Photography Seminars – Greystones Camera Club Workshop

Greystones Camera Club – Off Camera Flash Photography Seminar As a member of the Greystones camera club, I get asked sometimes to demonstrate techniques and share knowledge with the members. Giving back is something I really enjoy and what better way than to share the knowledge I have about a …

Short Light & Broad Light In Portrait Photography

Hello everyone. Here’s another small little tip/tutorial post on lighting. This time we’re going to discuss the difference between broad and short light. These lighting patterns have been around forever but they still cause some confusion, they actually did to me too a while back so we’re going to make …

Location Editorial Photo shoot – Session Log

As a Dublin editorial photographer sometimes you’re commissioned to do shoots and others you’ll need to work on your own time and submit ideas to editors in the hopes they get picked, magazines and publications are getting a lot more of their work these days through spontaneous submissions than years …

Wide Angle vs Telephoto Portrait Photography

This blog article aims to be a simple guide to portrait photography focal length focusing on the benefits of using telephoto focal range over wide angles. In this article I aim to answer some common questions about lens choice specifically in portrait photography. In terms of getting an accurate focal …

Video Photoshop Tutorials – Dodge & Burn Using Curves

Like almost everything, there are a million ways to dodge and burn in Photoshop. Using the latest version of Photoshop CC, I’m going to show you a simple way to dodge and burn your photographs while preserving detail. In this technique you will use curves adjustment layers and layer masks. …

How Much Photoshop Goes Into My Photographs?

Every so often someone pops the question: How much of that is Photoshop? Some ask it more discreetly than others but it is a common question even when I do corporate photo shoots. Another popular one is, can you make me look good with Photoshop and while the answer to …

Candid Portraits & Moments During Photoshoots

The 2014 World Cup is starting today is Brasil, and I decided to make a post featuring a beautiful Brazilian model living in Dublin. Her name is Karine Dalsin and she works with Fraser Model Agency. Sometimes in between setups or during breaks on my studio portrait photo shoots moments happen …