about Patrick Dinneen

Hi, I’m Patrick Dinneen.

I live in beautiful Galway, West Ireland. I shoot anything and everything that captures my eye; an eclectic mix you could say.
Since my childhood, when my dad bought me my first camera as a birthday present, I’ve always been interested in photography. He bought me a big, bulky Dslr when I thought I would have preferred a simple compact camera. But he knew what he was doing (don’t dads always!); it taught me how to operate a camera and soon I had a proper understanding of photography.

MY PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPTMENT (the boring stuff if you’re not a photographer)
I shoot with a Pentax K-5ii DSLR and Pentax K-7 as a backup. A lot of people are suprised and ask why a Pentax, or rather ask why not a Canon or Nikon? It’s a great camera that I love! Simple as that.

I also try to keep a compact on me/in the car for anything I stumble upon. I’d recommend that you always have a camera within reach if possible. As they say- “the best camera in the world is the one you have on you.”


  • Sigma 70-200 f2.8 Sports lens. I don’t use it extensively but it gives me a comforting feeling just knowing I own this love lens.
  • Tamron 18-55 f2.8 lens
  • Pentax 100mm f2.8 1:1 macro lens
  • Sigma 30mm f1.4 lens. This is great for low-light photography and blurred background photos (think portraits).
  • I use a Slingshot AW 202 rucksack. It’s like a mini rucksack which can swing around to the front of your body very quickly without having to take it off. Highly recommended.

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On my links page you’ll find a list of photography related websites and blogs that I like.

All photographs on this website are copyright of Patrick Dinneen and may not be used without my permission.