)

If you need some loan filters for the workshop please let me know well in advance of the trip here

Included/Not Included

We include: 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.

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