Meet the Artist – Sam Stapleton

This month on Art of the Blur, we talk to Sam Stapleton. Sam has been wowing us with his beautiful flowers in ice imagery and much more for the last few months. Here. he talks to us about what he sees, how he interprets what he sees and…

A Day in Connemara

I’m a member of a Facebook group called Lensbaby Blog Circle. The idea is that we all write a blog post once every month that documents a day or project shooting with a Lensbaby lens. This is my third such post. So, earlier this month a…

Lensbaby Light

I’m a member of a Facebook group called Lensbaby Blog Circle. The idea is that we all write a blog post once every month that documents a day or project shooting with a Lensbaby lens. This is my second month. You can read the entry for…

One Lensbaby Day

I'm a member of a Facebook group called Lensbaby Blog Circle. The idea is that we all write a blog post once every month that documents a day or project shooting with a Lensbaby lens. So what is a Lensbaby? Well, it's a lens that allows you…

Meet Charles Carpino

I run a website and Facebook group called Art of the Blur. AotB is dedicated to celebrating the unseen, the unheard, the unusual and the everyday ordinariness that we all seem to overlook as we move throughout our lives. Every so often, we…

Foggy Day at The Windy Gap

Yesterday, I had to be up at the ungodly hour of 5.30. Business was conducted and afterward, I wandered out into the foggy morn. I stopped once or twice on the way home to take a photo but nothing quite worked out. I then decided to take a…

Death of an Irish Town?

A few weeks ago, I had to do some work in Knock. For those that don’t know, Knock is a small village in County Mayo. It is also a Catholic pilgrimage and prayer site. Its notability is derived from the Knock Shrine, at which the Virgin…

How to Manage your Facebook Page

Ah yes, I remember the good old days of Facebook. You could set up your business page and pretty soon the followers and fans started racking up. People wanted to see, share and comment on your “work”. You could easily garner 1000 Likes over…

5 habits togs should develop

Ok, here's my two cents on some habits that all photographers should develop. Beginner shooters may find it easier to assimilate these as more experienced shooters will already know them or have developed their own habits. On my workshops,…

An Evolving Style #1

Many of you will know that I'm not interested in capturing a technically perfect image in my personal work. For any clients, I can guarantee that my commercial work is driven by the quest for technical perfection. In recent years,…