• Spring Bee Photoshoot

    Spring Bee Photoshoot

    With Spring eventually arriving I was taking some photos of Spring flowers and noticed a bee full of pollen and tried to get some snaps with the 24-105mm lens. Not a Macro lens but by getting in close and cropping later you can make the photo look closer than you actually were. I was also […]

  • Hook Head, Co .Wexford

    Hook Head, Co .Wexford

    On a brief trip to Hook Head, the oldest intact operational light house in the world, I decided to try out some ND grad filters. It was a sunny day so the ND grad filters would have controlled the light in areas of the photo which are too bright, such as the sky and clouds. […]

  • Waterford N25 Bridge at Night

    Waterford N25 Bridge at Night

    The last time I visited the River Suir for a view of the N25 Bypass Bridge, also known as the Cat Flap to locals, I had a different camera and a different lens. Now armed with a Canon 7D and a 24-105 L Lens I was attempting a re-shoot. Shot just after the blue hour […]

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  • Ladybird out for a Walk

    Ladybird out for a Walk

    This photo of a ladybird (or ladybug in the USA) I just liked because of the simplicity – one small ladybird in an vast green area. I also liked the texture of the grass stem which the lady bird is walking over. I deliberately used a low aperture so as to blur the background and […]

  • Parisenne Archways

    Parisenne Archways

    On a visit to Paris you can be guaranteed of having amazing subjects to photograph. The people, the architecture, the landmarks, night photography and much more. On one such visit, in the courtyard behind the Louvre Museum, I spotted an archway leading to a bridge and on into the distance. I liked the lines it […]

  • Ardmore Round Tower and Cliff Walk

    Ardmore Round Tower and Cliff Walk

    I visited Ardmore in late January in the middle of 2 forecast storms, on the one day I took the camera out, luckily I had a perfect day for taking photos. Ardmore Co. Waterford is a great location for a photo walk, combining beaches, cliff walks and inland areas as well as the history and […]

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  • Revisiting old photos

    Revisiting old photos

    I noticed that I had a lot of photos from 2010/2011 which I had backed up but very few were every touched up or had much editing done on them. There were 2 reasons for this; firstly I didn’t have very good editing software back then and secondly when tools I did have, were limited […]

  • 10 Tips to Improve your Photography

    10 Tips to Improve your Photography

    As a photographer do you ever find yourself getting stuck in a rut? Have you fallen into the HDR hole, are you always shooting in Auto mode or are you always shooting the same subjects at the same time of day? We all work hard at improving our photography and here are 10 tips you […]

  • How to Create a Custom Bokeh

    How to Create a Custom Bokeh

    The first thing you may be asking is what the hell does Bokeh mean? The word ‘Bokeh’ comes from the Japanese word Bokashi which means ‘to blur’. The use of the word Bokeh in photography terms can mean areas of a photo which are not in focus due to being beyond the focal point – […]

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