Something for Nothing?



Dublin Bay Creative Landscape Workshop.




Date: Saturday 30th November. 7 am sharp.

Where: Exact location to be confirmed but between Dun Laoighaire and Bray.

Level: Beginner to advanced.

Cost: Free!

Max 6 participants!



Would you like something for nothing? Is finding time for your photography a challenge? Why not join me for a dawn workshop next Saturday the 30th of November?



The Plan:

As photographers I think we see the world differently and one of my favorite things about being a photographer is a dawn shoot at this time of year! While the rest of the world is still snoring its head off we will meet at a coastal location on the South side of Dublin. We will meet at a 7.00 am sharp (sunrise is approx. 8.15 am) and whether you would like to just use the opportunity to photograph a beautiful location in the early morning light or there is something you would like help with such as exposure or composition or using graduated filters I will delighted to help you! The theme is intimate landscape.



What do I mean by a creative landscape workshop?

The greatest tool we have for making images is imagination. As children we do this naturally, adults find it harder. This workshop will be about exploration and play. Using our imagination we will find as many different, eye catching, thought provoking compositions as possible in one small area. Do you like a challenge? Have you an open mind? Well then it’s time to unleash your inner child with the camera and have some fun!

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What to bring:

A camera with a fully charged battery.

Memory card, preferably empty.

Cable release. Preferable but not essential.

A sturdy tripod.

Lens Cloth.



Optional equipment:

Graduated Filters.

ND Filters.



What to Wear:

Warm layered clothing.







Frequently Asked Questions

  • I don’t have a good camera does this mean I am excluded? No not at all! While a camera such as a DSLR that can shoot in manual mode or aperture priority means that you can get the most from these fabulous locations you can still photograph and enjoy them and benefit from the techniques and strategies shared.

  • I don’t have any filters, can I still come along? Yes of course!

  • What will the weather be like? The weather is one thing we cannot guarantee! For the moment we have no control over it but I can tell you that some of my best images have been captured in what my non- photographer friends would call “bad weather” because of the dramatic skies and and stormy light.

  • I am a beginner and I am not sure if my photography is good enough? That is not a problem. I love to work with photographers of all abilities and levels and that is why I keep the group size small so that I can give each participant individual attention.

  • What is the duration of the workshop? We will be finished by 9.00 Am.




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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2 Responses to Something for Nothing?

  1. mudlips says:

    Brian, I think it is incredibly generous of you. Thank you for your commitment to sharing with other aspiring photographers.

  2. Pingback: [Photo album] Autumn scene | Radu Ștefan prezintă: Blogu' cu de toate

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