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.
Check out the various workshops I run below:
The Endless Twilight
Mid-summer's astro photography workshop
Experience the never ending twilight glow of midsummer, when the temperatures are balmy, when the sky stays golden and sometimes the beautiful noctilucent clouds come out to play! This is a leisurely workshop, as should be the case in the midst of the summer, when we have lots of time to enjoy the setting sun and the endless twilight glow. We even manage to fit in a post processing tutorial on a picnic bench at the Causeway Coast in the wee small hours of the night!
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.
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:
- 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.