About Shane McDonald Photography

About Shane McDonald Photography

My name is Shane McDonald and ShaneMcDonald.me is my photoblog – one of 3 personal websites which I run (namely www.shanemcdonald.ie, www.shanemcdonald.ie/queen and this photography site www.shanemcdonald.me). I am an amateur photographer from Waterford, Ireland. I set up Shane McDonald Photography blog a while ago now and below I have outlined my background in photography.

I always had an interest in photography, had a very basic Olympus back in 2001 and used this when traveling 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.

Shane McDonald Photography - 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 setup the Shane McDonald Photography website in 2010 and since then I have being optimising and adding more photos to the site as much as possible.

I was a member of the Carrick Camera Club from 2009-2014, during which time my photography progressed through many in-club and inter-club photo challenges (a great way to expand your knowledge from beginner to advanced). My photos have been published in Newspapers, Magazines, Brochures and shown on TV and Online, including;

  • Irish Independent
  • Irish Times
  • RTE.ie
  • Hotel Brochures
  • Irelands Blue Book
  • GoIreland Email Newsletter
  • Ardmore Pattern Festival Calendar 2013 & 2014
  • Morris Oil Calendar 2013 & 2014
  • 3e Weather
  • Neven Magure – Home Chef (7 second intro 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 Shane McDonald Photography Facebook, Flickr, Shane McDonald Photography Instagram and Shane McDonald Photography Twitter (@shanesphoto or my personal account @mrshanemcdonald) accounts are below if you want to follow me on those platforms. My personal website is at www.shanemcdonald.ie.