About my Photography

ShaneMcDonald.me is my photoblog – one of 3 personal websites which I run. I thought separating the content out would make for more targeted content, shanemcdonald.org and shanemcdonald.com are the other 2 sites.

I always had an interest in photography, had a very basic Olympus back in 2001 and used this when travelling around the world in 2003. I upgraded to a Fuji S7000 in 2005 and started using advanced settings in fully manual, doing long exposure shots and playing around with high speed photography. I was really enjoying taking photos and decided to take up photography as a serious hobby in 2007 after I won the Imagine Arts Festival Photography competition with the photo below which was taken from the Ardree Hotel in 2005.

Waterford City by Night taken from Ardree Hotel Waterford in 2005 winner of Imagine Arts Festival Photo Competition

Since then I upgraded to a Canon 450D and then on to a very sturdy Canon 7D, as well as investing in some great lenses such as the 24-105 L Lens. My favourite photography subjects are landscapes, nature, wildlife, night shoots / long exposures and shots which particularly nice lighting. I also enjoy doing food photography.

I am a member of the Carrick Camera Club since 2009 and my photos have been published in Newspapers, Magazines, Brochures and shown on TV and Online, including;

  • Irish Independent
  • Irish Times
  • RTE.ie
  • Hotel Brochures
  • GoIreland Email Newsletter
  • Ardmore Pattern Festival Calendar 2013 & 2014
  • Morris Oil Calendar 2013 & 2014
  • 3e Weather
  • Neven Magure – Home Chef (7 second sting)
  • Various Local Newspapers in Ireland & UK

I always appreciate visitor  comments and feedback,  so please feel free to leave a comment on any post or contact me directly. The work is all non-commercial and I enjoy taking and sharing photos.

Links to my Facebook, Flickr and Twitter (@shanesphoto) accounts are below if you want to follow me on those platforms.

 
 

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