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About Alternative visions

Ireland is a photographer’s paradise. Landscape, seascape, mountains and ancient monuments, coupled with the ‘softness’ of the Irish light the vistas are always changing with time of day and season.

Alternative Visions is based in Donegal, Ireland and it is here that we will offer photo-tours at a local scale – Ulster (Donegal and the North Coast of Antrim). We will show you the best locations, regardless of weather, and take you to places where the attractions reflect the very best of Ireland.  Donegal itself is Ireland in microcosm – it has it all. We will endeavour to enable you to capture that inimitable moment in the ever changing conditions which typify Ireland’s beauty.

Our tours, however, will not be limited to Donegal or the North Coast. We will also be taking tours to the rest of Ireland and internationally. Iceland, Ethiopia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Madagascar amongst others will offer photographers the opportunity to broaden their scope and horizons, to acquire an ‘Alternative Vision’.

" To capture people and landscapes and the interactions between them in the light of a world in transition is to encapsulate an inimitable moment which will never again materialise "

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Trevor Cole

Trevor Cole

Trevor has published images in magazines, calendars and cards and presented to the Royal Geographical Society and is a member of the Royal Photographic Society. Images have been used for educational purposes and he has exhibited in Ethiopia and Ireland. He has also reached the final of travel photographer of the year (TPOTY) in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015. Trevor was born in Derry but has lived in England, Singapore, Togo, Italy, Ethiopia, Brazil and now back in his home country.
Monochrome Photographer of the Year 2019
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Ashley Kydd

Ashley is a passionate landscape photographer with an enviable knowledge of locations in Ireland and in particular Donegal. Some of this insight comes from 30 years of sailing the coastal waters of the county and developing an intimate knowledge of beaches, arches, islands and cliff lines which are often hidden from sight.


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A Multiple Award Winning Travel Photographer
MonoAwards Monochrome photographer of the year 2019
Travel Photographer of the year 2019


I really enjoyed my recent weekend photo tour in Donegal with Trevor and Ashley. As a small group of 5 we travelled in comfort to some well-known places and lesser known places around Dunfanaghy and Dungloe. Both guides introduced us to new techniques and compositions to help us get the most from our photography and because we were a small group one-to-one guidance, when wanted, was always an option.

For me personally, the tour helped develop my seascape photography and introduced me to long exposure which I now enjoy with confidence. I discovered places out of the way such as Crohy Head and its amazing sea arch and beautiful Murder Hole. Trevor and Ashley shared with us their abundance of local knowledge about both the geography and the culture, which made the trip more memorable.

I can’t recommend their photo tour highly enough, even when the weather was against us we learned something new because of Trevor and Ashley’s adaptability and sincere enthusiasm. Can’t wait to go on tour with them again!

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Gain new perspective and explore new landscapes, regions and countries. Our photography expeditions are suitable for photographers of all levels from those starting out seeking an adventure, to those looking to build on their already stunning portfolio. 

Each international photography tour is well planned with itineraries designed to maximise the best hours of natural light, allowing time to stay around special areas. Whether landscape or portraiture is your thing there will be ample chance for both.

If you're not ready for the investment of a trip of a lifetime with our international photography expeditions; we offer custom tours of Irelands hidden gems off the beaten track. Ashley Kydd has sailed the coast of Ireland and knows the Wild Atlantic Way like the back of his hand.  

So whether you're local or a tourist looking for something a bit different. We have something incredible for you.