Working with Photographs - Digital Photography, Photoshop & Printing

Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Working with Photographs - Digital Photography, Photoshop & Printing

Robert Ellis
13th Aug 2018 to 17th Aug 2018

The aim of this workshop is to improve all aspects of your digital photography image making. It is ideal for anyone who has a digital SLR but feel that they are not getting the most out of it. The five day workshop will guide photographers towards making beautiful photographic prints. Over the course of the 5 days participants will learn about optimising their camera for producing the best quality image and get a chance to make new work on field trips around the Burren. Participants will then get the opportunity to enhance their image with post-production using Adobe Bridge , Lightroom and Photoshop and finally you will get to produce beautiful photographic prints. Use of the College’s large format Epson 7900 printing technology will be available to participants for printing their images with a wide range of photographic paper choices to work with, from Glossy Photo Paper to Enhanced Matt or Premium Lustre paper. However, this workshop will have less of an emphasis on printing, but more on the basic skills required to start working in Photoshop.

Robert Ellis graduated from the University of Ulster in 2011 with a Masters in Fine Art Photography. Since then his work has been exhibited extensively both at home and abroad. Most recently Robert was featured as one of the 25 photographer exhibited and published as part of the main show during PhotoIreland 2013. He has also been selected for juried shows such as the RHA Annual 2013 in Dublin, Blow your mind at the Irish Embassy in Berlin as part of the European Month of Photography and Something Recalled curated by Helen Carey in Glor Arts Centre. Robert has been nominated as an emerging European photographer and was subsequently select from over 150 photographers as a participant in Plat(t)form 2014, hosted by the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.


What People Say: 
"Robert brings Photoshop and printing to a whole new level - that was my experince on his course. As a person largely 'self-taught'. Robert corrected many of my 'bad habits'. From simply correcting photography errors to advancing greatly my knowledge and aptitude for enhancing a photographic image to become a work of art. Robert was a joy to work with, great fun and a week of enjoyment had by all". Geraldine O'Brien
"Brilliant teacher. Very approacheable. Best course / workshop I have ever been at. Lovely atmosphere created. A star!" Cora Lee



The accommodation in our self-catering college housing is located within 10 minutes  walk from Burren College of Art. The  bedrooms are en-suite, bright and well appointed. Communal areas include a large living room with an open fire, dining room, TV area, well equipped kitchen, laundry and public washrooms.  A roofed patio area with chimney is an ideal outdoor summer gathering space. The housing has WiFi throughout and is wheelchair accessible.

Single rates are charged at €45 per person per night. Twin-room accommodation is also available for those wishing to share a room - please enquire separately for rates.

Although the availability of the college self-catering housing is limited, alternative options are available in various guesthouses and hotels throughout Ballyvaughan. For further information please go to or contact for our accommodation list.