Our photography workshop base is located on Bertra Beach, Clew Bay right under Croagh Patrick and is an ideal location to explore the surrounding breathtaking scenery and islands. A photographers dream of ever changing light, structures and mysterious moods. The nearby beautiful town of Westport has become the adventure capital of the West of Ireland and is the gateway to Connemara. Photographically exploring the wild landscape, islands, historic castles, abbeys and mansions of the Atlantic shores of Clew Bay area is an adventure in itself. Some of the activities can be combined with the photography master class could include the following :
Climb Croagh Patrick in good light to experience the amazing Views over Clewbay and the islands.
Excplore Island life and beaches on the nearby islands of Achill, Clare, Inisturk or Inishbofin.
Photographic tours of beaches and historic highlights from Old Head to Silverstrand
Cycle tour on Greenway track to Achill. Explore Burrishoole Abbey and the Pirat Queen's castle
Accomodation: There are 2 modern selfcatering apartment accomodation available at our workshop base for 2 people each (couple) - Courtyard Cottage and ''Palm - Beach' Apartment which has a double bedroom, fireplace and deck with amazing views of Croagh Patrick. For details of our accomodation and photos/info/map of the surrounding area please see our self-catering holiday home website www.clewbay.net . Should you wish to stay an extra week before or after the workshop you can book at normal self-catering rates.
pro photography master class
5 day pro photography master class / no accommodation : € 490 per participant
There is plenty of choice of all levels of accommodation available in the Westport area. Should you wish to stay at the workshop base we have the following accommodation available which is charged extra :
Workshop base accommodation ( incl. services) :
Palm Beach Apartment (for 2 people - double bedroom/living room/kitchenette/deck ) : € 275 / week
Palm Cottage (for 2 people - double bedroom with kitchenette/terrace ) € 225 / week
Booking Deposit : € 150,00 per person (non-refundable if no show - refunded if workshop is cancelled)
Min/Max masterclass participants for the specific dates : 4 - 8 people. (We also run individual workshop designed around individual participants or couples tailored to their specific photographic interests - for details please see below or contact us)
Payment (final payment) : Please settle remainder outstanding on arrival. Payments either by PayPal (secure credit card with guarantee), bank transfer or cheque (Ireland only)
Additional information :
Masterclass level : Advanced. Workshop participants should have a good knowledge of photography and a keen interest to become (or improve as) professional photographers, carry out commissions and sell images.
There will be an introductory master class program 'pow wow' where special topics of interest can be discussed.
Necessary Equipment : DSLR, hiking boots and waterproof jacket
Labtop for photo download and editing. ( If you cannot bring one - we can download for you)
Free Bicycles for Course Participants : Because of the amazing cycling terrain surrounding Clew Bay including the cycle lane from Croagh Patrick to Westport which joins the famous GREENWAY cycle lane to Achill - we are now offering free Alloy Trekking Bikes for the duration of the photo master class (at participants own risk and subject to damage deposit).
For more information on location, accommodation and driving directions - please see www.clewbay.net
Other workshops :
Individual Photography Workshops in English or German :
In addition to specfic workshops for multible participants on specific dates such as above masterclass we also offer flexible individual 2-3 day (incl. long weekend) workshops with mutually agreed dates. These tailor made workshops for 1-2 individuals or couples/friends and are specifically designed around the photographic interest of the participants. In the past we have offered tailor made workshops focusing on "art photography" and "black/white photography" as well as a " expedition/video workshop" based on our local wild landscape.
For prices and dates please contact us.