The modern definition of the term ‘Shoot from the Hip’ means to react quickly or speak quickly without thought. Of course, it originated from the time people would shoot a firearm quickly without looking, directly from the holster. At some point in between, a photographer chanced upon a new technique and stole the expression to describe it.
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- 26/07/2021 - 0 CommentsShoot from the HipRead More
- 21/07/2021 0 CommentsTips For Better Website Photos from a Professional Website PhotographerRead More
In an increasingly visual world, online imagery is more important than ever. Unfortunately few businesses have a budget anywhere close to some of the world’s biggest brands, but users still expect high-quality imagery.
- 12/02/2021 0 CommentsAre you afraid of the critical eye?Read More
Are you afraid to describe yourself as a part-time photographer? Are you a little intimidated to show off your work? Are you full of self doubt as to your ability? Answer yes to just one of those questions and this might interest you...
- 27/04/2020 0 CommentsBrand Photography - How to be head and shoulders above the restRead More
Consider this question, how quickly do you judge people? Which of these Jack Nicholson characters would you trust if you met them?
- 09/10/2019 0 CommentsAlone, all Alone - The Story of a Welsh Hurling NutRead More
The last beads of sweat ran down the hurls as players from both sides sank to their knees in both elation and despair when the All-Ireland Hurling final reached its incredible conclusion on Saturday evening. These words wouldn't look out of place on the back pages of any of the broadsheet...
- 10/06/2021 0 CommentsThe Midges of DonegalRead More
I’ve been to Donegal once before, a week long trip to the Inishowen peninsula. Unlike this few days, we weren’t blessed with great weather on that trip, something that is always a gamble when venturing to this part of the country. Thankfully, the predicted rains held off on days one and two and we were treated to stunning blue skies on the third day for our brief stay in south Donegal....
- 15/07/2020 0 CommentsWild Atlantic Way - The Iveragh PeninsulaRead More
Heading down to Kerry from Dublin is a fair old trek, after 2 hours on the road you reach the delightful town of Adare in Limerick. It’s one of those gateway towns, you know the type, when you get there you could be forgiven for thinking you had nearly reached your destination. Gone are the boring soulless motorways where the speed dial tickles 120kph replaced with narrow winding roads, imposing mountains and beautiful stretches of wild Atlantic coastline. The fact the first section is over 200km yet the remaining 150km takes even longer tells you all you need to know. My destination of choice for this trip was the townland of Dún Géagáin just outside the village of Baile’n Sceilg or Ballinskelligs to give it it’s anglicised name. As the name would suggest, it’s a Gaeltacht region, an Irish speaking area, although with the scarcity of population around these parts you’re as likely to hear braying donkeys or errant tourists as you are to hear the soft lilt of a Kerry gaeilgeoir.
- 09/10/2019 0 CommentsWay Out WestRead More
The first thing you learn when you live in Ireland, is, never EVER trust the Weather Forecast. Its notoriously difficult to predict the weather in this country, with fronts coming in from all angles so even a ‘it’ll be dry with sunny spells’ can turn out to be ‘torrential rain and nowhere to hide’ type of weather….and so this trip proved.
- 04/06/2020 0 CommentsA Headshot but not as you know it!Read More
Professional headshots are pretty much out of the question at the moment with the social distancing requirements in place but there is a way around it! Not only can we help you touch up images you've taken yourself but we can also give you a few tips on how to take a better headshot in the comfort of your own home.
- 12/12/2019 0 CommentsWhat does ‘Having 2020 Vision’ mean to you?Read More
The expression is one of those rarely used, yet very familiar sayings that we’ve all come across at one time or another. It suggests perfect eyesight, of course, and whilst your optometrist may disagree, it is the case that to the average person, that’s exactly what 2020 vision is. For me, however, it stands out as a perfect metaphor to describe the year ahead.
- 27/11/2019 0 CommentsNever underestimate the power of your BrandRead More
I was watching a piece on Sky Sports last week, waiting patiently for some report on Wales' famous victory the night before that got them through to only their 3rd major tournament in their history. What I got, however, was an hour long episode of the Jose Mourinho Story...
- 09/10/2019 0 CommentsOutsourcing - When is the right time?Read More
Whilst not specifically about photography this article is based on a subject which many sole traders find intriguing. I’ve been in business as a Brand Photographer for well over two years now and one of things that I hear most often from my peers in various networking groups is that we...