Ireland Photo Workshop
Apr 17 – 24, 2024
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Photo Tour Summary:
Join us for 7 days of photography adventure in the Northwest and North Coast of the Island of Ireland on the world famous Wild Atlantic Way and Causeway Coast. Ireland is a place seldom visited by photographers, the harsh coastline, winding roads, and fields of green make it a tricky place to navigate. The locations are there, rivaling some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
Unlike other European countries, Ireland has yet to go through a photography boom, which makes it an ideal place for us to explore. With its glacial lakes, rolling hills, lighthouses, waterfalls, super seascapes, sea arches and sea stacks it really doesn’t get much better than that, but something that makes it better is the fact that throughout your 8 days with us in Ireland you are likely to see only a handful of other photographers along the way.
During this workshop, should conditions allow, we will shoot sunrise and sunset every day with appropriate breaks in between to make sure you stay fully focused and ready for anything the Irish weather throws at you.
Once dressed according to the weather, Ireland is a place where the rewards are there when the work is put in. Rain, hail or shine, no matter what the weather at the end of each day you can unwind with a pint of the black stuff and relive the adventures of the days shooting with your comrades.
Ireland is guaranteed to give you the adventure of a lifetime.
When: Apr 17 – 24, 2024
Cost: US$4,325 for double occupancy; US$4,925 for single occupancy.
Group size: 10 maximum
Category: Photography workshop
Tour Leader & Photography Instructor: William Yu
Language spoken: English
Workshop URL: www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/ireland
The cost of this tour is US$4,325 for double occupancy; US$4,925 for single occupancy, it includes:
Three professional photographer guides.
All in-tour transportation
Accommodation in hotel
Outdoor photography instructions.
Landscape photography masterclass
Exclusive discounts on photo equipment in our camera store.
The cost does NOT include:
Gratuities for local guides and the driver.
Any services not mentioned above.
Meal and any personal items including alcohol, beverages, snacks, souvenirs.
Travel insurance, visa.
Activity Level: Easy
Day 1-4: Donegal
We will pick you up at Dublin Airport or the designated hotel nearby on Day 1, and start driving to our hotel in Donegal (3.5 hours). Our hotel in Donegal is central to most of our locations and within 2030 minutes. There are one or two locations 45 minutes to 1 hour away should weather favor us. Please note that a lot of locations in Ireland are on private lands but thankfully we have permission to bring groups through the majority of these lands. Some, not all locations require 15-20 minute to walk to our final spots, generally on easy going ground and what you would expect for landscape photography. During our stay in Donegal, we will be focusing on seascapes, sea arches, sea stacks, mountains, lakes and lighthouses. There are unlimited creative opportunities here in Donegal!
Day 5-6: Causeway Coast
On day 5, we will drive to Northern Ireland (1.5 hours). Our Hotel in Northern Ireland couldn’t be better situated, right on the coast in the small village of Portballintrae. It is also central to everywhere we will shoot with most places within 15-20 minutes but no location further than 30 minutes away. Access to our locations in Northern Ireland is easy with just few small steps to each location. We will be focusing on photographing castles, sea stacks, giants causeway, dark hedges, seascapes.
Day 7-8: Dublin
We will spend our last night in Dublin’s fair city. We will stay at the Portmarnock Hotel or Grand Hotel. Once we arrive and check in, we can take the short 10 minutes drive to Howth, get dinner, and shoot sunset at Howth Harbor Lighthouse. Depending on flight times on the last day, we could also shoot sunrise at Howth Cliff walk Lighthouse before departing for the airport.
We try our best to adhere to the original itinerary that described above but sometimes little alterations can be born due to the situations that are beyond our control. The detail itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destination or activities is by no means of guarantee that they will be encountered or carried due to the local circumstances and weather.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I sign up and pay for this tour?
A deposit of $200 is required for this workshop to hold your spot, you can pay by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal via PayPal.com or send a check (U.S. residents only). The balance is due on Dec 14, 2023. All participants must sign William Yu Photography Workshops/Tours Liability Waiver Form and show the proof of travel insurance before the tour starts.
How many participants do you allow?
Photo tour size is limited to 10 attendees, which ensures that every attendee will get full attention. We need minimum of 6 attendees to make the trip.
What photographic skill level is required to benefit from this tour?
Any people who has a basic understanding of exposure all the way to the advanced amateur and professional who is in search of a fresh perspective!
What is your refund or cancellation policy?
No refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, (which interestingly, can result in some of the most some amazing shots!), either before or during the tour. If the tour is cancelled by the organizer, we will notify you immediately and you will be issued full refund. We are not responsible for any additional costs you may incur due to any delays or cancellations.
No Refunds for USD200 deposit if cancelled.
No refund after Dec 14, 2023 if paid in full.
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