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How to shoot a self portrait

How do you shoot a self portrait? Find the nearest Christmas tree. Look for a nice reflective ball. Shoot! Shot in “The Wilton Bar” this afternoon. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/30s

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The Gentleman Clown

Yes, yes, we’re clowning around! Here’s the tall gent from the Circo Copa demonstration in Fitzgerald’s Park a while back. I wonder if he’ll ever see this. The put on a great show that day! Thanks for all the nice comments on yesterday’s post about Michelle. They’re very much appreciated. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS […]

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Gentle Smile

A model smiles for the camera at Mallow Camera Club’s studio portrait night. This was back in 2006 and I had promised the girls involved that night I’d send on their photos. Unfortunately it took longer than I thought to work on them. Here’s a photo of the other model I shot that night. Aperture […]

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Margi, of Ladywolf Glass

Margi is an artist and business woman living in Oracle, Arizona in the US. She makes beautiful handmade jewelry and glass beads from this small building near an iron smith in the town. I bought a few items for my wife and she loves them. If you’re near Oracle, call in and say hi. She’s […]

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John Sullivan

This is John Sullivan, a man we met near the beach at Allihies in West Cork a few days ago. He’s quite a remarkable man, especially as he will be 91 in June. I’ll be very happy with myself if I’m as fit and healthy as he is when I celebrate my 91st birthday! The […]

The German Deep Purple

The German Deep Purple This group of lads wandered into the old switching station on Caroline Street during the filming of Stanley Super 800′s video so I took their photo. Apparently they are a German Deep Purple cover band but it was hard to figure out what their name was because they hardly spoke a […]

Girls on the street

Girls on the street St. Patrick’s Day brought out a huge crowd onto the streets and here’s a group of girls we bumped into on Patrick’s Street. We were on our way to a cafe for refreshment when I spotted a bicycle chained to a pole, but it had fallen down. As is my way […]

Gatecrashing on Caroline Street

Gatecrashing on Caroline Street Another shot from Sunday at Stanley Super 800′s recording of the Gatecrashing video. The multi-shot posts are such a pain to do the rest of these will be single photo posts!

Three Gatecrashing Guys

Three Gatecrashing Guys Three members of the audience at Stanley Super 800′s recording of the music video, Gatecrashing at Caroline St. Cork on Sunday.

I look good!

I look good! A street performer from Cork Circus, a street theatre company, poses for a photo on Patrick’s Street, Cork. That reminds me, I must email him the URL of this blog as he was interested in photos!

Staring at me

Staring at me Am I feeling conspicuous or what? I tried shooting from the hip yesterday with the strap of my camera over my shoulder and my camera in a horizontal position instead of being wrapped around my hand in a vertical orientation. It proved useful, but I found that: More of my shots were […]

Airbrush a pretty girl

You may have seen this already, it’s on delicious, but it’s something I’ll read over later so I want to mention it. This airbrush tutorial is very detailed, showing each step with accompanying screenshots. The result is quite a stunning image in the Playboy tradition of perfect skin and tones. Fake but it’s what people […]

Simple steps to photo touch-up

In this post I’m going to show you how to go post-process this image: By the end, we’ll have an image that looks like this: This tutorial was created using the GIMP, but it’s equally applicable to your favourite editing software as long as it has the same tools. Photoshop, and other editing software should […]