This is a long overdue blog post.
I would like to welcome anyone and everyone that manages to come across this website. I thought I would start off this blog wall with a bit more of a detailed look into myself as both a way to placate the narcissist within me and to let you all know a bit more about me.
I just last year (2015) graduated from DKIT (Dundalk) with a 2.1 in Communications in Creative Media. Returning to school after so many years I must admit was difficult! I was never the biggest fan of school as a kid but always understood the importance of education and it was for this reason (and a few others I’ll get into in another post) that I decided to go and learn more in an environment that helps nurture and progress the skills I already had. Overall it was a great experience and I am really happy that I was able to see it through to the end. Needless to say, my mother was delighted with the picture of me in my gown that is now hanging on the wall.
Before returning to college I spent the better parts of my 20’s working and traveling the world with my lovely and always supportive girly girlfriend Orla. We lived about 20 minutes from each other in Dublin and it took us to travel to Australia to meet! We travelled all around together seeing some amazing places and falling madly in love! She is the driving force behind my wanderings and I wouldn’t even be half the man I am today without her in my life. She completes me! Now 13 years later we have plans to hit the road again, so be sure to keep an eye here for some travel updates.
As I am sure you might have read on the ‘About me’ page on the site photography is something that I like to think I would be good enough at to pursue as a career (this as yet remains to be seen, but we all have to start somewhere). I am very new to the scene at being a working professional in this field. All the photography experience I have gained I have done so as a trial by fire - I learnt everything I know on the road while traveling. This way of learning has its pros and cons but I am glad I did it that way. In the last year or so I have been consuming tutorials and it has been fantastic to see a progression in my work. It is this progression that has pushed me to feel more confident in what I do and, what I want to do.
As a graduation gift, I got a major upgrade to my camera gear. for the longest time, I was using an old Olympus E-500 DSLR. I put that camera through its paces and it stood me very well, I learnt a lot using it and it has been all over the world. I am now using the Sony A7ii (yes I decided to go the Sony route). I will be making full reviews of both these cameras in the future.
I think that’s about it for now. Just to add some notes in relation to this blog, I want to try and keep it informal and entertaining. I have a good few blog ideas that I look forward to writing and hopefully, some people will read. Until then I’ll sign off for now.