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Gerard Callaghan
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Belvoir Tree from Below R by Gerard1972, visual art

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Belfast Laganside Sunset by Gerard1972, visual art

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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
Favourite Gaming Platform
XBox 360
Tools of the Trade
Other Interests
Photography, Computers, Technology, XBox, Wii, Cars, Gym, DIY
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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
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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
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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 (, and Jen - ScENeYme ( 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!