Ireland 2016

Ireland Sunset. Image © Ron Rosenstock

Ireland Sunset. Image © Ron Rosenstock

September 23–October 3, 2016

This trip supports the NANPA Foundation.

Join us for a cultural and educational adventure and learn what it takes to be a photo tour leader. Ron Rosenstock will share his 40 years of experience with you in Ireland from September 23–October 3, 2016.

Photo Tour Highlights:

  • Sponsored by the NANPA Foundation: A donation will be made for every participant.
  • 10 days with accomplished photo tour leader Ron Rosenstock.
  • Tour limited to 8 like minded individuals wanting to learn how to be a terrific photo tour leader.
  • Photograph the quiet side of Ireland ~ County Mayo.
  • Relaxed & flexible itinerary to make the most of the opportunities that come your way.
  • Evening discussions in Ron’s home on how to be the best photo tour leader you can be.

Download the Ireland 2016 tour brochure (PDF).

For more information and to register, please see our section on the Strabo Photo Tour Collection website.

Castle Bourke, Ireland. Image © Ron Rosenstock

Castle Bourke, Ireland. Image © Ron Rosenstock

Tour Description

This is not your typical tour or educational experience. It is being offered by the NANPA Foundation for members only, and those that have visions of becoming a photo tour leader, or becoming a better photo tour leader. You will gain experience under Ron Rosentock’s tutelage, as well as enjoying the environs of his home in Ireland. He will take you on his typical photo tour itinerary during the day so that you will be able to capture your own visions of Ireland. This is in the hopes of getting others to join you on your own photo tour in 2017 or beyond. What better way to get a group of people to travel with you than to show them what a unique experience they can have in the Quiet Side of Ireland – County Mayo. Enjoy meals and discussion around the dining room table, continue in the comfortable living room, or go to town and enjoy traditional Irish music in the local pubs of Westport.

Join accomplished photographer and guide Ron Rosenstock through Western Ireland. Ron started leading photo tours in 1967. In those years he has led more than 200 tours to many destinations worldwide. Ron retired from Clark University after teaching photography there for thirty years. His published books include his exquisite black and white photographs: The Light of Ireland, Chiostro (Cloister), and Hymn to the Earth. Ron’s work has been featured in over one hundred exhibitions, both in the U.S. and abroad, and his photographs are to be found in the permanent collections of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Mass., The Polaroid Collection in Cambridge, Mass., and the International Center of Photography in New York City. Ron’s striking, one-of-a-kind photographs can be seen on his website.

Photography is a way of looking that teaches us a way of seeing. It is an act of exploration, discovery, and revelation of visual events large and small that are going on around us all the time. Traveling to a new and different land awakens our eyes to the exciting possibilities of making photographic images and being the best photo leader you can be, encouraging those to share the experiences with you.

Thor Ballylee, Ireland. Image © Ron Rosenstock

Thor Ballylee, Ireland. Image © Ron Rosenstock

Your itinerary is set in the unspoiled villages, rugged ancient abbeys, broad peat lowlands, and the dramatic coastline of Western Ireland. The soft pastel shades of the mountains and clouds appeal to the artist and photographer. These natural landscapes, along with the people render this Isle a place of inspirational beauty. We will visit places you could never locate on your own — tiny villages, hidden beaches, castles, and ancient abbeys.

Your home away from home, Hillcrest House, was renovated for the sole purpose of accommodating photography groups. Its homelike quality adds to the relaxed atmosphere of the trip. You will enjoy traditional Irish breakfasts and dinners during your stay. Lunch will be at various restaurants and pubs, or we can stop in town and have a picnic lunch wrapped for our daily excursions in the field. Transportation is provided in a roomy tour van, which is large enough for both the group and our equipment.

For the day-by-day itinerary and all the tour details, please download the Ireland 2016 tour brochure.

Reserve your place now on the Strabo Photo Tour Collection website.