About

An interview with himself, about himself…

Who are you anyway?
I’m Denis – I live in Ireland and I work as a software developer. In my spare time I like Motorsport, Photography, Rugby and blowin’ the froth off a few cold ones with my buddies.

What are you doing here?
Trying to learn a bit about photography, code and life in general.

How did you get started in photography?
I have two friends that are into Photography (Kevin and Glenn). I was really impressed with their ability to capture a scene, a moment, a feeling…. long story short, they opened my eyes to the whole thing. To this day, both of the lads still inspire me to try new things. Poor Kevin regularly gets really long “Why?” and “How do I…?” emails which, amazingly, he always answers and points me along in the right direction. He’s the man with the Wavin pipe.

What’s “Wavin pipe”?
GPS for Cattle.

Any interesting projects?
I did a 365 project in 2009 under the moniker of  “Not-So-Anonymous“. It was a great way of forcing myself to get out with the camera. The photos aren’t great, but I learned a lot. I have one or two small projects planned, but they’ll take years to come together!

Do you have really fancy gear?
No, I have an old Canon EOS 30D with a few wonky lenses. They do the trick. I do have a decent tripod though – probably the best bit of gear I ever bought.

Why do you have a really random collection of photos on your site?
Great question. I take my camera everywhere. I even take it to work with me every day – just in case I see something. So I just snap away when I see something of interest. I’d take a photo of the wind if I could.

Do you modify your photos?
A little, yes. I’ll be honest, I don’t particularly like Photoshop – it’s a remarkable piece of software, but I just don’t know how to use it properly. Mostly I try to make minor changes like get rid of small distractions or convert an image to Black and White. But that’s about it really – I don’t have time to spend hours in front of Photoshop.

Highlights:

2011

 

2010

  • Limerick Camera Club beginner photographer of the year.
  • Second place in the QMark.ie photo competition with Happy Feet.