Photography course West Cork


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Hello and thanks for stopping by to check out my night courses. I have currently two courses starting in the coming months both a beginners and an advanced photography course.



I am delighted to announce I will be running a second beginners photography course starting on the 27th of April 2020 in O'Donovans hotel in Clonakilty on Monday nights. This is an 8-week course.





Click the button below to book your space for the 27th of April


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This course will be on Monday night for 8 weeks from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm in O'Donovans Hotel, Pearse Street, Clonakilty. With a maximum of 10 people on the course.


It will start with the very basics of photography and slowly move on from there. This course is all in plain English and you will be using your camera on each night.


We will have 8 nights of fun and photography, the first 2 nights will be about the basics and how your camera captures the image through to simple things like how to hold the camera. You will also get a private personal assignment each week to help you develop your photography. You can choose to share your assignment results with the class or keep them private.


On one of the nights, we will be going outside and moving around the town taking photographs and experimenting with different compositions.



The breakdown of the course is as follows...


Night one.

A general breakdown of how your camera works and best practises for taking photographs.



Night two

What all the settings on your camera are for and why they are there.



Night three

Shutter speed, examples of how we can use shutter speed to capture what we want. We will spend an hour shooting at different shutter speeds and seeing how the results vary.



Night four

ISO and Aperture, the final two elements of the exposure triangle. I will talk you through how these two parameters can be your best friend.


Night five

Composition, on this night I will be talking about composition in  not only landscape but Portraiture also. How simple little things have a huge impact on your results. 


Night six

Editing photographs and the best software for editing them, this also includes comprehensive free software options you may not know about.


Night seven

Out and about in Clonakilty taking photographs (weather permitting). If the weather is bad we will do it the following week.


Night 8

Is reviewing any of the photographs from night 7 participants took and going over any questions and also explaining how I take photographs.


The course will have cheat sheets and tips and tricks for all participants.


The course can be booked below, it's €100.- per person for the course.

There will also be a second follow up course in April where we go into the more advanced aspects of photography. 


Click the button below to book your space


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Outdoor courses Summer 2020

These courses are broken into 2 main sectors.

1.- Beginners

2.- More advanced users



Beginners (max 5 spaces)

This is a fun 5-week photography course for 2 hours each night from 7pm till 9pm on a Tuesday evening. I will probably be staying on a bit longer after that to take a few photographs and you're all of course more than welcome to tag along.

The workshops themselves will be done in the environment in the heart of nature in a few different locations around Clonakilty. In the group chat you are more then welcome to share the shots you took on the night or alternatively send them just on to me but only if you want to of course.

If it rains on a course night then we will just have to postpone that week till the next week.


The purpose of this course is to help you improve your technique and understanding of photography and your equipment.


As I said above it's about learning in a beautiful environment with a small group of people (max 5 people)


€120.- per person. (spaces available)


To inquire about the course or to book a space click Here




5-week photography course for 2 hours at a time from 7pm till 9pm on a Friday evening.

These workshops will be done in the environment in a few different locations around beautiful Clonakilty also. 


The aim of this course is to help you with items like composition and shooting in manual mode or Aperture priority. We can talk about filters and their use in landscape photography and you will get a chance to use the New Firecrest filter system if you want to and a professional tripod.


I will again probably hang on after the course to take a few photographs which you are more than welcome to tag along and join in. 

Again it should be fairly light-hearted and hopefully, we will see some amazing views and get to capture them.

If it rains on a course night then we will have to postpone that week.

€120.- per person. (spaces available)


To inquire about the course or to book a space click Here



For one to one photography session details please click Here


For a range of group workshops click Here