Photographic Tours > Ireland's 'Wild' Southwest
Sunday 24th November 2019 - Friday 29th November 2019
Actual dates are to be confirmed as flights are not yet avaialble. Therefore, please allow for +/-3 days either side
Shaped by the wild Atlantic ocean, southwest Ireland offers some of the most dramatic landscapes any photographer could wish for. With incredible views seemingly at every turn this tour has been designed to take in and photograph two contrasting areas of Kerry: the forests and lakes of Killarney National Park and the rugged coastline of the Dingle Peninsula, once described by National Geographic Traveler as “the most beautiful place on earth”. And, with this being my fourth tour following my preliminary ten day visit two years ago, who am I to argue!
While in Killarney National Park we will photograph wild mountain scenery, lakes, tumbling streams and waterfalls and in Dingle with it’s stunning coastline, sandy bays, hillsides clad with stone walls, old farm buildings and huge waves crashing against the rocks and cliff faces await.
Having now visited, explored and photographed this region on numerous occassions you can be assured of visiting the finest locations at the best times of the day - regardless of the weather!
For full details see the itinerary in Downloads in the panel on the right.
How To Book
In the first instance, please contact Robert to check that there are places still available as it may not have been possible to update numbers on the website. To book a place, simply download and fill out the booking form (see Downloads on the right) and return to Robert either by post or email. Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of both the booking form and deposit.
“Having booked with Robert on five previous occasions, workshop day courses to Derbyshire and Reculver, a lightroom introduction course and residential tours to Finland in Autumn and Winter, I had no hesitation in booking my trip to Killarney National Park region and Dingle Peninsular this March.
Attention to details is Robert's way. The right tide times, the right moon phase, sunrise and sunset time and position, nothing is left to chance. Constant appraisal of weather conditions and adapting locations to suit, enabling our small group the best possible chance of bagging some keepers.
Had not expected gourmet dining but the Guinness was compulsory! Our B&B hosts could not have been more accommodating to our nocturnal habits of vacating before sunrise and returning just in time for breakfast. I even had a complete change of clothes washed and dried for me when hit unexpectedly by a huge wave on a dawn shoot!! Great experience, once again, and have already booked my next trip to Iceland in March 2017. Thanks Bob for keeping me safe”.
“Rob’s tour to SW Ireland in March will be remembered for a long time for many reasons; not only the small group, great accommodation, excellent food, the Guinness, exceptional weather, but Rob packed a lot into virtually five days and taking us to some stunning locations that you only dream about. Long days and lots of walking didn’t stem our enthusiasm as Rob gave us plenty of photographic opportunities, with assistance always at hand if you wanted it. Probably the best thing about this tour, as with Rob’s other tours, is that he does all the planning and ground work and we just turn up and have a real adventure. Some of the locations were so spectacular that I just looked with amazement as a photograph couldn’t do it justice, well, I couldn’t. it was a privilege just to be there”.
“I would recommend Bob’s tours. I have done four workshops with Bob and enjoyed every one, coming back with lots of good images I would not have ordinarily got.
We all know what it is like to go on holiday only to be asked, "why are you photographing that?" or, "hurry up, I am hungry". Holidays, are not ideal for photographers with spouse and kids.
The good thing about photographic workshops, apart from the cost, and Bobs are not expensive, is that it they are designed by a photographer, for photographers. So the locations are already checked out, tide tables, sunset and sunrise times memorised so photographers do not have to do the research, Bob does it all. Attendees get the maximum out of the short break.
Bob is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly guy, nothing is too much trouble for him.
I thoroughly recommend his workshops, but you had better be quick, they fill up very quickly”!
“Having been away on several tours and workshops with Rob, my photography has improved immeasurably. Robs attention to detail is second to none, having spent considerable time before hand seeking out locations, so giving us the best photographic opportunities.
Rob will take his guests out of their ‘comfort zone’ and will have them taking photos when normally, most people would not venture out!
On this particular tour we had exquisite light, stunning views, strong winds, heavy rain, moody skies and lots of laughs, but more importantly, we all came away with gorgeous images of which I’m sure we are all proud.
A big thanks to Rob for his relaxed approach, always ready to discuss camera settings and composition at any of our stops”.
“Robert is a great tutor, in the three workshops I have now done with him I have learnt something new every time, whether it be camera settings or composition. The tour of Kerry was memorable for the rain and wind of biblical proportions, but we got shots no one else would get. A sense of humour is a must for this trip and I have to say I've never laughed so much in such good company. I can highly recommend a trip to Kerry with Robert or for that matter any of the workshops”.
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Sunday 24th November 2019
to Friday 29th November 2019
Price : £1250
Group size : 3
Group size: 3
Locations: Killarney and Dingle.
Guides: Robert Canis
Cost includes: Bed and breakfast accommodation in single, en-suite rooms and all transport throughout the duration of the tour. No single-supplement applies.
Cost excludes: Flights and meals not mentioned.
Accommodation: At both Dingle and Killarney we will be staying in very comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation with WiFi. At each we will be very near to the town requiring just a short stroll for our evening meal.
Level of fitness: Moderate. Agility takes precedence over stamina. Most of the walking will be on relatively flat ground, often photographing from quite near the car. In Dingle there will be walks down slipways to access the beach and in Killarney rocky lakeside shores but nothing too taxing. You must be capable of walking in the region of 1 mile (in one direction) at a reasonable pace in order to access sunrise and sunset locations.
Experience level: Intermediate upwards.
Equipment needed: A full check-list will be given upon booking of this tour but the following will give you an idea. Aside from your camera (no Bridge cameras), 2-3 lenses including a wide-angle and telephoto-zoom. Tripod, ND Graduated, ND and polarising filters.