BIG DAY 2022 : 25 SEP 2022

Inspirational Landscape Photography Talks, Community Meet Up, and Lots of Camera Gear to Feast On!

THE BIG DAY @ The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin : 25 Sep 2022


The Big Day has been Ireland’s headline event for landscape photography since 2016 drawing a local and international audience with a stellar lineup of speakers.  We have been proud of our work in this regard, and also so grateful for the positive response we have got from the landscape photography community. This year we’re back working with some great people within the trade including Nikon, Shimoda, Kase Filters, and 360 DPI.

It’s been a really difficult 2 years but we are getting back on the saddle and look forward to meeting everyone again in 2022. This year you can attend in person or bag yourself a virtual ticket to watch the show from the comfort of your home. Can’t wait to reconnect with everyone at the show soon.



9 – 10 Registration and Browse Trade Stands

10 – 11 Alex Nail – Wilderness Photographer

Alex Nail will talk about his adventurous approach to photography, backpacking in Scotland and various international destinations. Get an insight into his latest work The Great Wilderness in the Northwest Highlands, how he is planning a shoot, and just what it takes to build a portfolio in one of the UK’s most remote areas. Throughout he will cover ideas around composition, lighting and editing.

11.15 – 11.45 – Peter Gordon – Filtration and Atmosphere 

Talk one of Peter’s ‘how to’ sessions. In this talk, Peter will address what filters he carries in his bag, what applications they have, when to use them, and how this influences the atmosphere of the images.

11.45 – 12.15 – Break & Complimentary Tea & Coffee and Browse Trade Stands

12.15 – 13.15 – Mark Littlejohn 

Mark’s style of photography is immediately captivating and unique. He is especially adept at creating a truly magical atmosphere in his woodland scenes. His talk will take you on a visual journey through his unique style and stunning body of work.

14.15 – 14.45 – Peter Gordon – Creating Depth and Shape in Post Processing 

The Importance of depth and directional shape in post-processing. From Lightroom, Camera RAW, and Photoshop Proper, Peter will demonstrate the importance, and the techniques he uses, for creating depth and shape within his images.

14.45 – 15.00 – IrishLight Photographer of the Year 

Competition Results announced. Who will win the IrishLight Photographer of the Year?

15.15 – 16.30  Isabella Tabacchi – International Adventures 

Join Isabella as she takes you through an adventure from her backyard in the Dolomites to many far-flung corners of the globe. Be inspired by her stunning images, get insight into how she works and see her new work from recent adventures around the world.



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