A snapshot says, ‘This is what you would have seen if you had been there.’ A photograph says, ‘This is what you wouldn’t have noticed, even if you were standing right beside me.’

The essence of all photography is vision. The ability to notice things in the landscape, to see elements that - when combined in just the right way - create a compelling composition. 

And this lies at the heart of my workshops. We will cover techniques to help you get the best from your camera gear. But, most of all, I want to craft an experience for you, a chance for you to discover how I see the landscape, how I frame my shots, how I make my compositional decisions. All so that you can expand your own vision and learn how to see better for yourself.

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. 


Don't be afraid of the dark

A guide to astrophotography

Experience the night sky in all its glory on the Causeway Coast as we venture into the deepest of darkness by the Atlantic Ocean. This workshop teaches you how to use your camera in low light, and shows you the various astro projects you can have a go at. But most fundamentally it's about helping you discover something of the charm and beauty of the night sky, and why you would even want to bother leaving the comfort of a warm, cosy sofa to venture out into the depths of a cold starlight night...

Read more about our workshop experience here.

Past workshops

Beyond the wall

Guided photographic walking tours of the Mourne Mountains

Dates and details coming soon

Coming soon - a new series of pioneering landscape photography workshops int he heart of the Kingdom of Mourne.

This is an exciting collaboration between Alistair Hamill Photography and  Ryan Simpson Photography and Stephen Wallace of Hibernia Landscapes. We are currently in the planning stages of photographic workshops that will bring you to some of the most iconic locations in the Mournes. Using our detailed local knowlegde, we will help you discover for yourself the almost endless photographic potential of this enchanting place, and we will guide you on how to capture something of its beauty all for yourself. Read more about our plans here

Register now to receive updates on further details as they are published.

One to one workshops

If you are interested in arranging a one to one workshop with me, please contact me. These can be tailored to a wide range of topics, including:

  • astrophotography
  • seascapes and coastal photography
  • mountain photography (Mournes and Cavehill)
  • urban night photography
  • post processing (how to process images in Lightroom and Photoshop)

These can be technical workshops showing you how to use your camera if you're new or not sure how to get the best from your camera. Or they can be focusing more on the artistry of photography, helping you to be able to see the world as a landscape photographer.

  • Prices start from £149 for 4 hours
  • Dates - flexible
  • Class size - just you (although a second person is welcome to join you free of charge)

Photography mentoring programme

Perhaps you are interested in more than a one off workshop. Perhaps you would like someone to mentor you in your photography journey. To be able to guide you over a longer period of time, setting goals, helping you reflect on your progress, giving constructive feedback to help develop your skills and artistry.

If so, then my Mentoring Programme is for you. Drawing on over a quarter of a century as a teacher, I am able to help you grow and develop as a practitioner. Using coaching skills, my goal is to help you deepen your own understanding and develop your own photographic vision.

This programme is still in the early stages of planning, but if you are interested in registering interest, email me and I'll keep you updated on future developments.