Ireland break.

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Working as a full time Professional Photographer is not easy at times and the hardest part it taking a break and  going on Holiday. When photography was a hobby you used to get really excited about you next trip to try out that new bit of kit.

When you are full time you try and think of a way to take photos on holiday but not to weigh your self down with lots of camera gear.

This time I managed to fit all my kit in to one bag and that’s a first. I needed to bring video kit for my YouTube channel and keep the stills kit to a minimum.

Now I am putting more time in to YouTube the video kit comes first and that has forced me to look for smaller stills kit. On this trip I just brought the Fujifilm X100F and the Canon G7X Mark II ( the G7X also double as a video camera for hand held stuff) I brought the Canon M50 and the Canon 200D for vlogging, these will soon be replaced by two Fujifilm X-T3s.

This trip so far it’s been a struggle  to shoot video as I have been having gallbladder issues for a few months now and trust me gallstone pain is not nice and has been wiping me out for up to 8 hours so I have not had time to shoot and edit much video and the stills have fallen by the wayside so far !

I have managed a few iphone shots and a couple with my G7X but that is about it.

Athlone Canon G7X Mark II

People don’t like to admit it but smartphones are so easy to use and we have them with us all the time so in reality they really are great unless you need a large image. I have blown my iphone7 images up to 10 x 8 and they are great.

So on this break to Ireland I think my iphone will come in to its own.

All iphone 7 images edited in SnapSeed.

I won’t have time to do a YouTube update this week but will get something uploaded as soon as I get back.

Canon G7X Mark II



7 thoughts on “Ireland break.

    Martin McNicholls said:
    September 12, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Some great images! You have my sympathy over the gall stones, I was living on steamed fish & veg for ages to avoid a gall bladder flare-up as the pain is indescribable. Get the fxxxxx out as soon as! Best wishes

      matt6t6 responded:
      September 12, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks Martin, I have given in trying to work out why it just starts hurting at 2am and lasts for 8 hours !! I am eating low fat diet and have been for 6 months. The pain is unbelievable ! Can’t wait to have it out.

        Martin McNicholls said:
        September 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm

        Chin up mate, hope it won’t be long. The first fry-up once it’s gone is fantastic, LOL!

    Steve Farrell said:
    September 20, 2018 at 4:21 am

    Good luck with your health Matt – far more important than anything. These iPhone 7 pics are amazing!

      matt6t6 responded:
      September 20, 2018 at 8:18 am

      Cheers buddy, hope you are well ?

        Steve Farrell said:
        September 24, 2018 at 3:18 pm

        Really well thanks Matt…

    Ireland with the X100F « Lighttraveler said:
    September 25, 2018 at 9:45 am

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