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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ICM – An alternative photo

What the heck is ICM? ICM stands for intentional camera movement. It’s been around for quite some time and is a way for people to express themselves creatively using their camera. The idea is to introduce some movement during the exposure in order to capture an “artistic” interpretation of the scene. Why Do it? Simple answer…

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Shooting in Bright Sunlight

I had previously seen a few photos of the old Balla railway station before but had never actually shot it myself. In fairness, it was never a location that appealed to me. However, like all photographers, I like to visit these locations at least once to see for myself. When you first start out on…

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Ireland Calling Interview

Below is a repost of a short interview I had some time ago with the Ireland Calling website – a superb collection of all things Irish. Be sure to pop over to them for a look – Ireland Calling, or catch them on Facebook. The original post can be seen on their site here. John Mee is a…

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Before We Forgot How To Dream – the making of

I made this image, called Before We Forgot How To Dream this week. The original photo of Samantha was shot early in 2015 down at Rosserk Abbey outside Ballina. Sam’s a wonderful person to work with and is really relaxed and just herself in front of the camera. The pose and her peaceful, elegant demeanour was exactly what I…

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