It’s the HBO fantasy juggernaut that has taken over television – now, photographers interested in all things Westeros are invited to learn or hone their landscape photography skills with a tour of Game of Thrones’ most iconic locations.
The tour takes place from March 15 – 17, 2016, and places are limited – avoid disappointment and BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW. Price includes two nights’ accommodation, breakfast and lunch, bus travel between locations, special rates on dinner, all tuition and additional learning resources. Price plans are available. Call us now on 028 7116 0242 to discuss.
With its dramatic coastline, stunning forests and otherworldly natural phenomena like the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland has proven to be the perfect setting for the series, where it is primarily filmed. This photography tour takes in Games of Thrones’ most recognisable settings – real world stand ins for George RR Martin’s best-known fictional places, such as Winterfell, Storm’s End and Pyke, The Iron Islands.
Led by renowned landscape photographer Steven Hanna, the three-day tour will provide you with all the techniques you need to become a successful landscape photographer, a stunning portfolio to help sell your services and an unforgettable trip around one of the world’s most beautiful wee countries!
The tour begins in Belfast’s TItanic Quarter – home of Titanic Studios, where Games of Thrones’ interior scenes are filmed – and moves to the mysterious Dark Hedges in rural County Antrim, the rocky crags of the Causeway Coast, Ballintoy Harbour, the stunning environs of Castle Ward and the breathtaking Tollymore Forest Park, which have all featured in Game of Thrones over the show’s award-winning five seasons.
Titanic Quarter will provide the tour’s only urban setting, allowing photographers to get their creative juices flowing in the birthplace of the legendary Titanic and shoot the imposing Titanic Quarter from a distance.
Providing momentary shelter for Arya Stark as she escapes from King’s Landing in Season Two, the Dark Hedges are up next. A landscape photographer’s dream, this avenue of beech trees intertwine in a stunning canopy, and they will make for awesome portfolio shots that potential clients will be unable to resist.
Day one will end with a sunset shoot at the world-famous Giant’s Causeway, before tourist’s bed down in one of Northern Ireland’s finest hotels after a cold pint of stout and a meal to remember.
Day two takes in major Game of Thrones shooting locations dotted along the Causeway Coast, beginning at Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, which doubles up as Storm’s End, and leading into Ballintoy Harbour, aka Pyke, The Iron Islands, and Cushenden Caves, where the shadow baby was born on the blustery beach. Tourists will then make the journey to South Down, allowing for an early sunrise shoot at the stunning Castle Ward at the start of day three.
The 18th century mansion house, which provided the setting for Winterfell in Season One, will offer tourists another endlessly rewarding scene to shoot, before we finish up the tour in Tollymore Forest Park, overlooking the Mourne Mountains, the setting for the eerie and unforgettable Haunted Forest in Game of Thrones’ first ever episode.
The tour ends, conveniently, on St Patrick’s Day, meaning that tourists will be able to soak up Northern Ireland’s convivial atmosphere in Belfast or elsewhere during one of the country’s biggest cultural parties.
Fans of fantasy literature, epic television series, landscape photography and ‘a great bit of craic’ will find much to love in Engage Live’s latest in-person workshop, a working holiday unlike any other. Join us for lots of in-person advice, creamy pints of Guinness and one of the best Game of Thrones tours anywhere on the planet.
There are a limited number of places on this tour, and we expect it to sell out quick. To avoid disappointment, BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW. Price includes accommodation, breakfast and lunch, bus travel between locations, special rates on dinner, all tuition and additional learning resources.
This experience is independently operated by Engage Live. It is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with HBO or anyone else associated with Game of Thrones
- Learn from one of Northern Ireland’s finest landscape photographers
- Photograph your favourite Game of Thrones locations
- Discover the best times of day to shoot different outdoor scenes
- Add new compositional techniques to your repertoire
- Build up your landscape portfolio
- Network and learn from other landscape photographers
- Relax in two of Northern Ireland’s finest hotels
- Enjoy a tour of Europe’s most beautiful wee country!