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It all starts with the photos...
MOURNES: EXPLORE THE GALLERY
CAUSEWAY COAST: EXPLORE THE GALLERY
BELFAST: EXPLORE THE GALLERY
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY - EXPLORE THE GALLERY
TRAVELS - COMING SOON
And a photo is worth a thousand words...
Join me on your very own photo adventure...
In a world where there are YouTube videos showing you how to do almost everything, there is still nothing quite like leaving the computer behind and learning by experience in the middle of a stunning landscape.
When you feel the wind on your face; when your senses are charged by the elements around you; when you gaze up into the night sky at the light of a hundred billion stars; when you are deeply and profoundly moved simply by being in that moment in that place - that's where inspiration comes from to take a good photo.
And that's the essence of my workshops: they help you experience the landscape and the night sky more fully, so that you come to know them better, and photograph them more powerfully.
I run two main types of workshop:
Astrophotography workshops along the Causeway Coast.
Mournes Workshops in conjunction with Ryan Simpson and Stephen Wallace from Hibernia Landscapes
In addition, I offer one-to-one workshop experiences. These can be arranged around your interests, whether they be mountains, seascapes or astrophotography.
“Fantastic night, couldn’t have worked out better. Thank you so much Alistair I learnt so much. I can’t wait to get home and have a look in the computer to see what I got. Must say thanks to the wire wool guy for the display. Thank you again, and I definitely Won’t Be Afraid Of The Dark anymore. Lol!”
“What a brilliant night, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment, there’s nothing quite like spending a night under the stars, and we couldn’t of asked for any better conditions. It was great to finally meet you Alistair, you have a real passion for photography. Your planning, knowledge and enthusiasm really made for an enjoyable evening. And let’s just say it won’t be 20 years until I’m at the causeway again! Thanks Alistair!"
Hear about my photo adventures, near & far...
I have been privileged in my photographic journey to learn from the experience and expertise of others. As a result, I enjoy sharing something of my experiences with others. This is partly through my blog and eBooks, but also via presentations and workshops in camera clubs and with other organisations in Northern Ireland.
My presentation style is relaxed and interactive. Through the use of examples, stories and technical tips, I aim to share the things I have learned in my own photographic journey so far.
I offer a series of Presentations:
A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO AURORA CHASING
DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK - A GUIDE TO ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
8 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN'T BE A LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER
OVER THE HILL? WHY IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO START PHOTOGRAPHING MOUNTAINS
VISION: LIGHT & FORM - THE ART OF LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
NOT SO FAROE WAY - PLANNING A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY TO THE FAROE ISLANDS
"What an amazing night and a genuine, down to earth guy. Superb balance of wit, science and photography."
“You could hear a pin drop tonight. Great enthusiasm from Alistair. Now, where did I leave those thermals?”
“Excellent night! Fantastic speaker - lots of excellent information conveyed in a totally engaging way.”
"Our thanks to Alistair once again, and while he helped to educate us on the challenges of landscape photography, Alistair’s obvious passion for this genre of photography was very evident and more than a little infectious. I am sure many of us will feel inspired to redouble or efforts to get out into the landscape and find those elusive landscape masterpieces."
North Down Camera Club
Learn more about the vision & craft of photography...
EBOOKS: FIND OUT MORE
I enjoy the craft of writing as much as I do the art of photography. I have a series of eBooks, most of which are free, covering a range of especially astrophotography topics. Click on the link above to download your copies now!
How you can have one of my photos for your own wall...
My photos are available in a range of finishes - canvases, prints, framed prints, and others - at various sizes.
These videos show you what the images look like printed large and framed. I use only top notch suppliers to ensure that the picture you get is of the highest quality and will look well hung on any wall.
If you would like to find out more about how to order any of my photos, here's the link for you.
Learn how my photos can help promote your product...
My images are available for licensing for a range of different uses. In the past I have had images used as:
Covers of books
Posters and flyers
If you would like to discuss licensing any of my images, please don't hesitate to give me a shout and we can discuss your needs.
Discover how I can help capture your special moments...
I like to combine my passion for the outdoors with a love of photographing people. I enjoy taking what you might call 'environmental portraits', portraits that are as much about a special landscape as they are about special people. If there is somewhere that means a lot to you - a beach beside the North Atlantic, a clifftop view over the Causeway Coast, a summit in the Mournes - then I can help capture you in that place.
I also work with Alistair White of Alography to provide an all in wedding photography service.
If you'd like to discuss how we could help record a special moment in time for you, please get in touch.
Sometimes I photograph more than landscapes...
From music recording sessions in a cave on the Causeway Coast, to school prospectuses, to large public events like New Horizon, I've photographed a range of non-landscape occasions.
If you would like to contact me to discuss how I might help document your event or happening, please get in touch.
Farmers Bash & Lush Classical
Music Recording Session in a Causeway Coast cave
New Horizon Media Team
Connect with me via social media. Below are my most recent photos uploaded to Instagram. You'll get to see my most recent images along with some behind the scenes shots not posted anywhere else.
THOSE TIMES WHEN I HAVE CHATTED ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY...
I enjoy chatting about my photos and photography in general. And I've had the chance to do just that more formally on a few occasions for both radio and podcasts. Check them out below.
An interview with Radio Scotland on Ulster's amazing landscapes.
An interview with Radio Ulster about photographing the Northern Irish landscapes.
An interview with BBC Radio Ulster about the total lunar eclipse of July 2018.
An extended interview with the Photographers Craic podcast, focusing especially on astrophotography and the aurora.
And here's what I've been up to most recently...
Any more questions...?
I'm always happy to answer questions or queries about any aspect of my photography work. If you want to get in touch, here's a form ready and and waiting for you!