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Slieve Binnian Workshop

Dates: 6 July 2019

Location: Murlough + Tyrella 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.

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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.

Itinerary

6:00pm - Meet and Greet

We’ll meet at Carrick Little cafe on the Head Road for formal introductions and discuss the plan for the rest of the day.

3:15pm - Start Hiking

The climb to the top starts and we’ll be taking 2-3 breaks along the way. This should take approximately 1hr 30mins meaning we’ll have at least 4-5 hours shooting time on the summit.

5pm- Arrive At The Top!

After a short break to gather our energy again, I’ll start discussing compositions and how best to capture the variety of views on offer. All being well, we’ll enjoy a pleasant evening photographing the sunset and warm summer twilight.

10pm - End of the Workshop

We begin the walk back down arriving at the cars no later than 11:30pm.

 

What Should I bring?

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

Clothing

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.

Footwear

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.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please make yourself aware of the Terms and Conditions before participating in the workshop. Payment confers acceptance of this.

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BOOKING

The price of the workshop is £110 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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