IrishLight is a landscape photography festival with a range of events spread over a 3 week period. This year it takes place from Sept 6th to October 7th.
The festival was set up by Peter Gordon as a forum to pull the best professional Irish based landscape photographers together, bring international photographers to Ireland while also mobilising the amazing enthusiast talent that exists both here and abroad. The festival provides a platform for exhibitions, unique participatory events and education. The Irish landscape provides the backdrop.
This year’s programme includes:
The 2018 workshop programme builds on 2 successful runouts in 2016 and 2017. The workshops will take place simultaneously across 7 locations in Cork and Kerry. The Rebel County and the Kingdom.
Each workshop has a workshop leader in one of Irelands top landscape professionals. Between the 7 workshops, we have 40 places available. Attendees will stay for 3 nights and capture landscapes from sunrise to sunset beginning on a Thursday evening finishing Sunday morning. We will organise food, accommodation, locations scouted, lots of instruction while on location and generally an amazing adventure and experience.
The imagery that the participants create will form the IrishLight Collection in 2019 and a new exhibition and book. The idea is that we are engaging in a participatory educational weekend where the fruits of our labour will actually be turned into an exhibition and book. Because everyone is shooting at the same time we are creating something really unique. When the work is brought together you will see a timeline of the Irish landscape around a specific theme.
It’s much more than just a workshop. It’s a huge adventure with a unique outcome.
The IrishLight Open call was basically looking to find the very best amateur photography of the Irish landscape. The best images win some amazing prices. Big Announcement Coming Soon – Watch This Space!
This our headline seminar event with great speakers and a trade presence. It’s a must-see day out for any photographers that want to hear inspiring talks from top International and Irish talent. Talk shop with the trade and generally be inspired.