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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...

After a short web site redevelopment we are back. Checkout the site and get in touch with Patrick for any of your needs...