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 into shooting the west of Ireland weather. I’ve only ever had to cut short…

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Return to Afflecks Palace and 1989

It’s quite a few years since I visited Afflecks Palace – more than I care to remember. It’s an alternative clothing/lifestyle shopping emporium in Manchester. On a recent visit to that city, I decided to take a trip down nostalgia lane to see just how rosy life was back then. Of course, the exterior of…

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Photoshoot at the Ulster Aviation Society

Although I regularly hold landscape workshops myself, I also attend some as well. These are mostly off-camera flash workshops. I had previously been to one of Nigel Fleming workshops previously and knew to expect some quality tuition. This workshop seemed extra special though as it was going to be a Photoshoot at the Ulster Aviation Society.…

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Creative Shoot at the Coast

Myself, Stephanie and Nick had organised 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 theme or get that many props. I did have a homemade…

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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 shutter at the exact right time and come away with the “keeper”. But it doesn’t always work…

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