We recently participated in two Light, Land, & Sea workshops; one in County Kerry, Ireland and the other along Ireland’s Copper Coast. Light, Land & Sea is true to its word offering “Unique Photographic Experiences”. Both workshops were led by instructors Athena Carey and John Dunne. It was clear from the outset that the primary focus of the instructors was the needs of the workshop participants. John and Athena effectively divide their time among the participants so that we each felt we had 100% of their attention when we needed it. There is no magic to what Athena and John bring to the workshops. It is simply an extension of who they are. John and Athena engender trust in their personal lives and the photographic journey they share with their students. We were treated as though we were close friends and shared every bit of the photographic journey we were on. They took care of us, worried over us, and made sure we were taking away the best photographs possible from the experience.
We have been to other workshops in which locations were not scouted in advance. Our results were always hit and miss. Certainly not true of the Light, Land, & Sea workshops. The locations were well scouted in advance with suitable alternatives in case weather closed out one of our locations. We were taken to several amazing locations that were relatively free of tourists and given ample time at each location to take in and photograph the natural beauty we found there.
Our photographic journey took us to Ireland where we were able to meet other adventurous photographers. The experience was everything we hoped, and more. We are planning on returning for another Light, Land, & Sea workshop. Where will your photographic journey take you?