Photography Tuition

" My friend & I had the privilege of doing a photography course with Stephen Power recently. Learned so much from him ... Only to put it into practice now! Cannot recommend him highly enough!" Mairead, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Half-Day, Full Day and accommodation-based Photography Tuition – on Valentia Island, Skellig Ring, Co. Kerry, Ireland

One-to-one and small group workshops with acclaimed photography book author, teacher and commercial photographer Stephen Power - tailor-made to suit your needs and current level of skill.

Tuition is available All-Year 'Round. Contact Stephen Power now to enquire about availability or make a booking.

**NEW** IMMERSIVE TUITION BREAKS: Accommodation-based teaching for up to 2 people sharing (see below)
"Thank you, Stephen, for sharing your beautiful home, hospitality and talent with us. The tuition was excellent. Well-paced, informative, and thorough. Your skill as an artist is matched by your art as a teacher. Thank you again for a delightful stay. We are so happy to have met you and look forward to seeing you again." Christine & Sam, USA.

2017 FEES:


€90.00 one person
€130.00 two people
€160.00 three people
€180.00 four people

Price includes a free download link for Stephen’s 'A short Introduction to Digital photography’ eBook

email for larger group fees (up to 6 people)


€160.00 one person
€195.00 two people
€235.00 three people
€295.00 four people

email for larger group fees (up to 6 people)

Price includes sandwich lunch and a free download link for Stephen’s 'A short Introduction to Digital photography’ eBook


1 or 2 people sharing Queen-size bed.

Stay overnight in our fully-equipped guest room(s) with up to 7 hours tuition in the afternoon, evening and following morning, plus chats over dinner and breakfast (if wished).

This is the perfect way to start a break in beautiful Valentia Island and the surrounding areas of the Skellig Ring.

Price includes dinner, breakfast and up to 7 hours tuition in the purpose built study-room and on location around Valentia Island.

€215.00 one person in Queen-size room
€245.00 two people sharing Queen-size room and tuition

email for longer stays or 2nd person no tuition fees - great discounts available!

Room booking via Airbnb. Difference of tuition fee paid on arrival. Additional nights in guest room bookable via Airbnb (without tuition).

Click here for more information on guest room and to book via Airbnb.Please confirm tuition availability before booking room.

Contact Stephen Power

Telephone: 086-0258166 (+353 860258166)

Email: stephenpower1(at)

Website: www.stephenpowerphotoscom

Facebook: @stephenpowerphotos

Twitter: @photos_Ireland

What You Will Learn

You are only taught what you need to learn, this will be discussed with you in advance...tuition can include the following and much more:

Basic Photography theory and Techniques: From 'how do hold the camera correctly?' to using the aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance settings in your camera.

Advanced Photographic Techniques: Use of depth of field, differential focusing, fill flash techniques, taking still life/macro images, portraits and travel and landscape photography for stock library use, etc.

Digital Imaging Software: Using Lightroom or Photoshop to get the best from your images once downloaded from the camera.

All tuition can include a theory and a practical segment, utilizing the outstanding scenery on Valentia Island and locality. Longer tuition (full day or more) will allow for more time on location for the practical photography experience.
Participants should bring a good digital camera - and laptop (if digital imaging teaching is requested).

Your Photography Tutor

Valentia-based photographer Stephen Power MA, BSc (hons) is an award-winning photographer, author and photography teacher with over 30 years’ experience. He holds a Master’s Degree in adult education and has taught photography at all skill levels from beginners to experienced professional photographers.

He wrote an advanced teaching model on Landscape & Travel Photography for the world’s largest online diploma course “The Photography Institute”. For 4 years, he hosted an annual “Photo-walk” at the behest of Scott Kelby, the world’s bestselling author of photography related books.

Stephen won the 2007 NAPP Guru Award for photography and in 2016 he has been awarded the US Creative Quarterly Magazine “Certificate of Excellence” and gained an “honourable mention” in the Moscow International Photography Awards.

His recent travel photography clients include: Tourism Ireland, Bord Bia, Dorling Kindersley Travel Guide Books, The Irish Times Travel supplement and The Sunday Times Travel magazine.

Stephen is "Associate Editor (Ireland)" for the acclaimed Cameracraft magazine published in the UK, and has written 5 books, including “A Small Window on Kerry” a book of photographs of South Kerry, including Valentia Island.
His most recent book, "Traditional Notes: A Celebration of Irish Music and Musicians" was published by the Liffey Press in Dublin and has received critical acclaim.

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