Irish Photographers Blog

Winner of #IPWS_WedPic January Named

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017 in IPWS_WedPic, Photography News, The IPWS Blog, Wedding Photography in Ireland by Alan Murphy

Well done to PhotoMV who won the January #IPWS_WedPic Title. Every month we select three images that have been posted to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #IPWS_WedPic  

Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues launched with a bang!

Posted on Friday, Feb 10th, 2017 in Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues kick off with a bang!Today we kicked off our sponsorship of the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues with a bang... literally! ⚾️💥📷 What a shot by Roscommon's Kelley Hopkins! No Sportsfile photographers were harmed in the making of this video. #StyleOfPlay Camogie Official GAA Roscommon CamogiePosted by Littlewoods Ireland on Thursday, 9 February 2017

The winner of “Wedding Image for Oct 2016” is Richard McCarthy

Posted on Friday, Dec 16th, 2016 in Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Congratulations to Sligo based wedding photographer Richard McCarthy who won the public vote for the Oct 2016 Wedding Image of the Month. Photographers have one last chance to go forward for the title of "2016 photographers.ie Wedding Photographer of Year".  Simply post your wedding images on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the Hashtag #ipws_wedpic    

Best Wedding Images – Oct 2016 – Voting Open

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016 in Photography News, The IPWS Blog, Wedding Photography in Ireland, Your Wedding by Alan Murphy

Once again we ask the public to select their favourite image from a shortlist of entries to the photographers.ie Wedding Image of the Month. The winner goes through to the Photographers.ie Wedding Photographer of the Year final. Interested in entering this months heat - simply share your wedding images on your favourite platform using the hashtag #ipws_wedpic Notes: Voting ends Nov 30th Disable Adblockers

Great Wedding Photography – or wedding gimmicks?

Posted on Thursday, Nov 3rd, 2016 in The IPWS Blog, Wedding Photography in Ireland, Working with Photographers, Your Wedding by Alan Murphy

Recently I came across this tweet from wedding photographer Karl Keaney.  Karl is a great photographer and provides a wonderful service to his clients but the tweet got me thinking.   Having fun with GIFs #GIFs #animatedphotos #weddinggif pic.twitter.com/gckL0chauS — Karl Keaney (@karlsphoto) November 2, 2016 Photographers nowadays have to look beyond still images and give clients some fun and and maybe the odd gimmick for social ...

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Four Tips for Instagram

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 2nd, 2016 in Interviews, Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

I had the pleasure of attending a seminar on Instagram given by photographer,  Kevin Kuster in Dublin. Kevin is also the CEO of #jj, the world’s largest Instagram community with over 640,000 followers. So after the day I asked him to give us 4 tips to having a better instagram account. I immediately went home and deleted two thirds of the instagram uploads. And I make his words available to you here:   Instagram is an ideal medium for content ...

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Move over Casey – Here’s Stephen

Posted on Friday, Oct 7th, 2016 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Cool wedding photographers Dublin brides should checkout

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 5th, 2016 in The IPWS Blog, Working with Photographers, Your Wedding by Alan Murphy

Don't pick your photographer based on the latest post by some intern who knows how to tweak the system and get to the top of the Google listings using a clever headline. When picking a photographer for your Dublin wedding there are a number of things worth remembering: Not all the cool photographers live in Dublin - some may live in surrounding counties thus not scoring well for that search "wedding photographers ...

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Three Facebook Tips for Photographers

Posted on Thursday, Sep 8th, 2016 in Interviews, Meet the Suppliers, Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

On Tuesday at PhotoVision we took the opportunity to ask Jenny Johnston of PhotoValue to give us some tips for photographers looking to improve their reach on Facebook.  Here is her response: (function () { var e = document.createElement('script'); e.type = 'text/javascript'; e.async = true; e.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https' : 'http') + '://btn.createsend1.com/js/sb.min.js?v=3'; e.className = 'createsend-script'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script'); s.parentNode.insertBefore(e, s); })();

Photographers MeetUp

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

We held our first virtual photographers meetup recently and you can review it here.  Most of the discussion concerned using SnapChat and how it can benefit a photographer. Make a brew and watch it. Our second Meet Up takes place at 11oc am, 12th July on Blab - why not join us for a few minutes. #‎VirtualMeetUp_IPWS‬

Wedding Advice

Posted on Monday, Jun 13th, 2016 in Interviews, The IPWS Blog, Working with Photographers, Your Wedding by Alan Murphy

In this video Richard McCarthy shares some advice with brides to have good communication with your photographer.  

Coffees are back – but online

Posted on Friday, Jun 10th, 2016 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

  We used to meet in Dublin - but it was a hassle and sometimes I was on my own.  Now if anyone wants to pop into Blab for a chat - you can pour your own coffee, pull up a chair and enjoy the chat. Finished - check back for more dates. I will put it online shortly - if you do come across the Blab by accident ignore - I was ...

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May’s Best Wedding Photographers

Posted on Thursday, Jun 9th, 2016 in The IPWS Blog, Wedding Photography in Ireland, Your Wedding by Alan Murphy

We asked Richard McCarthy, winner of the May Best Wedding Photograph Title to explain a little bit how the photo came about. Here is the resulting video If you think your photographer captured an award winning image encourage him to tweet it with the hashtag #ipws_wedpic. Entry is free - we simply want to showcase the best wedding photographers in Ireland. By running this competition, compiling testimonials from couples and curating ...

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Steve McCurry speaks about Image Manipulation

Posted on Thursday, Jun 2nd, 2016 in Interviews, Photography News by Alan Murphy

Recently the photographer Steve McCurry has been at the centre of a storm concerning image manipulation. In 2011 we asked him was he worried about such manipulation in photojournalism - this was his response: Yesterday in an exclusive interview with Time Magazine he responded to the controversy

Interview with Chris Niedenthal

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 1st, 2016 in Interviews, Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

  We had the great pleasure of meeting polish based photographer Chris Niedenthal in Gorey Library recently as part of their Polska Eire Festival celebrations. Chris is a former Newsweek and Time Magazine photojournalist who documented the recent important history of Poland through his lens. He is also a World Press Photo Winner.