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 Mary, together with Saint Joseph and John the Evangelist,…

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The Truth about 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 the course of a few weeks. Cue that warm fuzzy feeling…

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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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