Kieran Hayes Photography, Photographer Clonakilty, West Cork, Cork | Blog

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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Laowa 12mm f2.8 lens

July 19, 2018
Venus optics, Laowa 12mm F2.8 zero distortion lens. This is my wholehearted honest review of this lens, I have not received any gifts or payment for writing this revie...
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Selling a house top tips

June 16, 2018
So if your reading this your probably thinking of selling your house in Counties Cork, Kerry or in Munster, Ireland. If you are then spare two minutes to read this...
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Nikon D850 Review

May 28, 2018
A photographers review of the Nikon D850. Also comparing it to the Nikon D810. This is a real world review and my experiences with the Nikon D850. So should you be...
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Formatt Hitech Firecrest filter holder Vignetting

May 19, 2018
Formatt Hitech Firecrest filter holder vignetting on a wide angle lens. How I cured this slight issue when shooting on a wide angle Nikon 16-35MM F4 lens. This also ap...
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Long Exposure Photography tutorial

April 12, 2018
I am asked nearly daily on social media "how do you do Long Exposure photography?" Well, the answer is really quite simple. For Long Exposure or LE photograph...
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Cokin vs Lee vs Nisi vs Formatt Hitech Firecrest Filter holders and Filters Review

April 04, 2018
Cokin, Lee, Nisi and Firecrest photography filter holders and filter reviews and why I changed to the Formatt Hitech Firecrest range. This is an update to an older blo...
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Top 10 photography tips

March 22, 2018
My top 10 photography tips. I wish when I started out somebody told me these 10 tips:-) Now some of these tips might seem obvious but stay with me all is not alwa...
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Hahnel modus 600rt Speedlight Review

March 15, 2018
(Updated review after 6 months use) This is a real world review, I purchased this product myself and haven't received any gifts or payments etc... for writing this imp...
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The Beast from the East

March 08, 2018
A quick blog on how the Beast from the East changed us all for a few days with several photographs from around Clonakilty and Inchydoney. So Ireland got coated in sn...
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Firecrest 100mm nd Filter holder review

February 25, 2018
So I have had the all-new Formatt Hitech Firecrest 100mm filter holder now for 7 months and thought I better finally get around to my impressions on this holder and post...
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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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