Photographing Dublin

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Dublin. The land of poets, musicians, drunks and rebels. My hometown. I love Dublin. The craic is mighty and the streets are alive wth music and banter and beer. It rains all the time it is tough and quick-witted, and a young vibrant city that lives along side an old …

Preparing for a Photography Trip.

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A large part of the fun of photography trips is the anticipation and a large part of the stress is the preparation. I find the more and more into photography I get, the more preparation I need to do for my trips. I have learnt the value of research, knowing …

Tips for Photography and Travel in Japan

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It was my first time in Japan a few months ago, and I had an amazing time. I had always wanted to go there as I grew up with Japanese friends and a Mom who spoke the language,  and it was everything I imagined to to be and more. I was …

Memory Lane/ Piss Alley, Tokyo Street Photography

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My first trip to Tokyo was a fantastic experience and this was one of my first and favorite stops. Located in Shinjuku near the train station, the small alley crammed with bars and restaurants is a nostalgic trip to post-war Japan. Omoide Yokocho, nicknamed “Piss Alley” in the 1940’s (there …

Snow week in Chicago – tips for shooting snow photography

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  Chicago is beautiful in the snow, but when the wind is biting it makes me want to stay inside, and this week was one of those weeks so I caught up on my reading and internet browsing, so I’ll share with you some of fav discoveries from indoors this week Duolingo.com is …

Photography through Windows

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It took me a while to figure out that taking pictures through windows can be at least almost as good as if the glass wasn’t there. In fact, provided your shutter speed is fast enough, you can even get pretty good pics through the windows of a moving train. But there …

Dublin at Christmas

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I love Dublin at Christmas time, if there is anything Irish people know how to do is celebrate.  The city is full of people wearing Christmas jumpers, there are carolers on Grafton street and the city is glowing with Christmas lights. The Saturday before Christmas is usually a day for the “12 …

3 Days in Beijing

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Photographing Beijing Beijing has been one of my all time favorite places to photograph. I was particularly lucky that there was very little smog during my stay, although as I was leaving it was starting to get bad. I felt very safe there. Despite what I had heard about overcrowding …

Top Photography Spots in Chicago

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Chicago – architecture, sports, gangsters, pizza and hotdogs, extreme weather and lakeside walks. I have lived in Chicago for more than a decade and explored most of it with my camera, here are some of my personal favorite spots for photography Buckingham fountain. The is an amazing light show during the …

Kings Cross Station, London

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Pic of the Day- Kings Cross Station, London     I spent a few days just outside of London in January and every evening I would get the train back to where I was staying from this train station. On this evening there was a light show on and the …

Blizzard 2015, Storm Juno NYC

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I landed into New York just before the city shut down for storm Juno. I wasn’t in Manhattan Monday night, but walked around the city the next morning which was so peaceful and quiet and almost deserted as the subways and shops  were closed and the cars were mostly off …

The Chicago Christmas CTA train

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I rode the Chicago CTA Christmas Train yesterday for the first time and it is so fun, a lovely Holiday thing to do in Chicago. This holiday tradition was started in 1992 and ever since the decorations have been getting more and more elaborate. Santa rides outdoors with his sleigh …

Open House Chicago

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Open House Chicago is a yearly event, when you get to check out some interiors of buildings in Chicago for free that are normally either closed to the public or charge an entrance fee. It usually a 2 day weekend event and every year there is some variations on which …