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Barry at the Bandsroom

One man and his Guitar

Following on from an earlier post, Here are a few more shots from my shoot with Barry in Adare a few weeks ago. There are only so many photos I can take of one man and his guitar, so you might find these a little repetitive by the time you get to the end. I’m always looking for feedback, so do let me know which ones are your favourite/least favourite and why!

Having just left Ireland, Barry has recently started blogging about life in Holland – be sure to check it out: http://twentethings.wordpress.com/

Barry Fitzgerald Shoot © Denis Hogan 2010 (8)

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The Musical Weather man

50@50 – 5: The Musical Weatherman

This chap can only be described as a character. I’ve known him for a long time now. He recently got in touch and asked me if I would mind taking a few shots for him playing his guitar “for a laugh, like”. For something that was only supposed to be for a laugh, I have to say there was a lot of undirected (natural) shaping going on!! :) Although I do reckon he’d make a great model – if only for his ability to follow direction (oh, and his rugged good looks).

It was a miserable bloody day – stormy is the only way to describe it. We ended up spending a few hours out in the rain around Adare getting the shots, I have to say, it was nothing short of hilarious. I’ll be posting a few non-50mm photos from this set over the next few weeks.

Alas, I won’t see the lad for a while now as he is moving abroad. Fitz, best of luck with your new career working as a Musical Weatherman on Dutch national TV!! :P

Archie taking a breather on the old railway track in Adare.

50@50 – 1: Archie

So, I’ve finally taken the time out to start a new project. You may remember that I did a 365 project back in 2009 where I took a photo a day for the year. I learned a lot, but haven’t really exerted myself (in photography) any further in the meantime. So this time, I’m going to take 50 shots at 50mm (using my EF 50mm 1.8 – a cheap and very cheerful prime lens). There is no theme, this is more of an exercise to get me out and about with the camera – to get me thinking again.

Anyway, this is the first shot in the series – our pup, Archie. I took this earlier this month shortly after I decided to commit to doing the 50@50 project. A decomissioned railway line runs by Adare which makes for a nice walk. Archie loved it and I’m proud to report that this is the first time he ever obeyed the ‘stay’ command. Clever pup!

As usual, all feedback is very welcome! Comments or Critique? Leave it below!