Photography Training in London

Photography Training in London

I truly believe you never stop learning. So, each year, I set aside some time (and money) to attend photography workshops and training. This year, I attended the Societies Photo Convention and classes in London. Overall, I must have gone to about 12 different seminars and classes. Some on different aspects of photography, and some on the business of photography. The photos which follow are a few I took when I had a little free time before returning home again. They were taken in the Trafalgar Square/Chinatown areas – some on a pretty wet evening.


You can view some photos taken by me on a portraiture workshop during the same trip here :  Portraiture Workshop Photos


Food Photography – Terry Lyons – Masterchef Ireland 2012 Contestant

Food Photography – Terry Lyons – Masterchef Ireland 2012 Contestant

I recently had the opportunity to take photographs of some food prepared by Terry who has now reached the final of the RTE Masterchef Ireland competition. At the time of posting, I know he’s in the final – the last 3 remaining contestants – but I don’t know who actually wins. So, Good Luck Terry – and also good luck to Nicha and Tamarin. It’s a huge achievement to get this far. Hope they all manage to benefit from the experience.

(Update : Tamarin won ! – the other websites are Terry and Nicha-Twitter)

Food Photography – Alexis Bar & Grill, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Food Photography – Alexis Bar & Grill, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Alexis bar & grill in Dun Laoghaire has been open for nearly 5 years now – and going strong from the start. Recently, they decided to revamp the menu, the interior and their website.

I’ve been taking photographs for them since they first opened, and I’m also a happy customer. The photos below show some of the photos I did for their new website ( as well as some of my own favourites.

(Update – sadly Alexis has now closed and a different restaurant has replaced it in the same location. However Alan O’Reilly – they chef/co-owner from Alexis is now running the Wildeside Café in Cabinteely. No website yet – just twitter and facebook)

First the interior :

Alexis Sign

Counter with plant and wine bottles in the background.

Revamped interior of Alexis Bar & Grill, Dunleary

Some detail images from the interior

Interior View - Alexis

Now – on to the food :

Puff Pastry lid

Goat's Cheese

Wild Rabbit closeup

Wild Rabbit




Roast loin of wild Wicklow venison, pickled black cherries, beetroot, organic parsnip


Last but not least – the desserts :

Valrhona Chocolate Plate

Blackberry Dessert

Clementine cheesecake dessert

Tart with cream & custard

And a few behind the scenes photos :

Waiter at the pass, waiting for the orders to come through

Chef with food

Chef and waiter at the pass

Bear in mind that some of the menu consists of daily or seasonal specials – so not everything pictured above will be available on a given day.