Photography Holiday – West Coast of Ireland
Land of coastline, castles and rocky wilderness, this spectacularly diverse part of Ireland is a gift for anyone who is looking for really great photography holiday. From the mountains, forests and lakes of the Connemara National Park to the magnificent beaches and tiny harbours which fringe the wild Atlantic, the scene before you is truly inspirational. Derelict cottages and castles pepper the landscape and we are free to explore en route, stopping wherever and whenever we wish to capture the moment.
Gloriously unspoilt and totally unforgettable, the coastal route through counties Galway and Clare frequently presents the photography holiday traveller with the charmingly unexpected. In April, the rich tapestry of Springtime colour and constantly changing light conditions will both thrill and challenge you. Purely from the perspective of a landscape photography holiday, the opportunities are infinite; introduce the free spirit of a classically-trained ballerina or the presence of a sympathetically-styled model and you can push the boundaries of your photography holiday into a range of other artistic genres.
The natural environment is beautiful indeed but, to give you a little variety, we also visit the delightful and historic city of Galway where you can shoot our dancer our model, or even practise your street photography. The culture is very relaxed and the people are warm, friendly and hospitable. You may overhear the odd conversation in the Irish tongue. You can certainly sample the local fare and perhaps a ‘blonde in a black dress’? To the uninitiated, that’s a pint of Guinness!
This 6-day Roadtrip photography holiday is designed to release your imagination and creativity into the wild. To ensure that you make the most of the 4 full days of shooting, you will receive training geared to your level of ability. Because you will be one of only 6 photographers on the trip, you benefit from personal one-to-one attention, in addition to the group training and invaluable feedback sessions from trainer, dancer and model. You will return home from your photography holiday fired up with knowledge and ideas, some amazing photographs and some new friends.
Connemara National Park
Connemara National Park
Sunday 15th: We depart from Holyhead on the 9.30am crossing to Dublin. Arrangements can be made to pick up delegates on route between Lincoln and Holyhead on the Saturday evening; there are plenty of hotels in Holyhead from around £60 per night. We will also meet those travelling by train at Holyhead station no later than 8am.
We arrive in Dublin at approximately 12.30pm and then drive across to our Hotel near Galway which will be our base for the first part of the trip. Sunday evening will be spent in the lively city of Galway seeing the sights and sampling the local food and beverages!
Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th: Over these two days we will be covering the coastline between Galway and Westport, plus the inland area of the Connemara National Park.
Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th: We travel South from Galway along the coast of County Clare.
Friday 20th: An early start and we head for Dublin. We will make sure we have a few hours in the capital for a spot of cityscape and street photography. Our crossing is 15:10, arriving back at Holyhead around 18:10.
More details of the areas covered will be published in due course; however, a degree of flexibility is built in to take account of changing weather conditions.
Our model and dancer
Angela Kate Hudson
Angela is a highly experience model who has travelled with us on previous roadtrips. She specialises in art nude but also rocks at fashion and beauty!
Our dancer is the fantastic Alexa Hilton.
All accommodation on the holiday is single occupancy in a minimum of 3-star hotels, meaning that after a day behind the lens you can relax and get a good night’s sleep. You’re going to need it – tomorrow we’re right back on it!
More details to follow soon.
Booking and Pricing details
The cost of this Road Trip is £1695, £1495 with early bird discount and includes:
Air Conditioned luxury mini-bus
Collection and return from Holyhead rail station or a suitable location between Lincoln and Holyhead
A unique mix of fine art landscape, nude, fashoin and dance photography
5 Nights single occupancy 3 star accommodation
Just six photographers
Price excludes meals
More booking options
For those living in Ireland we can arrange collection from Dublin, there is a price reduction of £30 for this option.
See what we got up to on the last trip!