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Book a group workshop or private one 2 one lesson 

Upon receiving your booking, I normally reply within 1-2 hours with full directions to course locations, payment options & booking confirmation details. Private lessons & workshops are paid in full on the day the lesson/workshop takes place, there is no deposit required. Private lessons can be scheduled at a time/date that suits you, normally during weekends.

Feel free to call me on 0872295675 to discuss any booking details or to discuss options to tailor your private lesson around the topics that interest you. 

Private lessons normally take place in my own home in Oughterard, Co. Galway but you do have an option to run the private lesson in your own home if required. 


Upcoming 2017 Photography Workshops in Galway

Saturday 4th November 2017 (places available) - Location: Oughterard, Co. Galway | Price: €110


If you have any issues with the contact form, please drop me an email to: gerard@gerardconneelyphotography.com or call me on 0872295675, thanks. 

A selection of attendee feedback from past workshops

I've just attended Ger's one day beginner's photography workshop and found it invaluable. A lot of lights got switched on inside this beginner's head and I found it incredibly useful not to have to take notes. I could just concentrate on the learning because Ger provides a full set of the course notes when you leave. He's a professional yet friendly educator, who puts you at ease and answers all your questions. The course content was laid out in plain English and in a logical sequence and I couldn't recommend Ger highly enough. Like most beginners I went to YouTube but honestly everyone on there has such a different opinion it was refreshing and a relief to have someone to cut through the enormous wealth of information and get you on the road to creativity without any fuss. If you're considering booking a course with Ger, don't dilly dally any longer, just go and book it. You won't regret it.

Laura Burke - January 2016 Workshop - review via google+

Participated in day course 10:30-17:30 which actually went to 18:30 so that Gerard could accommodate our specific questions - excellent value for money. Fantastic course that balances the theoretical with the practical elements using our own camera gear. Covered all elements of photography leaving the day with all the information I need to take the best possible photographs. Gerard provided plenty of opportunities for questions which were always answered. I have attended other courses with other photographers but none were delivered this effectively or successfully. 5/5 star recommendation.

Rob Eyers - December 2014 Workshop - review via google+

I was a complete beginner and i did'nt know if i would understand all the photography terminology and was worried i would feel a bit overwhelmed with all the information, but Gerard simplified everything and made it great fun and very interesting. He is not only a superb photographer but also an excellent teacher! The setting for the course was very comfortable and the day flew as Ger made everything so easy to understand. A great introduction to photography for me! I would highly recommend this photography workshop to others, thanks Gerard

Eibhlín Ní Choistealbha, TG4 - February 2015 Workshop

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I attended the one day beginners course in mid-August 2105. The course was fascinating and Ger's relaxed yet highly informative approach was a breath of fresh air. For anyone wanting to switch from "auto-mode" and get an insight into the world of photography, you cannot go wrong with this course.

Tim Esplan - August 2015 Workshop - review via google +

I attended Ger's workshop in Galway in March 2015 and was blown away by his generosity of spirit in sharing his experiences and expertise in an easily understood manner. No manuals or Youtube tutorials matched the simple down-to-earth advice he gave so freely. There was no sales promotion or pressure of any kind just honest presentation of ideas together with tips and tricks in improving my basic understanding of photography. I whole heartily recommend this workshop for the beginner or intermediate photographer without hesitation.

John Dowling - March 2015 Workshop - review via google +

I attended one day workshop with Gerard and thoroughly enjoyed each and every segment. In the morning before the workshop started i was an ambitious person with a desire to express my creativity through photography but without a clue how to achieve it... and now after the workshop I am an excited ambitious person who has a clear vision how to make my dream turn into reality... Gerard was excellent to inspire us, I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to get a flavor of photography in such a way so they become addicted to it ! Thanks Gerard

Gerard Lawlor - March 2015 Workshop - review via google +

Had the pleasure of attending the day long workshop with Ger and found it really useful. The course was professionally delivered and I found Ger extremely knowledgeable and engaging. The materials and techniques thought were brilliant and have allowed me to make very informed decisions around upgrading my camera in addition to providing me with improved ability to utilise my camera for a variety of scenarios. I would highly recommend the workshop to anyone interested in improving their photographic skill set.

Saima Ali - June 2015 Workshop - review via google +

I did the photography course with Ger in January 2015 and I was very impressed with the amount of topics covered in the day. Ger covered aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and explained camera settings. He also taught us lighting, focusing, depth of field, composition, lenses and exposure. We covered everything in one day that some classes would take 10 weeks to teach. We all came away with a folder each of notes from the day as well. It was money well spent!

Ciara Peters - Jan 2015 Workshop - review via google +

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