Category Archives: Portraits
This image would have been very uninteresting without the use of a Tilt-Shift lens. When used like this, the affect is to emphasize the beautiful eyes.
The depth of field can be controlled with this lens in an amazing way, It’s great for portraits, when you need to throw the background out of focus, and also brilliant when shooting products, where a large depth of field is required.
I used to do a lot of gigs on my trusty Nikon FM2, using either Kodak Tri-X, or the new kid on the block, Kodak T-Max.
This was shot on T-Max @ 3200 iso, and I just love the grain.
Bonfire lights up inaugural NNI ‘Press Ad of the Month’ competition
Dublin-based agency Bonfire has won the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) ‘Press Ad of the Month’ competition for an eye-catching ad created on behalf of online betting firm Betfair.
Bonfire’s ‘Stuff the bookies’ ad, which features broadcaster Eamon Dunphy, was chosen as the winner of the April competition by judges Emmet Wright of Chemistry and David Sneddon of Mindshare.
‘Stuff the bookies’ was photographed by Terry McDonagh, written by Bonfire’s Ian Doherty, art directed by Sean Hynes and the media planner was Gemma Corbett of MediaVest.
I really enjoyed working with these guys, they were all great fun.
I was commissioned to photograph Dillingers restaurant in Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
The interiors speak for themselves www.dillingers.ie, but it’s very difficult to get an interesting exterior, on a busy street, with an ugly pedestrian crossing.
So I spotted this lovely old lady approaching, and realized that her jacket matched the awning, as she stood there waiting impatiently, for the green man, I shot frantically, resulting in this wonderful composition.
I obtained a silver award for this image, from the IPPA. In the pictorial category.