Alternative Visions focuses on photography which is both local and global. We run workshop weekends to enhance the knowledge of aspiring photographers or to add to the skills of those who are more experienced. Additionally we run photo-tours which may be daily, over weekends or for longer periods of time (see the tours section)
Our courses will be advertised on the website and also on our Facebook and twitter (https://twitter.com/AVphototours) pages.
Photo courses 2017 – These informal, interactive courses where you become conversant with all aspects of your camera and photography in the classroom and field.
Ireland – Donegal 2017
Donegal Dreamscapes – May 19-21 – A photo tour with Alternative Visions (Trevor Cole and Ashley Kydd)
Day 1 – Friday May 19th 2017
Evening welcome at Cafe Arnou or similar, outline and aims of the weekend and an opportunity to introduce each other and ask any pertinent questions.
A sunset shoot if the weather is good!
Day 2 – Saturday May 20th 2017
Drive to Dungloe and The Breeches Arch (Crohy Head). This is one of the best sea arches on the west coast of Ireland. It affords the photographer fine views over the Atlantic Coast which is now part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The coastline here is spectacular – a little scrambling may be needed to see the arch clearly. We will have lunch at the famous Nancy’s Pub in Ardara before going to the waterfall at Assaranca and Maghery beach if time permits.
Day 3 – Sunday May 21st 2017
Drive to Dunlewy via a scenic route through the Derryveagh mountains – old Irish bridge and ancient ‘roofless’ church. We then proceed to Derrybeg and the wreck of Cara na Mara which lies abandoned on the beach – an iconic photographic location. After this we drive to the Bloody Foreland (huge cobbled storm beaches and sea arch – spectacular in storm conditions) and back along the coast to Magheroarty (a long spit of sand with some wrecked boats on the leeward side).
Drive to the Rosguill peninsula to take in the photographic opportunities found along the Atlantic coast. We walk to Murder Hole Beach (Boyeeghter Bay) which is pounded by high energy waves. Following this we have lunch at The Singing Pub and then drive back to Lackagh Bridge and the Owencarrow river and onwards to Lough Salt, with spectacular views of west Donegal, and the remnants of an old Famine village.
Later afternoon/early evening – post editing and the use of Adobe Lightroom.
The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and tides.
Please contact us for details of costs and/or any other information.