Photography Tours

One-to-one and small group photography tours and workshops in Dublin and across Ireland.

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Guidance, tuition and critique on your images and workflow before, during and after your tour or workshop.

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Learn to make better images, learn new techniques and enjoy the challenge with our one-to-one photography workshops.

See Ireland with a Creative Eye

From the chief city on the island to the charming mediaeval gem that is Kilkenny City to the stunning geological landscapes of Northern Ireland's Antrim Coast or the lesser visited South Armagh. Contact Panoramic Ireland today to arrange a personalised tour and photography workshop anywhere in Ireland.

What Is A Photo Tour?

What is a photo tour and is it different to a photography workshop? This is a question we get asked a lot. There is no real difference but simply, a tour is more focused on seeing the place with a photographic emphasis while a workshop is specifically designed to concentrate on one or more aspects of your photographic technique, equipment or composition. Both tour and workshop are interchangeable and there is a degree of overlap.

Because we tailor each tour to suit your needs, we choose the appropriate locations and times to maximise your time in Ireland and help you to improve your photography.

If you would like to know more about ourphotography workshops in Ireland please contact us here and join an Irish photographer for a day in your favourite part of Ireland.

Don't forget that we offer Gift Vouchersfor Christmas and all year round for birthdays and other occasions. A photography gift voucher entitles the holder to the same benefits as a direct booking: one-to-one photography tuition, a choice of locations in Dublin, Wicklow and the rest of Ireland, morning or evening photography workshops, follow-on advice and critique on images. To buy a Panoramic Ireland Photography Gift Voucher for a friend, relation or even for yourself please follow this link or Contact Us.

Find out more about our Dublin Photo Tours here, for our Northern Ireland photo tours click here and Galway and rest of Ireland you can find out more here.

What makes Ireland so special? Perhaps it is the landscapes, the history, the people or a combination of all of these that bring 7 million visitors every year to this little island.

Dublin is the capital of Ireland and the chief city on the island, Belfast is the second largest, and the chief city of Northern Ireland. The island has two currencies and two governments but there no border controls between the north and south; indeed it is quite easy to drive from one side to the other without knowing it.

It is true, in Ireland it rains a bit (isn't that why it's so green?) but don't let that put you off because it doesn't rain as much as you think. With some good luck there will be fine weather during your visit. The best months to visit are April, May, June and September. The days are long, the weather is often perfect and it isn't high season. Is there any better place to be than driving along a country road somewhere in Ireland on a warm, sunny day?

Ireland makes a perfect location to improve your photography or to enhance your image collection. Contact us today to learn more about our bespoke tour options.

Seven Essential Places to Photograph in Ireland

  1. Dublin - home to Guinness, Croke Park and The Book of Kells; you can't miss Dublin, a city that has improved over the past 10 years.
  2. Wicklow - mountainous and empty yet less than an hour from Dublin, Wicklow is home to the most famous hermitage in Ireland at Glendalough.
  3. Dingle - the furthest west that you can get in Ireland, and a peninsula that has as more pubs than you could ever visit. Visually stunning.
  4. The Burren - a unique geological landscape, The Burren is home to arctic, alpine and mediterranean plants.
  5. Connemara - rugged and wild, full of bogs, sea and sky as well as a few ponies of distinction.
  6. Donegal - the most northerly county in Ireland, the Atlantic coastline is second to none in Ireland with the sea cliffs of Slieve League and miles-long sandy beaches.
  7. Belfast & the Antrim Coast - the land of my youth, how things have changed in 'The North' and for the better. The stunning landscapes are now easy for all to see.

Have a look at the blog section of the site for more stories, events and information on the places mentioned here.

Enjoy the site, we hope you learn something and when you come to visit us here in Ireland/ Why not book a photography tour with us, learn something about the real Ireland and learn how to make better images.

LATEST POSTS FROM OUR BLOG

  • Stormy Day at the Giant's Causeway
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    Photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Freelance photographer for New York Times.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Stormy Day at the Giant's Causeway

    A recent photography workshop saw me at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Giant's Causeway on the Antrim Coast in my own Northern Ireland.

    It was a stormy day, the previous day saw a lot of rainfall although we did get many images even with the pouring rain, and continuing in the same way this morning started out windy as well but dry.

    You can see some of the stormy scenes here of waves pounding this small section of the Giant's Causeway and its distinctive basalt columns.

    I have written about the Giant's Causeway here before on Panoramic Ireland.

    Join Panoramic Ireland, that's me, on a photography tour to the Giant's Causeway. You know how to contact me by now!

    Written on Saturday, 07 October 2017 22:34 in Photo Tours
  • Peaceful Sunrise, Dublin Bay
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    Photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Freelance photographer for New York Times.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Peaceful Sunrise, Dublin Bay

    A recent photography workshop took me to Dublin Bay where we photographed the bright sunrise sky.

    The morning's forecast was meant to be for good weather and it didn't disappoint, the pinks and oranges shine across the cloud-filled sky and reflect off the surface of the calm Irish Sea.

    Setting up our tripods, we waited as the light changed from darkness through the blue hour, golden hour and into daylight - photographing all the while.

    This is one of my favourite images of 2017.

     

     

    To join me on a photography tour of Dublin and its bay contact me.

    Written on Saturday, 07 October 2017 22:04 in Photo Tours
  • Nice to see you again, Heather
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    Photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Freelance photographer for New York Times.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Nice to see you again, Heather

    Fraoch mór is the Irish name for heather, Calluna vulgaris and it can be found over large parts of the Irish landscape.

    It is also known as ling and it prefers acidic, boggy soils that cover the upland areas of Ireland. These are places that often, at first glance, appear barren with vast open tracts of treeless ground with only heath in view as far as the eye can see. But when the heather is flowering the uplands are filled with the sounds of bees busy collecting pollen. From April to August, before the pale purple colour bursts across the Irish countryside, ground nesting birds such as skylarks can be seen and heard hovering overhead.

    Written on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 15:17 in Guide Read more...
  • Summer in Ireland - not always what you would expect
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    Photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Freelance photographer for New York Times.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Summer in Ireland - not always what you would expect

    Sometimes summer in Ireland is just not what you would expect. Well, perhaps it is what you might expect.

    Usually our summers are filled with long days, sunshine and cloud with a good deal of rain but much blue sky - like this.

    Summer 2017 has so far proved to be a good bit different with many grey days, lingering cloud and reduced sunshine. It has still been warm but all of this provides a challenge to the photographer.

    Written on Monday, 28 August 2017 21:53 in Photo Tours Read more...
  • Bright Golden sunset Light after Grey Day
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    Photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Freelance photographer for New York Times.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Bright Golden sunset Light after Grey Day

    After a day when the weather was supposed to have been better, the evening's stormy sky changed to bright golden sunshine at sunset.

    But only for a brief moment or two.

    This image is of that sunset light, the embedded post below is of the stormy sky just before sunset and after the day's rain had ceased.

    That's how the Irish weather goes, it's difficult to say if the weather will be good or bad but there is always going to be something worthwhile for the photographer.

    I always leave for the day with a plan for landscape photography, and adapt according to the weather and other factors.

    To learn how to photograph in any conditions such as these or these contact me using the contact page.

     
    Written on Saturday, 26 August 2017 21:12 in Guide
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