I also provide photography workshops in West Cork and I am delighted to be able to provide discount codes on equipment for photographers worldwide.
Landscape photography in general and specifically West Cork photography for me is all about trying to capture the mood and beauty of this stunning country and of course its amazing landscape and seascapes also.
Photography as a whole is this glorious balance or delicate and intricate mix of creativity and technical skill. It's trying to mix these two elements together is what in my eyes gives you a truly beautiful photograph.
It's this challenge that I love and the way we can play with camera settings to completely transform the viewer's opinion of the landscape or scene that we are trying to capture.
The sheer beauty of this country and landscape photography in Ireland is that the conditions change so quickly here that it really helps you capture specific moods in your photographs and West Cork has some of the fastest changing weather in Ireland.
West Cork has also some of the most amazing landscape scenery in Ireland and Clonakilty is the gateway to West Cork so I am incredibly lucky to live here with all these stunning locations on my doorstep.
Yes, the ever changing weather can be a pain and while it can also be a pleasure, there has been many an hour sitting on a beach waiting for a stunning sunset only for the clouds to roll in at the last moment and kill it all off.
Now in saying that there is no better place to be than sitting on the beach (Clonakilty is surrounded by them) but you still want to get the shot so you have to learn to adapt especially if you want to make a profession of taking landscape photographs.
So you need to look for the shot and yes there is always one there you just need to see it.
Luckily I also work as a commercial photographer in Cork and Kerry and I work out of my West Cork photography studio based in Clonakilty, this is where the skill sets I have learned come in to play as often times you are on the spot on a photo shoot and you have to mentally picture what the client is saying.
You have to imagine it in detail in your head and then as though through magic, the power of photography and with the quick press of a shutter button you transform that into what they want.
Getting it right is a pure joy but it can also be very stressful as time is money.
So landscape photography is completely different and all about slowing down and just waiting for the right conditions, you can't rush a scene and you need to appreciate what you see before you even try to capture it.
It's all about noticing the small details first, those fine points often times help complete the picture for the person viewing your landscape photography work.
So when I work as Kieran Hayes photography it's all fast paced and about giving value for money to my commercial clients and then when I work on my landscape photography it's all about slowing down and getting involved with the scene you find yourself in.
Taking a moment and trying to work out the best way to capture the beauty before you. This mix works really well as long as I do the commercial work first and the landscape photography afterwards, luckily Clonakilty and West Cork are littered with photographic opportunities on my drive home.
What I am really trying to say is with landscape photography I can really express myself a little bit more and create the images I want to.
It may seem obvious after reading the above piece but I love Ireland and especially Clonakilty as it's the gateway to West Cork photography.
I wanted a dedicated website to showcase some of its beauty and rather than just showcasing West Cork photography I thought why not spread that love to photographs of Ireland altogether.
During lockdown I found myself with a bit of spare time and as I am a brand ambassador for Pixpa the website building platform I thought what better way to promote West Cork and Ireland than starting off a new landscape or west cork photography website.
This website will be constantly growing as I get more time to work on it and upload photographs over the coming weeks.
At present it is mainly West Cork photography but I will be travelling a lot more over the coming year and I will be capturing photographs of all over Ireland.
I hope you enjoy viewing the photographs as much as I did taking them and thanks for visiting my website.
See you out there,
Landscape Photography Ireland
35 The Ladys Cross, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland P85TF72
Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm
Kieran Hayes Photography Clonakily,
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