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Galway Photo Walks

Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland



Mentoring from a Getty Images contributor as you walk around and photograph beautiful Galway,  learning how to move away from your camera's auto mode. Introductory Price: €29 per person.
Max. group size: 6 students.
Duration: 2.5 hours.
What you take home: Online links to course notes and example galleries.
What to bring: Just yourself, walking shoes, a motivation to learn and obviously your preferred camera! (And a tripod for night walks if you have one).

Walk around Galway's beautiful lanes and canals, photographing the city's iconic vistas. Learn how to move away from your camera's auto mode, reveal movement through long-exposure techniques, how to frame a scene, adjust your camera’s settings in low light and generally have fun photographing in a new environment.

Notes from the photo walk are supplied to you at the end so that you can spend the entire walk simply getting some hands on practice with your camera. This group photo walk is limited to six students only. Covering the basics of technical and compositional photography, the group photo walks are intended for beginners and intermediate photographers. For advanced amateurs and working professionals it is recommended that you get in touch to book a one on one photo walk.

Meeting point: Spanish Arch, Galway

More info and bookings at:

What you will learn and do:

Best usage of your camera's automatic and manual modes.
How to properly employ all of your camera's other bells and whistles.
2.5 hours of practice on relevant examples.
Receive instant feedback from your mentor and peers.
The most important composition and photographic techniques.
How to create stunning images with any camera and in all kinds of weather and lighting.
Each individual is mentored as we go, so feel free to ask questions at any time!

About your Mentor:

Nicholas Grundy is a self-taught photographer who started the never-ending learning process in 2006 when he first set off to explore the world with an old point and shoot camera. Currently a Getty Images contributor, his first exhibition and major award both occurred in 2008, and since then he's received numerous commendations and his work has been exhibited in multiple galleries in Berlin and Melbourne. His work also appears in such publications as Time Magazine, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, International Traveller and Australian Traveller Magazine. Nicholas' fine art prints appear in the collections of the University of Melbourne and in various private homes and institutions across Australia, Europe, and the U.S.

Nicholas Grundy has successfully mentored his students on photography walks in Berlin, Melbourne and Galway towards producing wonderful images, regardless of whether they take their photos with a €2,000 DSLR, a film rangefinder, a point and shoot, mobile phone, or even an egg! (Yes, you can take a photo with an egg. Ask me and I will show you how some time!)


Great group of keen photography students at last Sunday's Galway Photo Walk!

Still a couple spots left for this Sunday's photo walk in Galway. Sunday 28 May, 4 - 6:30 pm. Tickets 29 Euro per student. Book by sending me a private message or getting in touch via

Many thanks to the great turnout of enthusiastic students at this month's Galway Photo Walks! Looking forward to the next one on Sunday 28 May!

Two spots opened up last minute for tomorrow's Galway Photo Walk. Sat 8 Apr 4-6:30 pm. Tickets 29 Euro. Contact via to reserve your spot.

The May photo walk in Galway has been shifted to Sunday May 28th due to an assignment for the Aer Lingus magazine which just came up. Please private message us or get in touch at to book your place, only a few left! Ticket price: 29 Euro Max group size: 6 students

The May photo walk in Galway has been shifted to Sunday May 28th due to an assignment for the Aer Lingus magazine which just came up. Please private message us or get in touch at to book your place, only a few left! Ticket price: 29 Euro Max group size: 6 students

Really looking forward to speaking at the South Kildare Photography Club this week! Next up after that will be my talks in Wexford and Cork next year.

We support a number of charities by volunteering our photography services and donating framed prints. Most recently we took a series of "wildlife" (see also: cats) photos for Galway Cat Rescue. We love photographing animals, whether wild or domesticated. This particular little guy is our own rescue cat, Socks, who is equally at ease dozing on the sofa inside and frolicking in the autumn leaves outdoors. Keep an eye out for him and others in this year's edition of the Galway Cat Rescue calendar. Please help support this great charity by purchasing a copy, as well as their Christmas cards which will be out soon as well.

Do megapixels really matter? Slightly different competition this time around. Can you correctly tell us which of the following photos were taken with a 2MP, 7MP, 10MP and 21MP camera? First correct answer in the comments wins a ticket for one person to Galway Photo Walks. Answer using the letters A through D and make sure to share and like Nicholas Grundy Photography and Galway Photo Walks.

Competition time! Win a framed A4 photo print from the Galway Bay from Above exhibition of aerial photography*. Simply like and share the Nicholas Grundy Photography page... and correctly tell us which of the following four photos were taken using a: Full frame DSLR, Crop sensor DSLR, Mobile phone, and/or a Point and shoot compact camera. Answer using the letters A through D followed by your responses and place your answers in the comments when sharing. Good luck! *Please note: Any potential winner must be able to collect the print in Galway or Tuam or live in the Galway or Tuam areas.


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