My name is Alan Hartigan. I am a 28 year old DevOps Engineer working for Jaguar Land Rover in Shannon (so I wouldn’t recommend buying one if I’ve worked on it). I am from Limerick and even though I’m living on the Limerick / Clare border at the moment I’m still claiming Limerick. By the time this is out my son might be born, and if not, it will be very close!
What was your path to becoming a Landscape Photographer & What was your first camera?
What was your favourite Landscape Adventure Story since becoming a Photographer?
That would have to be the day Myself and Gavin Sheehan took the day off work and went down to Dingle for Storm Dennis back in February of 2020.
What was your worst in-the-field experience as a landscape Photographer?
Sunrise or Sunset & Why?
Where is your favourite Location in Ireland to Photograph & Why?
What is your favourite photograph, that you’ve taken to date, & Why?
What equipment / Setup are you currently using?
Top Tip for anyone starting out?
Best Advise you’ve personally been given?
Who is your biggest inspiration as a Landscape Photographer.
Not that he inspired me per se (because I didn’t know he did it before I picked up a camera!), but I would say If it wasn’t for Gavin Sheehan, I would have sold all my gear a long time ago. I am awful at planning and if the opportunity is there I will tag along with Gavin on his outings and get out with the camera as much as I can. He’s thought me a lot about photography, and timelapses, and still continues to teach me to this day.
Who is your favourite Irish photographer at the moment ?
I don’t want to give him an even bigger head than he already has after the success of his recent Dolomites video (masterpiece by the way), I would have to say Sean O’Riordan, his style is very unique, you know it’s a Sean O’Riordan shot as soon as you look at the image.
Along with Gavin, he has been a fountain of knowledge for me. I will never forget the time I was just starting out and I edited a photo, sent it to Sean for some feedback, and he wasn’t sure how to tell me that the sky was a bright green! (he didn’t know I was colourblind at the time). In my defence it looked like a lovely golden sky to me. But anyway, he has taught me a lot about photography and I never tire of looking through his gallery.