What was your path to becoming a Landscape Photographer & What was your first camera?
My Good friend Tom Breen had been into photography for longer than I personally knew him and when I mentioned it to him that I was interested in stepping it up a little, he knew a person selling a Micro Four Thirds Olympus PEN E-P3 with a couple of stock lenses, so I jumped at the purchase. The combination of this new camera and its capabilities and Having Someone with as much Knowledge as Tom to go out and take landscape images with would be the start of the obsession, what really fanned the flame was being asked to go on a photography only trip to Iceland with a small group of his friends, people I can now gladly refer to as my friends also, no less than 6 months after expressing wanting to know more about landscape photography.
What was your favourite Landscape Adventure Story since becoming a Photographer?
The four of us, Tom Breen, Keith Walsh (Mr KeithWalshagram), Michelle Hennessy and my self, landed in Reykjavík towards the end of February 2017 amid the heaviest snowfall in the capital not seen since January 1937. The vehicle we originally booked for the trip was unavailable, after a long discussion were upgraded to a 4X4 Jeep. If this had not have happened, we would not have progressed through this trip. We had barley gotten underway when the city roads were being closed, army and police were on many main junctions and thanks to a nice couple of army gents standing beside a very intimidating APC who concurred the vehicle we were driving would be able do deal the impending condition ahead, we would have been halted, but were let through, thank God.
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 favourite Irish photographer at the moment ?
I would find it hard to name just one, there are so many amazing photographers in this country. A mans work that really caught my eye and photographed in way that I was amazed with back when I was starting to get serious was David Heath Williams, his work really was that inspiration that wanted to make me learn more and try harder as to was the work of my good friend and early mentor Tom Breen.