One Day Workshops

A Wild Day in West Cork with Mike Brown - Sunday July 16th 2017 - COMPLETED

A Wild Day in West Cork with Mike Brown
Date: Sunday July 16th 2017
Location: West Cork - starting at Union Hall.
Cost: €125.00 per person [including boat fee] - Full fee required to book!
Places available: 12 [min 8]
Equipment required: See below

See Pics at bottom of page

We will start with a boat trip with Colin Barnes of Cork Whale Watching aboard the "Holly Jo" from near the village of Union Hall. Set off time will be 10am and we will be back at the pier at 2pm. On this trip we should get opportunities to photograph Seals, an assortment of sea birds, and all being well we should see dolphins and hopefully a whale or two - these latter two can be fickle and cannot be guaranteed but they are very, very regular sightings. There are also possibilities to photograph the landscape from the sea and we often see occasional species such as turtles, large jellyfish and sunfish near the suface.

When back on dry land we'll have lunch - you can bring a packed lunch or go to a local restaurant - lunch is NOT included in the workshop fee.

In the afternoon we will look at a few different places in the area making observational pictures of things on the seashore, on local piers and on beaches. We may also look at some long exposure daytime photography using ND filters depending on weather conditions etc.

We will finish at 6pm but this area has such an abundance of photo opportunities that you may wish to stay on a lot longer yourselves.

Equipment required:
Boat session - Digital SLR camera with lenses from wide to as long as you have. I would recommend a 70-200mm as best for Whales and Dolphins and the seals and seabirds but both longer and shorter focal lengths may suffice on the day.
Afternoon session: Digital SLR camera with standard zoom lenses ranging from 17-70mm. Macro lenses may be useful for some of the things we will look at in some of the locations.

To book a place or to reserve a place subject to date or for all further info please contact Mike on 0868295039 or email us on
Full payment is required to book a place - if the workshop does not go ahead due to weather or numbers then a full refund will be given. A minimum of 8 places is required for the workshop to go ahead.

A short bit of video fom Cork Whale watch here to show some of what we hope we will see!! -

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