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The Outdoor Studio runs successful Photography Courses and Workshops, both locally in Skerries, and in superb locations such as the National Botanic Gardens, Mount Usher Gardens, National Stud/Japanese Gardens, and Dublin Falconry to name a few. There are also regular on-location workshops in Dublin City. Also included in the programme are computer courses for photography and the Adobe Lightroom Programme. Outdoor Studio caters for all levels and further details and online booking can be found on our separate website

Every year we host our annual Course and Workshop Photographers Annual Exhibition, held every year for the Outdoor Studio  Course and Workshop participants. Our last Exhibition attracted over 300 entries from 103 different photographers. You can visit the gallery and see all the entrants in the Event Photography section or by clicking the poster below, or sit back and watch an audiovisual slideshow of a selection of the entries

Our 2019 Exhibition took place on Saturday 19th October in Ardgillan Castle, Co Dublin.

Outdoor Studio would like to thank our sponsors for the Exhibition. BERMINGHAM CAMERAS kindly sponsor the prizes in the Open Section. The Outdoor Studio - Natural World Photographer of the Year Trophy has been kindly sponsored by FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL


2019 Course Photographers Exhibition Video


Every year we run an exhibition to celebrate and showcase the diverse work of everybody who has participated in our courses, workshops and events. It is designed to encourage people of all levels to enter.

This year the theme of the Exhibition will be to celebrate ‘Your Photography in the Natural World’ and will be held in the lovely surroundings of Ardgillan Castle near Skerries on Saturday evening 19th October. With a refreshed format this year we will have a dynamic audio-visual display of the entries and a prize presentation of the winning entries, but as always, we say it’s not about the winning – it’s about having an opportunity for showing your work with your fellow photographers. After the night there will be an Online Gallery and Audio-Visual Slideshow of the entries on the Outdoor Studio website.

Full details are:


Open Section, Sponsored by Bermingham Cameras:

- €100 Bermingham Cameras Voucher - Best Overall Photograph

- €50 Bermingham Cameras Voucher - Runner up.

Beginners Section, Sponsored by Outdoor Studio:

- €100 Voucher for an Outdoor Studio Course / Workshop - Best Beginner’s Photograph

- €50 Voucher for an Outdoor Studio Course / Workshop - Runner up.

We are delighted to announce two new category prizes this year, and are grateful for the Trophy sponsorship by Fingal County Council:

Outdoor Studio - Course / Workshop Trophy – for best photograph taken during an Outdoor Studio Course or Workshop – 1st Place Trophy - Sponsored by Fingal County Council

Outdoor Studio – Natural World Photographer of the Year – 1st Place Trophy - Sponsored by Fingal County Council

What is Natural World Photography? Natural World Photography covers a wide range of photography generally taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures

In addition, all winner’s above and a judge’s selection of Highly Commended entries will receive on the night a 20” x 16” Framed Print of their winning entry. The printing of selected winning and highly commended photographs will be sponsored by Michael Edwards Photography, and framed by The Outdoor Studio.

Eligibility to enter: - Everybody who has participated in a course from September 1st 2017 right through to the entry closing date of the exhibition is eligible to enter. All courses and workshops including Lightroom, all mini workshops such as Falconry’s, Xmas Lights, One2One’s, the Saltees Outing, Bermingham Cameras Photo-walks and Outdoor Studio hosted Bermingham Cameras Photography School Modules are eligible.

Your Entry:

General Entry: Up to 3 photographs, submitted via the ‘WeTransfer’ system (the guidelines are included below) to myself. Please use the subject line in your transfer: Photography Exhibition Entry – followed by your name, and the titles. Important: Your photographs do not have to have been taken on an Outdoor Studio course/workshop or event, but must have been taken during the time-frame from 1st September 2017 up to the closing date. The 3 photos can be any subjects of your choice. We just want to see your best work! The wide time-frame allows for us not having an exhibition in 2018.

Outdoor Studio - Course / Workshop Trophy: This is to be one additional photograph that must have been taken on an Outdoor Studio Course/Workshop/Event and to be sent separately from your main entry. Please use the subject line in your photo transfer: Photography Exhibition Entry – Course Photo Category – followed by your name, and the title.

Photo Submission: Please send full/normal size Jpeg Images, downsized if you wish but to a size no smaller than 3Mb. Do not send RAW/PSD/TIFF files. A title for each photograph is required to help convey the story of the image. No watermark or identification should be placed on the face of the photograph (see further details on copyright below).

Category: - This is an open exhibition, which means that as mentioned above each photograph can be of any subject of your choice. If the photograph contains a person(s) as the main subject, then you should have their permission to use it, unless it was a public area or performance where photography was permitted. The winner of the Natural World Photographer will be selected from the general entry, having deemed to have met the requirements of the theme. - There are two main categories – Open and Beginner Section. The entries will be automatically allocated to either section based on previous course participation.

Closing Date for entries: - Midnight Sunday 22nd September 2019.

Copyright: - The copyright of the photograph remains with the photographer at all times. The Outdoor Studio online gallery of entries will have full ‘right-click’ protection and each photograph will be attributed to the photographer. Outdoor Studio will do everything possible to ensure copyright is protected, but cannot be held responsible for copyright infringement by third parties.

Exhibition Judging: - There will be a panel of judges for the exhibition, which will be a representative of Bermingham Cameras, Michael Edwards of Michael Edwards Photography, and Christine O’Daly of the Outdoor Studio. - Eamon O’Daly will be administering the competition, and the judges will have no knowledge of the identity of the photographer for each photo. - The judge’s decision is final.

Exhibition Night: - Ardgillan Castle, Saturday 19th October at 5pm - Every entrant will have their work presented in an audio/visual display on the night. - The sponsors will be on hand to showcase their products and with special deals.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your work and I encourage all eligible course and workshop participants to submit an entry, which we look forward to receiving. The exhibition is now OPEN TO ENTER so don’t wait until the pressure of the closing date of Sunday 22nd September - get your entry ready, submit it, and be part of a growing annual exhibition for showcasing your work within our photographic community. Please see below for details on sending your entry by WeTransfer Any queries please contact  and I will be happy to answer your questions, and don’t forget to put Saturday 19th October in your diary for a great event evening – we look forward to seeing you there.

SENDING YOUR ENTRY: WeTransfer is a simple and free web-based system of sending your entry for the exhibition WeTransfer system guidelines. Go to the WeTransfer website and you can upload your photos from there, single or all together, and without having to reduce the file size.

When you go into the link above, you will see a panel on the left with

– Take me to Free – click on this button A panel on the left will ask you to: - Add your files.

This will bring you into your folders where you then go to the folder you have the photos in. You can then click on the photo, then click open. You can then add a second and third.

- Below that is – Email to: and just add in - Below that is – Your email: just add in your email address.

- Finally below that is – Message: Just fill in: Photography Exhibition Entry – followed by your name, and the titles.

If it’s your additional photo for the course/workshop section, add also - Course Photo Section Click: Transfer, and that’s it – they will come through to us, and you will get a confirmation email from WeTransfer confirming they have gone through successfully.

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