Irish Photographers Blog

Don’t Worry, Be Happy! By Dominic Lee, Priory Studios

Posted on Saturday, May 29th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Dominic Lee | 2 Comments

So now we have Happy Faces Day and National Family Portrait Day, (Client pays a fee to a charity and studio supplies a free Portrait). We just need 3 more so we photographers can do all our work in National Happy Photo Week and then chill out for the rest of the year scratching our backsides and being happy! How about National Pet Photo Day, National Bonny Baby Photo ...

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Some things you shouldn’t try….

Posted on Thursday, May 20th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

For all those photographers who live near water here is a video which you should always bear in mind when you pose a wedding party on a pier, bridge etc

Real Weddings – Show People Your Real Talent!

Posted on Friday, May 7th, 2010 in Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

It takes real talent to go out every week and shoot real weddings. At we appreciate this and we want to see more of your work. We also want to showcase the work of real professional wedding photographers. That is why we are introducing our feature Real Weddings.  This new and exciting feature will showcase your work - an additional shop window to show off your talent. So prepare up to ...

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Out of Your Tree 2 – A page from the diary of Photographer Dominic Lee, Priory Studios

Posted on Thursday, Apr 29th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Dominic Lee | 2 Comments

Frank Quinn in South Georgia & Rob Lee in Argentina. Traveling to Antarctica with my 16 yr old son Rob we first spent a week in Buenos Aries, with an overnight stay at The Iguazú Falls on the Brazil-Argentina border, it’s the widest waterfall in the world (featured in the Mission, Moonraker and the most recent Indiana Jones movie). It was particularly spectacular due to recent heavy rain and the trips ...

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Wedding Photography Charges

Posted on Saturday, Apr 24th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Budgets are very topical in Ireland - I know - photographers have bills too. Bling is out and modest is in. Wedding couples are looking for ways to get their wedding budget down. Maybe the wine is  a new world or the wedding dress, which is still beautiful, has not been flown in from London or Paris. But there is one area where I would caution the couple going for the cheapest ...

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Forget the surgeon’s knife – Get a photographer!

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 13th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 1 Comment

In today's Irish Times Edel Morgan has an interesting article on retouching wedding and portrait photographers.  Studio and social photographers have always done retouching and the degree of retouching has varied over the years. At Focus earlier this year I was astounded by the number of photographers falling over themselves to buy software which, with a couple of clicks, could transform the jaw line, thin the face, raise the cheek ...

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Collateral Murder

Posted on Thursday, Apr 8th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad -- including two Reuters news staff. Reuters has been ...

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How to use a photograph – in the UK

Posted on Thursday, Apr 1st, 2010 in Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Stress Levels on the Up

Posted on Thursday, Apr 1st, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

It's enough to say that stress levels at have been rising of late.  I won't go into too much detail but we all know the types of things that can cause this.  Some are significant and some not so, some I have control over and some I can only ride the wave, some I can fix today and some I have to wait for others to respond.  So ...

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Another Irish Photographers Association!

Posted on Monday, Mar 22nd, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Dominic Lee | 6 Comments

"Not the right time" I hear them say, well when is the right time? I bought the Priory Studios building in the early 90s when interest rates were around 15% and so many people said "it´s not the right time". Judging from the amount of flack the Irish Professional Photographers Association was getting on the Licence for photographers blog on this site (many were so nasty I refused to publish ...

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Photography can be a Dangerous Business

Posted on Sunday, Mar 21st, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 3 Comments

Well dangerous in that you can be caught on national television falling on your butt. Who was the photographer in question?

New Association for Photographers in Ireland

Posted on Friday, Mar 19th, 2010 in Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 31 Comments

A new photographic association, The National Association of Irish Photographers,  is launching on the 21st of April at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel on the Naas Road starting at 10:00 with registration at 9:00am. This new association will be taking in all photographers both amateur and professional into its ranks. The organisers claim it  will provide regular seminars and education programs to members and encourage them to buy Irish products and services. After ...

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Larry McMahon Featured on Queensberry Blog (and now

Posted on Thursday, Mar 18th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Dublin based photographer Larry McMahon recently blogged about his Queensberry Albums and how quickly they were collected and gone, forever.  In an effort to keep a record of them he photographed his latest album and posted the resultant images.  Queensberry, on the ball, spotted and posted to their website.  Coming full circle I saw it and posted this blog here. Now that's why people blog!  Publicity and good Google ...

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Win a Sony Alpha 450 Camera

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 16th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 1 Comment

Sony is back at Photo Fest Ireland on the 18th of April at the Crowne Plaza Conference Centre. To celebrate this Sony are giving readers of a chance to win a fabulous Sony Alpha 450L D-SLR Camera. To be in with a chance to win couldn’t be simpler. All you have to do is find the answer to the simple question below and submit your entry. ...

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Women Photographers

Posted on Saturday, Mar 13th, 2010 in The IPWS Blog by Dominic Lee | 4 Comments

A few years ago, if you met a girl at a Photography Trade Show, you would be safe in assuming that she was the Studio Receptionist and that THE PHOTOGRAPHER was the man next to her. This years 'WPPI photographers convention' in Las Vegas, 'Focus on Imaging' in Birmingham and the 'Pro Photo Show' in Dublin has shown very strong evidence that the portrait & wedding photographer is no longer a ...

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