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?
In spite of my long association with Donegal, I had never climbed Errigal until about three years ago. My first time up there was always going to be special, but it was truly spectacular as there was snow – not just the top of Errigal – all over the Derryveagh mountains and through the valleys below. It was just myself and Rory O’Donnell and the views were just amazing, it felt like we were in the Alps rather than Donegal.
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?
Pre-Covid, I visited Kerry with Michael Byrne, Rory O’Donnell and Dermott Sweeney. We had a fantastic trip and only touched some of the many locations there, so I’d love to go back. I still remember vividly the night we spent in Cahirsiveen. There was a power outage across the whole area. Now bear in mind that there is already a Dark Sky Reserve in Kerry – and here we were under totally clear skies with zero light pollution. Unfortunately none of us was sober enough to legally drive anywhere but walking down the main street in Cahirsiveen and looking up at the crystal clear night sky was just breathtaking. It was also great fun drinking Guinness by candlelight in the pub… good times.
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?
Probably Nick Page – I love his style of shooting – and his sense of humour. His processing skills are phenomenal and, as anyone who has watched his tutorials can confirm, he also a great teacher. He is very well-travelled but he has shown that he can take absolute bangers anywhere.
Who is your favourite Irish photographer at the moment?
Ah now that’s hardly a fair question, there so many talented people out there! If we are talking about current impact then the person who has most impressed me recently with her photography is Orla Fleming – she has really been knocking it out of the park with her landscapes, some amazing stuff and she has a fantastic ability to do something different with a scene that has been hammered by other photographers.