50 Shades of Green - Happy St. Patricks Day

50 Shades of Green - Happy St. Patricks Day

To celebrate St. Patricks Day, I thought I’d share something a little different to the inevitable pictures of nothing but shamrocks and leprechauns. So, instead, here are 50 images of Dublin from my Streets of Dublin Project, all with a green theme. These have all been taken over the last few years at various times of the year, and feature the colour green as the main subject. And, yes, there are a few shamrocks and leprechauns in here too! (Well, it is St. Patricks Day)

10 Tips for iPhone Photography

10 Tips for iPhone Photography

I’ve been using my iPhone a lot for photography lately and I’m having a lot of fun shooting with it. There’s lots written about iPhone photography and there’s lots of articles giving you lots of tips and dos and don’ts for shooting images with your iPhone. I wanted to share a few from my own experience though. These are just some random tips that I’ve been thinking about over the last little while. Some may seem pretty obvious, and some you may not agree with, but there tips are just things that I’ve personally found. Anyway, without further ado, here are ten tips for getting more from your iPhone photography. 

Loving the Light

Loving the Light

A lot of the time when I'm out photographing, I take pictures that, while not exactly the most fascinating subjects, I still like to take. Sometimes, there's something about an otherwise bland scene that I really like, and it's usually to do with the way the light is falling in the scene. Sometimes people don't get what I see in a scene, and that's ok. Not every photo has to be a masterpiece, and not every photo has to be art gallery worthy.  Photography is, of course, all about light, and sometimes I love an image because of the way the light interacts with whatever is in the scene.

Book Review: "Light Gesture & Colour" by Jay Maisel

Book Review: "Light Gesture & Colour" by Jay Maisel

I’ve been a big fan of Jay Maisel’s work for a few years now. Even though he’s a very famous photographer I only really came across him a few years ago when he did a class on kelly training. I had seen his photography before but I never knew whose work it was. When seeing him being interviewed, it struck me that the then 80year old artist is not only a great photographer, but also a great philosopher as well, especially about all things photography.

Thoughts on the New 12 Inch Retina MacBook (from a Photographer's point of view)

Thoughts on the New 12 Inch Retina MacBook (from a Photographer's point of view)

At the “Spring Forward” event held today in San Francisco which was mainly about the Apple Watch, Apple also announced the new 12" MacBook. The new laptop is a departure from the previous generation of Apple notebooks, and represents the first major departure from the existing designs in quite some time. The new MacBook is not replacing either the MacBook air or the MacBook pro but comes with a Retina Display and is incredibly thin. If you’re a photographer looking for a new laptop the sleek design and retina display of this new model might be tempting. It’s evening here in Dublin and I’ve been mulling over a cup of tea, so I thought I’d share some of the mostly random thoughts I’ve been having about the new notebook.

Shooting Street Photography with the iPhone 6 Plus

Shooting Street Photography with the iPhone 6 Plus

Following on from my first impressions post the other day, I spent a bit more time shooting with my new iPhone on Friday. I headed into the city to do some street photography, armed with my Fuji X-E1 and my iPhone 6. I had been intending to shoot mostly with the Fuji and get some sample shots with the iPhone, but after a while I ended up putting the X-E1 away and just using the iPhone. I was simply having too much fun with it.