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Never give up on a...photography trip to Scotland!
30th January 2017 - 0 comments
Taking a break from delivering photography courses and landscape workshops generally means me heading off for a trip somewhere, even if it's winter. This can sometimes be pretty tough going being cold, dark or wet. When it's all three of those things together, things get dispiriting to put it mildly. When it's like that for the nearly two weeks and your living in a camper van, it can just be plain miserable!


Knowing that there were 17 hours of darkness each day, combined with a pretty stinking weather forecast wasn't enough to put me and my better half off our planned trip up to the north of Scotland over Christmas and New Year. With a very loose plan, off we drove off on Christmas eve, stopping off around Edinburgh for a couple of days before making our way up to Sutherland.

When we pencilled the trip in the diary, we were picturing snow, ice, maybe even some nice clear skies for those northern lights - basically, everything a landscape photographer could want from a trip. Unfortunately, the weather forecasts were pretty much spot on and what we got was cloud, rain and gale force winds!

We persevered though and were lucky enough to get a few tantalising glimpses of Scotland putting on a spectacular show for us. Inverpolly and Assynt gave us about one hour of decent light over about 6 days - but for the brief time when it was present, it was perfectly packaged. On the journey back south, we had a lovely evening in Torridon and a cracking day in the Snow above loch Maree.

So next time you're in despair, give it a fair crack of the whip and you never know, that little bit of magic might be waiting just around the corner for you.


Gift Vouchers - Great Christmas Presents! 10% discount
10th November 2016 - 0 comments
Photography Gift Vouchers - Make great presents and we're giving you 10% extra free for a limited time!



If you're not sure about a present for a loved one, have you thought about a Photography gift voucher? Vouchers can be redeemed against:

*Workshops and Courses
*Photographic prints and cards
*Location Portraiture

Available from just £10 and available for specific courses.

All vouchers purchased by 30th November will get 10% extra for free or a 10% discount off the cost of a course.

Contact us now for more details details.

http://www.rodireland.co.uk/contact.html

20% off Sale Holiday accomodation/B&B photo package!
08th January 2016 - 0 comments
Book your photo package before 31st January and save a whopping 20% - down to only £239
Tourist related businesses in the Lake District and Cumbria face tough times over the coming months after the terrible flooding we've suffered. Despite the "Open for Business" message the worry is that visitor numbers will drop over the short term.

In recognition of this we're offering a 20% reduction off the cost of our Accommodation Photo Package to businesses in Cumbria and the Lake District.

If you've been unlucky enough to have your accommodation flooded, we will honour the discounted price and will be there for you when you're ready to re-open your business.
Secondly, we wish you and your business the very best on your road to recovery.

Even if you haven't been directly affected, given the potential reduction in visitor numbers you'll know how vital it is to present your accommodations full potential with high quality internal and external photography.

Photographic services are often overly complicated, but we've put together a no-nonsense package. You get:

* 2 x external images of the property (can be deferred until spring/summer)
* Images of Up to 3 x bedrooms
* Images of Up to 3 x living areas
* Kitchen Images (where applicable)
* Mood images / detail shots
* All editing & processing completed for you
* Copies of all image files in JPEG and TIFF format (TIFF is suitable for high quality printing/publishing) on DVD
* Image license costs - Exclusive use for a period of 5 years and an additional period of 5 years non-exclusive use (meaning you are free to use the images for a total of 10 years)

Normal Package price - £299 or £239 if booked by the 31st January

Whatever type of work you are looking for, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

For examples of our commercial images, please click here, Accommodation provider Images

Unique Ullswater - Photography Retreat with Landscape Photographer of the Year, Mark Littlejohn
11th December 2015 - 0 comments
I'm pleased to announce that I've been able to develop a unique photography holiday, working in conjunction with landscape photographer of the year, Mark Littlejohn and Waternoon, the 5* gold luxury accommodation on the shores of Ullswater.


Overview:

Exceptional photography tuition from "Landscape Photographer of the Year" Mark Littlejohn and experienced local photographer and mountain guide, Rod Ireland.

All guests receive:
*3 nights luxury stay in The Great Barn (5 Star Gold)
*A private chef to prepare your packed lunches and evening meals
*Round the lake pass on the Ullswater Steamers


Photography guests receive:
*Personal 1-to-1 and group photography tuition
*Professional local guiding to hidden locations
*Review and feedback sessions on workshop images
*Ongoing email support

Non photography guests receive:
*£50 voucher towards a luxury concierge services
*Opportunity to join guided walks into the fells
... or just relax with a good book, taking in the marvels of Ullswater

Mark Littlejohn is a professional landscape photographer based in the Penrith area on the edge of the English Lake District. Mark is best known for his achievements in the UK Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Over the course of the last three years he has received 7 Judges Commendations, 2 Highly Commended, runner up in the Classic View in 2015 and overall winner of the title in 2014. His images are regularly featured in a variety of national photographic magazines and he also writes articles that feature in these magazines. He has been running workshops throughout the Lakes for some time and likes nothing better than showing visitors different views from well known places.


Rod Ireland is a professional photographer living and working in the small village of Askham in the Lake District (under five miles from Waternook). His knowledge and understanding of the local area is second to none. As well as being an accomplished landscape photographer, he is a fully qualified mountain leader meaning he's able to take clients off the beaten track so they can experience locations other photographic tutors are unable to explore. Rod runs photographic workshops in the Lake District; regularly exhibits landscape work and serves a list of clients with commercial photography.

See www.waternookonullswater.com/retreats/autumn-walking for further details or call Dominic on 07709098507 or dominic@waternookonullswater.com

For details around the photography side of the break, contact rod at info@rodireland.co.uk
Lake District - Late Autumn Photography Workshop
30th October 2015 - 0 comments
19th November 2015 - Late Autumn at Aira Force - 1 day photography workshop


This special one day workshop is aimed at catching the end of the autumn colours in the majestic setting of Aira force and Gowborrow fell. Unlike our standard one day courses, we'll be using this day to focus on composition of your images, rather than technical the aspects of photography, giving you plenty of opportunity to capture images.

For further details, click HERE!
Fancy a wild adventure this September?
30th August 2015 - 0 comments
Mountain Photography Wildcamp Expedition - 12th-13th September 2015

How do you fancy an adventure this September? Why not join up for our Mountain Photography Wildcamp Expedition?!

This is our ultimate photography experience, offering a unique and authentic glimpse into the secret side of mountain landscape photography! Mountains take on magical qualities from late evening to early morning - the time when you're stuck at the bottom of them, or tucked up in bed at your hotel! We'll get you away from the well worn photographic 'honey pots’ providing you with access to unrivalled, one-off photo opportunities.

If you're interested in Mountain landscape photography; want to get to grips with it's challenges and get some unique images, then this is for you.



For more details, see our information page http://www.rodireland.co.uk/mountain-photography-wildcamp-expedition
Photography Workshop - Lake District
11th May 2015 - 0 comments
We've got some upcoming dates for photography workshops and courses in the Lake District. In the diary are last minute one day photography workshop on the 22nd May and the 30th May (Lake District, near Ullswater).


Then in June we've got residential photography workshops on the 6-7 June and the 19-21 June.

If you're interested in these, or any other dates, just drop us a line and we'll get something sorted for you!

all the best

Rod Ireland Photography
Christmas Gift Voucher Offer! 20% OFF
12th December 2014 - 0 comments
We're offering gift vouchers for the first time this Christmas. The vouchers can be redeemed against:

Photographic prints and cards
Workshops and Courses
Location Potraiture



As it's the festive season we're offering a 20% discount - Click on the Gift Vouchers menu at the top of the page and type the code SNAPPYXMASat the checkout - Ding Dong!



Vouchers can be in fixed amounts (£10, £25, £50, £100) or any exaxt amount you require. We can also make vouchers specific to particular courses (if you're sure which one your loved one would like to go on!).

Super Snappy Christmas everyone :-)
Quick - grab a discounted Autumn Photography Workshop!
01st September 2014 - 0 comments
For most photographers, autumn is a favourite time of year. As the hazy, bleached out colours of summer recede, we're treated in the Lake District to stunning conditions for landscape photography with a blaze of red, gold and russet in the woods and fellside not to mention early morning mist on the lakes.

So, to mark our favourite time of year we're offering One Day Photography Workshops at a discounted rate - from the 13th October to the 9th November they'll be just £99! (normal price £119)

If you want to kick-start your photography in a world class photographic location, at a great price then don't delay, get in touch today! Courses run throughout autumn - just contact us to arrange a day to suit you. Click HERE for more info.

Lowther Castle - Free Photography Drop-in Sessions!
12th August 2014 - 0 comments
To accompany the Rod Ireland Photography 'popup shop' running this week at Lowther Castle in the Lake Disitrct, we're offering free sessions for you to come along and get some free advice & tips.



So, whether it's improving your landscape shots or just working out how to use that 'thingy me bob' on your camera, just pop along to our stall and we'll help you out.

Just pop in on Sat 16th Aug or Sun 17th August, between 10.00-11.30am & 2.00-3.30pm

We've also got everything from handcrafted photo greetings cards to limited edition framed prints for sale, so if you're around, pop in for a peek.

Also, if you haven't been to visit the Castle Gardens yet there's a wealth of photographic opportnuites to keep you busy for the day!

See you there, Rod