Monday 28 April 2008

Day in the woods

Went for a drive up the Wicklow mountains yesterday and ended up in the lovely Glendalough.

Friday 25 April 2008

Like a doll

Model: Sara Carrick
Make up: Tina Newman
Photographer : Me

For my latest fashion shoot I took inspiration from other photographers online. Originally I thought copying someone elses idea would make my life easier and take some of the planning pressure off, but it's actually quite difficult. I had some technical trouble with my lighting, so made the most of what was around me(hence the previous post with the silver lamp reflection), thanks Tina for the use of your livingroom light. Fashion photography is a tough game. Planning is soo important and you need all aspects to come together perfectly to get the desired result. The model, make up, hair clothing and accessories as well as lighting and background can all make or break the shoot. Many of these didn't go according to plan, so plans change. These shoots always seem to go on longer than expected also. Give yourself the whole day for one of these. I needed to make a mad dash to get home and change to make it out to a gig that night. Great gig too, Ro Tierney in Crawdaddy, brought the house down ;)
Sara was a great model and had heaps of patience and Tina consistently gives stuning results with the Make up. Looking forward to working with them both again soon.

Thursday 17 April 2008


This is a re-edit of previous shoot. I'm learning more about photoshop every day, it seems never ending, but the good thing is that you get quicker at it aswel.

Wednesday 16 April 2008

Latest Shoot

Another practice fashion shoot. This was the funky table lamp I used to replace a broken studio light. Gives a good view of the set. It was a long day, planning and time management are essential elements for this type of shoot. I'll post the final pics from it later.

Tuesday 15 April 2008


After the first failed attempt at hoping for nice weather to photograph the picturesque village of Rathvilly in Co Carlow, I lucked upon a sunny sky this week. This tree caught my eye by the river. I also made a new friend in 'Max' a wandering labradore, looking for someone to pass the time with.

Wednesday 9 April 2008


This Orchid blossomed recently and I was enamoured by it. A new bloom each day, just as perfect as the last.