West Coast of Ireland Photography Workshop
Spouse, Partner / Friend Site Seeing Tours*
October 4th – 13th, 2020
As with every workshop I run I never shoot along side of you!
I give you 100% of my time to help you improve your photography skills
Why a Couples Tour?
Are you a photographer who enjoys going on vacations with your spouse, significant other, or friend? Do you find your shooting time constrained because the other person is not interested in you taking so much time away during your joint vacation for photos! Are you always finding your self in a hurry to get your shots and missing out on capturing moments when you leave that special spot to get back to your spouse, partner or friend!
If so I have a solution for you where both parties are happy. I am offering a unique photo workshop on the West Coast of Beautiful Ireland where I will take out the photographers daily to scenic locations that I have already scouted. While we are out photographing to our hearts content my wife will be escorting your non photographer spouse, partner or friend on daily tours to Ireland’s treasured locations. At days end we will all meet back at the hotel to enjoy a lovely meal together and share each others daily stories.
This is a win-win for everyone as they get to do exactly what they came to Ireland for and not compromise each others agendas.
*This is a couples only (spouse, partner or friend workshop for the photographer and non photographer!
Workshop and Scenic Tours Destinations
The West Coast of Ireland boasts the countries most rugged coastlines and beautiful landscapes. Stunning mountains, rivers, lakes and spectacular untamed coastlines on the Wild Atlantic Way. This is an ideal setting for both photography and site seeing just after the high tourist season and crowds.
Our tour leaves from Shannon Airport with hotel pickup from 9:00 to 11:00 am on October 1st for our journey to Killarney with many scenic stops along the way.
We will spend six nights in Killarney at the Lake Hotel with unique daily excursions for both groups.
Destinations will include The Ring of Kerry, Beara Peninsula, Port Magee, Valencia Island, Blarney Castle, Gougane Barra, Black Valley, Killarney National Forest, Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey, Healy Pass, Dingle Peninsula and many more.
Our last 3 day stop will be the Salthill Hotel, another 4 star hotel just outside the center of Galway along the coast with easy access to old town Galway and seaport district.
Daily excursions in County Mayo will include, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, John Wayne Quiet Man Bridge and many many more.
On our last day we will transport you back to your Shannon Airport hotels with arrival approximately 5:00 pm with many scenic stops along the way.
Why choose Visionary Photography Workshops.
Unlike every other photography workshop I will not be shooting along side you , I am there solely as your instructor and guide. I have personally traveled to 25 countries for photography and photographed Ireland several times and will be able to bring you to locations off the beaten path that I have discovered over the years. I currently lead workshops all through the USA and my images have been exhibited in many galleries and private collections in the US and Europe.
“My husband and I recently returned from attending Joe Reardon’s West Coast of Ireland Visionary Workshop. Joe arranged the trip including wonderful 4 star hotels with great breakfasts and three course dinners. Lunches were arranged along the area we were visiting. Joe knows the best places to photograph in Ireland. We went to a variety of places, coasts, castles, light house, towns and even tried street photography. Most of all I appreciated the individual attention and instruction. At each spot Joe made suggestions and was there to help what we were interested in photographing. Joe stretched me to try manual settings and let me use his filters. While I was learning technical aspects of photography I felt that I improved with seeing the shot and my creative expression. Most of all my husband did not have to stand around while watching me photograph “one more picture.” He was able to sightsee with the spouses. A good vacation for both of us! Ireland is amazing; the experience wonderful.”
“My wife and I recently returned from Joe’s Ireland couples trip, and what a wonderful trip. Joe Reardon and Karen Reardon planned for everything, all we had to do was get there. Hotel accommodations were rated at four stars, but felt more like five star, staying in some nice resorts in the area. Full breakfast every day, a nice lunch stop during the day and three coarse dinner that evening with all of the attendees. Providing local drivers daily with Joe’s past visits to the area ensured we saw the best of this treasure. Joe provided any help needed to get the shot, from pointing out some small detail easily overlooked to taking us to views of grand vistas and everything in between.
This was my second workshop with Joe Reardon ., the first being Eastern State Penitentiary, (PA), it wont be my last. I certainly appreciate his approach to conducting a workshop. Joe takes a light meter, for those needing assistance with camera settings, and a color checker. Yes he packed his camera and tripod, but never once did his camera leave the van. He does not shoot while conducting his outings, PERIOD!. Very refreshing.
I would highly recommend any of his workshops, he’s been there and knows the places and works with you as needed. Great experience.”
Whats included in our ten day workshop and tour:
The cost of the 10 day excursion is $4895.00 per person with a $750.00 per person non refundable deposit ( I need to make deposits with all the hotels and transportation ahead of time to insure our reservations) All rooms and meals are included and all rooms are based on double occupancy. All entrance fees to venues are included in the price.
There is a minimum of 4 couples and a maximum of six couples for this workshop and tour. Please do not make flight purchases until the minimum number of attendees have signed up with a deposit. Final payment is due 90 days prior to tour start date.
Payment is in the form of check or money order. Paypal is accepted but will incur an extra 3% to handle Paypal service charges. Please email me @ email@example.com to be added to the list. I will invoice you once we have had a chance to go over the itinerary
It is highly advisable to purchase travel insurance in case of any emergency that would prevent you from attending.
What is not Included in the ten day workshop a and tour.
All accommodations in Ireland either before or after the workshop / tour
All personal items
Flights to and from Ireland