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.”
LENSES & OTHERS
- 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.
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.