Award-Winning Photography Training Facility Engage Live Hosts Open Day In Derry~Londonderry

12th November 2015

Award-Winning Photography Training Facility Engage Live Hosts Open Day In Derry~Londonderry
Photography enthusiasts from across the UK and Ireland are being invited to the official launch of a new state-of-the-art training facility in Derry~Londonderry, when Engage Live hosts its first Open Day on November 26.

Founded by Donal Doherty, one of Ireland’s leading wedding photographers, Engage Live offers online and in-person masterclasses designed to help aspiring photographers to learn new skills, find their niche and launch successful businesses.

During the Open Day, visitors to Engage Live HQ in Ebrington’s 8081 Workspace can watch recordings of previous classes, network with likeminded enthusiasts and participate in a styled shoot.

‘Our Open Day is about you,’ said Doherty. ‘Whether you’re a beginner, hobbiest or professional photographer, we want to welcome you into the Engage Live community.

‘Over the next year, we have a varied programme of classes scheduled, from basic camera tutorials aimed at beginners to more advanced practical classes focusing on creativity, brand development and business. We’re throwing our doors open for those who want to learn more.’

8081 Workspace, a shared creative hub managed by Blick Studios, provides Engage Live with huge studio spaces in which to deliver their classes, as well as picturesque outdoor locations and superfast upload speeds that enable classes to be streamed live in HD.

Delivered by the finest instructors in the industry, Engage Live classes were acknowledged for their excellence and in September 2015 when Engage Live was named eLearning Provider of the Year at the Digital Awards Northern Ireland.

Engage Live is just one of several success stories coming out of the former City of Culture, which is fast emerging as global centre of excellence for the digital creative industries.

‘We’re so happy to be based in Derry~Londonderry,’ added Doherty. ‘It’s a small, affordable city in which to live and learn, and has everything a photographer needs – stunning urban vistas, rural locations close by, and lots of inspiring creative people to work with.

‘We want to welcome the local and international photography fraternity to our new home in 8081 Workspace, because Engage Live is all about community, about passing on skills, fostering creativity and helping others to succeed in their chosen fields.’

The Engage Live Open Day begins at 10am, with refreshments and introductions in the 8081 Workspace common area. Doherty will then share his photography journey, from first picking up a camera to shooting over 50 weddings every year.

Visitors can view a half hour film showcasing the best Engage Live classes to date, and will subsequently be invited to take part in a styled photo shoot led by Doherty in the grounds of Ebrington.

Those wishing to attend the Open Day can book free tickets via the Engage Live website now. Join the next generation of professional photographers for a day of creativity and craic in Ireland’s new centre for photography excellence.



Contact Digital Marketing Executive Lee Henry for more information. Call 028 7116 0242 or email