Avalon Guitars, sound hole bracing

The Masters of Avalon

I recently put together a photography essay on the guitar making process at Avalon guitars in the Northern Ireland town of Newtownards. The experience of making my way around the workshop and observing each...
Avalon Guitars, Ireland

In Photo : Avalon Guitars

Learning to play guitar is road travelled by many but mastered by only a select few. It is an enduring journey where an obsession with the fine detail is the only route to success. Like mastering playing the...
The Slieve Donard Hotel at night

Hotel Splendide

Like a scene from the Terence Gross film we payed the (external) location of Hotel Splendide a visit. It was a visit with a focus on relaxation rather than photography but it didn't stop the camera being...
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The IF Campaign

Last month I was a contributor to a exhibition in Belfast to launch just one part of Northern Ireland's contribution to the IF Campaign. The IF campaign is a remarkable initiative focusing on a topic to...
Holywood County Down

Going Wide : The Fujinon 14mm

Although I love my Fujinon 18mm pancake lens I still couldn't wait to get out with the new Fujinon 14mm (21mm full frame Equivalent) lens. There has been quite a buzz about this ultra-wide lens and I couldn't...
Lisburn City

2012 a Year in Review

2012 was a remarkable year, from preproduction testing of the Fujifilm X-Pro1, speaking at the brilliant Focus on Imaging through to the release of The Long Exposure eBook it was packed with unique and...
Billingham F1.4 and Fujifilm

The Billingham F-Stop f1.4

Quality camera equipment needs quality protection. I've hunted long and hard for a camera bag that offers both the right amount of storage with the right amount of protection. Most of the bags I've tried have...
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Long Exposures, XE-1 & 18-55mm

I was asked my opinion on how the Fujinon 18-55mm zoom lens would fare in Long Exposure Photography setting. Equipped with my trusty tripod I thought I would capture a few very quick test shots using the Fuji...
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The Fujifilm X-E1 & 18-55mm XF Lens

When Fujifilm announced the new X-E1 camera I couldn't help wonder where it sat in relation to the fantastic X-Pro1 that I had now grown to know and love. The X-E1 features all the power of the X-Pro1 but in a...