Irish Photographers Blog

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.  

Picture Power – Portraits of Five Leading Press Photographers

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 9th, 2011 in Interviews, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

At the Open Coffee yesterday Martin Maher mentioned a very interesting programme he had come across on BBC 4. Entitled "Picture Power" it features five interviews with leading press photographers covering events like the Tottenham Riots, The Royal Wedding and the Tour de France. Check it out here

November Open Coffee

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 8th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

We had another open coffee this morning. There was a lively discussion as usually with insurance, websites, drobos and copyright being some of the topics discussed. Thanks to all who came along and see you all next month on the 13th of December at 11oc. Put it in your diary now. For those interested tweet hashtag - #snapperchatdub   NOTE TO ALL - (Including myself) - Open Coffee talkes place the second Tuesday of each ...

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Pose early for Christmas – An Ideal Present

Posted on Monday, Nov 7th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

A family or child portrait is an ideal christmas present but don't leave it too late to organise. The sooner you can get the sitting booked the better. This will allow time for you to select your favourite image, decide on size and frames and give the photographer time to print and deliver all the images for placing under the Christmas Tree. You can find a portrait photographer in your area ...

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How “Big Foot” was captured

Posted on Saturday, Oct 29th, 2011 in Interviews, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

I recently caught up with South African based Wicklow photographer Peter Delaney and recorded a short interview with him. Here is the section where he talks of how a day that started out poorly produced one of his most successful images to date.

Best Wedding Venue 2011

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 25th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy Comments Off on Best Wedding Venue 2011

The Wedding Photographer is the one person who sees all at the wedding. From early on til late at night they document the day for generations to come. Because of this they are best placed to comment on which is the best wedding venue in Ireland. Over the coming weeks we will be looking for "Best Venue" suggestions from wedding photographers, the wedding industry and the public. From the nominations ...

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Weddings – We keep it Real?

Posted on Thursday, Oct 13th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog, Working with Photographers, Your Wedding by Alan Murphy

I came across an interesting post recently. It is an open letter to Wedding Bloggers and is from a photographer.  The basic issue raised in the article is that wedding bloggers only feature: "brides sporting bird nests in their hair, or pretty, young Anthropologie-swathed bridesmaids, or meticulously stenciled miniature burlap dinosaurs holding up place cards made from the recycled issues of Rolling Stone, or weddings held in obscure meadows that ...

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Do you take your image seriously?

Posted on Friday, Oct 7th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

      This week as I read reports in papers and online of Steve Jobs death I was struck by the clean and simple image that Apple used online to pay tribute to their visionary leader. I also came across an interesting article on the image and how the photographer Albert Watson engaged with Jobs to get the image he wanted to show the world. Shortly after reading the article I had ...

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Wedding photography

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

At we want to bring you the very best of wedding photography in Ireland. No matter what your budget or your taste we are confident you will find a photographer on our wedding directory. If you have any suggestions on how we might improve please do not hesitate to contact us.

Client Photographer Relationships

Posted on Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

It is important to build up a good - vendor relationship but sometimes clients do try it on. This video will assist you identify these situations.   (Bookmark this page  - you will need it in the future)  

And the winner is…..

Posted on Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

  Got an honourable mention from the team at You Report, Newstalk FM's new crowdsourcing website - but no phone. Nevermind we did what we set out to do.  

Google and Personalised Search

Posted on Thursday, Sep 15th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Did you know that the results that Google returns to you may be very slightly different to those served to your neighbour. This is because Google uses some of your previous browsing history to work out the results that best suit you. In order to see what Google is returning based on no history you need to add an argument into the query string that will remove all stored personal ...

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The Friday Frame – Picture of the Week

Posted on Thursday, Sep 15th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Have you taken or seen an image by an Irish professional photographer that you want to highlight. Starting next week we will be posting the Friday Frame. It should be recent, photographed within the last month, but the subject matter can be whatever you wish. Send you suggestions here.

Open Coffee

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 14th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 1 Comment

Yesterday we had the first of our open coffees. I wasn't sure how it would pan out or even if anyone would turn up. I need not have worried. When I arrived in the restaurant I found three eager photographers chatting away. In the end there was a good turn out and many more sent good wishes. Overall the reaction to the Open Coffee has been brillant. Photographers seem ...

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Newstalk launch citizen journalism site

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 7th, 2011 in Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 7 Comments

George Hook is fronting Newstalks drive into citizen journalism where you can earn, wait for it, ..... "badges".   But I am disappointed - why can't this site clearly state they will not resell any content uploaded to any third party nor will they use it in anyway other than in relation to the story uploaded. I think that citizen journalism is an interesting development but this media group should  include some fair ...

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