• Rooms Declan O'Donnell Architectural photography

    Rooms / Room

    Rooms by Declan O’Donnell is on sale now.

    This book is full of ideas renovating or improving your home. The format catalogues each room in the house. It gives a selection of realistic but imaginative ideas for all the rooms in the house. Some of the design inspiration comes from projects I have photographed over the years. One particularly impressive project is by Michael DeSuin of DeSuin Sullion Architects , the project can be seen here on there website. Or more images can be seen on my site here

    You can even buy it with Room by Emma Donoghue on Easons.


  • Nowhere

    Retail Photography retail design blog

    Nowhere store design by ABGC was launched at the beginning of 2015 . Retail Design Blog have writing a blog piece on the design and installation.


    screen shot of retail design blog

    screen shot of retail design blog

  • front cover of Dublin Architecture Book by Gandon Editions

    Dublin Architecture, 150+ Buildings from 1990-2010 Gandon Editions

    Gandon Editions launched their new publication at the Atrium in Trinity last night the 23rd of October. It was presented by artist Robert Ballagh.

    The 320-page full-colour Gandon Editions hardback book by the architect Seán Antóin Ó Muirí features over 150 of the best buildings and public spaces completed in Dublin since 1990. The selected projects are contextualised by authoritative essays on contemporary and 20th-century Dublin architecture by Dermot Boyd, Ciarán Cuffe and Shane O’ Toole.  This sumptuously illustrated book carries 1,397 illustrations — 691 photos and 706 drawings.  This book will be an essential architectural guide for cultural tourists and researchers.  The book will appeal to anyone interested in architecture and indeed anyone interested in contemporary Dublin.

    Many of the Architects that I have worked with over the years are featured in the book. It is nice to see all of the projects compiled together with so many beautiful photographs. The book is a great guide to the city’s recent architectural additions.

    Shane O’Toole writes a fine essay on free state architecture , this alone, is well worth the purchase price of the book .




    front cover of Dublin Architecture Book by Gandon Editions

    Gandon Editions Front cover Dublin Architecture





  • Irish Times Property

    The Irish Times feature on Architectural Archive show

    Emma Cullinan of the Irish Times writes in todays newspaper about the ” Dublin Shops ” exhibition. The article links here http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/take-5/window-on-the-world-of-shopfronts-1.1738999

    The feature covers the culture of shopping and shops , including some details from the Sean Rotherty book The shops of Ireland.

  • Architectural Photography for Irish Times

    Photography for ” Digging deep to create extra space” in Irish Times

    Todays Irish Times has an article on creating increased floor space by excavating a basement. Allister Coyne of Ailtireacht, provides some insight in the the costs and design decisions involved. The photographs are from a where I  photographed the interior and exterior.


    For the full article : http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/interiors/digging-deep-to-create-extra-space-1.1664399

    For details on Ailtireacht: http://www.ailtir.net/

  • Color Space Tips

    General tips for color space ( as a follow up to an earlier article on Color space models):

    • Simple is good: sRGB is sufficient for most applications.
    • Web browsers and most monitors also generally only render sRGB.
    • Many print houses will convert sRGB files to CMYK

    When printing images via photoshop, turn off color management within the printer, turn on “let photoshop manage colors” . Then select the paper profile that gives you the most similar results to the screen image. Companies such as permajet provide free ICC profiles for their papers.

    To get the very best results, process files as 8 or 16 bits files into Adobe 1998 and process them as PSD, or TIFF files to get results. Then output to an sRGB color space model for general use such as websites, documents etc.

    When dealing with commercial printers  make color tests for any color critical work. Variations in their ICC profiles, printers , papers etc. can effect the color output. Also increasing contrast and saturation of the images can help left the images off of the page.


  • Architecture Ireland Magazine

    Architecture Ireland Issue 268 Ballyroan Library

    Ballyroan Library Box Architecture Page 26

    An example of some Architectural Photography in Architectural Ireland issue 268


    Digital edition