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PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

A picture perfect getaway

Knowledge sharing is a key part of the discipline of photography. Whether that's socially, or during group expeditions, it's important to accept that you're never really done with learning. In light of this, we encourage others to share in the splendour of Dingle as a canvas for the photography enthusiast. Myself and Noreen run inclusive photography courses that cater to those of all abilities - as long as you're enthusiastic about landscape photography, then this is an experience for you! To book your place, or find out more about the courses, get in touch now.

Reviews

John Murphy, Dungarvan

Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. One of the best I've had in quite a long time. My wish was one good shot and I think I have 3/4. Thank you both so much for making us all so welcome and I do hope I will be back some time. You have a little bit of heaven down there. 

Tony Worobiec, Writer & Photographer

It was apparent that prior to attending none of us had truly appreciated what an enchanted area The Dingle Peninsula is; with John's intimate knowledge coupled with his kindly teaching techniques, every single client had a wonderful and profitable photographic experience.

Damien Jackson, Amateur Photographer

In terms of welcome, hospitality, accommodation, guest care, friendliness, keep doing what you're doing it couldn't be better, I've honestly never experienced anything like it and despite not knowing anyone, I felt at home immediately!

A typical course itinerary

Friday evening: Guests typically arrive at the house in Ballyferriter from 5pm onwards. This will be out base for the weekend, and accommodation is provided for all guests. If the weather permits, there will be an evening shoot led by John. Following this, John will introduce everyone and outline the details of the following days activities. Locations and timings depend on tides and of course the weather - that's the one thing we can't organise for you! 

 

Saturday morning you will be up before dawn to get the best of the light. This is when Dingle is at it's most beautiful - with the day breaking onto calm waters, and very few (if any) people in sight.Then, it's back to the house for a fully cooked Irish breakfast followed by another photo session at a different location. There is always a break of about three hours in the afternoon to allow people to get some dinner and have a rest. We'll often head into Dingle town for an early evening meal as a group, but of course you'll have the option to do your own thing. With no rest for the wicked, its back out again until sunset. Somewhere in the middle of all this, John will take some time to show some of his work. 

 

Sunday brings another early start and morning shoot, with the course finishing up about 2pm to allow people to travel home. It is quite intensive and we try to pack a lot into the few days. However, please do bear in mind that there is no strict timetable and the weather dictates much of what we do and where we go. The number one priority is that you all enjoy yourselves and learn as much as you can from the experience.

 

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis. Each person will have their own room with use of the kitchen etc if they wish. Because of the early start there is a selection of cereals, tea and coffee to be had before heading out in the mornings and then on return there is a cooked breakfast ready with homemade breads and scones. There will always be snacks and plenty of home baking available during the day. 

Pricing

Courses - Friday to Sunday are €365 per personGroup reductions offered to €350 per person when booking as a group of four or more. A deposit of €100 per person is required to secure a place on any course, and the full balance is due on arrival. To secure your place, get in touch using the form below. All courses are subject to terms and conditions.

Included:

Friday evening: Guests typically arrive at the house in Ballyferriter from 5pm onwards. This will be out base for the weekend, and accommodation is provided for all guests. If the weather permits, there will be an evening shoot led by John. Following this, John will introduce everyone and outline the details of the following days activities. Locations and timings depend on tides and of course the weather - that's the one thing we can't organise for you! 

 

Saturday morning you will be up before dawn to get the best of the light. This is when Dingle is at it's most beautiful - with the day breaking onto calm waters, and very few (if any) people in sight.Then, it's back to the house for a fully cooked Irish breakfast followed by another photo session at a different location. There is always a break of about three hours in the afternoon to allow people to get some dinner and have a rest. We'll often head into Dingle town for an early evening meal as a group, but of course you'll have the option to do your own thing. With no rest for the wicked, its back out again until sunset. Somewhere in the middle of all this, John will take some time to show some of his work. 

 

Sunday brings another early start and morning shoot, with the course finishing up about 2pm to allow people to travel home. It is quite intensive and we try to pack a lot into the few days. However, please do bear in mind that there is no strict timetable and the weather dictates much of what we do and where we go. The number one priority is that you all enjoy yourselves and learn as much as you can from the experience.

 

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis. Each person will have their own room with use of the kitchen etc if they wish. Because of the early start there is a selection of cereals, tea and coffee to be had before heading out in the mornings and then on return there is a cooked breakfast ready with homemade breads and scones. There will always be snacks and plenty of home baking available during the day. 

Pricing

Courses - Friday to Sunday are €365 per person. Group reductions offered to €350 per person when booking as a group of four or more. A deposit of €100 per person is required to secure a place on any course, and the full balance is due on arrival. To secure your place, get in touch using the form below. Or, if you'd first like to find out more about the techniques and style of photography that will be practiced on the course, visit the About page. All courses are subject to terms and conditions.

Included:

  • 2 night stay at our 4* holiday home in Ballyferriter, Dingle.

  • Single occupancy for all participants.

  • Some rooms with en-suite facilities, first come first served basis.

  • Maximum number of participants is 8 (larger numbers catered for - e.g. camera clubs. Enquire for details. Special rates apply).

  • Individual tuition and attention from John Hooton guaranteed.

  • Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

  • All tea breaks/snacks will be provided.

  • Main meal each day is NOT included.

  • Transport to all locations during your stay can be organised

  • Collection from either Cork or Kerry airports can be organised at an extra cost.

  • Non-participating partners are very welcome at a cost of €35 per person per night.

  • If you require to stay any extra nights the cost is €35 per night.

New dates announced for 2020

Spring

13th - 15th March

27th - 29th March

3rd - 5th April

24th - 26th April

Autumn

18th - 20th September

25th - 27th September

2nd - 4th October

9th - 11th October

 
Book your place now