RTE’s Nationwide reports on Photography Courses at the Barn
Tony’s interest in photography began when, while serving with the Royal Air Force in the Western Mediterranean back in the 1970s, a camera was shoved into his hand and he was told to “shoot” Soviet Bloc Naval Forces. That triggered a moment of excitement that has never waned. He came to Ireland and trained at Tony O’Malley Pictures in Dublin, then considered Ireland’s top photographic studio. Six years later he opened his own studio in Dublin’s Mount Street Upper which he ran for 19 years before transferring his business to his home-base at Fellowsfield. He has been retained to photograph many world-famous figures including former Presidents Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton, Great Britain’s Princess Royal, Princess Beatrice of The Netherlands and actors Sean Connery and Gabriel Byrne. His assignments have taken him across the globe from the US to Malaysia, and he spent many years working in East Africa for a London-based agency.
He is best known for his equestrian photography and is recognised for his unique take on a number of equestrian sports. You may well spot him at his home event, the Dublin Horse Show run by the Royal Dublin Society. The images he makes there in August of every year are used globally.
THERE IS A PLACE…..When you want to learn from the best.
What you will learn on one of our photography courses
- Refresh your knowledge of apertures, ISO settings and other technical aspects
- Getting to grips with your camera
- How to deal with difficult lighting
- Composition – how to get that magical shot
- Dealing with wildlife, landscape and nature
With Tony’s experience and the facilities available at Fellowsfield Farm we can provide you with a unique experience that will help enhance your photographic skills while giving you a taste of Ireland during an exciting, sociable and rewarding stay with us.
|Weekend Courses||Day Courses|
|17-19 May||Sunday 12 May|
|21- 23 June||Sunday 16th June|
|28- 30 June||Saturday 13 July|
|19 – 21 July|
The cost for a day course is €125, weekend courses €395.
Weekend, are all inclusive with 4* accommodation, lunches and dinner from our very own organic produce. See the breakfast menu.
For day courses it costs just €125. We will choose each course detail based on the seasonal wild birds and animals here on the Farm, as well as visiting the best places to shoot (photographically of course) deer and other wild creatures – if they choose to oblige!
Picture the woodland, hillsides, lakes and rivers, flora and fauna that combine to make Ireland one of the greenest landscapes on the planet. Contact us
- Arrive at around 6:00pm when you will be shown to your room.
- 6:30pm briefing in the conference room.
- Start working on the basics.
- Dinner at approximately 8:00pm.
- Relax in front of the roaring log fire.
- After breakfast, depart for the Wicklow Hills.
- Explore this beautiful landscape through your camera.
- Picnic lunch.
- Learn how to adapt your eye and camera to the varied landscape and all it has to offer.
- Scenic photography, wild life, look for you own alternative view of this wondrous wilderness.
- Return to The Barn at Fellowsfield. Drinks, and freshen up for Dinner.
- After Dinner, relax in front of the big, open fire to discuss the day.
- After breakfast, basic and essential Photoshop techniques.
- Print your best photograph to take home.
- Lunch and Farewell.
NOTE: All the delicious food on our organic menu is sourced from our Farm at Fellowsfield, and from other local producers.
Every year we have a wide range of courses planned, including one, three and four day courses. We can take up to 10 visitors at a time, including companions for whom we can arrange alternative activities if required.
Courses are open to people age 18 and upwards. Please Contact us for more information or visit our sister site www.photoshootireland.com
“I have done Photography courses in Africa and in various countries in Europe, this was by far the best, Tony has an easy way of getting the message through, up until I came on this course no one had even bothered to explain that my Camera had a built in light metre, let alone teaching me how it works.”