Name: Rory O’Connor AIPF, AFIAP.
Member since: 2013
Position: Competitions Officer
Camera (s): Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E. I also have a Nikon 1 pocket camera
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 · Sigma 70-200mm f2.8
What else is in the bag? Manfrotto head on heavy duty Giottos base. 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. I still have to this day although getting film is a bit of a problem. 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 the photograph? 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 it 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 printing.