Irish Photographers Blog

We are sorry.

Posted on Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014 in Photography News, The IPWS Blog by IPWS

Breathe, Deep, Inhale, Exhale, Relax..... We know our site has been frustrating you for sometime - for that we want to apologise.    We have had a serious coding issue on the site. Those who know their log in details or simply are searching for a photographer would not experience any issues but new sign ups and lost passwords have been a problem for sometime. We think we have the solution but the ...

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Mark Capilitan – My Favourite Image

Posted on Friday, Apr 25th, 2014 in My Favourite Image, Photographer Blogs, Photography News by Alan Murphy | 1 Comment

Recently we did a Goggle Hangout interview with Mark Capilitan about his favourite photograph - you can watch it here as he speaks about it and his work. Below is his favourite image. Read Mark's own blog about the photographer here.

Ellen McDermott talks about her photography

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014 in Interviews, Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Recently we sat down with Wicklow based Fine Art Photographer Ellen McDermott and she told us about her favourite images. Fine Art Photographer Ellen McDermott from Woven Content on Vimeo.

Real Galleries – Ideal to build SEO and showcase your work.

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 4th, 2014 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Real galleries on photographers.ie are completely under utilised. Not only do the showcase your work but they add additional SEO and third party kudos to you. You can also embed it on you own website and tweet to the hotel, venue, make up artist etc See example below here - On Facebook (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; ...

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Profoto is Back

Posted on Friday, Jan 17th, 2014 in Meet the Suppliers, Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Image of the Day

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 26th, 2013 in The IPWS Blog by guestpost Comments Off on Image of the Day

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Dublin Wedding Photographers

Posted on Thursday, Feb 7th, 2013 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Here is a link to the best insured professional wedding photographers in Dublin. We at The Irish Photographers Website have spent years compiling this list and making sure it is kept up to date. We ask that each photographer listed have PI and PL Insurance but before contracting any photographer you should assure yourself that this is still in place. If you do contact a photographer that you found on ...

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Canon Gear Stolen- McDonald’s May

Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Just heard that press photographer Gareth Chaney had his gear stolen recently. Please keep an eye out for the following gear. Canon Mark 2n no. 405466 Canon 5D MK2 -0430201248 Canon lens 24-70mm no.655456 Canon lens 17-40 mm no.191845 Canon lens 70-200mm no. 076619 Canon speedlite 580ex flash no.259393 Canon speedlite 580ex2 flash no.244366 If you come across any of these online please contact Gareth or the Gardai.

Stealing Images – How not to build a photographic business.

Posted on Thursday, Apr 26th, 2012 in Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 4 Comments

I love the internet. I like how photographers can be connected with customers and peers. But there is a downside to all this sharing online and much debate about copyright and licence usage. How this pans out over time is beyond the scope of this short blog but when "photographers" start to steal images and place them on their own site as their work - this takes the biscuit - ...

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Gardai running amok because of cutbacks?

Posted on Monday, Apr 16th, 2012 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

All newspapers maintain or have contracts with picture libraries from which they can pull images to illustrate stories as they arise. But editors should really choose these images carefully and think how the photograph will sit alongside the story. Picture editors get it right most of the time but the tearsheet from the Belfast Telegraph (online) illustrates one occasion when, in my opinion, a different image might have been a ...

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Don’t mess with the news image

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 21st, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

A recent edition of Utah's Standard Examiner featured a page one photograph that was manipulated by the photographer. Often photographers, as appears in this case, aren't aware how simple manipulations undermine the value of photojournalism as bearing witness. As photographers, amateur or professional, we need to be aware of the difference between illustration and photojournalism. I am not necessarily against manipulation of images but in the area of news ...

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Boards.ie Photobook 2012

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2011 in Photography Ireland, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Just a quick note on the 2012 Boards.ie PhotoBook. For the fourth year members of the Boards.ie Photography Forum have gotten together to produce a photobook. The book can be previewed and purchased online with a donation to charity included in the price. More details about the book here  

Interview with Lokofoto.com

Posted on Monday, Nov 28th, 2011 in Interviews, Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

On Friday I had the pleasure of meeting with Daire Irwin of Lokofoto.com. We had chatted briefly at the web summit but I wanted to understand more what his new start up was all about. You can watch the brief interview below.

Dodgy Wedding Photographer

Posted on Saturday, Nov 12th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Came across this rather sad post on boards recently. It speaks for itself. Before committing to a photographer do take the time to read our previous posts on Hiring a photographer in Ireland.    

Tell us what you like – and what you don’t like

Posted on Friday, Nov 11th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 4 Comments

It's that time again when we up the ante and challenge ourselves to deliver better things to photographers and those interested in learning more about professional photography. As part of the process, which will make this a more productive platform,  what would you like to see us do? Post your comments and suggestions below or if you prefer email me directly.