Canon 100mm Macro Lens

    ISO3200 100mm f/2.8 1/100sec
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    ISO3200 100mm f/2.8 1/200sec
    ISO3200 100mm f/2.8 1/800sec









    Just testing out the Canon 100mm macro f2.8L lens. So far, so good. It has a really fast focus & really sharp images. I look forward to playing with this some more!

    Muffin, our kitty kindly modelled.  She’s Miss June in the Galway Cat Rescue calendar for 2017.

    How to create a photographer shortlist

    There are so many photographers out there, I don’t know where to start!

    I hear this often, so I’ve compiled a brief list of pointers, which will help you create a shortlist:

      1. Do you like what you see? Take the time to look through image galleries to make sure that you like the photographer’s style & don’t just take someone else’s word for it. Photographers are like wedding dresses; no two are the same & what suits one may not suit another.
      2. Look for authentic testimonials. What do most of us do if we’re happy with something? Yes, nothing. Good service is what we expect for our hard earned cash. So if someone has made the effort to personally thank a provider, then expectations were exceeded. And a sign of an authentic testimonial is if it’s accompanied with an image.
      3. Hire an accredited photographer e.g. a member of the IPPA (Irish Professional Photographers Association). Why? Because you are guaranteed to be working with a qualified, insured & accountable professional photographer. For those reasons alone, your risk of running into problems are minimised but in the unlikely event that you do, you may get the support of the organisation to help you resolve your issue, rather than hiring an expensive legal representative.

    New look website!

    Yey – My updated website is now live!

    It’s taken a few weeks but must say it’s good to have the first draft of it up & running. I may make tweaks & add sections but it’s good to have a new look & feel & most importantly “a responsive” (aka mobile friendly) website.

    Be sure to take a look at my new “Real Weddings” section.

    Take care,

    Welcome to my blog

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    Can’t get away from the coding days, where a ‘Hello World’ was always the first test message 🙂

    I intend to update this blog regularly with all things photography & maybe even the occasional non-photography post.

    If at any time you’d like advice on anything relating to your wedding day or portrait shoot please drop me a line & I will endeavour to answer it here.

    All the best,