Mourne - Seascapes mini-workshop

sunday 24th november 2019


Get A low-down view of the Mournes

Photographing the Mourne Mountains doesn't always mean donning the hiking boots and trekking high up onto the summits.

Around the foothills of the Mournes are rocky coastlines and pristine beaches which allow you to capture a different perspective on these hills.  Join me tor a focused workshop on seascapes on the Rossglass pensinsula.

Around this time, the sun begins to set in the perfect location to capture both side light and colour over the iconic profile of the Mourne mountains from beautiful, quiet and ever-changing beaches.


Sunday 24th november 2019

12.30pm - Meet and Greet at St John's Lighthouse

The car park at St John's Lighthouse will be our start point for the day.  I will formally introduce myself and share with you the detailed plan for the day. 

12.45pm - 2pm

We'll walk explore the rocky coast around the lighthouse as the tide recedes to reveal tidal pools with reflections of the iconic lighthouse.
During this period, I will guide you in creating strong compositions and the settings to use to capture a sharp and well-exposed image, including using long exposures.

2pm - 2.30pm

We will head over towards our sunset location around a mile or so away.


We will photograph sunset from one of two beaches (Tyrella or Minerstown) depending on conditions.  I've planned this workshop at a time when the tide will be receding and almost out - offering us plenty of compositional options.

4.45pm - End of the Workshop

After sunset, the workshop will end and I will answer any remaining questions you may have.

Who is it for?

This workshop is suitable for both beginner photographers right up to those who are more advanced but simply want to be guided to some new locations to expand their portfolio.

We will cover topics such as:

  • Planning a shoot in detail;

  • Composition;

  • The Exposure Triangle (shutter speed, aperture and ISO);

  • Long exposure photography; and

  • Post-processing tips.

Fitness & Equipment

A moderate level of fitness is required for this workshop as we will be walking on uneven ground, however this will be over short distances and with no ascents.

I'd recommend wearing wellies for this session to allow more compositional options around the water.

A tripod should be part of your kit to get the best out of this workshop.

You will need a car to drive between St John's Lighthouse and the beach.

What to Expect...

How much does it cost and what do I get for that?

The workshop has a cost of £45 which includes:

  • Tuition: Guided hikes and photography tuition from myself during the whole course;

  • Post-Production Tutorial: Post production is an important part of the photographic workflow. After the workshop, I will offer to take one of your images and do my own post production on it to show you how I would approach this part of the process. You will be sent a video of me doing the editing so you can learn a few Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop skills too.

  • Maximum group size is 5 people, to ensure plenty of one-to-one tuition.


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Your guide

Stephen Wallace

Stephen is recognised for his landscape photography taken right across the island of Ireland and has experience of delivering workshops in Antrim, Down,  Rathlin Island and Donegal.  Stephen has almost 20 years of experience of hiking the Mourne Mountains and recently won the public vote for the 2017 UK Mountain Photographer of the Year with an image of the Mournes.