Spent the day with Trish Punch who was my guide and mentor for the day. I can highly recommend her workshops as a gift for anybody with an interest in photography.
To see a collection of John’s images from his photography workshop, check out his album below
I spent a delightful day with Trish chasing ‘Lady Light’ all over Slea Head and the Dingle Peninsula. Conditions were challenging and Lady Light was tricky and elusive. However Trish was determined and knows the area well so we were hot on her trail all day as we had to be quick when she came out of hiding.
I love slow exposures so Trish helped me choose filters and got me using my GND filter along with my ND filters with great effect. She gave me gentle prodding with compositions and setups along with overall good and helpful advice. Trish’s knowledge of photography and the area were invaluable resulting in some wonderful images. Not to mention all the great fun we had while taking them.
To see a collection of Dick’s images from our photography workshop on the day, watch his video below
“Trish is also an inspiring, encouraging, and organised teacher – and a lot of fun to be with. We had a great day together, starting at dawn and ending when the sun set. Throughout the day she encouraged me constantly to slow down, think about my shots, use the principles of good composition, really examine where the eye was being led in the frame and check the light” Read more about Finola’s workshop here on her blog – https://roaringwaterjournal.com/tag/trish-punch-photography/
Trish Punch took three American photographers under her wing. We were enraptured by her tales while she took us to amazing spots in East and West Cork. We went to Waterford, saw Ardmore village and the round tower in the cemetery. Lismore Castle brought us amazing flowers, macro lenses and more stories. Perhaps the highlight of our wonderful days with her was an amazing tree we spotted in the middle of a farmer’s field. It was private property, but she was undaunted, backed up her car, and we shot images for about an hour over the fence. Those images are my favorites from our adventure. Without Trish, we would have missed so much of our Irish experience. She is a fantastic photographer, and a wonderful friend, and I would highly recommend her as a group leader, taking people to the ends of the earth.
I highly recommend a workshop with Trish. I learned of new scenic ‘hideouts’ in my own local area some of which I have visited again since. Over coffee, I received excellent succinct notes on principles of photography as the West Cork rain passed. I came away from this workshop knowing exactly what equipment and software I needed next but also having spent what certainly felt like ‘a day in the life of a professional photographer’! Trish very kindly shares which settings she uses to achieve the natural finish in her shots. I am still benefitting from this workshop.
I was lucky enough to spend 2 days with Trish Punch exploring some beautiful locations in Ireland. Trish was extremely knowledgeable about the locations she brought us to, and very willing to find places that fit the criteria we had given her. The places she shared with us were wonderful for making photographs as well as avoiding crowds. Trish is a gifted photographer, and her knowledge of the area and locations was invaluable to my group. I would highly recommend doing a photo tour with her, I can’t wait to return to Ireland to do another one myself.
Trish was so flexible and generous with her time. She was completely unfazed by the cold and wet day we had and took me through composition, aperture and shutter priority. I got some wonderful results and her tuition has stood to me ever since.
Trish is a friendly, talented photographer who knows Ireland and the countryside extremely well. She takes you to popular destinations as well as off the beaten path gems. She’s aware of what places work and at what times of the day, depending on the light. She passes along her knowledge of filters and camera settings in a friendly, helpful, non intimidating way. Always easy to talk to and ask questions to and a pleasure to spend time with. I look forward to shooting with her again.
I recently undertook a 1 Day Landscape Photography Tuition Workshop with Trish, along The Copper Coast in Waterford. From the outset, Trish taught me about composition, exposure, shutter speed, aperture and light. In a very light friendly way she taught me how to understand the use of the filters. As this was one of my main areas of request I was delighted to be using the Big Stopper effortlessly and correctly for the first time within 30 minutes of our first stop.
Trish knew all the best photographic locations along the route for the day. I had brought with me a list of photographic questions on areas of technical confusion that I needed to learn and I got all the answers and clarity I needed from Trish.
She is very aware of getting the location, composition, exposure and light correct at the time of taking the photograph. Taking time to set it up right in camera is her aim. What you see is what you get.