North Mayo Photo Workshop

Ireland’s Wild West
  • Full Price
  • 495

  • A non refundable deposit of €150 is required to secure a place on this workshop. Remaining balance to be full paid no less than 5 weeks before the trip.

October 24th-25th 2024


What to Expect

We will meet in Belmullet at 1pm on Thursday, October 24th. We will spend one night in the Talbot Hotel in Belmullet. Each person will have their own room, with breakfast. When we meet, we will have a quick lunch before setting off for some pre sunset and sunset shoots. Sunset is 6.30pm. After susnet, we will head back to the hotel for a well earned dinner.

On the morning of Friday October 25th we will set off about 7.30am for sunrise, after sunrise we will go back to the hotel for breakfast and then check out of the hotel. 

After checking out, we will all drive to Mulranny (45 minutes from Belmullet) and you can park your cars there and join me in my 9 seater bus as we head for some beautiful scenes and sunset on Achill Island. Once we have shot sunset I will return you to your cars and the workshop will finish.

Transport is provided throught the workshop in my own 9 seater van. The only exception is when driving from the hotel to Mulranny when we go to Achill for sunset.

This will be a very enjoyable workshop.

A non refundable deposit of €150 is required to book your place on this workshop. Remaining balance to be paid no later than 5 weeks prior to the workshop date. Once booked, I will instruct how remaining balance can be paid.

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, cloths for wiping the lenses, 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: One night single occupancy hotel room with breakfast, transportation throughout the workshop, full tuition, amazing locations and great craic.

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

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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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