Quite often I am asked whether I "doctor" my images or use Photoshop. There is a general misconception among the public that all photography nowadays is "created" in Photoshop. Photography masters like Ansel Adams spent lots of time and effort manipulating images through various darkroom processes. Adams once said, "You don't take a photograph, you make it" Cameras are far from perfect for
Chromatic Aberration or colour fringing is the bane of many digital photographers. We've all seen it at one time or another. It's especially noticable when viewing your photographs at 100%. It appears as a green or red halo or outline around dark objects that are shot in front of a bright sky. Indeed I have many photos
While I love to capture the magical light of the West of Ireland, I have always loved to create as well. I've always been a fantasist - I enjoy movies and books that take you away from the ordinary into alternate worlds. When I look out at the sun setting or a beautiful landscape, in my minds eye I see all manner of scenarios - quite often very unrealistic and sometimes quite dark.