Sunday, 19 July 2015's been a long while coming

...and at times it has been like climbing a mountain road but finally I can say:

Welcome to the new Autumn Season of West Cork Photography Breaks!
Four weekends of residential photography workshops for beginners and improvers, in stunning West Cork.

It has been a while coming as there was a little piece in the jigsaw that I was still waiting to fit but finally I can announce that I am delighted to be running these Autumn workshops...

So what does that mean?
Firstly, it means that Olympus UK have been kind enough to agree in sponsoring me, by providing a range of the great little OM-D cameras for all the workshops.
Second it means that my shop window has enlarged from the small back-street outlet I had last season, to a High Street position, with a place in their Olympus Image Space website.
Thirdly it means, for you, my potential student guests, there will be cameras for you to try out, without any obligation.

How cool is that?!

Just think - You want to get into photography but you don't have a camera and don't know where to start? You have a camera but not sure it is really going to allow you to do what you want? You bought a big DSLR a few years back because you thought it was the thing to do but now resent having to carry around a heavy, bulky camera? Well then, this is THE break for you! All your questions could be answered during one of the weekends, AND you will be learning all about photography whilst enjoying a holiday in the South-West of Ireland. Now isn't that something you have been promising yourself for ages?
Do go and take a look at what is on offer via the West Cork Photography Breaks entry page. All the links and  information you need should be there, and if you can't find the answer, just get back to me and I will gladly respond to your query.

There will be a maximum of just four places on each of the four weekends, so don't hang back, they could all fill up in one booking!

Saturday 26th - Tuesday 29th September
Saturday 3rd - Tuesday 6th October
Saturday 10th - Tuesday 13th October
Saturday 17th - Tuesday 20th October 

The first and the last of these weekends will be completely dedicated to the Olympus OM-D.
If you already have an OM-D, and want to explore more of its capabilites, then this is the weekend for you too - just bring it along!

What's that? You have your own non-Olympus camera but still want to learn? No worries! The second and third weekends are open to all-comers, so whether it be a smart phone, point-and-shoot or DSLR, the principles of photography remain the same - and it is a fact you don't need fancy gear to achieve stunning results! It is how you use it, and my fellow tutors and I will do just that - guide you in the how. So there is a weekend suitable for everyone. All you need to do is decide which weekend and click the BOOK NOW button.

Hear from you soon!

(PS So now you may understand recent blogging silence - I've had this exciting development in progress, and now I've made it!!)