• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 – […]

  • 2013 – My Year in Photo Blogging

    2013 – My Year in Photo Blogging

    WordPress via the Jetpack plugin publish reports on your blogs which are very interesting.  If you have a WordPress blog and you have not yet installed Jetpack then you really should as there are some great features including the ‘Publicize’ feature where you can auto-update your Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts with your posts. My […]

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  • First Astrophotography Timelapse

    First Astrophotography Timelapse

    I had seen timelapse videos showing the stars in the night sky moving, showing the rotation of the earth, sometimes even showing the milky way as it traverses the night sky. Having done some research I found out that you need a digital shutter timer or intervalometer. I found one on Amazon for under €30 […]

  • Swans on the Lake Revisited – Morris Oil Calendar Final 12

    Swans on the Lake Revisited – Morris Oil Calendar Final 12

    Back in March I posted a photo called “Swans on the Lake”. I recently submitted this to the Morris Oil calendar competition and it has been now shortlisted in the final 12. I am now hoping that you have a few minutes to vote for this picture by clicking the image below and on Facebook […]

  • Flightfest Air Show, Dublin 2013

    Flightfest Air Show, Dublin 2013

    On Sunday 15th September Flightfest in Dublin drew crowds of up to 150,000 who lined the streets from Capel Street bridge to the Point Depot to watch a once-in- a-lifetime, international fly past with over 30 aircraft flying at about 800ft. FlightFest was organised as part of ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’ and included aircraft such […]

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