Paul Moore is an award-winning professional photographer based in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Paul is also a member of the Irish Professional Photographers & Videographers Association.
Paul ’s photographic journey began back in 2008 when he got his first iPhone. He started out by taking snapshots of his children. As the old saying goes 'The best camera is the one you have with you' and he always had his phone, so Paul was able to capture all those candid and impromptu moments of early childhood. Shortly after he got the phone the App Store was launched, and photo editing apps were among the first apps to appear on the store. These opened up a whole world of creativity for Paul and an obsession with photography was born.
After about a year of experimenting and learning Paul started to post his photos on various social media and photographic platforms and to his surprise, he began to receive invitations to show his photos at exhibitions round the world showcasing iPhone photography. As his profile started to rise, Paul was contacted by a company called Arcangel Images who specialise in stock photography for the publishing industry. They asked Paul to submit images to their library which has resulted in Paul getting a number of books covers in various regions across the world.
Having come to photography via his iPhone and having to overcome the limitations of shooting with a mobile phone camera Paul had to learn a lot about light and composition to overcome these limitations. The experience Paul gained in these early years has stood to him as he progressed from basic entry level DSLR's to the suite of professional gear currently use.
Paul started his photography business in January 2018 and in his first year he was accepted as a member of the Irish Professional Photographers and Videographers Association. Paul also won the Photographer of the Year Award at the 2018 Midlands 103 Customer Service Awards.
As you will see from the galleries on his site, Paul doesn't limit himself to any particular area of photography. He does wedding, commercial, event, architectural and portrait and family photography. Paul also sells fine art photography prints. He produces a range of Christmas Cards each year. And finally, gives workshops and talks on photography to a wide range of groups.
Photography is not a job to Paul; it is his passion. When he is not taking photos for clients, he is constantly taking photos for himself in order to keep learning and improving. When Paul is taking photos for himself or for his clients his goal is to use the images he creates to tell a story and give the viewer an emotional connection to the photos.
At the Tullamore Show Paul will be discussing smart phone photography, if you have a keen interest in photography this is a workshop for you.