Nope, not the latest instalment of ‘Vampire the SomethingorOther’, but the next set of pictures I’ll try to post over the weekend.
I’m in Dublin a lot at the moment and managed to get out last night with Camera and (more wonky than I realised) tripod. I was lucky enough to be joined by Dermot Greene, a mate, work colleague and general photography nice bloke who’s just joined the digital dark side with a Nikon D80.
Dermot’s been taking photo’s for many years at this point and, as well as being a Dubliner by choice, was on hand to take me on a tour of Grafton Street, The Liffey and keep me safe from the odd little drunks who wanted us to “Hey mate, take our picture”. You can see Dermot’s work in both his website and his blog and all I ask is that you make ‘ooooh’ and ‘aaaaah’ noises, then remember that I’m still learning.
I picked up some good tips last night and it’s definitely secured the social aspect of photography in my mind. I’ll work through some of what I saw and learned in the next few posts. Suffice to say, Dermot’s mantra of “Over expose by 2 stops” and “Post processing is work of the devil”* will feature heavily.
Anyway, like I said, photo will follow. For now, have come Grattan, wife says he was some political bloke she used words and dates… but I just take photos.
(15 secs, f/8, focal length – 18mm, ISO – 100, 11/12/07 20:59)
* Dermot probably didn’t phrase it quite like this, probably more along the lines of “I prefer to get the picture right using the camera, not post processing software”, but I felt some artistic license was allowed. And besides, I heard words like devil would up my google search results!