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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…

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…

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,…

Shooting the West of Ireland Weather

On the landscape workshops, we are not always blessed with perfect photography weather. Sometimes, it's a mix of rain, wind and sunshine. Sometimes the skies are bright and cloudless and other times the rain just won't stop. You are forced…

Creative Shoot at the Coast

Myself, Stephanie and Nick had organized to go for a photoshoot at the coast. As usual, the initial plan was to pick a theme, gather a few props, pray for nice light and take some cool pictures. However, we never did select a definite…

Pilgrim on the Summit of Croagh Patrick

Many times, you'll find that photographs don't just happen. They don't suddenly appear. Sometimes you can plan shoots, get a theme, prepare the props, organise a model, maybe wait hours for the "perfect" light and end up clicking the…

ICM – A Different View

As we progress our journey of photography, the “proper” camera settings and way of “seeing” become ingrained in us. On one level, we need this to happen so as to cement in our minds, the technical aspects of taking a photo. This allows us…

The Holga 120N Diaries #2

Earlier this year, I posted about my first experience with the Holga 120N- an iconic "toy" camera, characterised by its unique image quality and minimal controls. I had just acquired it and was looking forward to taking some snaps. Now,…

Photo Cropping in Lightroom

For me, photo cropping in Lightroom is one of the most important edits you can do to improve your images. I've written before about my editing process in Lightroom and also covered a little about black and white conversion. But in this…