I joined Tallaght Photographic Society in September 2016, shortly after moving into a new house in the area. It is one of the best moves I have ever made. (Thanks Diane for the great suggestion!) Before long, I had started to make friends and learn so much from attending the club nights during the winter, and summer outings, and workshops in Scotland and Ireland. In September 2019 I joined the committee as Competition Secretary.
Q2 – Is this your first photography club to join?
Yes. It is a great club, with great members, with great talent, and always a helping hand for those who need it.
Q3 – What was your first introduction to photography as a photographer?
My first camera was a Praktica 35mm MTL50. Film. But in those days one had to send images into a pharmacy to get developed. Not all would come back. I got very disillusioned with the whole thing. I sold the camera, and only took up photography again when I got my Canon 80D.
Q4 – What camera(s) do you shoot with?
Canon 80D. This is a great camera and I am having a lot of fun with it.
Q5 – Do you have a favourite subject to shoot?
Landscape, Wildlife, and Travel Photography.
Q6 – Do you have a go to lens to shoot with?
Sigma 10-20mm and Tamron 150-600mm G2.
Q7 – Which do you prefer your images to be in colour or black and white and why?
I have to say I prefer colour, but there are times when the subject or scene can justify using black and white.
Q8 – What makes an image stand out for you?
The composition and the story that it tells.
Q9 – If you were to give yourself one piece of advice if you were starting out all over again. What would it be?
Rob a bank (joke!). Camera equipment can be expensive. Join a great camera club like Tallaght Photographic Society and watch loads of You Tube videos!
Q10 – If money or travel was no object where in the world would you like to photograph and why?
Far away places like Japan, Australia and some exotic islands like Bora Bora or the Maldives! I have already managed to visit Japan for the Rugby World Cup 2019. It was a great experience.