Shoot for the stars! by TaraD

Well the summer is absolutely flying by and it almost feels like it was January just yesterday!

Wedding season is manic (just the way we like it!). But last night we took a little break and headed off to Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve that we are blessed to have so nearby.

Did you know that it is  “the only GOLD TIER Reserve in the Northern Hemisphere” according to Kerrydarksky.com. That is an incredible accolade for Co. Kerry and Ireland!

So we headed off to meet a fab bunch of photographers (who for some reason keep signing up to do more of our courses!). They are glutons for punishment LOL. The brief last night was that they were interested in capturing the beauty of the night sky.

We took a gamble on the weather (which paid off) and with flasks and sugary snacks at the ready, we passed the time waiting for “some stars”.

Close to midnight the clouds parted and we were watching an AMAZING show of shooting stars and the whole sky was simply breathtaking. It was a night I honestly won’t forget and I can’t wait to go back again and camp out for the night (like some of our students decided to do!). I think Dave is already planning the next trip!

So if you fancy joining us, get in touch or take a look at our training site www.taraanddavephotography.com to find out about any of our courses.

The website is still a work in progress so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, we would be happy to help!



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Photography workshops by TaraD


farmyard photography, kerry landscape, Tara Donoghue Photography, husband and wife photographers


This month we were delighted to run our first photography workshop in Firies.

Since making the move back to the countryside, the open fields, hens, roosters, bees, sheep, outhouses and privacy makes for the perfect spot for any budding photographer to practice! We had a bunch of students with us for the day studying theory in the morning and after a lovely bite to eat putting it into practice in the afternoon. It was a great day for everyone and we were delighted that so many are hoping to come back for another workshop and are also booking one to one tuition to work on the areas that they are struggling with. So if you want to photograph your child’s sports days, parties, soccer matches etc. Or if you just want to get a better understanding of how your camera works then get in touch today to find out about our next workshop!

The mad bunch 🙂 having great fun while learning about photography.

Photography students kerry






Comments from the group…

” Had a great time really enjoyed it. I learned loads about my camera and taking photos the right way. Thanks again!”

“Well thanks so much to both of you for a wonderful day, the course was very good, the food was yummy and plenty entertainment! Looking forward to the next one. And what a lovely presentation box for the USB stick!”

“A well deserved beer for you both! Thanks a mill, had such an enjoyable (and very knowledgable) day! ”

“Had a wonderful day… Roll on the next one!”

Fancy one to one tuition?

Struggling with getting to grips on an aspect of photography? Get in touch! info@taradonoghuephotography.com or call us on +353 85 1555060 / +85 1196528

Our next full day workshop is on September 12th.

Gift Vouchers also available!



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