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Happy Birthday to all!

Happy birthday Tom! Happy birthday Ryan! Happy birthday Inphotos! – a year and a day (or two) old. My first photos here were the Us photos I took on October 1st last year. I may have one more birthday greeting to add to this before the day is out, stay tuned!

Tripods, monopods and bits of string

Digital Photography School have finished their series on tripods and monopods by listing some alternative products and ideas. I have three tripods, two are bulky, one of those is fairly heavy and the other is a small 6 inch high one that fits in my camera bag. The small one gets the most use as […]

Cute little free minicards

Those cute little moo mini cards are turning up everywhere now. Should I join the crowd and order my 10? You betcha! Who can resist “free stuff”? I like this: alkos 339

Looking for a wedding photographer?

When Thomas Hawk had a less than satisfactory experience with a family photographer he blogged about it and the resulting discussion is interesting because there are comments from customers and photographers. The problem is that photographs own the copyright of any images they take. They don’t have to give the customer digital files because part […]

All the technology in the world…

After the leaked picture of the Canon 30D I think we were all relieved when the real thing really didn’t have buttons for wine and beer. It didn’t make coffee so I can just imagine inebriated journalists running around a war zone.. “What the Duck” does have a camera that makes coffee but it doesn’t […]

How is Cork changing?

Bryan Person asked me How is Cork changing? Where does your obvious passion for street photography come from? How is Cork changing? The streets of the city centre are being rebuilt and modernised. The sewage system was overhauled and the River Lee is clean(er) again. There are more cars on the road now than you […]

The Photography Olympics

Photoheadlines will run a series on the Photography Olympics, the first installment covers three events: Postcarding, Branding and Bragging. I’m looking forward to the rest!

Jill Greenberg in the Sunday Times

Jill Greenberg’s infamous photos of children crying and upset are in today’s Sunday Times magazine in the article “Taking candy from a baby”. It’s unfortunate that such a reputable publication chose to publish the photos and I can only imagine the horrified response from parents as they sat down to breakfast with the newspaper this […]

Making Beautiful Portraits

Photodoto published Making Portraits this morning which got me thinking more about my street photography tomorrow. I wonder will people pose on the street for me? Do I have the nerve to approach complete strangers, make them feel at ease, connect with them and take their photo? I know I won’t need it when I’m […]

Rawstudio – free cross-platform raw converter

Digital Photo School’s latest posting is about the eternal question, RAW Vs Jpeg? It’s a really good read and goes through “what a RAW file is .. compared to a Jpeg” which can be a bit mysterious if all you’re used to is uploading images straight from your camera! The article was written in response […]

FAlbum, WordPress Flickr Plugin

I decided to get FAlbum working again. You can now view my photos in a more navigable format than this blog allows because it uses Flickr thumbnails. It even shows the tags I use, and that I misspelled irishblogs.. Does anyone know how to mass-delete a tag from lots of photos? Oops.

Free online book: Street Photography for the Purist

Deviant Art member +cweeks has put together a book entitled Street Photography for the Purist from the photographs of several DA members. It also includes forwards and commentary from those people and looks like a great read. It’s a 160 page tome, downloadable as a PDF and weighing in at just over 10MB. I’ve skimmed […]

Canon 400D details

Just saw on DSLR Blog that the Canon 400D has been announced. Good news for everyone thinking of buying a digital SLR for the first time but not an upgrade option if you have any of the XT/350/20D/30D cameras. The extra 2 million pixels only adds a small border worth of pixels around images so […]

Motivation from the past

What is your favourite photo on your blog? Link to it here in the comments section, and I’d love to hear why! I usually don’t have time to look through the archives of my blog at my leisure, but while working on Google sitemap stuff I found out that Google had discovered a number of […]

Wide angle adventures

David (I think, there’s no author information on the post) of Digital Photography School has rediscovered his wide angle lens! He has a few examples, and the kids shots are particularly good. The two at the bottom of the page aren’t anything to write home about however. I’d have got closer in on the violin […]