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Gerard Callaghan
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Belfast Laganside Sunset

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My Bio
I'm a keen amateur photographer from Northern Ireland, and have been seriously into photography for over 6 years. I have been developing my technique by reading books, internet sites and largely trial and error.

I am currently learning a lot through feedback on DeviantArt and other websites. Anyone who has viewed my gallery will notice that I have a habit of taking many photos of the same favourite locations. I enjoy seeing how scenes develop through the seasons, as well as trying to improve on my previous work.

In August 2009, I upgraded my trusty Nikon D80 for a D300s. I am enjoying learning how to use this new camera and I am pleased with the results so far.

My goal is to try to make the photo look like how I remember the actual scene, then take it slightly further to make the scene look more pleasing and vibrant than it may have been in reality.

Current Residence: Belfast
Favourite style of art: Romanticism
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: IPod
Wallpaper of choice: Super Fresco
Skin of choice: Mine
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson

Favourite Visual Artist
Turner
Favourite Gaming Platform
XBox 360
Tools of the Trade
Brain
Other Interests
Photography, Computers, Technology, XBox, Wii, Cars, Gym, DIY

Lessons Learned in 2010

Lessons Learned in 2010

I thought I would sneak out another journal update while I have a little time on my hands... :) As the year draws to a close, I was reflecting on what I had learned this year to improve my photography. The more I learn the more I feel there is to learn. While I write this as a reference as much for myself, here are some quick tips, most of which I'm sure are widely known, which I hope to apply to my work in future: A minute extra spent when shooting the photograph can save an hour in post-processing. i.e. if circumstances permit, take time and try to shoot the best you can get. Don't rely on Photoshop to cover up any mistakes. Move around

One of my Biggest Achievements So Far...

One of my Biggest Achievements So Far...

It's hard to believe another year has nearly gone. I have been really bad at adding Journal entries and keeping up with my messages. I will try harder :-) It's been a hectic few weeks with the unusually harsh winter. Hopefully a few sessions in sub zero (Celsius) temperatures have produced a couple of deviations I am proud of. As usual, I am way behind... Back in September I received my first DD, which I was really proud of. Since then I have achieved something which I am perhaps even more amazed at and very excited about. I was contacted a while ago by a local publisher who saw some of my photos of the River Lagan online and thought they w

Wow, a DD!

Wow, a DD!

I must admit, I was very surprised (but pleasantly so) to come home yesterday and discover that my photo of "The Giant's Field" had been selected as a Daily Deviation. Thank you so much to Terri - Athenas88 (http://athenas88.deviantart.com/), and Jen - ScENeYme (http://sceneyme.deviantart.com/) for suggesting and featuring my work! :thumb121334929: Thanks very much also to everyone who commented on or faved my work. I must apologise in advance that I probably won't get time to thank everyone individually, but I will do my best to reply to comments and visit your galleries. Thanks also to all of you who watch me. I really appreciate your s

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Happy Birthday Gerard!
Happy Birthday Gerard!
Looks like you haven't been here in a long time, though I hope you return someday and upload more beautiful photography!
Happy Birthday! Have a good one! :D
Happy Birthday Gerard!
Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday