Wicklow Photo Workshop  

The Garden of Ireland
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March 23rd-25th 2023


What to Expect

We will spend our entire stay in The Glenmalure Lodge, nestled away in the heart of Irelands longest glacial valley, tucked away in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains. It will be single occupancy stay, including breakfast. The Lodge also has an absolutely amazing bar and restaurant, with the best food around. There is also a chance of a mini shindig in the evenings.

Each day we can get breakfast in the lodge in the morning after sunrise and dinner in the evenings after sunset. During the day we can get lunch and snacks wherever is closest to us.

Depending on weather, you can expect to shoot sunrise and sunset everyday during the workshop. After each morning sunrise we will take a couple of hours break, this will give us about 8 or 9 hours shooting each day, depending on weather. During potentially bad weather, we can also catch up on some post processing but with Wicklow, rain means more water in the falls!

We will begin the workshop at 2pm on Thursday March 23rd and it will end at 2pm on Saturday March 25th, if sunset potential is good for the last day, I will be happy to continue until then.

Please note
We can arrange twin or double rooms should you want to book as friends or a couple and get a discounted rate (€50 off)



You have TWO choices

Our meeting point will be The Glenmalure Lodge, Wicklow at 2pm on March 23rd. From there you can relax and let me take the driving from here 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.


Sunrise 6.20am

Sunset 6.45pm

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.




Wicklow Lighthouse

Glenmalure Waterfalls

Sally Gap

Black Castle

Devils Glen

and some personal favourites 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 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…

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

Included/Not Included

We include 2 nights single occupancy Lodge stay with breakfast, transportation throughout the workshop, full tuition, amazing locations and great craic.

If you don’t have relevant filters, fear not I will have plenty of spares for you to use for the duration of the workshop.

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 www.formatt-hitech.com

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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