Workshops - Photography tours

Elena Shumilova Workshop's 2017
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 2017

Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th May 2017 workshop - SOLD OUT

Photography tour on Wednesday 31st May 2017 - SOLD OUT!

Photos From Ireland are delighted to announce in conjunction with world famous Russian photographer Elena Shumilova we will be running more workshops at The Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin, Clonmany, Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Ireland on the following dates:

Saturday 27th May and Sunday 28th May 2017 (Cost is €500.00) Limited to twenty photographers.

Monday 29th May and Tuesday 30th May 2017 (Cost is €500.00) Limited to twenty photographers. You can pay for workshop in installments please contact us for more details.

Check out Elena's video

You can see some images from the October 2015 workshop here

You can see images from her 2016 Irish workshops here

Extra bonus option available

Wednesday 31st May 2017 subject to demand there will be an extra option of a photography tour around some of the most amazing photoshoot locations that Inishowen, Co. Donegal has to offer. This was very popular on the last workshop week held in July 2016. Bus will collect photographer's in the morning from the Strand hotel venue and will be taken around the most scenic locations for landscape and portrait photography.

There will be plenty of models on the day so you will have a chance throughout the day to photograph them all in different locations such as the top of mountains, old ancient forts, near the sea, waterfalls, old derelict buildings, etc....

Models will also be supplied for the day and there will be no direction from Elena Shumilova or Photos From Ireland but the chance will be there for you to take in the beautiful locations and to build up extra special images for your own portfolios in your own style. Bus will drop everybody back at the hotel again in the evening. Please bear in mind you are in Co. Donegal where the weather can change very very fast and can be unpredictable. So it is advisable to make sure you have suitable clothing for outdoor conditions that can change quickly.

The cost for this extra day is €135.00 and includes a light lunch, this will be from the morning until the evening. We will stop off at different locations for refreshments and meals as well throughout the day (these are not included in the price). These beautiful photoshoot locations are along the beautiful and amazing Wild Atlantic Way.

Elena Shumilova's photos have been viewed by more than 60 million people worldwide and we are honoured to have been chosen as her first workshop location ever outside of Russia. Elena has taken the photography world by storm with her amazing images of her children and her farm in Russia. You can see her amazing work at

Elena Shumilova Website

Workshop will be over two days in the beautiful setting of Ballyliffin, Inishowen, one of Ireland’s most beautiful locations and a photographer's paradise. The first day of each workshop will be a five hour workshop which will be split into two sections. The first part will be two hours of theory / lecture by Elena Shumilova and then the second part of the workshop will be three hours practicing shooting in a beautiful location weather permitting. If the weather is not suitable we have a lovely indoor location for the workshop to take place.

Day two of each of Elena's workshop she will explain her post processing of images. Take your laptops with you and she will be using photoshop for the editing this will be five hours.

Anybody attending the workshop can avail of a special deal with the venue, The Strand Hotel.

The Strand Hotel Website

Accommodation and meals / drinks are not included but the Strand Hotel will be giving a special discount for all those taking part in the workshop.

The Strand Hotel is offering the following:

Bed & Breakfast Only - €80 per single per night.
Doubles €120 per night ( 2 adults).
Dinner will be €20 per person and lunches €10 per person.

On receipt of booking workshops we will send you a confirmation email with details on making booking with hotel. Bookings with venue will be booked directly with venue and not with Photos From Ireland. We are close to three International airports, the City of Derry airport is approx only 40 minutes away and Belfast international Airport is approx only two hours drive away. Dublin airport is only three and half hours away.

Terms and Conditions

Any bookings made for workshop are for the workshop only. Accommodation, travel, food etc.... are extras and will be covered by the participants on the course. All fees paid are final and if a someone cancels place on workshop fees are not returnable due to Elena travelling from Russia we need definite confirmed numbers to run course. Please do not book a place unless you are committed to attending as refunds cannot be given. In the event that Elena cannot attend course for any reason or Brendan Diver from Photos From Ireland has to cancel the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances participants will have their monies returned in full for the workshop. Monies paid for travelling, car hire, flights, accommodation etc..... are at the participants own expense. The weather in Co. Donegal is unpredictable and very changeable if it is unsuitable for taking photographs outside then alternative indoor location will be available inside for the workshop. The optional photography tour is outside and as we will be travelling to different landscape locations for example top of mountains, near the sea, etc..... suitable outdoor clothing must be taken by the people attending.

Photographers must ensure that they have their own photography computer equipment insured and are responsible for it at their own risk. Elena Shumilova and Brendan Diver from Photos From Ireland or The Strand Hotel are not responsible for your equipment. Please bring a tripod, laptop with photoshop installed for editing part of course, warm windproof clothing and strong shoes and boots, warm hat.