High Mournes Workshop
Dates: 2 June 2018
Group Size: 4
Included: Two photo guides, all on-location tuition, hot drinks.
Not Included: Any travel required to and from the start point at Cecil Newman car park located directly off the Bryansford Road. We'll be returning to the same spot at the end of the workshop.
11am - Meet and Greet at Cecil Newman Car Park
This is the start and ending point for the day. Alistair and myself will formally introduce ourselves and we'll be sharing with you the plan for the day.
11:15am - Depart
We'll begin the journey up Trassey track, making our first stop at one of the river crossings.
We'll be diverging from Trassey track and slowing making the scenic walk up towards the summit of Slievenaglogh. We'll be stopping at a few different points of interest along the way.
We'll have reached our primary destination for the day which offers spectacular views towards Slieve Bearnagh and down into the Ben Crom valley. Alistair and I will be sharing stories of our experiences of the Mournes and then preparing you for sunset.
10pm - End of the Workshop
We begin the journey down, arriving back at Cecil Newman at approximately 11pm.
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.
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.
Alistair is a respected and widely recognised author of photography e-books. He gives presentations to camera clubs across Northern Ireland throughout the year and runs workshops on the North Coast.
In 2016 Ryan was named overall winner of Trail UK Mountain Photo of the Year. His enthusiasm for hiking and photographing mountain landscapes has taken him across the UK, Ireland and wider Europe.
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.