Irish Photographers Blog

Wedding Rip Offs

Posted on Monday, Sep 5th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog, Wedding Photography in Ireland by Alan Murphy | 8 Comments

  I read Melanie Morris's article with interest and while I see the "rip off" headline as provocative I have sympathy for some of the points she has raised. No doubt many will agree with her and others will not - for that is the point of an opinion piece - to create debate and stimulate discussion. For my part I wish to address the point made in the article regarding ...

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Skerries Wedding Showcase

Posted on Friday, Sep 2nd, 2011 in Meet the Suppliers, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Denise Cannon is offering wedding couples an opportunity to meet and chat with wedding suppliers at the Skerries Wedding Showcase in Designworks Photography Studios.   Sunday 18th of September 12-6pm

Making Space – Noel Bowler

Posted on Friday, Sep 2nd, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Got an invite to a viewing of Making Space by Noel Bowler in the Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar. The exhibition which will be launched by Jackie Barker, Director, Millennium Arts Centre runs until October 16th 2011.

Ever considered the work that goes into making data cards.

Posted on Friday, Sep 2nd, 2011 in Meet the Suppliers, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Everyday we stick them in our cameras and never give them a thought. But what goes into making a memory card. In this video Lexar let you see the process from start to finish.  

Photography in Ireland – Clubs you can join to enjoy and improve your photography

Posted on Friday, Aug 26th, 2011 in Photography Ireland, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Here is a list of photography clubs in Ireland. You can also join our discussion groups here on the site. They are open to all and anyone can join. Antrim Armagh Carlow Carlow Photographic Society Cavan Clare Ennis Camera Club Shannon Camera Club Cork Carrigaline Photographic Society Cork Camera Group East Cork Camera Club Derry Donegal Northwest Photographic Buncrana camera club Down Dublin Clondalkin Camera Club Dublin Camera Club In focus OffShoot Camera Club Sutton Camera Club Fermanagh Galway Galway Camera ...

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Proud to be listed on

Posted on Thursday, Aug 25th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

You have a listing on - well why not tell the world about it. Download the gif here and post it on to your blog or homepage. Link it back to your listing on - that way you can let potential clients see the real galleries and the images you have loaded onto the site. Some may say that you would be crazy to link and allow ...

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Real weddings

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Want to see images from real weddings by the best professional wedding photographers in Ireland? In our "Real Weddings" section we have hundreds of images from across Ireland's leading wedding venues. Check them out for yourself.

Shoot Away

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by LA Speedwing | 1 Comment

Some  people new to internet will tell you how great the internet is. Yes, Information for free around the clock. We know. Yet most of us, are now at the point where we get frustrated to find quantity of information over quality when it comes to use google.  See if you look for a good Irish website about tips and advice on Photography, you could be searching though the 255 million ...

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Moving Portraits – Any photographers offering to brides?

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 9th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 3 Comments

  I came across this Lindsay Lohan moving portrait and am interested to hear if any photographers have been commissioned by brides to do a similar project. It is something that would fit in with the offerings of a modern professional wedding photographer. If you have a moving image in your portfolio - send a link to us and we will post it here.   The 98 second film of Lohan was captured by Richard ...

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So you want to be a photographer…….

Posted on Thursday, Aug 4th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 3 Comments

If you still want to become a professional photographer that's super - but do prepare a business plan, cost your business and get appropriate insurance.

Readers – Make sure you read the terms and conditions.

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 3rd, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 4 Comments

The Examiner have started to feature readers images in their Saturday edition. I know that some people get a kick out of seeing their images in publications and that is fine. I also appreciate that the Irish Examiner have a picture desk that value good photography and they know how to use it in their paper.  I am no lawyer but I am however concerned about the Terms and Conditions ...

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How much does wedding photography cost?

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog, Wedding Photography in Ireland, Working with Photographers, Your Wedding by Alan Murphy | 3 Comments

  So you are putting your budgets together and you want to get a ball park of how much a Wedding photographer will charge? Lets assume you are an average bride , looking to capture your wedding in a professional fashion, get the images in an album and the be able to order a couple of framed prints etc afterwards if you wish. As a ballpark you should realistically expect to pay ...

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Open Coffee – A Date for your Diary

Posted on Monday, Jul 25th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 7 Comments

Here is a date for your diary. Following todays Open Coffee I will be be having a coffee and sandwich in the Insomnia Coffee Shop on Stephen's Green on every second Tuesday of the Month - Any photographer is free to join me and we can chat about stuff! Venue: Insomnia Coffe Shop, 4 St. Stephen's Green. Every second Tuesday of each Month. Time: 11 am - 12:30pm Open to all professional photographers   The Tweeter ...

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No Justice in Copyright Theft

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

Today is the final day to submit your submission to the Copyright Review Commission. Let us hope that the Department of Jobs, Entreprise and Innovation pay more regard to copyright than their colleagues in the Department of Justice who clearly see nothing wrong in robbing copyright images for their own use. It would appear they downloaded an image from Flickr by Cork photographer John Finn and used it ...

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War on Cameras

Posted on Sunday, Jul 3rd, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Another video which highlights how law enforcers use confusing laws and intimidation tactics to stop people using cameras in public spaces If you think photography is something good for society then consider joining this cause.