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PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND 

Focus on Photography with Belfast Photographer Stanley Matchett MBE
28th September - 1st October 2017

The landscape is rugged, spectacular, breathtaking and diverse.  From the silvery sand of the beaches to the magnificent Muckish to Errigal mountain range, Donegal has been described as a landscape photographers’ paradise. So why not join award-winning professional photographer, Stanley Matchett M.B.E. and learn how to transform your ‘snaps’ into memorable pictures.  You will be part of a small friendly group where all levels of ability are welcome. 



Muckish Mountain Co Donegal WEEKEND WORKSHOP

Following dinner on Friday evening a brief presentation will show the abundance of photo opportunities in the Dunfanaghy area.  However, if you prefer ‘people’ pictures, we will show you how to capture those too! To date Stanley has photographed four American Presidents, so he can certainly advise you on people pictures.

The rest of the weekend will be spent on location shoots at Doe Castle and Glenveagh Nation Park, with a model in an exquisitiely made period dress from the collection of one of Belfast's top designers. In the event of wet weather we provide an alternative programme of Portrait Workshops, audio visual and video presentations in the comfort of the hotel.

 

The photography courses have been featured on the “Holiday Ireland” Travel series on Radio Telifis Eireann and Ulster Television, which is an indication of the quality and popularity of the courses conducted by Stanley Matchett.  Many guests who have attended the courses have travelled  from as far away as Germany, England, Scotland, Dublin, Cork and off course many from Northern Ireland. His technique and expertise will advance and encourage beginners and expand the knowledge of the more experienced photographers.
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€309.00 per person sharing     
The price includes welcome drinks reception, Two Gourmet Dinners on Friday and Saturday evening in Arnolds Restaurant, illustrated talks, slide shows and demonstrations as well as location shoots                 
- Double room let as single €20.00 per night extra
- Daily extension rate €57.00 Bed and Breakfast
- Daily extension rate Dinner/Bed/Breakfast €90.00


Non-Participant Rates - €212.00 per person sharing

Friends or family not participating in the photography weekend are very welcome. 
The price includes 2 Gourmet Dinners and 2 Full Irish Breakfasts  
- Double room let as single €20.00 per night extra
- Daily extension rate €57.00 Bed and Breakfast
- Daily extension rate Dinner/Bed/Breakfast €90.00




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