Thursday, May 13, 2010

Photo Day

We got the morning to sleep in which we were all very thankful for after our night of pub hopping. We started our day with another lecture at DCU. This lecture, once again given by Roddy Flynn, concerned the internet and its effects on journalism. I am constantly amazed at how little of an impact the internet has on Irish media and culture. At home we are used to getting everything online. Any question we have, we Google it. In Ireland, the number one usage of the internet is to look up travel information.

After this lecture we headed to Photocall where we were able to talk to one of the owners and two of the photographers. It was very interesting to compare the photography world in Ireland to in the United States. Eamon, the owner, said that there were approximately 80 photographers in Dublin. I find this to be amazing. At home we are used to everyone being a photographer and the competition to be hard.

After the meeting we headed to the pub where we met with local photographer, Paul Kelly. Only the photo students attended this meeting so it was very intimately set in the back room of the bar. It was a fantastic opportunity to not only view his work but get a chance to discuss things such as how he shows clients his portfolio. He gave some great advice to aspiring photographers and gave insight on a lot of tips of the business.

I think the last few days are finally catching up to us. We all seem a little tired and are planning to stay pretty close to home tonight. Tomorrow we have to be up and out the door by 6:30 to catch the high speed train to Belfast.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your posting. I'm enjoying reading about your trip.