Irish Photographers Blog

Scam Alert

Posted on Friday, Jul 23rd, 2010 in Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 1 Comment

It appears that some of you have gotten enquiries from a Doctor Jeff Smith.  It is a scam and should be put into the trash immediately - unless you are one of those people who enjoy stringing scammers along - I know a couple of you exist out there. Scams like this are everywhere on the internet and really people should beware of anything that is too easy and under no ...

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Tips for Brides: Part Two

Posted on Monday, Jul 19th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog, Your Wedding by Alan Murphy

Here is the second in our series of quick tips for brides by leading Irish photographers. It is from South Dublin based photographer Cliff Colreavy.

When copyright isn’t enough

Posted on Saturday, Jul 17th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 1 Comment

I got a call from Bray based social photographer Charlie Sharkey recently. The Sunday Independent was looking for photographs of Sean Fitzpatrick and his wife. Charlie had a suitable picture but was concerned about releasing the pictures. I started by declaring my lack of legal qualifications but that unless he signed an agreement stating otherwise he did indeed own the the copyright. I did express a concern that the ...

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Listorious – Twitter List

Posted on Friday, Jul 16th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

I notice, following a google search,  that Richard Twomey submitted our Twitter "Irish Photo Industry" list to Listorious. Listorious has the best Twitter people search on the web so you can find anyone by topic, region or profession -- powered by data from the tens of thousands of list curators. If you are involved in the Irish Photographic Industry and wish to be listed buzz me. Thanks, Richard.

Tips for Brides: Part 1 – Get me to the Church on Time

Posted on Thursday, Jul 15th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog, Wedding Photography in Ireland, Your Wedding by Alan Murphy

In this short clip Dominic Lee, of Priory Weddings, talks about reasons a bride might be unacceptably late for her wedding ceremony. Dominic has been photographing weddings for many years and is based in Stillorgan, South Dublin. Look out for more tips from Dominic and other professional photographers around Ireland on

Photography is a Dangerous Game – Part Two

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 7th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 1 Comment

Previously I featured a video from a recent Irish rugby match but this video is guaranteed to send a shiver down the spine of every wedding photographer around. Moral of the story check out your venues and note any hazards for you or your clients.

Digital Camera’s Inventor discusses his invention and legacy

Posted on Thursday, Jun 24th, 2010 in Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Steven Sasson talks about inventing the digital camera - something Kodak kept under wraps for over 25 years.

Getting Married – Choosing your date

Posted on Friday, Jun 18th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog, Your Wedding by Alan Murphy

With all the sport on the television at the moment I began to think about the importance of choosing a wedding date carefully. If it is avoidable it is best not to go up against a Cup Final, Grand National or Big Boxing Bout. So here's an idea - guys are (in general) more into sport than ladies - so why not delegate the checking of sporting events to the Groom ...

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Video news stories on

Posted on Thursday, Jun 17th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

As regulars to will know we are always looking at ways to improve our service to site visitors. I spent yesterday in The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, at a Canon Training Day and learned a little about shooting HD video on an EOS 7D SLR. I am a stills photographer but I am interested in this new technology because I want to start introducing some multimedia elements to the ...

Read More » looking for brides to be.

Posted on Monday, Jun 14th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 2 Comments, Ireland's leading website for professional photographers, is looking to chat with brides to be - if you want to chat with us and possibly take part in an interesting exercise just drop us an email. Thanks, Alan Murphy 086 2666260

International Photography Awards

Posted on Friday, Jun 11th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Check out the International Photography Awards. You can enter now up until June 30th.

My New Zorro Look

Posted on Friday, Jun 4th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

I am on Twitter - and for the month of June I will sporting a Zorro look. This is to show my support for the upcoming PhotoIreland Festival which takes place around Dublin from the 1st to the 11th of July. The Festival still has some sponsorship opportunities - contact Chloe if you are interested.

Dominic and Family present 20,000e to Irish Cancer Society.

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 2nd, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Congratulations to Dominic Lee of Priory Studios, Stillorgan and his family who last night made a donation of 20,000 euro - the proceeds from his book "Out of Your Tree 2" to the Irish Cancer Society. For some time now Dominic has worked on this project and I am delighted to acknowledge his work here. Well done, Dominic.

Try getting personal to improve.

Posted on Monday, May 31st, 2010 in Photographer Blogs, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Are you unchallenged by your photography? Maybe it is not inspiring you or it simply bores you. All creatives go through dry periods from time to time - but it is how you deal with it that sets you apart. Recently award winning photographer David Cantwell told that in late 2008 he was experiencing a low period in his creativity.  He felt his photography was stale (despite winning numerous awards) ...

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