Beginner’s Photography Course
Do you want to learn how to get off Auto Mode on your camera?
Over the course of 6 weeks once a week for 1.5 hours, I will show you. Project-based tuition in small groups to ensure one-to-one learning will help you to learn the basic steps to getting your photography hobby off to a great start.
This course is via zoom or in my studio in Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry.
Online Editing Tuition
Do you take photos but have no idea how to process them? If you like photography and own a camera, chances are you have tried to edit and process in some form before. Learn Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop from a professional to help elevate your work to the next level. My online tuition runs for 1.5 hours each week with project work to practice on and critique one to one, in between classes.
This course is via Zoom or at my studio in Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry.
Book course A & B to run consecutively for best results.
● One to One online
● In-Studio tuition once restrictions allow
● Live editing demos
● Groups classes
● Full lighting demos
● Zoom downloads
● Walking project work on location
Check out a selection of images from some of my super talented photography students
Ciara took photographs of me for my new website emmalarkinbooks.com in the Summer of 2020. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Ciara listened to my ideas as to what I wanted to portray on my website in terms of photography. She made brilliant location suggestions. On the day of the shoot, Ciara really put me at ease, it was a fun day! The end result, the photographs were stunning and are a huge asset for my website.
Maura’s Cottage Flowers
I first met Ciara just as I was setting up my own business, this encounter has led not only to us working together ever since but also to beautiful documentation of the progress on our little flower farm. We have worked on several photo shoots and weddings down through the years, it is very easy to recommend Ciara, her easy-going yet professional approach makes her the highly sought after photographer that she is.
Commercial Stock Photography
Ciara O’ Donnell Photography took on board our brief to get high quality and variable shots at a local wind turbine. She has given us a wide variety of commercial shots for use in our marketing campaigns. We will have no hesitation to use her again. Audrey Rooney-Ellis, Marketing Coordinator, ZF Services UK Ltd
Dooks Fine Foods
We recently had a shoot at our premises to create a bank of images for getting our e-commerce website up and running. As a restaurant, it is something we’ve wanted to do for four years and with all the change in business focus brought on by the recent health crisis in the country, it was time to get online. Ciara was incredibly professional as always (this is not our first time working with her as she photographed our wedding too!). Never daunted by a big project she just gets stuck in and is constantly working in the lead-up, incredibly prolific during a shoot and exceptionally prompt in post-production and delivery. Photographing food is not straightforward but in one day Ciara managed to capture so accurately the essence and heart of the business including the food, the setting, the ethos core values, and the family dynamic behind the business. She’s an absolute pro and such a brilliant personality. She’s creative, dynamic, and versatile while being so able to capture what a client is trying to portray and calm anxieties all at once. We’d recommend working with Ciara for any photography purpose!
Photography Tuition Carina Kenny
Ciara works to a very high standard, she puts long hours into getting every detail perfect. I recently completed a fantastic 8-week photography course facilitated by Ciara. She has immense patience, generosity with her knowledge, and is a wonderful teacher. I learned so much in the course as Ciara's professionalism shone through. I would highly recommend Ciara's photography service and also if you would like to learn a new skill at a high level, give her evening course a try, you'll be glad you did!
Wedding Testimonial Niall Jackson
Ciara did an incredible job at our wedding. Her soft skills and professionalism are unmatched. She helped ensure our wedding was stress-free and provided a soft touch here and there to redirect family members and capture great shots. If you're getting married, hire her, it'll be one less thing to worry about and you'll be really impressed with the end result.
Wedding Testimonial David Moore
An absolute pleasure to have Ciara capture our big day! Ciara was a real professional and really flexible with our request for a tailored package. Couldn't recommend her services enough. You won't regret it....
Wedding Testimonial Clair Lewis
You are the BEST! Before, During, and After - I have no words :) The photos are the best memory we will EVER have of our wedding and the impact you had on all our guests to relax everyone is something we will forever be grateful for! Booking a photographer from another country can be quite daunting, but if you are getting married in Ireland, then there is ONLY 1 person you should even consider, and thats Ciara :) Thank you a million times over! Clair & Ryan :)
Proposal Shoot Ryan McCrickard (& Rebecca
Ciara is a thoughtful, caring, and passionate photographer. She helped me organize and facilitate a proposal photo shoot with my NOW fiancé! Our pictures were absolutely amazing and surpassed my every expectation. Ciara is a great photographer and an even better person to deal with. Highly recommended.
Proposal Shoot Emily Hunt
Ciara is the best! My fiance and I recently got engaged on our first trip to Ireland (first trip out of the states at that). My fiance contacted Ciara before the trip and she helped him plan the engagement so everything went perfectly! We couldn't have done it without her! Her professionalism, thoughtfulness, and the amazing photos she takes are incomparable.