Elena Shumilova

Photos From Ireland are delighted to announce in conjunction with world famous Russian photographer Elena Shumilova we will be running her first European workshop at The Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin, Clonmany, Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Ireland on the 17th and 18th October 2015.

Elena Shumilova’s photos have been viewed by more than 60 million people worldwide and we are honoured to be the first European location she has chosen for her workshop.

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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 photographers paradise.

Included in the two day workshop will be field trips to do some night photography with Brendan Diver from Photos From Ireland, who has captured the famous Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis and whose images have gone viral over this last couple of years. This will be weather dependent of course.

We will be having a meet and greet on the Friday evening for everyone to get to know each other and weather permitting we will go out for a field trip to do some night photography. This will be under the guidance of Brendan Diver from Photos From Ireland.

Saturday the five hour workshop will be split into two sections 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.

Saturday night after dinner Brendan Diver will again take everyone out for more night time photography, weather permitting.

Sunday will be part two of Elena’s workshop and 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 course we have a special deal with the venue, The Strand Hotel

The Strand Hotel Website
who will be giving a discount for anybody taking part in the workshop.

Elena Shumilovas two day workshop is €300.00 and this includes the bonus night field trips as well weather permitting to do some bonus night photography with Brendan Diver. 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.

Special photographers discount code available for accommodation when booking workshop. Bookings with venue will be booked directly with venue and not with Photos From Ireland.

The Strand Hotel have given this special deal for those wishing to stay at the venue:

The Strand Hotel are delighted to have the opportunity to host such an exciting photography weekend. We can offer a 2 night package for Fri Oct 16th and Sat Oct 17th. The package will include breakfast on both mornings, light lunch on the Sat and Sun (soup and sandwich & tea/coffee) and 1 evening dinner on the Saturday evening ( 3 course dinner from our Early Bird Menu). We can offer this package for €120 per person sharing a double or twin room. If anyone wants a single occupancy room then there will be an
extra €20 surcharge. If anyone wants to stay on Sunday they can avail of their room for €30(bed & breakfast).

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.

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 participant’s 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. This excludes the bonus night photography field trip this will be cancelled.

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 and a small headlight for the night photography part of the course.