INISHOWEN (CO.DONEGAL) 2 DAY WORKSHOP

Cost - £200 per person (£50 non-refundable deposit to secure your place) 

this includes 2 nights accommodation at Sandrock Hostel (Fri/Sat) Should you wish to stay an extra night (Sunday for example) please let me know and we can arrange. 

Max Group Size 2 (3 including myself) 

A fantastic opportunity to explore many of the wonderful locations that the spectacular Inishowen Peninsula has to offer in a relaxed small group environment. Staying at the Sandrock Hostelwhich is located right on Malin Head, will put us within a 10 minute drive of spectacular (and sometimes wild) locations to make best use of morning and evening light. My knowledge of the area will ensure we not only visit the key photographic locations, but do so at the right time to make best use of tides as well as weather conditions.

Locations expected to visit include Strove Lighthouse, Dunree Head, Kinnagoe Bay, Tremone Bay, Malin Head, Glenevin Waterfall, Doaghmore Beach and Carrickabraghy Castle. 

This workshop is aimed at those getting started in Landscape Photography or those looking to improve specific areas and will cover such topics as; 

  • Location planning
  • Working on your composition for stronger images
  • Understanding your histogram 
  • Depth of Field and achieving sharper images 
  • Use of Filters (both graduated and full)
  • Long exposure techniques 
  • Night / Aurora photography (weather depending) 
  • Handheld vs. Tripod workflow  
  • Getting creative with the camera 
  • Evening photo editing sessions (Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop) 

What's included; 

  • 2 nights accommodation at Sandrock Hostel (please note Sandrock operates a mixed dorm policy
  • All ground transportation during the trip (around Inishowen area)
  • Tea / Coffee / Snacks (including home made cherry scones) 
  • All photo tuition (including plenty of time for one to one) 
  • Wrap-up guide sent via email with information on the areas that we covered  

What's not included; 

  • Main Meals at Hostel (Sandrock has a fully functional kitchen including Microwave, hob, toaster, fridge etc)
  • Meals out 
  • Drinks purchased during the trip 
  • Insurance (both yourself and your kit) 

The following is a typical schedule for workshops run November  - March

Friday

  • Arrive 4pm
  • Dinner followed by a workflow session (post processing techniques) 
  • Weather depending astro shoot 

Saturday / Sunday

  • Sunrise shoot then back to hostel for breakfast
  • Full day shooting including sunset shoot
  • Local pub for dinner on Saturday (not included) 
  • On the Sunday will have you back to your car for 6pm at the latest for departure 

A littel bit about my workshops

You may find my workshops a little different to others that you have been on in regards to the level of tuition that is offered. While of course we look to visit a number of beautiful locations and chase good light,  my focus is heavily weighted towards giving you as much tuition as possible during our time together. This is one of the reasons I keep the numbers very small, as this allows me plenty of 1-2-1 time with each participant. 

My goal is to ensure when you leave you are more confident and better prepared to make your own beautiful landscape images going forward. Of course hopefully we also catch some great conditions during our time together so that you can also go home with some beautiful images. 

All transport is also included in each of my workshops as I believe is it important to keep our group together as quite often, when in the car, we continue on our discussions or indeed road-side stops can allow for impromptu lessons on composition and light. 


BOOKING FORM

Terms and conditions

  1. A deposit of £50 is required at the time of booking. The full balance of the workshop is due no less than 14 less days before the workshop date. Failure to pay the balance may result in your place on the workshop being lost with a loss of your deposit. 

  2. A full refund will only be given if cancellation is given in writing (to nigelcooke@hotmail.com) no less than 10 days before your planned workshop date. At this stage, if available, we can discuss rescheduling your workshop date. 

  3. If, for whatever reason, I am unable to attend, a full refund will be given and a follow-up workshop will be planned. The follow-up workshop will come with a 10% discount as a good will gesture. 

  4. Please ensure you have appropriate insurance for both yourself and your kit for the activities being undertaken during the workshop. Nigel Cooke Photography accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to photographic equipment during any workshop. 

  5. I am unable to accept workshop bookings for persons under the age of 18. 

  6. By submitting the booking form, you are agreeing to accept these Terms & Conditions.