The Burren and Aran Islands Workshop

The Black Head

 

Experience the beauty of the west coast of Ireland with landscape photographer Kevin Langan. On this workshop we will be exploring the unique limestone landscape of the Burren on the northwest of Clare and the spectacular Aran Islands situated in Galway Bay. 

The spectacular Cliffs of Moher will also be on our photographic agenda. These colossal cliffs are 214m high and range for over 8 kilometers on the western seaboard of County Clare. They are one of the most popular destinations in Ireland drawing almost one million visitors in 2006.

The aim of this workshop is to bring you to the best locations on the Burren and Inisheer, so you can produce striking images and receive individual attention from an experienced photographer to enhance your photography.

Along with visiting stunning locations, you will also be given instruction on the best use of your photographic equipment, and how to enhance your images in photo editing software like Photoshop and Lightroom.

You we will be based at the Doolin Activity Lodge, located at the heart of of the village. Doolin is a beautiful village located on the northwest coast of County Clare, only 8 kilometers from the Cliffs of Moher, and is a gateway to the Burren and the Aran Islands. 

 

Cliffs of Moher

 

General Information

Start/Finish: The course will start at 6pm on Friday and finish at 4pm on Sunday

Deposit: €100 per person

Group size: Max 10 photographers

Where to stay: Doolin Activity Lodge - www.doolinlodge.com

Dates for 2012 are:

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The Plassy, Inisheer, Aran Islands

Trip Details

Friday

5.00pm

We will meet at the Doolin Activity Lodge where I will introduce myself, show you to your accommodation. After you have settled in, I will present a talk on my approach to landscape photography, and I will discuss some technical issues with digital photography.

7:00 – 8:00pm

Dinner at “ “

8:00 – 10:00pm

Photograph the Cliffs of Moher at sunset.

Saturday

8:00 – 9:00am

Breakfast

9:30 – 3:00pm

We will take a ferry ride from Doolin Pier to Inisheer, the closest of the Aran Islands, 8 kilometers off the coast of Clare. On the island we will travel around by pushbike to specific locations of interest, including the Plassy wreck, O’Briens castle and other areas of interest.

3:00 – 5:00pm

At this point I will discuss digital workflow and how process my images. I will select one or two images from each person and show you how to improve them using post-processing techniques.

5:00-6:00pm

Dinner

7:00 – 10:00pm

Visit the Black Head at the top of the Burren to photograph the unique rocky landscape at sunset. 

Sunday

7:00 - 8:00am

Breakfast

8:00am - 2:00pm

We will explore the Burren National Park in the early morning light. We will be photographing the natural landscape and megalithic structures we encounter along the way.

2:00-4:00pm

Photo critique of your images you shot over the weekend + Lightroom and Photoshop tools and techniques.

 

The Price

The cost of the workshop is €" ". This price includes accommodation. 

Whats Included

  • 2 Nights Bed, Breakfast & Evening Dinner
  • Twin room occupancy (single room occupancy available - additional price of € " ")
  • Transportation between shoot locations?
  • One to one guidance and group guidance
  • Photoshop & Lightroom post-production techniques
  • Extensive notes

Equipment Needed

  • Digital SLR camera
  • Tripod
  • Neutral Density Filters (not a necessity)

Contact Details

If you have any queries about this trip I will be happy to answer them for you. You can contact me directly at info@kevinlangan.ie and I'll get back to you within 24 hours.

Limestone Dwelling, Inisheer, Aran Islands