Dickon Whitehead Photography: Blog http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog en-us (C) Dickon Whitehead Photography dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:28:00 GMT Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:28:00 GMT http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/img/s/v-5/u562339609-o800892994-50.jpg Dickon Whitehead Photography: Blog http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog 120 120 Christy Moore Gallery added to website http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2012/10/christy-moore-gallery-added-to-website Nice lighting Geoff!120405-204900DW Finally getting my act together to get these photographs up into the internet world. 2012 now up to date, past years still to come.

The Gallery can be found at this link; http://.../christymoore

dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) 2012 Christy Moore Declan Sinnott Geoff Ryan London http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2012/10/christy-moore-gallery-added-to-website Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:28:00 GMT
Sligo Academy Of Music December 2011 http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2012/2/Sligo-Academy-Of-Music-December-2011 Here a a few photographs from the Sligo Academy of Music’s annual participation in this carol service.

This has be Sligo’s worst lit venue, Happily terrible lighting can sometimes lead to good results!

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dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Events Choir Orchestra SAM Sligo Academy Of Music http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2012/2/Sligo-Academy-Of-Music-December-2011 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 07:48:33 GMT
Transition to new photo sales website. http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2011/11/Transition-to-new-photo-sales-website After some consideration I am moving my photo product sales website. This will enable direct to client print sales and instant electronic downloads of photographic files.The new website will be an improvement on the old both in terms of photo presentation and ease of use.


I will be uploading many new galleries over the next few weeks so check it out if you have time for some beautiful photographs.

All feedback is most welcome.

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dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2011/11/Transition-to-new-photo-sales-website Wed, 16 Nov 2011 09:25:46 GMT
New studio space. http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2011/10/New-studio-space After many many months of work my new studio space will soon be open for business.

At last!

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dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Portraits http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2011/10/New-studio-space Wed, 26 Oct 2011 08:43:26 GMT
Cathal Hayden, Martín O’Connor and Seamie O’Dowd in Barry’s Public House http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2011/2/Cathal-Hayden-Mart-n-O-Connor-and-Seamie-O-Dowd-in-Barry-s-Public-House I really enjoyed doing the sound for these folks last night. Three fantastic musicians playing so tight, it’s a wonderful thing.

They were excellently supported by The JPT Trio, my first time hearing them but won’t be the last. Only a photo of the main act cos my camera was in the van, silly me!


Cathal Hayden, Martín O'Connor and Seamie O'Dowd playing in Barry's Public House, Grange, County Sligo

I will be back for more on Friday the 25th for what promises to be another wonderful night of music and craic at Trad for Trocaire being organised I believe by Steve Wickham check it out here on facebook

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dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Music Musicians Venues and gigs http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2011/2/Cathal-Hayden-Mart-n-O-Connor-and-Seamie-O-Dowd-in-Barry-s-Public-House Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:58:46 GMT
The Irish Power Kite and Sandyacht Association come to Streedagh Beach. http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2011/2/The-Irish-Power-Kite-and-Sandyacht-Association-come-to-Streedagh-Beach The Irish Power Kite and Sandyacht Association are out in force this weekend at Streedagh Beach, County Sligo. Jackie and Matthew both had a go, matthew was just a wee bit short for the mini buggies but Jackie had great crack and now declares it her new sport. I was taking pictures but will try it out in the future.

Streedagh beach is a perfect place for this activity but unfortunately it is normally not legal on this beach. Allowed in plenty of other places though including Rosses Point.

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more info on all aspects of  power kiting and sand yachting can be found here http://www.ipksa.info/

I will return tomorrow for a few more photos hopefully with stronger winds for a bit more drama.

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dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Clubs And Societies Events Sports http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2011/2/The-Irish-Power-Kite-and-Sandyacht-Association-come-to-Streedagh-Beach Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:27:28 GMT
Walking on Lissadell Strand http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2011/2/Walking-on-Lissadell-Strand Found this shot during a nice bright spring walk along Lissadell Beach from John’s Port side. It is just a small drain spout emptying onto the beach but looks like venetian glass when frozen with such a high shutter speed. This kept my aperture pretty much wide open with a resulting lack of sharpness in the closer parts of the water. I will take it again and try for a better compromise. Using a Sony A700 in place of the heavier and less walk friendly A900 made focus a bit harder to check before taking the picture.


On another note the erection by the landowner of offensively large keep out notices adjacent to the right of way is an unfortunate degradation of this beautiful area, I will post a few photos of these in a later post so you can see what I mean. I am sure he is within his rights and all that but why?

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dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Landscape Nature http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2011/2/Walking-on-Lissadell-Strand Sat, 12 Feb 2011 16:23:26 GMT
Sligo Academy Of Music 10th Anniversary Photographs http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2011/2/Sligo-Academy-Of-Music-10th-Anniversary-Photographs dsc08515

This photo and many more available to purchase at www.dickonwhitehead.com.

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dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Events Music Musicians http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2011/2/Sligo-Academy-Of-Music-10th-Anniversary-Photographs Wed, 09 Feb 2011 10:25:18 GMT
OSGT Sligo Final Pictures now available from www.dickonwhitehead.com http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2011/2/OSGT-Sligo-Final-Pictures-now-available-from-www-dickonwhitehead-com dsc08828dw11


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dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Events Music Musicians Portraits http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2011/2/OSGT-Sligo-Final-Pictures-now-available-from-www-dickonwhitehead-com Wed, 09 Feb 2011 10:18:13 GMT
OurSchoolsGotTalent 2010 Mayo Final http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/11/OurSchoolsGotTalent-2010-Mayo-Final Coming to the end of a long day, as the official photographer for OSGT Mayo Final I took about 500 pics last night so today was spent sorting through them all, doing a bit of processing and getting them ready for the OSGT facebook page. You can see the results here of the Facebook candidate images (OSGT will select which ones to use on its FB page). All of these and more are available to purchase from my sales website here.


I love this one, a quite moment while the choir ( from Ballyhaunis Community School) is waiting behind the stage backdrop for their turn to perform. The only illumination here is from the fake stage candles that are extremely dim to say the least but provide a lovely soft glow to this chorister’s face.

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Thriller, Balla Community School

Another favorite from the other end of the peaceful scale, as a member of Thriller from Balla Community College puts in a great performance as a zombie dancer.

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dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Events Music Theatre http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/11/OurSchoolsGotTalent-2010-Mayo-Final Wed, 10 Nov 2010 10:27:10 GMT
Sligo Live, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Stranglers and others. http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/10/Sligo-Live-Mary-Chapin-Carpenter-The-Stranglers-and-others Heres a mixed bag of pictures taken recently mainly from Sligo live but a couple of others for some variety.

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dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Music Musicians http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/10/Sligo-Live-Mary-Chapin-Carpenter-The-Stranglers-and-others Wed, 27 Oct 2010 08:44:09 GMT
Back with ‘The Raincoats’ http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/10/Back-with-The-Raincoats Working with local theatre company today taking dress rehearsal pictures of their latest production, Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco, hope I don’t get trampled!


Unrelated picture! Matthew watches Titanic Exploration Film.

Opening night details below;

RHINOCEROS by Eugene Ionesco @ The Factory Performance Space, Sligo. October 26th – November 6th. Nightly at 8pm sharp. No shows Sunday 31st or Monday 1st. Booking 00353 (0)7191 70431


dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Arts Performance Theatre http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/10/Back-with-The-Raincoats Thu, 21 Oct 2010 01:14:01 GMT
Our Schools Got Talent 10/2/2010 http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/10/Our-Schools-Got-Talent-10/2/2010 My daughter Jessie took part in this great competition organised by Local promoter Robbie McNab. Unfortunately luck was not with her on the night so she won’t be going through to the next round, but I am sure the experience will be useful to her down the road. Well done to the organisers and to all who contributed. Proceeds from the competition will be donated to The Special Olympics.

Here’s Jessie.

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dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Events Music Musicians Sligo Photographer Video Posts http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/10/Our-Schools-Got-Talent-10/2/2010 Sun, 10 Oct 2010 16:57:00 GMT
65s For Burma Concert, National Concert Hall, Dublin http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/6/65s-For-Burma-Concert-National-Concert-Hall-Dublin Tip; select HD On otherwise photos will look fuzzy.


dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Artwork Slideshow Venues and gigs http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/6/65s-For-Burma-Concert-National-Concert-Hall-Dublin Mon, 21 Jun 2010 16:28:59 GMT
Oxfield Community Centre Committee Funday 7th June 2010 http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/6/Oxfield-Community-Centre-Committee-Funday-7th-June-2010 Fair play to all the organizers and contributors this was an event that provided great entertainment for all age groups. At only three euro in it has to have been the best value I have seen in a long time.

Hope ye like the pictures!


dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Clubs And Societies Events Slideshow Video Posts http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/6/Oxfield-Community-Centre-Committee-Funday-7th-June-2010 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 06:00:54 GMT
Maugherow Community Games FC halftime pic http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/5/Maugherow-Community-Games-FC-halftime-pic Maugherow Community Games Soccer competitiondsc00499

5 nil up at halftime, final score 8 nil.

Well done lads, keep up the great teamwork.


dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Clubs And Societies Events Sports http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/5/Maugherow-Community-Games-FC-halftime-pic Fri, 21 May 2010 02:40:05 GMT
Timothy Sheard, author, signing books in Sligo. http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/5/Timothy-Sheard-author-signing-books-in-Sligo timothy-sheard-the-book-nest-sligo I met this fella while wandering with camera outside the booknest on saturday afternoon, Timothy’s an author from Brooklyn over for a wedding in Ireland (I was told the location but with my memory…information lost).

Fair play to him he accosted me with the line “is their anyone in your family who might enjoy a suspense novel”, I could not give an outright denial that this could indeed be the the case so he had me hooked.

more about Timothy here; http://www.timsheard.com/index.html


dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Portraits http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/5/Timothy-Sheard-author-signing-books-in-Sligo Mon, 17 May 2010 13:37:07 GMT
Carrowmore Archers IFAF shoot, 16/5/2010 http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/5/Carrowmore-Archers-IFAF-shoot-16/5/2010 Another archery slideshow for the dedicated few.

Great to meet you all on the day. Pity I shattered an arrow but my lost one returned so not so bad after all!


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dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Clubs And Societies Events Slideshow http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/5/Carrowmore-Archers-IFAF-shoot-16/5/2010 Mon, 17 May 2010 08:42:09 GMT
School Photos delivered to St.Patricks NS, Ballywheelin, Sligo http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/5/School-Photos-delivered-to-St-Patricks-NS-Ballywheelin-Sligo Just delivered about 70 packs of photos to my local national (primary) school, Individual, family and class portraits. Unfortunately some absentees on the day made a whole school picture impossible.  I will be back to take that next week and put it straight on the website with a text notification to parents.
Are you a principal or creche owner in the Sligo area?  have a chat with me regarding the advantages of using a local photographer for your class photos.

Here is Matthew my son and member of the school, helping test my lighting settings :-)icon_smile

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Matthew helps set up for school portraits.


dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/5/School-Photos-delivered-to-St-Patricks-NS-Ballywheelin-Sligo Fri, 14 May 2010 10:23:18 GMT
Things of a floral nature. http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/3/Things-of-a-floral-nature I spent a night with the good ladies (well mainly) of the County Sligo Flower Club. I was commissioned to photograph the wonderful arrangements created by Reverend William McMillan. Having done a few minutes research internet research on the gentleman in question it appears to have been quite a coup for the club to get him, well done ladies. Not expecting to be entertained while waiting to take the photos I must say I was pleasantly surprised and regretted not having seen more of the show.

As it turned out all the arrangements I had been commissioned to photograph had been designated as raffle prizes. This provided considerable time pressure on the photo creation exercise as the winners rushed the stage to collect their winnings! it was quickly explained that I would take a few minutes to photograph the creations before they good be taken by their new owners.

Luckily I had arrived armed in typical strobist style with a good ole Metz CT45 wirelessly triggered into a large white brolly on a tall lighting stand with another loose flash optically slaved of that for a bit of extra rim or fill as required. This allowed for fairly fast operation so saving me from the wrath of the Killybegs brigade! (who in fairness had a long drive home).

Here’s a link to Williams website http://www.reverendmac.com/ in case I have piqued your curiosity.


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dickonwhitehead@gmail.com (Dickon Whitehead Photography) Events Product Photography http://www.dickonwhitehead.com/blog/2010/3/Things-of-a-floral-nature Sat, 27 Mar 2010 14:39:44 GMT