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09 Feb

Where is Patrick?

In l. Text by admin / February 9, 2016 / 0 Comments

Hi everyone. If you follow me on RSS or visit my site from time to time you’ll have noticed that I haven’t posted any blog posts in quite some time (sorry!). I just wanted to pop my head above the water to explain why. I haven’t fallen out of love with photography, the main reason is that my wife had a baby girl in September. And as anyone who has children knows they’re very time consuming! Kate is almost 5 months young now, she’s a smiling, happy toddler. So we now have 3 children and are kept very busy. This is a photo from when Kate was 7 weeks young:

I’m not sure if Instagram is a reason that I’m posting less here but it could be. I only post photos from my smart phone to Instagram whereas the vast majority of photos on photoblog.ie would be taken with my Dslr or compact camera but it’s an outlet for me to ‘publish’ photos & I tend to get more comments on it compared to on photoblog.ie. I find it’s so quick and easy to post a photo on Instgram compared to posting a photo on a website. As I mentioned in a previous blog post you can find me at https://instagram.com/photoblog.ie/. I’ve had an account for a while but it was ‘hibernating’. I’ll be posting similar photos to what I post here- abstract, abstract and more abstract. Oh, and some other stuff too- patterns, everyday smiley faces and more. Everything that I post on Instagram is taken from my smartphone, if I love an Instagram photo I might post it here too.

30 Sep

Photoblog.ie now on Instagram

In l. Text by admin / September 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

I want to let everyone know that I’m now active on Instagram, you can find me at https://instagram.com/photoblog.ie/. I’ve had an account for a while but it was ‘hibernating’. I’ll be posting similar photos to what I post here- abstract, abstract and more abstract. Oh, and some other stuff too- patterns, everyday smiley faces and more. A lot of what I’ll post to Instagram I won’t post here, however if I love an Instagram photo I might post it on my website too.

What I love about Instagram is how simple it is; you can share a photo in seconds whereas a blog post here takes more time. If you have an Instagram account too why not comment with your username and I might follow you. These are some of my recent Instagram photos:

05 Jan

Looking back at 2014

In l. Text by admin / January 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

So 2014 has come and gone; while not extremely active it was still an enjoyable photography year for me. Originally my photography website was a simple WordPress blog, which I called Eclectic Images. The title conveyed my photography style (or lack of); capturing anything and everything, having no favourite style. Last year I was browsing through my database of photos trying to select which one to submit to Amateur Photographer magazine and realised that my abstract photos appeal to me the most. I enjoying both the challenge of attempting to capture something differently or uniquely and also how my abstract photos stand out from the norm, which makes them more memorable.

Which brings me to my highlight of 2014- having my work featured in Readers Portfolio section of Amateur Photographer magazine. Amateur Photographer magazine is the world’s best-selling, longest-running consumer weekly photographic magazine and every week the feature a selection of photographs from a reader. In July I was fortunate enough to have some of my abstract photos showcased:

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My sister-in-law got married in September and I was honoured to be asked to photograph her and Garrett’s big day, below is a small selection. I’m hoping to photograph some more weddings in 2015 so if you know of anyone getting married…..

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Lastly, here are some of my favourite photos from 2014:

On holidays in Cambrils Park, Spain there is a beautiful fake lighthouse. This photo captures many of my preferred photography styles; slightly abstract, the simplicity and calmness of the scene and a pattern in the colours:

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I captured this photo at the ‘Croke Park Classic’ American Football match with saw Central Florida (UCF) take on Penn State University. I used a long shutter speed to create this abstract photo of the players looking like ferocious balls of energy:

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I really love the happiness and emotion caught in this one; you can almost hear the women shrieking with joy!

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This makes me smile every time. It was taken at a communion and ‘Time Out’ would be the perfect title. The girl had a fantastic day but here she’s having a little rest.

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I’d like to wish everyone a great 2015; please come back to visit my website, leave a comment if you like a photo in my blog or even buy a print for yourself or as a present for someone.

05 Jul

My Photography Exhibition in The Galway Fringe Festival

In a. Galway,l. Text by admin / July 5, 2013 / 1 Comment

Galway Fringe Festival

Seduced by Light at Gawlay Fringe Festival

I’m delighted to announce that I have my first solo photography exhibition in this year’s Galway Fringe Festival.

My exhibition, Seduced By Light will display 8 photography in Goyas cafe, Kirwans Lane from July 13th to July 30th.
Goyas cafe is located in a small square directly behind McDonaghs chipper, also behind Busker Brown’s pub.
If you’re in Galway during The Galway Fringe Festival dates please drop into Goyas for a look. (Goyas do one of the best hot chocolates in Galway).

This is my exhibition information in the Galway Fringe Festival guide:

Seduced By Light, a photography exhibition by Patrick Dinneen
The camera never lies. But it can distort the truth and present us with a different view of the world around us. We see the world around us through our eyes; a photographer sees the world through his camera. This instrument can be used to manipulate what we see by applying various techniques, including long shutter speeds, intentional camera movement, defocusing and many more.

In this series of beautiful photographs Patrick Dinneen invites you on an abstract journey through a dreamlike world of images bursting with colour. Abstract photograph from my exhibition
Patrick Dinneen is a Cork born, Galway based photographer. He has no one preferred style of photography, instead enjoys photographing anything that captures his eyes’ attention.

He proudest achievement is date is having his work featured in the LA Times. When he isn’t behind his camera he enjoys spending time with his family, playing or watching football, cycling or reading. He also has a passion for music and has linked music with photography by giving every photo blog post a related music title in his website. You can view more of his work at http://www.photoblog.ie

03 Jan

10 Reasons To Exist

In l. Text by admin / January 3, 2013 / 0 Comments

10 Reasons To Exist is rumoured to be album title from U2’s much anticipated new album, it’s currently the ‘working title’.
Photoblog.ie is my photography website and in this, the blog section, every blog post used to have a related music title. Why? Because I love photography and music and it’s a fun thing to link the two together. The title could be as simple as a band name, song or album title or maybe lyrics from a song; anything music related that the photograph makes me think of.

Below are some photographs of mine that are linked to some U2 albums titles. It’s simple to guess which photograph represents which album but it gives you a visual example of how I link photographs in blog posts to music references. When the new U2 album is released (10 reasons to exist maybe) I’m going to try to have a blog post and photo for each song title.

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10 Dec

Buy a photograph print for charity (Santa Claus is coming to town)

In l. Text by admin / December 10, 2012 / 0 Comments


I’m getting to this a bit late as tomorrow is the last day to bid.

The BOARDS.ie 2012 Photo Book was launched on Saturday 1st December and contains the images submitted by the wonderful users of the Boards.ie Photography forum.

This PRINT AUCTION is organised to raise additional funds for the Santa Strike Force – which was helped set up by Tom Murphy (DeVore) one of the founding members of Boards.ie. The SSF are a really cool charity: in the run-up before Christmas, they start quietly collecting toys and when the big day comes, all the SSF elves help Santa to hand out presents to kids who are staying in not-so-nice places. Places likes hospitals and care-centres.

HOW TO BID
Please place your bid (minimum bid is €25 and includes postage) in the comment below each photograph (link below) or email it to boardsbook@gmail.com

If bidding by email, include the title and user name as it appears in both the book and the photo on pix.ie. If you would like to bid to a maximum, state what your maximum bid would be and we will then comment on your behalf on pix.ie in increments of €5 up to your maximum. E.g. If the maximum amount you want to bid is €50 and actual highest bid at auction is €30, you will get it for €35.

You will receive an email if your maximum bid is exceeded prior to the auction.
Here’s the link to the site with full details and for bidding.

Santa Claus is coming to town is a song title by J. Fred Coots, Henry Gillespie.

26 Nov

Boards.ie Photobook launch & Photowalk- all welcome

In a. Galway,l. Text by admin / November 26, 2012 / 0 Comments

Every year, the users from the photography forum on Boards.ie stick their heads and hands together to organize the annual Boards Photobook. The entire project is conducted online and is organized by volunteers from the forum and I have a photo in this year’s book.

The book showcases some of the finest photography work from both amateurs and professionals and will make a great Christmas present; as for each book sold, a charitable donation will be made to Santa Strike Force.

Book Launch- everyone invited
Boards Photo Book launches at the Dublin Camera Gallery on Camden Street at 8pm on December 1st 2012.
Dublin Camera Club have once again been so very kind to offer their gallery space for free in order to support the project. Many of the contributors and users of the photography forum will meet each other there. Remarkably, it will probably be the first time many of them will have met face to face – as all work behind the book happens entirely on the forum, which is an amazing feat!

We herewith extend an invitation and warm welcome to all interested in attending the book launch, the more the merrier. We hope to make the book a successful venture to ensure that Santa Strike Force can keep providing their fantastic service to institutions that, in these budgetary times, so much rely on donations from the public.

How can you buy the photobook?
The publication will be made available for purchase to the general public by Shakespeare Photobooks, a Waterford based company who have been selected for a third time for the printing process. After the book launch, copies of the book will be available for purchase directly from Shakespeare Photobooks.

Print Auction
A Print Auction of photos in the book will commence on the 2nd December and run for approximately 2 weeks – visit http://pix.ie/boardsbook for more details.

For any further inquiries, you can contact Tracy O’Brien and the team behind the book on boardsbook{at}gmail.com

Photowalk
The Boards.ie group are also organising a photowalk for Saturday afternoon, full details below.

Start Time: 1pm
Start Point: Bottom of Grafton St / Molly Malone Statue end
Going to:
– National Library of Ireland (Nassau to Kildare street)
– St. Stephen’s Green
– National Museum of Ireland (History, Merrion St)
– Merrion Square
– Westland Row (Pearse St Train Station)
– Trinity College (Through Pearse St entrance)
– College Green to Dame Lane
– Dame Lane (should be getting dark by now 4:30ish)
– behind Dublin Castle (Chester Beatty Library)
– TBC
– St. Patricks Cathedral (night)
– stumble back to Against the Grain (6ish)

21 Nov

Selling my Pentax K-7 and 100mm macro lens (Superdiscount)

In l. Text by admin / November 21, 2012 / 0 Comments

Hi,
I’m planning on upgrading to a Pentax K-5 so I’m selling my beloved Pentax K-7 body and also my Pentax 100mm f2.8 1:1 macro lens.
Please see here for more photos & details of the K-7 and here for the macro lens.

You can also contact me through my contact form if you want.
Cheers,
Pa.

30 Oct

Buy Cheap, Buy Twice. Memroy Card Trouble

In l. Text by admin / October 30, 2012 / 1 Comment

As you might have noticed I haven’t posted up many photos lately. Just in case you were wondering why here’s my story and a bit of advice for you…

Memory cards are essential to digital photography (obviously) but I’ve never given them a second thought besides making sure I have some with me. Most people are the same I’d imagine. So when I saw that a well known discount store were selling memory cards at a very cheap price I decided to buy a few.
Before I did I posted a thread on Boards.ie photography forum asking if there’s any difference between cheap and more expensive memory cards (besides reading speed). A few people recommended to avoid the cheap ones but I ignored that.

About two months ago I began having some problems with my Pentax camera and memory cards. One of my cards was slightly cracked but it still worked. Next cards wouldn’t ‘pop’ in or out of my memory card slot. I had to use a pair of tweezers to ply it out. My laptop wouldn’t accept the card either so to transfer photos I had to use a cable to connect my camera to laptop.

On Guinness Arthurs Day I went to O Connell’s pub in Eyre Square, Galway to see and photograph Alabama 3. The weather was awful but they still kindly took time to pose for a group photo for me before the gig. As they were playing on a make shift stage with no security barriers I was as close as you could ever get (3 feet away) so captured loads of shots. However I noticed that when I tried to view some photos on my camera LCD screen that it gave me an error message.

At home that evening when I was trying to copy the photos to my laptop it said that the folder was empty. I tried everything but couldn’t retrieve them, much to my anger and frustration. So I decided to get my camera looked at. Surprisingly, that isn’t easy in Ireland, especially if you’re living in the West of Ireland. I phoned a few camera stores in Galway; they all said they wouldn’t repair it for me and that I’d have to post it to Pentax in the UK. I bought my camera 2nd hand from the USA so wasn’t sure would Pentax UK even look at it and even if they did the cost could be very high (like bringing a car to an official dealer for a service). So I hunted around and managed to find The Hamster Clinic, a camera repair advice thread on Boards.ie.

Basically it’s a thread for camera repair advice and there’s a guy who gives advice and also does repairs. I ended up posting my camera to him and for the mere sum of €20 he fixed it for me. If I had sent my camera off to Pentax UK I’m sure it would have cost a multiple more. Bits of my cheap memory cards were flaking off and messing up the memory card slot. I don’t know if a more expensive memory card means it’s better built but I’m not going to risk it in future. As they say (who are ‘they’ anyway?) “buy cheap and buy twice”.

The other lesson I learnt is that if you’re doing a job MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A BACKUP CAMERA. Luckily for me the Alabama concert was just some hobby photography but I was scheduled to shoot a wedding. I managed to borrow a Pentax body from another amazingly generous and trusting stranger through the Boards.ie Photography forum. (This sounds like an ad for Boards.ie Photography forum but I haven’t received any financial gratitude for my opinions…).

For Christmas this year I’ll probably ask Santa Claus for a backup 2nd hand Pentax body (@mywife- I hope you’re reading this…) in case I get the opportunity to shoot any more weddings (2 under my belt so far, hopefully more in the future)

Now I have my camera back and hopefully will start posting up some photos shortly.

Postupdate: good article here at http://pentaxdslrs.blogspot.ie, entitled Raise your hand if you have ever lost digital image files.

08 Jun

Baby You Can Drive My Car ( Shrule & District Vintage Club 4th Annual Show )

In l. Text by admin / June 8, 2012 / 1 Comment

A friend of mine is a lover of cars (Opel mainly) and will be showcasing his Mantra at the opcoming Shrule & District Vintage Club 4th Annual Show at Castlehackett Estate, Belclare, Tuam, Co. Galway this weekend. I’m going to head along, it could be a great chance to get some nice photographs. After browsing through some of my car photographs I’ve noticed that I tend go for abstract rather than the standard photos. This is because the standard photo (for many subjects) has been done a million times so trying a differnet style makes it stand out somewhat.

Link to website.
Here’s details of the show:
Saturday 9th June
The Vintage Road Run for cars will start at 4 P.M. sharp returning to the show site @ 8 P.M. where a barbeque (not free) is available.
The route of the run is as follows:
* Castlehackett House (Show site)
* Caherlistrane
* Shrule
* Glencorrib
* Cross
* Cong (15 – 30 minute stop)
* Ballinbobe
* Tuam
* Belclare (meet with the Tractors)
* Castlehackett House (Show site)
Tractors will also have a Road Run the route is: * Castlehackett House (Show site)
* Caherlistrane
* Sylane
* Tuam
* Belclare (meet with the Cars)
* Castlehackett House (Show site)

Details of events on Sunday 10th June
* All types of vintage vehicles will be on display – tractors, cars, motorbikes, commercial trucks, 4X4s, construction and industrial vehicles, fire engines and steam engines.
* There will be vintage working displays and demonstrations with threshing, block making, stone crushing, and stationary engines in operation.
* A tractor build display is planned and a substantial autojumble will be run on site.
* Other attractions include Dog show and crafts display featuring cooking, butter making, sewing, wood turning and weaving.
* There will be children’s entertainment, set dancing and live music featuring Don Stiffe, Matt Keane and many more artists.
* The Opel Vauxhall Club Ireland will be in attendance.
* The Ford Cortina Club are main feature at the show as they celebrate 50 years of the Cortina.

Show location:
Sat Nav co-ordinates are: 53.493331,-8.977633.

Post title is the title of a Beatles song ‘Baby You Can Drive My Car’.

03 May

I Want It All, I Want It All, I Want It All, And I Want It Now

In a. Galway,l. Text by admin / May 3, 2012 / 1 Comment

I’m happy to say I’ve had ‘What’s in my bag’ featured in Camera Gear website- link It’s their fist What’s in my bag submission from a Pentax user.

Camera Gear website is a nice site that it updated daily and gives ” the latest in photography and camera gear news”.


◦Pentax K7
◦Pentax D FA 100mm 1:1 macro
◦Sigma 70-200 f2.8
◦Sigma 30mm 1.4
◦Tamron 17-50 f2.8
◦Charger
◦ND filter
◦a bit of money
◦lens wipes
◦spare lens back cap in my bag.

I also have a smaller shoulder bag that I use if I’m only taking 1 or 2 lenses with me.
I’m planning on upgrading the K-7 to a K-5, buying a good flash (for 2 weddings this year) and down the line maybe a wide angle lens (10mm).

Post title is taken from the song ‘I Want It All’ by Queen.

12 Apr

From Me To You (Photograph giveaway competition winners)

In l. Text by admin / April 12, 2012 / 1 Comment

I recently ran a competition where 2 winners would receive a 8″ by 12″ signed photograph of their choice with free worldwide postage.

The winners are Tirabaralla and Francoise F.Q.
Winners were drawn at random and I will contact them to see which photography they would like.
Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment and enter.

Post title is taken from the song “From Me To You”, the first number one for The Beatles in the UK.

14 Feb

Your valued opinion wanted please!

In l. Text by admin / February 14, 2012 / 4 Comments

Hi,

I’ve been tinkering around with my website recently and I’d like your opinion/feedback on this:

This is the landing page that a visitor views when visiting my website (via http://www.photoblog.ie).

On my old blog the landing page used to be my latest blog post (see below) So I’ve been thinking of implementing that on this website. So instead of the ‘overview’ page the blog page would display instead.
If you could take two minutes to provide me with this input/feeback I’d appreciate it. Just wondering which one you think is better and why?
Thanks for providing me with the feedbak!

02 Feb

Fifteen minutes of fame

In l. Text by admin / February 2, 2012 / 0 Comments

I’m very happy to day that this photography website/blog featured on the very cool Ilovephotoblogs.com website yesterday. The title they uses was ‘Combining a Love For Music and Photography- Patrick Dinneen’ which sums up my website perfectly.

If you want to spend some time browsing through a very wide range of photoblogs and photos of the day then head over to their site.

30 Jan

I’ll be doing a lot of photography in Depeche Mode*

In l. Text by admin / January 30, 2012 / 2 Comments


I think that every photogrpaher has a few lenses on their wish list, for me it was a macro and wide angle (10mm) lens. I don’t know how much I’d use either one but have always wanted to play with them and see what they’re like. I’ve read a lot of people saying once they get a wide angle lens it stays on the body most of the time. I’m sure that if/once I get these two lenses there’ll be more that I want (upgrade camera body from K-7 to K-5).

Anyway, I bought a Pentax 100mm f2.8 1:1 macro lens last Friday, on clearance sale in Currys. I’ve played around with it over the weekend and realise that there’s a steep learning curve. So you can expect a swarm of macro photographs in the next few weeks.

All of up until now has been with a non-dedicated macro lens, either a compact camera or one of my other lenses and cropped.

( * macro is a song by Depeche Mode)

16 Dec

HP Officejet 7500A printer review

In l. Text by admin / December 16, 2011 / 0 Comments

So I got an e-mail out of the blue asking me if I wanted to try out a printer for a month. Hoax or spam was my first thought but it turned out to be real! This is an honest review and I didn’t feel pressurized to give a favorable review. In fact I was told to publish my blog review without sending it to them first.

Like the vast majority of amateur photograpahers I snap and snap away but virtually no photos end up getting printed, never mind gracing my walls. Anytime I need to print I’ve used an online store. Which is fine but you can’t print photos ‘on the fly’. So this was my chance to try out a free printer and see if it’s actually something that I’d use or would it end up consigned to the attic.

So onto the printer- it’s a HP Officejet wide format printer (prints up to A3 size). And like most printers today it’s also a scanner, copier and fax machine. (I didn’t even look at the fax or scanner.) Which means for a home business it’d do everything you need. And the surprise is that it can work over WIFI. Which is very simple to set up. After using a printer like this I couldn’t go back to a ‘standard’ printer which I have to be connected to by a wire, especially as most people are on a laptop these days.

SETUP: I was a bit nervous about this but it’s as easy as pie. Physically set up in under 10 minutes. Next the challenge of setting up the WIFI. The printer has a touch screen pad that makes selecting options simple. My first attempt at connecting to the WIFI failed and I thought “here we go” but I tried it again it worked.

This is a printer with many features and bells and whistles.
The printer allows you to download HP web apps, including news, games and puzzles which you can print (without a need for a laptop). This could be a good feature but I didn’t even think about it as it wasn’t relevant for me.

Another feature, and a great one, is ePrint. This allows me to print remotely (from smart phones, other laptops!). Think about that for a second. Yes, it is cool and very useful isn’t it? You’re out, take a photo with your phone and can have it printed before you’re even home. It’s simple to set up (I’m repeating that work ‘simple’ a lot); you go to the ePrint website, register the printer with your e-mail address and that’s it.

But it’s not all two thumbs up. While printing 4″ by 6″ or 5″ by 7″ photos was fine the printer couldn’t print 8″ by 12″ photos for me. It gave me an error message, I logged a message on the HP Help forum but didn’t get it resolved. If I had bought the printer I’d obviously had persevered and guess I’d have gotten it resolved.

So would I buy one? I don’t know would I need one that large in size. But as it’s wireless the size really isn’t an option as you can store it anywhere in the house really. It was simple to set up and use (expect for the A4 printing issue I encountered).

Some bits to note
The HP printer stores up to 150 pages.
As it can print sized A3 it is a big beast. But this shouldn’t be an issue as you can place it out of the way.
Copying (up to): 33 ppm (mono) / 32 ppm (color) – printing (up to): 33 ppm (mono) / 32 ppm (color) – 150 sheets – 33.6 Kbps – Hi-Speed USB, 10/100 Base-TX, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Sells for approx €225 in Ireland

12 Dec

Christmas Is Coming, The Geese Are Getting Fat

In l. Text by admin / December 12, 2011 / 0 Comments

So Christmas is just around the corner…
Since I bought a Dslr most birthday and Christmas presents have been camera related. It’s how I’ve managed to get some nice lenses but there’s always one more to get isn’t there? A macro and proper wide angle for me maybe. Oh, and upgrade my camera from a K-7 to a K-5….and a decent ND filter. Once I have them (two years of presents about) I’m sure there’ll be another one that I think I’d like. Like maybe a Fujifilm X10.

Maybe if I won the lottery or if I won a loadofmoney on some online live casino that would let me buy the lenses I want and then some more.

I look forward to the time when my presents aren’t dominated by camera items in a way.
So what camera items do you have on your Santa list for this year?

27 Oct

The Winner Takes It All (The Loser Gets Discounted Photos)

In l. Text by admin / October 27, 2011 / 0 Comments

Recently I ran a compeition where everyone who commented on a post was in with a chance of winning one of three 8″ by 12″ photograph of their choice with free worldwide delivery.

I’ve selected the winners at random using http://www.random.org/

The winners Séan, Josephine M Battye and Mubin have been contacted via e-mail.

Thank you everyone who commented.
For everyone who didn’t win (and those who won) I’m offering you a discounted price for a 8″ by 12″ inch photos: €10 instead of €20, including free worldwide postage.
Thanks,
Patrick.

24 Oct

Music Bands Mish-Mash

In l. Text by admin / October 24, 2011 / 0 Comments

colourful music

Seeing as every photo post on this site has a relevant musical title I thought I’d add this post. Tom Dunne of Newstalk today mentioned music bands mish mash and asked people to text, tweet in their mish-mashes. A novel, fun idea and also a way to show what bands you like.
These are some of the ones that I came up with (could do this for hours):
* Emperor of The Sun,
* Empire Of Ice Cream
* Etienne De La Soul Crecy
* The Frank Black and Walters
* The Gomez! Team
* GrooveArmadaRider
* The The Smiths
* British Morrissey Power
* A-Ha House
* The Jesus and Jones Mary Chain
* The Sultana of Ping
* Tom Petty shop Boyz To men
* Modest Mouse On Mars
* Mylo Bloody Valentine
* British Silver Sea Power

The last two are ‘internal’ mish mashes:
* James Brown
* Lambchop

Can you think of any good, clever ones?
Cheers,
Pa

Screamadelica meets Andy Warhol

06 Oct

If you’re not in you can’t win

In l. Text by admin / October 6, 2011 / 9 Comments

(Photograph)
I don’t want your
(Photograph)
I don’t need your
(Photograph)
All I’ve got is a photograph
But it’s not enough

….so Def Leppard don’t want my photograph but if you do this is your chance…
For no particular reason I’m running a competition and three people can win a signed 8″ by 12″ (inch) photograh of your choice, with free worldwide delivery.
To be in with a chance of winning simply leave a comment on any photography in my photoblog section.
Closing date for entries is midnight (Pacific time) on the 13th of October. Winners will be selected at random and I’ll contact them for details (let you know you’ve won, give you time to pick which photo you’d like and delivery address.)

GOOD LUCK!

25 May

Photography Quotes and Sayings

In l. Text by admin / May 25, 2011 / 1 Comment

Photography Quotes and Sayings

Here’s some of my favourite photography quotes. Some of them are philosophical, some clever and simply statements. Please feel free to add your favourite ones as a comment.

Ernest Hemingway: “Good pictures, what camera do you use?”
Irving Penn: “What typewriter do you use?”

Your camera takes nice pictures” (I’ve had people tell me this!)
“Thanks, your mouth makes nice compliments”

“Behind every photographer is a bored partner.”

“I’ll only be a minute.” (taking to the people you’re walking with.) – me/every photographer.

“Cameras don’t take great pictures, people do.”

“The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?” – Edward Weston

“I hope you enjoy looking at my pictures half as much as I enjoyed making them.”- Hugh Hamill. I don’t if he got the quote from elsewhere but I like it.

“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter” – Alfred Eisenstaedt

“I like photographs which leave something to the imagination” – Fay Godwin

“A good snapshot stops a moment from running away” – Eudora Welty

“There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph” – Robert Heinecken

“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera” – Lewis Hine

“Sometimes the simplest pictures are the hardest to get” – Neil Leifer

“If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it” – Jay Maisel

“No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film” – Robert Adams

“Which of the photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow” – Imogen Cunningham

“f/8 and be there” – unknown

25 Feb

Video of all my Flickr photos

In l. Text by admin / February 25, 2011 / 0 Comments

Pummelvision is a cool website that’ll flash your life before your eyes using photos from around the web.
this is my video with all my Flickr photos-

My Pummelvision (links to Youtube

21 Feb

Photowalk, Limerick City, Saturday 12th March

In l. Text by admin / February 21, 2011 / 0 Comments

Hi,
Just to let anyone who is interested that there’s an upcoming photowalk in Limerick City on Saturday, March 12th. It’ll be a citywalk through the streets and along the riverbanks of Limerick, passing by many landmarks of interest and will also include the very popular Milk Market. Anyone and everyone is welcome.
Full details and registration can be found on Photowalk.ie.

It’s the first photowalk I’ve organised. I’ve been itching for a good day out with the camera and haven’t been to Limerick yet to take pictures so I’m looking forward to it.

Photowalking; what’s that most people ask? A group of people meet up and walk along a route while taking photographs. Simple idea. I’ve only been on two but think they’re a great idea; an excuse for a day out with the camera, visiting a new location, chatting with and learning from other ‘like minded’ people and seeing photos from other peoples perspective.

See ye all there,
Pa.

04 Jan

2011 resolutions/plans

In l. Text by admin / January 4, 2011 / 2 Comments

So it’s a new year, which means new resolutions. So here are my resolutions, or photographic plans for the year….

1. Finish the upgrade from my photoblog to (this)proper website. It’s virtually completed now, I just need to complete the gallery and a some final fine-tuning.
2. Spend as long as it takes to go through everything in my camera manual and know/learn all the features and functions my camera has (and unleash them).
3. Finally get onto a few cafes/venues and get some photos exhibited.
4. Go along to the Galway Photo Club and see what it’s like.
5. Aquire (buy) a wide prime lens.
6. Frame some more pictures and hang them at home.
That’s it for the moment I think.