Rory O’ Connor

Name:Rory O’Connor AIPF, AFIAP.
Genre:Landscape & Wildlife
Distinctions:IPF – Associateship 2017
FIAP – AIPF 2017
Club Member Since2013
Club Member Position:IPF Distinctions Co-Ordinator
Camera (s):Nikon D850 and Nikon D800.
Bag:Lowepro Whistler 450
Lenses:Nikon 20mm f2.8, Nikon 50mm f1.4, Nikon 105mm f 2.8 Macro, Nikon 24-85mm f4.5, Nikon 200-500mm f5.6

What else is in the bag? 

Manfrotto head on heavy duty Bendo legs. Lee filters, Hahnel remote trigger, Spirit level, Towel, Spare Batteries, Sunscreen, Insect net & repellent. I very rarely bring my bag down the beach. I only pack what I need for the shoot.

How long have you been using a camera? 

My first introduction to photography was a 1926 Kodak Hawkeye film camera belonging to my Mother which I still have. I started to take photography seriously in 2011 when I joined the East Cork Camera Group. I joined Blarney Photography Club in 2013.

What do you like to photograph? 

I like Landscape and Wildlife, including Macro. Seascape photography is what I’m happiest doing. Being happy in my photography is very important to me. I wouldn’t do it if I wasn’t happy. I’m not hung up on getting “the perfect shot”. I’ll take if it happens, but I’m not obsessed with it.

What is the most important thing that Blarney Photography Club done for your photography? 

Apart from meeting great people and making new friends, the most important thing that Blarney Photography Club has brought a structure to my photography. It took me out of my comfort zone by exposing (pardon the pun) me to other forms of photography. It also helped me to be able to do my own