D C Hannon: Blog https://www.crackedlight.com/blog en-us (C) D C Hannon (D C Hannon) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:21:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:21:00 GMT https://www.crackedlight.com/img/s/v-12/u441080919-o664880665-50.jpg D C Hannon: Blog https://www.crackedlight.com/blog 120 80 National Trust NI use Cracked Light Photography image https://www.crackedlight.com/blog/2018/9/national-trust-ni-use-cracked-light-photography-image Path at Castle Ward Chosen by National Trust NI to share on their Instagram and Facebook pages.

I was delighted and very flattered when I received a message from the National Trust on my Instagram page asking me if they could use one of my images on their Facebook and Instagram pages. Such a compliment.

To see more regular posts of my every day images please follow me on Instagram @crackedlight, or my Facebook page. Just click on the links.

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Emmas Diary https://www.crackedlight.com/blog/2018/8/emmas-diary Emmas Diary

Cracked Light Photography is delighted to be the Emma's Diary photographer for Bangor.

Maternity shoot packages start at £120.

New born packages start at £150, although clients who purchased a maternity shoot qualify for a 10% discount.


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Cracked Light Photography - Now on Instagram https://www.crackedlight.com/blog/2018/6/cracked-light-photography---now-on-instagram

You can now follow Cracked Light Photography on Instagram, "instagram/crackedlight"



I will be posting more regularly now between Instagram, Facebook, and Google+

Any offers or promotions will also appear on one or all of these locations first, so keep an eye out!

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Diet Chef - Portrait Session https://www.crackedlight.com/blog/2018/3/diet-chef---portrait-session

Cracked Light Photography is really proud to have been selected by Diet Chef to take portrait images of one of their customers for them.

Natalie looks fantastic, as you can see in her pictures from the shoot.

(D C Hannon) cracked light photography diet chef headshots newtownards newtownards photographer photographer newtownards photoshoot portraits https://www.crackedlight.com/blog/2018/3/diet-chef---portrait-session Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:44:16 GMT
My First Front Page! https://www.crackedlight.com/blog/2015/5/my-first-front-page Sadly on the 21 October 2014 the business near where I live had a major fire that caused a lot of damage. Thankfully nobody was hurt, but for a while it was a concern that the fire could spread. The trees in our back garden began to smoulder and burn so it was a great relief when the fire service arrived. Even with the reassurance from the firemen my other half commented that she grabbed our daughter, while I grabbed my camera. Once I knew nobody was hurt or at risk I felt the need to document the event. It was part of the history of my family's life in our house.

I took a series of images both during the fire and of the aftermath and when I viewed them one stood out. I think it captured the spirit of the fire fighters. Even as a lone figure he still walks towards the burning building, towards the bright light and heat of a fire hot enough to warp steel and cause live trees to reach flash point. 

Fireman approaching a blazeFireman approaching a blaze

I felt it was such a strong image I wanted to share it so I offered it to the local paper in case they were running the story. I never imagined that I would walk into my local major supermarket on Thursday morning to see my picture adorning a front page on the news stand.

Mixed emotions in that I wish the subject had been something more cheerful and not associated with loss to a business, but very proud that a newspaper editor deemed my work worthy of a front page.


(D C Hannon) https://www.crackedlight.com/blog/2015/5/my-first-front-page Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:00 GMT
1st Prize in the 30th Belfast Zoo Annual Photography Competition https://www.crackedlight.com/blog/2013/11/1st-prize-in-the-30th-belfast-zoo-annual-photography-competition  


My image of an Asian Elephant spraying dust over her back won first prize in the "Best Picture Taken By A Visitor" category in the 30th Belfast Zoo Annual Photography Competition. Apparently there were more than 400 entrants, with categories including "Best Picture Taken By A Club Photographer", "Best Picture Taken By Somebody Under The Age of 16", "Best Black & White Photo", and "Funny Caption". The prize aside, I am so proud to have won.

If you would like to view the other winning entries please visit the Belfast Zoological Gardens website http://www.belfastzoo.co.uk/ZooHome/NewsAndEvents/Photocompetition.aspx

I have also put the other photographs that I either entered, or considered for submission in the "Projects" folder. I hope you like them. User comments

(D C Hannon) Winner of the Belfast Zoo 30th annual photography competition https://www.crackedlight.com/blog/2013/11/1st-prize-in-the-30th-belfast-zoo-annual-photography-competition Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:01:57 GMT
Achieved NOCN Level 3 in Photography https://www.crackedlight.com/blog/2013/11/achieved-nocn-level-3-in-photography Achieved NOCN Level 3 in Photography. The two units comprised of "Landscapes & Cityscapes" and "Textures, Details and Surfaces".

(D C Hannon) https://www.crackedlight.com/blog/2013/11/achieved-nocn-level-3-in-photography Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:03:31 GMT