Into the West.


In this months Outdoor photography magazine we have a competition to win a free place on the upcoming photo tour of the West coast of Ireland worth over 1800 Euros.

You can see the tour details here on my blog on the workshop and tours page or here on my website as well as the other tours and workshops available this year.

The full details are in the article on pages 76/77 of the magazine which is available for your iPad or iPhone on the app store as well as on paper. The closing date is midnight on the 27th of April.

The question is a simple one: Who is leading the tour?

Send your answers to

mark the subject as ‘Ireland photo holiday’

and include your full name, daytime contact number.

Couldn’t be easier!

The terms and conditions:

The prize does not include national or international travel to or from Shannon.

Ocean capture reserve the right to change any of the services or other particulars at any time before the date of the tour. However the company is obliged to inform you of such changes before the tour date.

Ocean capture does not accept any responsibility for any losses incurred by the winner caused by delays in traveling to or from Shannon.

Ocean capture does not accept responsibility or liability for death, bodily injury or illness caused to the participant during the workshop.

Employees of GMC publications or their families are not eligible to enter.

Only one entry per person is permitted.

By entering the competition you are giving permission for GMC publications to share your contact information with Ocean Capture for the sole purpose of marketing directly linked to Ocean capture product offering. Your contact details will not be used for any other purpose or sold or distributed to other third parties

About briancooney123

HOW I GOT HERE Of course, I wasn’t always a full time photographer. I spent a lot of time in the corporate world. I had a job which paid well, but just didn’t excite me. I remember the day when I had had enough. Enough of selling myself short, enough of dreaming too small, enough of doing what others expected of me. I had put away my dreams and told myself I would get back to them later, but somehow there always seemed to be something else that had to get done first. A friend of mine had recommended I take the NLP Business Practitioners course, and although I was really busy, I decided to do it. During that time, I began to imagine the different paths my life could take from here. While I had a hazy picture of what this other life might look like, I had a clear picture of where my current life was going if I didn’t change. It was a scary moment, a bit like standing on the edge of a cliff deciding whether to jump into the great unknown or stay on the cliff, safe but trapped. I jumped. The transition to the life I wanted was challenging The transition to the life I wanted was challenging but I would never go back. After that day I resolved to do what I love, to follow my bliss.  Picking up a camera after several years away, I found that many things had changed, the digital age had arrived. In the intervening years, I was too busy to pay any attention to my photography, and occasionally when I took something I really liked, I would think “how do some photographs seem so captivating and others leave me completely cold?” I knew this is what I was meant to do Somehow though, I knew this is what I was meant to do. I dedicated myself to learning everything I could about being a photographer. I took many, many courses and I read every book I could get my hands on, I still do. Since then, I have dedicated myself to helping other creative photographers achieve the results they want. And what a journey it has been. Last year I qualified as a coach. My main area of interest is creativity and helping others to express their vision. WHAT I BELIEVE Along the way, I’ve learnt that there are no rules. Experiment, explore, play. My advice is to make your art from your heart, not for the praise or the money.  Lighten up. It’s important to take your photography seriously, but it's a mistake to take yourself too seriously. Finally, you get what you want when you never, ever give up so enjoy every minute of it and just do it!
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