Irish Photographers Blog

Local Search

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

As a photographer is local search important to you? We at think it should be and have developed the tools to add to your local optimisation online. We all know how well scores for big broad searches - Irish photographers, irish wedding photographers etc (No.1)  But what about locally - in areas that are important to you? By tagging their listings and images on many photographers, clued into how ...

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Dublin 50 Years Apart

Posted on Monday, Jun 20th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 1 Comment

Check out Dublin 50 Years Apart - A Project from Paul Walsh. I love the way you can easily do things on the internet and this is one great example. Photographer Paul Walsh had a simple idea and executed it without too much hassle. ( and that is very much to his credit - I had a similar idea, wrote to the museum and am still trying to put it together.) Paul ...

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I love “Weekend Warriors”

Posted on Monday, Jun 20th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 10 Comments

Now that I have your attention let me say that I HATE the term "weekend warrior". I'm not even sure I know what the term means but I do know a lot of photographers are blaming "weekend warriors" for ruining their business. Without taking a serious look at their own marketing plan and business model they see every other photographer who doesn't think and shoot like them as a "weekend ...

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Epson Open Day – Cork

Posted on Friday, Jun 17th, 2011 in Meet the Suppliers, Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

            Barker Photographic are hosting an Epson Open day at the Maryborough House Hotel in Cork on Thursday 23rd June. They will be showing the New Epson R3000 A3+ Printer, the 3880 A2 and the Superb 4990 (17") Printers. They will also be launching the Epson Digigraphie scheme with information on how it works and the benefits to be gained. Interested in Projectors or Scanners? Then come along and talk to ...

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Search the Web by Image

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 15th, 2011 in Photography News, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 2 Comments

Google have just introduced a new feature that make it easier to find out who shot an image. It will be interesting to see how this feature rolls out.

It pays to shop local

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 1st, 2011 in Meet the Suppliers, The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy | 8 Comments

For years I have been hearing photographers bang on about the great deals on the internet and how prices in Ireland are way out of line with the UK and America. Lately, for whatever reason, there has been a change to this story. Over the past few months I have spoken with a number of photographers and each had decided to buy locally and are very grateful they did so. ...

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If you only read one thing today read this……..

Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

This is a must read for anyone in photography or thinking of it as a career. I am indebted to Mark who sent me this blog and suggested I post on the site. It is a good and thought provoking article - well worth the free minutes it will take for you to read it.

Print from Facebook

Posted on Friday, Apr 22nd, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

So your images are safe on Facebook? During my recent visit to Kerry saw this poster in the window of a Kodak Shop in Tralee.

Maria of Kilkenny featured on RTE’s Nationwide

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 5th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

  It was super to see Maria Dunphy of Maria of Kilkenny featured on RTE's Nationwide last night. The piece, which begins about seven minutes in, shows Maria at work in the studio photographing a beautiful newborn and knitting some of her bespoke "pods".

Nobody said it was easy….

Posted on Monday, Apr 4th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Had an interesting interview with Cork Radio Station RedFM this morning in connection with their county councils proposal to ban photography in playgrounds. This was always going to be a difficult one to articulate but it is interesting that Cork County Council declined the stations invitation even though the proposal is under public consultation. Anyway despite a rather large curve ball thrown by the presenter got through the ...

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Hats, or should that read Bonnets, off to Designworks, Photography, Skerries. – Event Cancelled

Posted on Saturday, Apr 2nd, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

Please Note - Due to a local tragedy Designworks have decided to cancel this event as a mark of respect. It will be rescheduled.   We salute Denise Cannon and her staff at Designworks Photography, Skerries, for a really novel and clever marketing campaign that is also great fun. Using the hook  of the 1911 Census Celebrations members of the public are being invited into the Designworks Studio next Sunday, Census ...

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Insurance for Photographers

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 23rd, 2011 in The IPWS Blog, Working with Photographers by Alan Murphy

Before you commit to hiring a photographer it is wise to confirm their insurance status. This shouldn't be a big deal but it is worth doing. Remember having insurance is no reason to hire a photographer and having no insurance is a reason not to hire one. Other points to consider are outlined in our leaflet Points to consider when hiring a photographer.

Wedding photographers – the new breed

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 22nd, 2011 in The IPWS Blog, Your Wedding by Alan Murphy

Recognise them - their big into being friends with the wedding couple, they work well with all wedding vendors - especially the videographer, their passionate about wedding photography, portraiture, photographing infants, pets, fashion, bands, - in fact it's important that they find their niche...... Check them out for yourself and oh yeah - make sure you buy their photoshop actions.... To find some really cool Irish wedding photographers start your search

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Wedding Warning

Posted on Thursday, Mar 17th, 2011 in The IPWS Blog by Alan Murphy

I came across this video yesterday and thought I would post it here to illustrate to couples that it pays to research your wedding photographer and that price is a poor basis on which to make your choice of photographer. You may also wish to review " Hiring a Photographer" - an article I wrote to assist couples. As I have often heard - "If you think it is expensive ...

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Share the moment, share the future – YIPPA 2011 Competition

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

YIPPA 2011 is currently accepting entries from international photojournalist. There are three themes for entries. Common Prosperity of Human Beings (Improvement of human living and wellbeing) Seven goals of freedom from extreme poverty and hunger; achievement of universal primary education: promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women; reduction of child mortality; improvement of maternal health; eradication of diseases; and development of a global partnership for development, excluding the goal of ...

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