Mourne Coastal Workshop 1

Dates: 20 July 2019

Location: Murlough Beach

Group Size: 4

Difficulty: Easy

Price: £60

Included: All on-location tuition, hot drinks, snacks.

Not Included: Any travel required to and from both locations.


What To Expect

If you’re up for a Mourne adventure but prefer to avoid the hassle of hiking and carrying equipment up the mountain, then why not consider this low level workshop where I’ll guide you to what I know to be the most photogenic locations along the South Down coast. Between shooting I’ll be sharing my own experiences through the years. This workshop also includes a complimentary 60 page e-book compiled by Alistair Hamill, Stephen Wallace and myself.


4pm - Meet and Greet

We’ll meet at St John’s Point lighthouse, our first location for the day. I’ll formally introduce myself and we’ll discuss the plan for the evening ahead.


We’ll be making our away along the coast road from St John’s Point leading towards Tyrella beach. We’ll be making a few stops at what I know to be photogenic locations along the way.


At approximately 7:30pm we’ll reconvene in Newcastle before making our way to Murlough beach. Here we’ll shoot the sunset and possibly even the stars, should the weather permit.

10pm - End of the Workshop

We’ll make the short walk back to the car park where we’ll head our separate ways.


What Should I bring?

The Mournes generally have their own micro-climate making conditions sometimes unpredictable.


As a rule of thumb, prepare to over-dress rather than under-dress as even during a summer's day temperatures can quickly plummet on higher ground. You'll need a base layer (t-shirt, long or short sleeved), a mid-insulating layer (warm fleece) and an outer layer (hard or soft shell jacket) for protection from the elements. A waterproof layer is essential. Please also bring a head torch. Whilst it will still be bright as we begin walking down, closer to the finish it may become dark.


The paths we'll be leading you up are well defined, however the terrain is often rocky and uneven. With this in mind, bring appropriate footwear i.e. walking or hiking boots. 

Camera Equipment

The less equipment and the lighter the backpack, the better. Typically I carry two lenses, a 16-35 f4 (for wide angle photography) and a 70-200 f4 (for zooming in). Whilst I do carry filters, these are not strictly necessary- I would recommend at minimum bringing a polarising filter. We'll explain the benefits of shooting with and without filters when we're on location with you.


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The price of the workshop is £60 which is payable in full upon booking. To participate, please follow the link where you'll be re-directed to a check-out page. 

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