MTB Action Photography Shoot with András Gercsényi

In the recent weeks I’ve done a photography assignment with the amazingly talented mountain biker András Gercsényi. The aim was to get some dramatic images of András before his European MTB Marathon Championships in Ballyhoura near Limerick. András has been training hard for this challenge over the last few months …

Video Photography Tutorials – Simple Sharpening

Hi, I’m starting a series of Adobe Photoshop video tutorials aimed at starting photographers. I’m by no means the ultimate expert in Photoshop but I’ve been using the software since version 2 so it has been a few years and I feel I can offer something to new photographers and …

Butterfly Portrait Lighting

Butterfly lighting uses only 2 light sources and it can even be achieved with a single light and a reflector. See below the iconic portrait of  Marlene Dietrich from the Shangai Express (1932) by director Josef Von Sternberg.   Butterfly lighting, also referred as Paramount or Glamour lighting was widely used …

Behind the Scenes at Snapped Up Editorial Photoshoot

Last Saturday I met with Stephanie O’Quigley and Orla (our assistant/stylist for the day) from SnappedUp.ie after we setup a first shoot for the blog. Snappedup.ie is a lifestyle blog that covers various topics from fashion and beauty to diet and exercise there you can find great advice on life’s …

Portrait Lighting Techniques – Rembrant Lighting

A few weeks back I joined other members of the Greystones Camera Club to put out a small demonstration of portrait lighting setups in studio for those who would like to get the first hands on experience in a studio environment. During the small workshop on the night I was …

Portrait Retouching – Our Signature Photo Retouching

Original Digital Negative File (Straight From Camera) Traditional Retouching (Traditional Darkroom Techniques – Adobe Lightroom) Signature Retouching (Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop CC)     Deluxe Retouching (Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop CC using advanced techniques) Extensive Retouching Explained Extensive retouching covers topics like photographic restoration, composites, extensive cloning and time consuming …

Natural Light Portraiture Presentation

Last Thursday myself and David Stanway presented a small workshop at the Greystones Camera Club about portraiture using Natural or Available light. David was very kind to bring along a powerful daylight balanced continuous light source to emulate the sky and we’ve put together a simple PowerPoint presentation to show …

Portrait Photography Shoot with Irish Soprano Claudia Boyle

Irish soprano Claudia Boyle is a native of Dublin and graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music with first class honours. She was subsequently an Opera Theatre Company Young Artist and a member of the prestigious Young Singers Project at the 2010 Salzburg Festival. She was recipient of the …

Actors Resources

Ireland Actors GuideCastings, Auditions and general information for actors in Ireland. An active community forum too. The Irish Film and Television Network News, events and probably the most extensive database of film professionals available to work in Ireland. Gaiety School of ActingIreland’s leading acting school. A great place to start …