Mooney doesn’t rate photographers by Alan Murphy

Thursday, Nov 8th, 2007 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 3 Comments

During a recent broadcast RTE 1’s Derek Mooney made a rather throw away remark about wedding photographers. (Slide the timer across to 26:30 to hear the offending remark and the lead up) Mooney’s argument was that all brides should simply collect images from guests – after all the mobile phone pictures “are fantastic – Get rid of the photographer altogether!!”

While I have no argument with couples choosing not to employ a professional photographer for a presenter on the National airwaves to suggest that images from guests using disposal cameras and camera phones is comparable to using a professional photographer is wrong – if Derek wants to see real images I suggest he look at the websites of photographers listed in our directory.


  1. Ana
    Posted November 9, 2007 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    “Mooney doesn’t rate photographers”
    Have you ever heard of anyone who rates Mooney?

  2. Johnners
    Posted November 12, 2007 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Mooney is an oaf. I have yet to hear a discussion he couldn’t trivialise with an inane remark or a contributer he couldn’t flummox with an idiotic question. I heard the remark and it annoyed me for 10 seconds until i remembered who said it.

  3. Posted November 15, 2007 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    I don’t see why anyone should be upset by remarks made by an idiot… It’s not like he has any credibility is it?

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