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Wild Atlantic Ireland

Mountains & Coast, Music & Craic - Autumn

Mayo & Galway - 7th to 12th October 2018

TPOTY Photo Iconic Ireland Workshop

Connemara landscape

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Try Fujifilm cameras and lenses for free on this photo tour!

The west coast of Ireland offers stunning scenery and a warm welcome. Spend six days/five nights enjoying the beauty, charm and splendour that is Ireland in the Autumn - with expert tuition and guiding from founder of Travel Photographer of the Year, Chris Coe, and hugely experienced guide and renowned Irish musician, Olcan Masterson. 

Olcan lives in this part of Ireland, and Chris photographs calendars, guide books and books of Ireland, so between them they know all the best places to go and things to see, whether that's on or off the beaten track as you get under the skin of this very special place.

Here's what our course particpants thought of the workshop this Spring:

“Exploring the West Coast of Ireland was a truly stimulating and informative experience.  Chris’s expert tuition, both general and tailored to each individual, together with Olcan’s encyclopedic knowledge of the area meant I got the most out of every photo opportunity. With the weather constantly changing their ability to interpret forecasts and read the weather on location meant that shooting opportunities were maximised each day. Feedback and discussion on the images I had taken, both from the composition and technical viewpoint, meant I have come away with a new and refreshed approach to making images. Add to this the opportunity to hear and photograph excellent traditional Irish musicians playing in pubs and the very good food and hotel accommodation and you have the perfect formula for a very successful photo tour. Highly recommended.”  Neville Morgan


Fujifilm have a fantastic range of cameras and lenses. Now they've got together with TPOTY and Photo Iconic to give you the opportunity to try them on our courses and photo tours. If you are interested in getting a new camera or lens, or simply want to try one, you can free of charge.

Ask for details when you book and reserve the camera and/or lenses you'd like to try.

"The West Coast of Ireland is a beautiful location for photography with varied and rugged scenery and with strong and varied light. An ideal place for photography. Chris provided expert tuition,  tailored to our individual needs throughout the course, often continuing late into the evening if we wanted it. Nothing was too much trouble. To this Olcan added his amazing knowledge of the area and it’s history, as well as giving us a myriad stories and nuggets of local information.  The hotel accommodation was very good indeed and the local people were warm and welcoming. Not only did I get an excellent photography course, on which I learnt a great deal, but I got a fascinating introduction to the West Coast of Ireland too. Highly recommended." Ken Moore

The Wild Atlantic Coast of Mayo and Galway in the Autumn

The Emerald Isle is waiting to welcome you as the west coast landscape of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way takes on its autumnal colours and the mists descend across Clew Bay and Ireland's holy mountain, Croagh Patrick. It's a time of change and no two days are the same. This changing, moody light creates a myriad of photographic opportunities.

For full details of the trip, prices, itinerary and to book please CLICK HERE to go to the page on the Photo Iconic website or call us.

The Tuition

Your photography tutor - Chris Coe - will give you tuition in how to photograph the landscapes, places and people. He also be on hand to give you individual tuition as and when you want it.

Our tutors are there for you and not to take their own photographs, even if it means them missing a great shot. They'll only take their own pictures when you don't need help with yours.

TPOTY Photo Iconic Ireland Workshop


Mountains & Coast, Music & Craic Highlights

Breath-taking landscape of the Wild Atlantic coast and mountains in autumn weather. It's very unlikely that any two days of the trip will offer the same light and the landscapes change by the minute. We'll be based in Westport, Co. Mayo, but exploring both north of there and south in Co. Galway.

Photo Tour Highlights

  • Small group - max 8 people with a tutor and guide.
  • Group & individual tuition.
  • Tutors dedicated to helping you with your photography.
  • Unhurried itinerary with time to develop your photography.
  • Feedback on your images during the workshop.
  • Opportunities to photograph landscape, people, wildlife and at least one music session.

What You'll Learn About

  • How to get the most from your camera and lenses.
  • Reading and understanding light & how to control it.
  • Composition & how to add impact to your images.
  • Exposure & how to meter light accurately.
  • Understanding and using filters.
  • Low light photography.
  • Photographing the landscape, people, details, abstracts and wildlife. B&W photography.

The trip is organised by Photo Iconic, and the trip will be booked direct through them. Flights must be booked separately.

Cost and how you book or reserve a place?

Travel to Co. Mayo, Ireland is easy and the standard of living is high. Accommodation and service is of a high standard with the odd Irish quirk thrown in for the fun of it!

Included in the tour price are:

  • Accommodation (five nights) and breakfast at the four star Castle Court Hotel
  • Transfers to and from Knock airport
  • Group tuition and one-to-one tuition by Chris Coe
  • 5 nights with a chance to photograph Mayo and Galway
  • Free time for your own photography or to take excursions

Not included: flights, meals not shown, travel insurance, optional excursions, luggage handling, gratuities.

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The tour price, including all of the above, from £790*

For further details or to book, call or email

Tel: +44 (0) 1728 627752

Email: courses@photoiconic.com

* single supplement £75 per person

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