Northern Ireland Photo Workshop - Iurie Belegurschi

Discover the windswept beauty of Northern Ireland on this 5-day autumn photography workshop! Be prepared to capture the incredible vistas of glacial valleys, mountains, spectacular coastlines and regal castles that this inspiring country is known for. The conditions may be unpredictable but wild weather can only lead to moody, passionate and evocative images. The stunning scenery to be found in Northern Ireland is a treasure that must be experienced to be believed.     

Total price: 2700 USD per person


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Overview


Autumn is the best time to experience Northern Ireland, when the skies are bruised with earthen hues, adding to the mystical atmosphere. This photography tour will take you into the heart of the territory where 'Game of Thrones' was filmed, amongst other enchanting photographic delights. We'll weave our way through County Antrim, visiting the Giant's Causeway, Dunluce castle and Dark Hedges. Our focus will be on the magnificent coastline where waves crash in around the Emerald Isle.

The highlights include:

- Visit to the famous Giant’s Causeway

- A shoot at the Mussenden Temple

- The stunning toad of Dark Hedges

- The Fanad Head Lighthouse

- A walk on the shores of Ballintoy and Ballycastle

- A visit to Dunluce castle

- Irish Whisky Tasting 


Itinerary


Day 1 - Meeting the giants

We'll begin uncovering Northern Ireland's many charms from the moment that we meet as a group at Londonderry airport. From there, we'll drive to our hotel, where we'll check-in and have some time to rest and freshen up before heading out for a sunset session in the evening. The focus of our shoot will be Ireland's most famous landmark, the Giant's Causeway. We'll capture this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage area with the magical glow of the sunset illuminating its 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, rising steadfast from the sea.

Day 2 - A dark past

On day two, we'll head out to Dark Hedges in the wee hours of the morning, to ensure that we'll be at our sunrise location well before dawn breaks. This avenue of beech trees was planted over 200 years ago. Their gnarly branches curve towards one another, in a tangled mess of beauty. We'll spend our time shooting the Dark Hedges as the sun rises, bathing them in a golden glow. Thereafter, we'll head towards the coastline, where we'll spend the evening photographing the ruins of the medieval Dunluce castle as the light slowly fades.

Day 3 - Bays of Ireland

On day three, we'll begin the morning with a sunrise session at Murlough Bay, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful bays along the Antrim coast. A world of breathtaking beauty is to be found along this stretch of coastline, so we'll take our time to explore. From the quaint harbour of Ballycastle to the ruins of Kinbane Castle perched above the open ocean, there will be much to keep us occupied.

In the afternoon, we'll brave the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge, which links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede. Thereafter, we'll meander along the coast, practicing our long exposure photography skills.

Depending on the conditions, there will be the option of returning to Ballycastle or the Giant's Causeway for a sunset session.

Day 4 - Towards the light

We'll rise early again on day four, as our aim will be the capture the sun rising over the Mussenden Temple. Perched dramatically on the edge of a sheer cliff between Downhill and Castlerock, this is one of those places that you'll never forget. We'll take our time capturing the waves of the Atlantic Ocean as they roll in around the Temple with the morning light.

In the afternoon, we'll turn our focus towards two charming lighthouses. The first, Stroove, is situated between two idyllic beaches. The second, Fanad Head Lighthouse, is where we will spend the sunset. Perched high atop a rocky headland, this lighthouse makes for stunning compositions as wild waves crash perilously all around. Depending on the conditions, there may be the option of photographing it at night, with a layer of stars lighting up the fabric of the night sky.

Day 5 - Off we go

This will be the final day of our adventure in Northern Ireland. We'll get up early for a sunrise shoot at Fanad castle, before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. When the time comes, we'll check out and make our way back to the airport – no doubt with memory cards full of photos to remember an enchanting time in Ireland.


Included:


Two Professional photo guides.

Accommodation.

Transportation.

All meals

Not included:


Air fare

Medical insurance

Visas if needed

Alcoholic beverages


Cancellation and Refund Policy


We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 service fee.

75 days or more: 75% refund

60 days or more: 50% refund

Less than 60 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.


Disclaimer


We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic government medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.


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