Photography Tours

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

Expert Guidance

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

Photography Workshops

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

  • Autumn Gives Way to Winter, Colourful Irish Lanes
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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.

    Autumn Gives Way to Winter, Colourful Irish Lanes

    We're now rightly through December and on our way to the end of 2017.

    At the start of the year I posted about my last foray of 2016 along laneways in rural Ireland here.

    At the end of autumn, just a few weeks ago I was exploring another lane, this time in Northern Ireland.

    The resulting images are both very different but both convey the same idea - what lies ahead on the journey.

    The differences for me between the black and white last lane of 2016 and this, last lane of autumn are massive. My journey has taken me to three commissions by the biggest name in world publishing - The New York Times, working on travel articles as a photographer.

    I have of course worked for many other famous names in travel including Easyjet, Ritz-Carlton and Ireland's Irish Times and the UK's Sunday Times.

    Continue with me on my journey in 2018 as I explore more of Ireland, follow me on social media or sign up for my newsletter.

    Send me an email if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing some of you on one of my photography tours and workshops in Ireland.

     

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    Written on Monday, 18 December 2017 15:53 in Photo Tours
  • Up the Steep and Snowy Road for a Photography Experience
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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.

    Up the Steep and Snowy Road for a Photography Experience

    Photography and Ireland. It doesn't always involve snow, not even in the mountains.

    As I looked out to green fields and sunny blue skies on the mountain slopes today, not a drop of the white blanket to be seen, it seemed a far way away from this image where, during a photography workshop on how to photograph snowy landscapes we made our way up the mountain - its road snow-covered and icy, at one point it was almost impossible to make it up the ever-steepening slopes.

    Along the way DK and I had plenty of landscapes to photograph. I explained how to photograph the often bright snow to gain the best from any weather conditions, afterwards we warmed up and had a short session on how to edit images in Lightroom.

    Why would you want to take a photography tour / workshop / experience with me, I hear you ask.

    Written on Friday, 15 December 2017 15:47 in Photo Tours Read more...
  • Into the Cave
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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.

    Into the Cave

    During a recent photography workshop on Ireland's coast (see here for more information) we stopped to find a small cave at low tide.

    It wasn't a famous or large cave but it did have a certain character to it with intense sunshine coming in from one side.

    Photography workshops and tours in Ireland are not just about the typical landscapes and scenes, although I do cover these on my experiences, but it's more about the journey.

     

    Written on Thursday, 14 December 2017 23:23 in Guide
  • Snow in Ireland
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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.

    Snow in Ireland

    The green fields of Ireland, looking lush green on a December day with snow-covered mountains.

    Ireland doesn't receive a lot of snow, given that Dublin lies on the same latitude as Edmonton in Canada and northern Donegal is almost parallel with Moscow.

    Written on Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:26 in Guide Read more...
  • New York Times and Panoramic Ireland Come to Cork
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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.

    New York Times and Panoramic Ireland Come to Cork

    One of the world's best known publications, The New York Times, has recently visited Cork - a city in Ireland's southwest whose inhabitants often refer to as The Real Capital.

    How do I know this? Well Panoramic Ireland (that's me - hello) photographed the charismatic small city for the 36 Hours in Cork feature.

    36 Hours in Cork will be published in the New York Times on Thursday 14th December 2017. Find it online or buy it in print, and if you do can you send me a copy?

    Check out the NYT's Instagram post below, and don't forget to follow me over there on IG, as it says in the post I'm @panoramicireland

    Written on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 17:57 in Guide
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