Weekend Workshops

4 night Landscape Workshop in West Cork with Mike Brown - 26th to 30th September 2019


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4 night Landscape Photography Workshop in West Cork with Mike Brown
Who is this for: Photographers of all levels.
Location: West Cork - Clonakilty area
Dates: Thursday 26th to Monday 30th September 2019
Places available: 6 maximum [minimum 4] - Couples sharing available.
Cost: €950.00 per person or €1700.00 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 try to 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.
I do not want to simply put you in front of a scene and let you make the same image as everyone else!!!! With my assistance, I want you to find your own way, so that you can confidently go out on your own and make great images in the future. My hope is that you learn how to make unique images of your own!!
See our testimonials HERE

4 Night West Cork Photo Workshop
Holiday Details:
The emphasis on Mike Brown photo workshops is to have a relaxed and fun experience with Mike on hand to help you to make great images. Mike will assist all participants wherever necessary and give loads of advice on any photographic issues you have. Each day we will look at different locations [some coastal, some inland] depending on prevailing weather and work towards everybody trying to find their own photographic style.
Good company with fantastic photo opportunities is what we aim provide.

Day 1: Thursday 26th 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 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th 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 30th September] 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.

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

Accommodation and Food:
Participants will be staying in a superb self catering house. 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 [or before the sunset session].
However if anyone wishes to cook themselves or get food from local take away to bring back to the house this is fine.

What you get:
All accommodation and food is included for the weekend!! Mike will generally be cooking breakfast after an early morning shoot. For those who like the full Irish - see the testimonials!].
We will usually go to local pubs/restaurants for evening meals [these are all included except for alcoholic drinks!].
There will also be a plentiful supply of Tea, Coffee, biscuits and some snacks in the house for evenings and in-between times.
All transportation will be provided for the weekend after you have arrived to the house on the Thursday.
Expert guidance and tuition from Mike during the whole weekend.
All participants will receive a copy of Mike’s Digital processing Ebook “From Capture to Print” by email. The Ebook includes full digital processing notes from Raw to Print Ready and some notes on making good exposures with examples.

What is not included:
International and National travel to and from the West Cork location. Collection from Cork city [and return on Monday] may be available on the Thursday morning by arrangement and for a small surcharge.
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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