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Movin’ On

I’ve been using Tumblr for my photoblog for about 4 years now. It’s served me well, but I’ve decided it’s time to stop. I’ve got a proper website now, with a proper blog attached, & that’s where I’ll be posting from now on.

This is where you’ll find it: yvonneryanphotography.com/blog/

If you use an RSS reader (I’d recommend Feedly, incidentally), here is the link to the RSS feed for the new blog.

Thanks to the large handful of you who have read my posts & appreciated my work when it popped up on your dash. I’ll be leaving the Tumblr blog as-is for a while, at least; maybe you’d like to hit the Random Post link a few times to have a glance back over those 4 years of photos. There is so much new work passing before our eyes these days that it’s hard to justify stopping to look back, but you might see something you like. If you do, send me a note. I’ll read it.

That’s all there is to say, really.

Over & Out.

Turns out photoshoots can be good for your health!

Last month I got to work with Deborah Sherlock of Proactive Nutrition on creating some fitting healthy imagery for her soon-to-be-launched website. I don’t think I’ve ever been in the same room as so many nutrients before! Check out some of the photos below:

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It was actually great to get the chance to chat to a professional nutritionist for several hours. There’s a huge amount of contradictory - or just plain wrong - dietary information out there. Deborah is an absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to food and good eating habits, with the education and qualifications to back it up. I’ve actually changed how I eat since the shoot as a result. 

«When I was finished shooting, she turned the props into a delicious fruit salad for lunch. I even got to hang out with her dog for a bit. Definitely one of the healthiest and most enjoyable shoots I’ve done. Thanks, Deborah! :)


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We found this carcass on a recent hill-walk near our house. When we returned to the car, I was stunned to see a huge juvenile golden eagle, circling, harried by a pair of crows. It descended and landed near to where we’d found the carcass. I was simultaneously awed by the size and beauty of the eagle, and absolutely kicking myself that I’d left my telephoto lens at home…

We found this carcass on a recent hill-walk near our house. When we returned to the car, I was stunned to see a huge juvenile golden eagle, circling, harried by a pair of crows. It descended and landed near to where we’d found the carcass. I was simultaneously awed by the size and beauty of the eagle, and absolutely kicking myself that I’d left my telephoto lens at home…

Four More Years

I got an email a couple of days ago to inform me that I started this blog four years ago. Four years! This is one of the first photos I posted back then, of my good friend Phil. I’d just bought a couple of flash units and this was my first time experimenting with off-camera flash.

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Pretty impatient for spring to show itself these days. Starting to think about growing food again. (For a sort of account of my attempts last year - including these spring onions - visit thedrywell.com.)

Pretty impatient for spring to show itself these days. Starting to think about growing food again. (For a sort of account of my attempts last year - including these spring onions - visit thedrywell.com.)

My poor father got stuck holding my bridesmaid’s bouquet most of the day so I could use my camera. Sorry, Dad! Here he is, chatting to a neighbour.

My poor father got stuck holding my bridesmaid’s bouquet most of the day so I could use my camera. Sorry, Dad! Here he is, chatting to a neighbour.

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I’m not a wedding photographer, but I shot my sister’s wedding this summer. Our aunts did an amazing job on the flowers for the day.

Here’s to longer, warmer days. Can’t wait for summer.

Here’s to longer, warmer days. Can’t wait for summer.

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These are some more images from Ealaín Bia, a brilliant culinary and cultural event run by 3 recent graduates of DIT’s Culinary Arts degree in the Craft Village, Donegal Town this summer. A top-class 4-course meal of locally-sourced, ethically-produced food was interspersed with bilingual poetry, original music and even some storytelling from the local seanchaí.

Ireland’s towns could benefit from more events like these.

Maria Somerville performing her first live show in near-darkness at the Ealaín Bia event in Donegal this summer. You can listen to some of her work here. She tells me there’ll be more recordings on the way soon.

Maria Somerville performing her first live show in near-darkness at the Ealaín Bia event in Donegal this summer. You can listen to some of her work here. She tells me there’ll be more recordings on the way soon.

Aliquo AW 2013

The season is almost over, & I can finally share with you some of the images I created for my friend’s beautiful jewellery brand, Aliquo.

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Our model, Alicia, did a brilliant job, & I’m really happy with some of the images our team produced together that day.

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Model: Alicia Kavanagh @ Distinct Model Management / Hair & Makeup: Emma Farrell / Styling & Jewellery: Aliquo

Delighted to see Harlow and Harvey worn by Sharon Corr on The Voice tonight! I’ve worked with Sarah several times and the quality and originality of her work is so impressive. Here’s a few of my favourite images of Harlow and Harvey pieces from past shoots we’ve had together.

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