Photography, photojournalism

The Potters Yard photo-shoot

Today I got to visit The Potters Yard in Rathangan, Duncormick, County Wexford. Owner Patricia Howard was very generous with her time and offered to do a demonstration throwing specifically for my photojournalism practice.  Ive always been interested in pottery, and not just after watching Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze getting down and dirty in Ghost.

This was my third photo-shoot for the Photojournalism practice, and I realised that i have been drawn to the individual at work; rugmaker, tattoo artist, clay potter: All traditional Irish crafts.

The photos were made indoors. The light was a bit brighter than the previous shoots, where, restricted to 400 ISO, i was forced to use wide apertures; mostly 1.4, 1.8, and 2.0. With the potters wheel against the wall I was somewhat restricted with shooting angles. However, I made the most of it and had a good ‘ol chat with Patricia while we both worked. I got a little distracted at times and should have paid more attention to what i was doing rather than discussing the state of the nation.

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