I’m an amateur photographer, though with smartphones and Instagram, so is everyone these days. As a child, I had started to get interested in photography. I would use my dad’s old Pentax SLR and later my own cheap Panasonic SLR when I was a teenager. I never really got beyond taking a few snaps though and the odd little bit of trick photography.
Later in life, when I realised that there were very few high-resolution, good quality images from craft beer festivals in Ireland, I invested in a Canon EOS 700D DSLR to take images. I actually got a great deal on it from argos when it was on sale for €365 with kit lens. Since then, I have invested in a number of lenses and other items. Those beer images are available on the Beoir Flickr Page.
I’m currently a member of Mullingar Camera Club which meets every Wednesday evening at the Mullingar Arts Centre. At some pint, I hope to get my LIPF distinction. I attempted to do so in May 2017 but three of my images were not good enough. Mostly, that was because of the mounting. The pre-cut mounting didn’t match up to my photo size so some of the image was cropped out. It didn’t matter as they weren’t good enough regardless.
I regularly upload my own, non-beer images on my personal Flickr page. The gallery below should be an up to date representation of my photostream.
Shaky Footage If you ever thought about using your camera
Last week, I headed to Glendalough in the evening to
I'm at the stage now where it's time to start