Using Lightroom

Lightroom : The Painter Tool

Over the years I have refined how I manage my photos in Lightroom, my early digital photos had few keywords, and some even have no metadata at all. Badly managed metadata means finding relevant photos from...
Blackberry picking

Blackberry Picking

Autumn brings the golden browns and yellows of changing leaves and the harvest of blackberries. A Sunday afternoon picking berries through the brambles brought an opportunity to make some jam and to capture...
Blurb Books Review

The Importance of Print

Digital cameras have made the whole process of image capture so much easier. Most households own a digital camera and take considerably more photographs to the generations who grew up during the 36 and 24...
Long Exposure Photography with the X-E2

Long Exposure : Dunluce

I’ve come to realize that isn’t the long exposure photographs I actually enjoy it is the process. Heading to a location just in advance of ‘golden hour’ I carefully clean and set up my camera and the...
Fujifilm X-T1

Photography and Puddles

I recently experimented with using a large puddle of rain water when photographing the Blackford Dolphin oil rig at Belfast's Harland and Wolff. It was interesting to see how the surface reflection can be used...
Fujinon 27mm

Bird Watching with the X-T1

I know this isn't my usual style of photography, furthermore I know these are not interesting images but I thought using the X-T1 for simple wildlife photography may be of interest to some. Each winter we...
Tyrella Beach

Day at the Beach

A weekend at the foot of the Mournes is the perfect location for photography opportunities. Arriving late on Friday evening I headed down to a little secluded beach alongside the famous Tyrella coastline for...
Castlerock Beach

A Castlerock Christmas

One of the finest beaches in Northern Ireland, Castlerock is situation on the very north coast on the country. Castlerock is a stunning location all year round with people traditionally walking to the bar...
Getting Creative with Wordpress

8 Tips for Running a Successful Photo Blog

Running your own photo blog is a great way to create a custom portfolio of your photography work with longevity. Wordpress allows you present your creative work to the world and an easy to manage package. I...