Weekend Workshops

4 night Landscape Workshop in West Cork with Mike Brown - 27th September to 1st October 2018 - COMPLETED


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4 night Landscape Photography Workshop in West Cork with Mike Brown
Location: West Cork - Clonakilty area
Dates: Thursday 27th September to Monday 1st October 2018
5 Places maximum [minimum 3] - 5 single places [Couples sharing available].
Cost €675.00 per person or €1000.00 for a couple sharing.
A deposit of €250.00 is required to secure a place on this Workshop.
For bookings and full info please contact Mike on 0868295039 or email him at

Mike Brown has been a professional photographer for over 20 years. He has won many prestigious awards for his Landscape and Nature work including - The Irish Professional Photographers Association "Photographer of the Year Award", The ESB Environmental Photography Award" and 3 times a Fuji Masterpiece Award.
We go to the best and most interesting locations - and mostly avoid the typical ones that everyone has shot!
We offer all the help you need to get great pictures.
Mike will assist and advise on post production - from capture to print.
Small groups sizes so you have space at locations and plenty of attention.
Most of all - We have fun!!!
See our testimonials HERE

4 Night West Cork Photo Workshop
Holiday Details:
The emphasis on Mike Brown photo holidays is to have a relaxed and fun experience with Mike on hand to help you to make great images. Mike will assist where necessary and give loads of advice on any photographic issues you have. We will also have discussions and practical sessions on processing and on other types of photography during the non shooting times.
Great accommodation and good company with fantastic photo opportunities is what we aim provide. You can see some comments from previous Landscape workshop participants on our testimonials page here.

The holiday will be based in the beautiful Clonakilty area of West Cork.
This area is renowned for its beautiful and rugged coastal landscapes and scenery. This area is packed full of photo opportunities with superb locations within a few minutes from our Self catering accommodation.

Accommodation and Food:
We will be staying in a superb self catering house with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. All rooms will be single occupancy unless you wish to book a double room for a couple.
On most nights we will eat in a local restaurant or pub close to where we end up after our evening photography sessions.
However if anyone wishes to cook themselves or get food from local take away to bring back to the house this is fine.

Day 1: Thursday 27th September
Arrange to arrive at our accommodation in the early or mid afternoon. We will have an evening session of photography while getting to know one another and then arrange to have an evening meal locally.

Days 2, 3 and 4: Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September
Mike prefers not to have a rigid itinerary for these days except to make the most of the weather conditions available. Mike will make a call each evening of what we will do for the following day. Some days will involve a pre breakfast shoot to get the early morning light and then we would take a break during the day before an evening shoot. Otherwise we will be out an about for the full day if the weather is more suitable for daytime photography. We will get plenty of photographic opportunities during these days but we will not physically kill you either! We will try to give you a chance to look around local towns and villages in the locality. We will also find some time during these days and evenings to look at digital processing using Photoshop and look at images from participants who wish to get critique and appraisal on their previous work.
Sunday night is included and I offer to do a final early session on Monday morning [the 1st of October] before packing up and heading away just before midday. If anyone has to head home late on Sunday night for work Monday morning that is fine.

What you get:
All accommodation is included and breakfast materials both hot and cold will be supplied for each day [I will be cooking for those who want the full Irish - again see the testimonials!].
Lunches and evening meals are up to individual participants however there will be a plentiful supply of Tea, Coffee, biscuits and some snacks in the house.
We will usually go to local pubs/restaurants for evening meals and each participant looks after themselves for this. Take away alternatives are available locally if you prefer. This will allow everyone to have their own budget and eating requirements catered for.

Expert guidance and tuition from Mike during the whole weekend.
All participants will receive a signed copy of Mike's most recent book "Wild Water, Wild Light - Images of the West Cork coastline".
All participants will receive a copy of Mike’s Digital processing Ebook “From Capture to Print” on CD [you will also receive updates whenever Mike does them by email. The CD includes full digital processing notes from Raw to print ready and some notes on making good exposures with examples.
Lenses, tripods, filters and cameras may be available to borrow or hire during the holiday by prior arrangement with Mike.

What is not included:
International and National travel to and from the West Cork location.
Lunch and Dinner are at participants discretion. If you prefer to purchase food to cook in the house rather than eat in local restaurants there is no problem.
Travel during the holiday. We will expect that some participants will be happy to share driving responsibilities with Mike. He will take 2 or 3 participants in his vehicle and others would share the travelling during the weekend in their own vehicles. Distances are never too far from our accommodation.
Holiday insurance - Guests are asked to purchase their own travel insurance for the trip. Mike is fully covered for public liability.

Who these workshops are designed for:
Our photo holidays are for all levels of SLR photographer. Whether you are just starting with digital SRL photography or are an experienced photographer there will be something for you. All the photo opportunities will offer all levels of photographer a challenge and a chance to make interesting and beautiful images. Mike will always be on hand to assist or teach and can do some 1-to-1 with guests during the quieter moments of the weekend and at locations. With over 20 years experience as a professional photographer and extensive teaching experience Mike can answer most questions in an easy to understand manner. While most digital users [and Mike] will shoot Raw format image there is no problem if you wish to shoot jpegs and Mike will assist you in making the most of either format. We will do some digital photo processing during the holiday to get the best from our images.
These holidays are also perfect for traditional film users. Mike still shoots film for some projects and has years of experience of photographing with both colour transparency and black and white films.

A digital[or film] SLR camera and whatever lenses you have available. Wide angles to short telephotos should suffice for most subject matter. If in doubt call or email us. Mike will send you a detailed email after you book giving you a full description of equipment likely to be needed and what might be available to borrow.
Filters: Filters [mainly Graduated] can be essential at times to get the best out of Landscape photography. Mike can give advice on what filters you might need or what to purchase before the Workshop.
A tripod is essential but we may have one you can borrow for the holiday - please ask as some may be available from Mike by prior arrangement.
Contact Mike regarding any question regarding gear required or suggested any time.

This has been a very popular Workshop weekend in the past and early booking is advisable as previous years have all been oversubscribed.

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