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Fri, 3 Sep 2021 - Mon, 6 Sep 2021
       £1200.00 per/person (£400.00 min. deposit per/person)
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The wildly beautiful coastline of County Antrim has everything a landscape photographer could desire – precipitous cliffs, forbidding castles and a causeway mythically carved out by a giant, plus miles of stunning scenery made famous the world over in Game of Thrones. It’s also the setting for a spectacular new production for 2021 – a Tom Mackie three-day workshop!

From our base at a luxury four-star hotel on the coast, surrounded by photogenic views, we’ll have plenty of time to capture some of the area’s most eye-catching locations, including:

Dark Hedges

Used in Game of Thrones as the haunting Kingsroad, this magnificent avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century as an impressive approach for their Georgian mansion. Over the centuries it’s grown into an ethereal, living tunnel of gnarled trunks and branches – an unmissable photographic gem, reminiscent of an illustration in a book of fairytales, especially in the low light of early morning or late evening.

Giant’s Causeway

Legend has it that the warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool) built the Giant’s Causeway as stepping stones to Scotland across the savage North Atlantic. That its real origin lies in violent volcanic eruptions over 60 million years ago diminishes its imaging appeal not a pixel. With over 40,000 interlocking basalt columns creating natural leading lines, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a magical place for panoramic seascapes.

Dunluce Castle

Dating back to the 1200s and now a striking ruin perched precariously on towering cliffs, Dunluce was reputedly the inspiration for Cair Paravel in CS Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, and also more recently featured as the menacing Pyke Castle in Game of Thrones. It’s perfect for atmospheric silhouettes against a dramatic sky.

To ensure there’s time to give every participant quality individual tuition, the workshop is limited to a maximum of six people, so book early to avoid disappointment.

We’re also running a workshop on the breathtaking northwest coast of County Donegal from Friday 27 August to Friday 3 September – why not treat yourself and book onto both and enjoy a £100 discount. 

Photographers of all skill levels. Average fitness levels are required.


One-to-one and group tuition with Tom, three nights’ four-star hotel accommodation, private rooms (no single supplement), breakfast, Belfast International Airport transfers, transport during workshop
Flights, lunches, evening meals, travel insurance