Shane McDonald Photographer Waterford, Ireland - Shane McDonald Photography


I am Shane McDonald, an Amateur Photographer from Waterford, Ireland. I started taking photos around 1999 with a 1.3 mega-pixel Olympus digital camera. After winning a Waterford photography contest in 2007 I started taking my photography a bit more serious. This site, Shane McDonald Photography blog, was setup in 2010 and has extended since then.

The main types of photography I enjoy include landscapes, architecture, food photography, long exposure and blue-hour photography. I post regularly to Instagram and Twitter via the @shanesphoto handle and my Facebook page is available by clicking the logo on this site. This photoblog is Winner of the Blog Awards Ireland 2018 Silver Award.

Blog posts are added at least once a week, and I do like to get comments, so please leave one if you have a chance. I hope you enjoy the site.

Blog Award Ireland - Shane McDonald Photography, Silver Award Winner

Shane McDonald Photography Waterford


Shane McDonald Photography Waterford - Landscapes
Shane McDonald Photography Waterford - Cityscapes
Shane McDonald Photography Waterford - Events
Shane McDonald Photography Waterford - Travel Photography
Shane McDonald Photography Waterford - Travel Photography
Shane McDonald Photography Waterford - Wildlife & Nature Photography
Shane McDonald Photography Waterford - Food Photography
Shane McDonald Photography Waterford - Travel Photography

I enjoy capturing the skill and talent of the chef in my food photography. I think food photography should capture the use of fresh ingredients, the creativeness of the chef and also entice the viewer with a mouth-watering final shot.

Food Photography

I enjoy travel and the fantastic shots which can be captured en-route. My favourite travel photography destinations include New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and of course Ireland (especially the west coast and Wild Atlantic Way).

Travel Photography

Nature in all it’s forms is a photographers dream subject. Everything from the smallest bird or colourful dragonfly to the largest deer provide a great photo shoot opportunity. Most of my nature shots are from Ireland and the UK.

Nature Photography


Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris On Monday 15th April 2019 around 6:50 pm a fire was discovered at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Over the next 4 hours, the fire engulfed and consumed hundreds of years of history. The devastating flames tore through the roof and in a...

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