Hello and welcome to my photography blog.


Most of my blogs posts are based on my experiences with my photography equipment or little tips and tricks I have learned over the years.


Based in Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way my photography blog tends to focus on both how me and my equipment get really tested with the elements.


Clonakilty, West Cork is a photographers paradise and its one of the reasons I don't have to travel very far to get inspired.


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My Photography Gear

February 03, 2018
My Gear A quick blog about my gear and my experiences with it over the years. Camera A question I am always asked is "What camera do you use?" The common myth is...
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Formatt Hitech Firecrest Ultra Filters review

January 28, 2018
My Formatt Hitech Firecrest Ultra filters review. As a marker for being an ambassador for Firecrest filters for 6 months now I thought it was about time I did an in de...
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Seascape photography explained

September 20, 2017
A comprehensive guide to Seascape photography. Seascape Photography for me is the art of capturing the never ending battle between land and sea. We can use these tw...
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Photography Workshops Cork

September 19, 2017
Photography workshops in Late February through to April 2018 I have a number of photography workshops in Cork coming up again in 2018 starting in Late February through...
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Giants Causeway

September 14, 2017
Giants Causeway and how this Turned into this by a sequence of events. But the end result further down in the blog is a moment of magic for me. Let me just start...
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Long Exposure Photography

July 20, 2017
I will be posting regular blogs on photography tips from now on. This is a post I originally posted a while back. Also as a Firecrest official brand ambassador for For...
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100mm Cokin vs Lee vs Nisi vs Formatt Hitech Firecrest Filter holders and Filters Review

July 08, 2017
10% off Firecrest filters at Formatt Hitechs Website with Discount code or Promo code HAYES10 at checkout. 100mm Camera Filters and holders Review and why I changed to...
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Newborn photography

March 09, 2017
Newborn photography and what to look for... If your reading this then I presume congratulations are in order. Newborn photography takes time and just can't be rus...
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Exposing a Photograph

January 29, 2017
Hello 2017, Its been a few months since I posted a blog so here it goes:-) I can nearly feel the rust fall off as I write this, speaking of rust you should have see...
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Photography Meet

September 15, 2016
So the details of the photography meet are as follows... Monday the 26th of September starting at 18:30 and finishing at 21:00. It will be held at Owenahincha beach,...
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The Black Valley, Co. Kerry

June 25, 2016
A s hot taken at The Gap of Dunloe in the stunning Black Valley, Co. Kerry. It was never my intention to visit the Black Valley that day never mind to stop and take a...
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How it was done

April 12, 2016
I get literally hundreds of messages a month on social media asking how did you do that? or more to the point how can i do that? So I had a brainwave.... rather than a...
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Asylum's Return

March 29, 2016
Location St. Kevins abandoned Mental hospital, Cork. We wanted to bring this buildings tragic story back into this modern world again, give the silenced a voice. Co...
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Long Exposure know how

January 28, 2015
As a result of numerous questions and requests I have decided to post a few photography tips. The first topic is Long Exposure, it's really quite simple. Always rem...
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