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As a fine art photographer, I’ve had the privilege of capturing Ireland's stunning landscapes. But beyond the rolling hills and dramatic coastlines, another aspect of rural Ireland has captured my heart—the farm animals. When I’m out in the field, my landscape and documentary photography work often...

How refreshing and wonderful it was to be part of the unavailing of Goddard Orpen's photography works as an Exhibition in Farmleigh in Dublin and the launch of a beautiful book that includes all of the pictures in the show aptly named 'The Vision of...

We are proud to say that we do all of our framing in our Kilkenny Studio / House, source as much as possible from Ireland, and keep our footprint to a minimum.  As you know, we have an immense passion for all things Ireland, mainly its...

A Landscape Photographer's Perspective With its lush green fields, dramatic cliffs, and rugged coastlines, Ireland is often perceived as a vast national park or at least should have such status. Its well-known and hidden natural beauty is a treasure that should never be taken for granted....

As a fine art photographer, my recent trip to Ireland was a journey not just through a breathtaking landscape but through a deeper connection with the world around me. When making pictures as a landscape photographer, it is beneficial to think in terms of becoming...

A Photographic Journey Through Ireland's Rugged Landscape Last week, I embarked on a week-long fine art photography trip to the Beara Peninsula, a captivating region in Ireland known for its stunning landscapes and rustic charm. Nestled between County Cork and County Kerry, the Beara Peninsula offers...

Lansdowne Road has long been the beating heart of Irish rugby and soccer. Nestled in the heart of Dublin, this iconic location has witnessed some of the most unforgettable moments in Irish sporting history. From the thundering roars of the crowd to the epic clashes...

A Visual Journey through Diverse Landscapes As a landscape photographer, I have been privileged to explore and capture the stunning diversity of Ireland's natural beauty. Ireland truly has everything from the rugged cliffs of Donegal to the majestic peaks of Kerry's Skellig Islands. Dublin, Ireland's vibrant capital...

Embarking on the bustling streets of Rajasthan, India, with my trusted Rollieflex twin-lens camera in hand, I immersed myself in a rich tapestry of cultural nuances and captivating scenes that defined not just a place but an entire way of life. In the heart of...

In my blog, "The Majesty of the Moment," I strive to convey the profound significance of being fully present and aware of the tapestry of life. It's about embracing the poignancy of each moment, recognising the beauty and depth of existence, and cultivating an attitude...

Prints of this epic performance are now available. The Irish Rugby team has recently demonstrated remarkable strength and unity, culminating in their impressive performance at the 2024 Six Nations Championship. Despite their commendable efforts, they narrowly missed out on achieving a historic second Grand Slam in...

This concept revolves around photography's unique ability to craft a personalised "window effect." It goes beyond choosing a specific spot within your home or office; it extends to selecting the picturesque landscape you desire for that location. Our framed photography collection showcasing Ireland's beauty provides...

Photography to me serves as a powerful metaphor for living well, embodying the essence of mindfulness and appreciation in both creating a still image and viewing it. Here's why photography can be seen as a metaphor for a well-lived life: Capturing Moments: In photography, the...

Photography's delicate dance unfolds between learning from others and preserving one's authentic self. The question looms: Are you a unique artist, or have you unwittingly fallen into the realm of replication? What sets an artist apart lies in the individuality of their perspective. It's not merely...

Photography tells untold stories and offers new perspectives to marvel upon. While some may only see the surface, it's an artist's challenge to go deeper and provide an avenue for new possibilities of connection with ourselves and others. Art is a way to reach a...

When I press the shutter, it's not just about freezing a moment in time; it's a connection to a broader awareness that envelops both sides of the camera. In the act of photography, I sense a profound link to the constant attention that defines our...

A Tapestry of Tradition and Livelihood Nestled in the picturesque County Clare, the annual Spancil Hill Fair is a testament to Ireland's rich cultural heritage and enduring rural traditions. Dating back to the 18th century, this fair has become a cherished event, drawing both locals and...

"Capturing Mongolia's Timeless Equestrian Traditions Through a Photographer's Lens" As a documentary photographer, the time I spent with the Nomadic people in Outer Mongolia in 2006 was a remarkable insight into what it is to live sustainably and sympathetically amongst not only each other but...

'Grateful thoughts through past masters eyes' Step into the captivating world of black and white photography, where the masters like Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Weston, and Paul Strand transformed moments into timeless works of art. In the monochromatic dance of shadows and highlights, they revealed...

Step into the enchanting world of Dun Laoghaire, where the picturesque pier steals the show and becomes a canvas for the changing symphony of sunlight. This suburban coastal town, nestled along Dublin Bay, offers a visual feast that never ceases to amaze. As a photographer,...

In the gentle embrace of nature, I find myself behind the lens, a humble seeker capturing moments that speak to the heart. It's a journey embarked upon with the profound hope of connecting with souls on a level that resonates with unconditional love and joy....

A day spent in the Kerry landscape is worthwhile with or without your camera, and for me, being a fine art photographer is a great excuse to spend time in the great outdoors amongst our greatest mentor 'Nature' and, in this case, particularly Derrynane Beach...

This is the season of joy and giving plenty of it, and we're thrilled to be your festive elves, bringing you tidings of warmth and merriment through Patrick's work! As the holiday spirit envelops us, we want to ensure your gifts arrive on time. I...

"Unwrap the Spirit of Ireland" This Christmas, go beyond the ordinary and gift the extraordinary. For that particular person in your life who appreciates the timeless allure of Ireland's landscapes or has a passion for the Irish sports scene, we present a one-stop destination that captures...

Fine art photography remains as relevant as ever, and its significance may even be heightened in a world saturated with short-format and ephemeral content. Here are a few reasons why fine art photography maintains its relevance and offers the viewers a relaxing moment or two...

Creating an influential and iconic black-and-white fine art photograph that leaves a lasting impact requires a thoughtful blend of artistic vision, technical skill, emotional depth, and storytelling as well as the presence of a mind that is very much in the moment to recognise something...

Fine art photography and the law of attraction share common elements that can lead to a mindful and transformative creative process. Let's explore how these concepts intertwine and how the results achieved in fine art photography can serve as a metaphor for understanding the law...

The Halloween break brought an exciting opportunity to explore and capture the stunning landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland and spend some time with family. Our stay near the South Pole Inn in Annascaul allowed us to immerse ourselves in this remarkable...

Becoming a fine art photographer is a rewarding and creative pursuit. It requires a unique combination of technical skills, artistic vision, and business acumen. In this blog post, we'll explore what you need to know if you're interested in becoming a fine art photographer. Develop...

"In autumn's embrace, the earth bestows its treasures, Fruits of toil and endeavour, a wealth of earthly pleasures. The steadfast sower reaps the harvest's golden yield, A bounty of nature's riches, the promise fulfilled. With wreaths of gladness, his brow is adorned, A son of the...

Glendalough Co Wicklow around 1995/96 - On a winter morning at first light -  I woke up at 5 AM and began my first landscape photography trip. My camera gear was all set, and I skipped breakfast, eager to reach Glendalough. The day before, I had...

Landscape photography of Dublin offers a superb photographic opportunity to capture the city's diverse scenery. Here are some iconic Dublin locations from the Patrick Donald collection that are popular on this website. The Samuel Beckett Bridge is a striking architectural marvel and provides a unique...

For nearly three decades, I've embarked on a journey that has become the very essence of my life: capturing the timeless beauty of Ireland through the lens of my camera. It's a journey that has taken me to the rugged landscapes of Kerry, the mystical...

In the world of fine art photography, where every camera click is an endeavour to capture the essence of a moment, I have found my calling. I take photographs for a living, and my passion lies in black-and-white photography. With one camera, one lens, and...

"Photographs come to life through the profound influence of the law of attraction, allowing it to flow naturally within and through us. In this journey, we recognise the incredible power of faith and serendipity as the driving forces that lead us to higher realms of...

Nestled off the rugged coast of Kerry, Ireland, lies a mesmerising wonder that has enthralled history enthusiasts and nature admirers for centuries – the Skellig Islands. Standing as sentinels of time, these ancient isles hold a unique blend of historical significance, mystical allure, and captivating...

Introduction: As a fine art documentary photographer, pursuing authentic moments and powerful storytelling lies at the heart of my craft. In photography, specific names like Henri Cartier-Bresson evoke a sense of timelessness and mastery. Drawing inspiration from his legacy, you embark on a journey to...

One of Patrick's photographs captures the spirit of Ireland and was taken in this infamous bar when a toast was organised across Ireland. Arthur's Day was particularly significant as it marked the 250th anniversary of the Guinness brand. The celebration occurred all over Ireland, including...

Glendalough is a serene and picturesque valley located in County Wicklow, Ireland. This historic and natural site takes on a timeless and atmospheric quality in black and white photography. Here are some aspects that can make photography of Glendalough captivating: The Monastic Ruins: Glendalough is renowned...

"I owe a debt of gratitude to the legacy of Picasso, his work profoundly touched me in a way that is unexplainable in words. I was standing in front of one of his black and white ink drawings in a gallery in London and the...

In the vast world of art, few art forms possess the enduring charm and captivating elegance of fine art photography in such a photorealistic fashion. With its ability to transcend time and evoke emotions, black-and-white photography stands as a testament to the artistry and vision...

One of my favourite places to take landscape photos of Ireland is in Kerry, especially around the Dingle peninsula, Slea Head and Coumeenole Beach. Kerry is home to many magical places, including Killarney Lakes and the famous Skellig Islands, near its beautiful Wild Atlantic coastline....

It is a conscious choice by the photographer to choose the preference of monochrome photography over colour, especially when everyone has easy access to colour digital cameras. The aesthetic that black and white images can convey using a deeper layer of aesthetics in texture, shapes,...

On Sunday, we travelled to the Copper Coast, Waterford as a family, and as it was a good day, I brought my camera. No big deal, right? I am a photographer. Often time it does not work to mix family and work but let's say...

Have you ever wondered how lucky we are here on the Island of Ireland as to the beauty of our small island? The people may draw you in with their charm and friendly welcomes, and then there is the natural landscape that is varied and...

Being amongst the most incredible mentor of all is what being a landscape photographer is all about for me. Thoroughly immersing oneself in the joys of Nature is undoubtedly the best way to achieve this; it reminds me of my purpose. The timeless imagery that...

How lucky we all were as a family to travel to photograph the Aran Islands in Co Galway. And what a wonderful few days of good weather we were in store for set amongst the history and beautiful landscape we found there. We started on...

The best photographs appear and then are gone within a brief moment; the more brief the moment, the more unique the image can be. With that in mind, how much do fate and luck play in the manifestation of great moments in photography that can...

The Dublin photographs consist of many of the well-known landmarks of Dublin city, from Samuel Beckett Bridge and out as far as the always photogenic Phoenix Park to the West of Dublin, Howth to the North and Dun Laoghaire to the South. Dublin Street Photography...

Patrick Donald is an Award Winning Documentary Photographer living in Kilkenny. One of Ireland's many beautiful landscapes of Ireland covers 14km of coastline not far from Lahinch in Co Clare, where one of the most spectacular views can be enjoyed. Located just South of the famous...

Photography to me is arguably a language in its own right. It opens up the feeling side of communicating, which is why I love to do and share it. It means you can switch off the usual narrative that tends to crop up when focusing...

Can you cater for short turnaround times? As our shipping is a next-day service, it may well be possible to have a framed picture delivered to your door within three days of ordering if you are based in Ireland, but you will need to contact us...

My partner Claire and I spent the day on Tuesday this week at an annual event to raise funds for the Cill Rialaig Project which is a retreat for Artists in the picturesque area of Ballinskellig Bay where international artists stay in some beautifully restored...

The Beautiful photography of Ireland waits patiently to be highlighted most of the year round by those open to its expression; through the changing Seasons, it offers many photographic opportunities. In a world where you get what you focus on, we want to be careful...

Irishman Patrick Donald has been a fine art black-and-white documentary and landscape photographer for 25 years now, his work spans not only decades but also quite a cross-section of human life and in a number of interesting locations afar afield as India, Mongolia, and Cuba,...

The Open Edition Prints of Ireland are sized including the white border which ranges from 6 to 10cm depending on the size of the print. There are three sizes available on the website Small, Medium and Large. So, for the finished framed size add approximately...

There is nothing quite like packing the camera gear and heading off into the landscapes of Ireland on foot to photograph and too roam freely through this ever-giving green and texture-filled land. I have learned many tricks in fine art photography over the years, none...

The Dublin pubs at Christmas house the true heart of Dublin city especially at this time of the year in the lead up to the festive season.  Reason as far as I can see it is that it is a welcome outlet for many to...

As photography represents the three dimensional world albeit in two dimensions as a print or in digital format the result can impact the viewer like no other medium. This is due to the nature of our emotional response to the content which can of course...

As a fine art photographer the game is to express a feeling of timelessness and meaning within the physical elements of the captured scene. In order to convey this the absence of the colours that you would expect to see can in my view help...

Photographing Dingle is a joy for any landscape photographer particularly along the Peninsula along side Slea Head. The elevated views as you drive around this coastline gives a superb vantage point to access and visualise the potential for any artist to be inspired by, as...

Being a fine art photographer is a privilege and a statement of gratitude for the world around me. It somehow gives a healthy sense of able to be present in the moment and being fulfilled in the now. When looking through the lens I am...

The quirky photography collection of Irish Animals of Ireland by photographer Patrick Donald include scenes of various animals that you will find across Irelands beautiful landscape. From farm animals such as the ever inquisitive cows synonymous to the Irish Landscape to Photographs of Connemara ponies...

To me the true nature of a fine art photograph is 99.9999..% energy much like the same balance as the atoms that we are comprised of, a human is basically energy, that would be the 'being' side of the human and being able to tap...

In my experience so far as a documentary photographer the degree to which I am grateful and maybe even joyful when photographing is very much the inverse proportion to the success of images that make themselves into my field of view and available to me...

"A still image is both silent and still, these are two elements that certainly do not hinder aspirations of timeless imagery"...

QUOTE: “Shoot from the heart now Ask questions, if you have to later” One of my daily fun rituals is to come up with a quote that may or may not add insight to the process and meaning of why I take pictures, the deeper meaning...

The Patrick Donald Gallery Gift Vouchers are now available for purchase and can make a great gift for those hard to buy for friends who can choose from a wide variety of imagery available on our website. The portfolios cover Irish Landscape photography of Ireland...

Regardless of whether the camera has photosensitive film at the back of it to record the image in the raw state a camera is a box with an aperture in it. It projects the scene to the back of the camera onto where the film...

SO I REFER TO MYSELF AS AN IRISH FINE ART DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER, this article explains why: As with the feature image taken above of a random sand dune on the Wild Atlantic Way, it became part of my collection not only by means of feeling something...

As my home country Irelands landscape is very special to me, that is the sentiment that I attempt to show through the grateful act of photographing this beautifully diverse and varied island on the west coast of Europe. Although the works have a mix of...

Ireland Rugby team made history in New Zealand yesterday as they beat the All Blacks rugby team 32 to 22 points to win the Steinberg Series 2 games to 1. This win puts Ireland as the number one rugby Nation in the World now and...

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