Irish Landscape Photography Blog

The Canon R5 has been like waiting for a bus: you wait 7 months for one and along come two at once! Yes a lot of waiting and anticipating, but finally I’m in possession of not one but two of these cutting edge cameras. This delay...

I love to use Windy.com and its App for forecasting because it gives you the satisfying option to flick between three or four different forecast models. Don’t like what you’re seeing? Just try a different one and maybe you’ll see the forecast you’d prefer. But...

The increasing popularity of aurora photography in recent years has produced some stunning imagery from unlikely latitudes. However all is not as it seems. There are implications for the wider integrity of photography. We’ve all seen those images over the past few years (popping up in...

It is said that the native forests of Ireland were once so extensive that a squirrel could cross from one side of Ireland to the other without touching the ground. We now have one of the lowest densities of woodland cover in Europe. Here and...

If you haven't already seen it I strongly recommend watching the jaw-dropping short film 'Box' from the US company Bot & Dolly. At first viewing you automatically assume CGI (computer generated effects added in post production), but if you carefully read the explanatory text you'll...

I've finally achieved a long-term ambition with the launch of a photography workshop for this coming autumn.Workshops are like a combination of a teaching course and an adventure holiday, and they may last a single day, a weekend or perhaps a week or more. The...

RTE, the Irish state broadcaster, has recently produced a television series called 'Secrets of the Irsh Landscape'. Presented by popular wildlife personality Derek Mooney, it consists of three hour-long, documentary-style programmes that investigate the natural history of Ireland's flora, fauna and landscape. The series was groundbreaking...

One of the few upsides to an Irish winter are the frequent episodes of stormy weather that sometimes provide dramatic photo opportunities. Every now and then, perhaps a couple of times each winter, the storms are accompanied by massive Atlantic swells. These are not just...

The new Ireland.com website has gone live, with my Glasillaun Rainbow image as the main splash on the homepage. It's the consumer website for Tourism Ireland, the country's tourism body for overseas markets. The image was shot pretty much 4 years ago to the day...