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Wicklow Workshop

Next workshop: TBC 2013

The ‘Garden of Ireland’ has so much to offer so Daragh runs both beginners and mixed ability workshops here.

Hyne Ivy by Daragh Muldowney

Based in Laragh, you will be perfectly located to explore Glendalough Vale of Avoca, Sally Gap, Luggala to name a few.

Wicklow photography workshop on location

Accomodation is provided for in Laragh in a comfortable B&B.

The main photographic focus will be on landscape photography but abstracts will also be looked at and other opportunistic options that present themselves. While an SLR camera and tripod are essential, all levels of photography are catered for taking you through the basics of exposure to advanced techniques. This is all made possible by the small group sizes. Max 5


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Costs and What’s Included

The cost of the workshop is €400 per person. All food is included in the price.

All you need is your camera, tripod and yourself and enjoy the weekend while developing your photography skills further.

Workshop begins at sunrise on Saturday morning and will finish on Sunday at about 5pm

What you will learn

Here are some of the topics around what the workshop will be based on. This is just a guide as the workshop will be more in depth as general discussion and individual stumbling blocks lead to a fuller and deeper understanding:

Understanding Exposure – Shooting in Manual - F stops and shutter speed explained

Understanding Depth of Field

What is ISO?

Aperture and Shutter Priority Explained

Why shoot RAW?

Understanding and choosing the Correct White Balance

Histograms Explained - Why exposing to the right of a histogram is important

Filters – Graduated Neutral Density/Polarisers

Choosing the Correct Shutter Speed - Make Waterfalls and Rivers silky, Seascapes look ethereal and misty

Compositional techniques - rule of thirds - strong foreground interest and how to optimise subject matter.

Connecting you to your subject matter so that you consider more deeply each shot before taking it.

Why research locations? Why is the direction of sunlight important? – Understanding Light and how your camera sees light.

Shooting Blind - A excercise to help you ‘feel’ light more. The display on your camera will be taped up allowing you only the tools of your light meter, shutter speed and aperture. This is an excellent excercise in not relying on the tools that are instantly available on the display of the camera. Take control back from the auto settings on your camera

Critique and Editing

This is extremely beneficial to participants as a selection of images from each person is examined and discussed. Good points and problems with each images are pointed out so that people learn from both their mistakes and what they got right. Some basic photoshop skills will be demonstrated and at least one image from each person will be processed and they can print this image for FREE using Daragh’s printers.


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