August 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hunting Room, Stable Wing
Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Picture Perfect: Digital Camera Workshop With Photographer Mark Reddy

Tuesday, 21 August
1pm – 5pm
Hunting Room, Stable Wing

Suitable for 16 years+, please bring your own digital camera (and tripods, speedlights if you have them).

Words are one way of ‘Sharing Stories’ – this year’s theme of National Heritage Week – but a picture can be worth a thousand words if done right. Why not combine a visit of our photographic exhibition, My Friend Picasso, with a half-day DSLR photography workshop in Castletown. Join professional photographer Mark Reddy of Trinity Digital Studios, Maynooth, to learn the tricks of the trade in this introductory course aimed at beginners which will cover everything you need to know to become a more skilled photographer yourself: the F stop and shutter speed, ASA/ISO, how to use cameras in manual mode, how to shoot raw files and how to white balance so you will get the most from your camera.

Mark will explain the importance of starting each photo session with a properly exposed image using the histogram on the back of your camera. A practical session will follow on using available light and flash, giving participants the opportunity to shoot indoors and outdoors at Castletown. After this, images will be downloaded and Mark will explain how to process raw files and the workflow he uses.

Mark Reddy started his photographic career in 1987 with Tony O’Malley Pictures and later moved to Ireland’s largest commercial studio in Dublin. He has won many awards, and in 2001 was Fuji Masterpiece photographer of the Year. In 2002, he became the Irish Professional Photographer of the Year at the IPPA National Photographic Awards. He has worked with Ireland’s leading brands and celebrities, including Nidge from Love/Hate, Celia Ahern, Nevin Maguire, Martin King, Paul Flynn, Clelia Murphy, Miriam O Callaghan and Kathryn Thomas. In October 2017, Mark travelled to Haiti to document the work of The Haven Partnership, a unique opportunity to see and capture the great work carried out by the charity.

National Heritage Week

18 – 26 August

This year’s theme for National Heritage Week is ‘Sharing Stories’, and there are many stories to share here in Castletown indeed.