CELTIC ISLes PHOTOGRAPHY ESCAPES
The Isle of Man, a photographer’s dream!
Crimson sunsets, sparkling sunrises, tranquil and tumultuous seascapes, deep green moss laden plantations, rolling heather covered hills, rippling streams, babbling brooks, atmospheric glens, old ruins and castles…. and that’s not to mention the bird life (choughs, auks, pergrine falcons and hen harriers) and sea life (grey seals, minke whales, porpoises, dolphins and basking sharks). You really will be spoilt for choice!
My name is Mark. I am a professional photographer. I was created, born and bred on this fair isle. It’s safe to say my geographical knowledge of this small Celtic gem ensures you will return home with a series of stunning landscapes, seascapes or wildlife images. Whatever the weather, from blazing sunshine to stormy seas there are breath taking images to be captured. My experience and understanding of when and where to be will assist you no end when it comes to achieving your photographic goals; with well over a decade of experience as a professional photographer, having worked alongside a plethora of lifestyle magazines and large and small business, along with a consistent series of accolades such as finalist in International Garden Photographer of the Year, and shortlistings on an almost annual basis in the prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year and Outdoor Photographer of the Year awards, you will have access to a wealth of understanding and experience when it comes down to capturing and ‘developing’ stunning land, seascape and wildlife images. What’s more you are going to have fun! As I share you will learn all that’s needed when it comes to the technicalities of photography, allowing you to capture the world in your very own style. From shutter speeds to focal lengths, ‘golden triangles’ to ‘sunny sixteens’ my teaching will make understanding simple and memorable.
How does it all work?
You will arrive on the Isle of Man on Friday by air or sea. Flybe, Easyjet and British Airways fly from a range of UK and European airports landing in Ronaldsway airport close to Castletown. The Isle of Man Steampacket have twice daily ferries from the UK. Sailings depart from Liverpool and Heysham near Lancaster. During the summer months sailings also run from Dublin and Belfast.
You will have the option of visiting your accommodation to freshen up or head straight out to do some afternoon/evening photography before our first evening meal. Saturday and Sunday mornings we’ll aim for a very early start! It’s not compulsory of course. If the thought of rising pre-sunrise fills you with fear and you’re not an ‘early bird’ you can take the ‘lie-in’ option, the choice is yours. We’ll be back for breakfast mid-morning - this can be the most wonderful time of day and is nearly always worth the effort. The afternoon will be spent exploring coastline, hills, glens and moorland. Where we end up will be ruled by weather, tides and season, but one thing is for certain…. we’ll be surrounded by the natural beauty which abounds on this Celtic gem. Early evenings will provide you opportunity to eat, hydrate and to take a well earned rest before we head to our end of day location to capture some low light images and/or a stunning pastel sunset.
There’s so much choice, and it may be that you would prefer to shoot the picturesque villages of Cregneash with it’s thatched cottages or the little fishing town of Port St Mary. Or maybe you would prefer to capture images of the old Tholtans, century old ruins of abandoned farmhouses that are scattered across the more remote parts of the island. Maybe you want to visit a viking burial site or indeed the beautiful Peel Castle pictured above under a fiery sky.
This is your Celtic-Escape photography trip, so let’s make it yours!
Need to add an extra night or can only squeeze in a two day workshop? No problem.
For bespoke packages just click on the enquiry form at the bottom of the page and tell me exactly what you want to happen.
All prices are per person
IF THE COURSE DATES BELOW DON’T WORK SIMPLY COMPLETE THE BOOKING FORM WITH DATES THAT DO. THEN I’LL DO ALL I CAN TO MAKE YOUR CELTIC ESCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE HAPPEN WHEN YOU NEED IT TO HAPPEN.
COASTLINE, HEATH & ANCIENT RUINS
|25th to 28th April||Isle of Man||Seascapes, Landscapes & Ruins|
|2nd to 5th May||Isle of Man||Seascapes, Landscapes & Ruins + wild garlic|
|16th to 18th May||Isle of Man||Seascapes, Landscapes & Ruins + wild garlic|
|21st to 23rd June||Isle of Man||Seascapes, Landscapes & Ruins + Cottongrass|
|5th to 7th July||Isle of Man||Seascapes, Landscapes & Ruins + Cottongrass|
|12th to 14th July||Isle of Man||Seascapes, Landscapes & Ruins|
|16th to 18th July||Isle of Man||Seascapes, Landscapes & Ruins|
|20th to 22nd July||Isle of Man||Seascapes, Landscapes & Ruins|
|26th to 28th July||Isle of Man||Seascapes, Landscapes & Ruins|
|3 day courses throughout August & September||Isle of Man||Seascapes, Landscapes & Ruins|
want a date to suit you?
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Included: Pick up and drop off from ferry terminal or airport, transport to and from shooting locations, guidance and tuition along with bed and breakfast accommodation for two nights.two packed lunches and soft drinks, and two evening meals.
Not Included: Travel to and from the Isle of Man. Photography equipment (unless specifically requested before hand), alcohol or extra meals.