Working with Queen's University Caving Club, I assisted with the design and creation of both the T-Shirts and Information booklet for the 2018 Irish Student Caving Forum.
Photography by Brendan Digney and Paul McCarron. Images taken during SRT Practice in Queen's Sport at the Everest Wall.
Working with Philip Dickson and Get it Framed NI, I was able to help create a website which suited Philip's needs and to allow clients to easily see examples of his previous works.Visit www.philipdickson.co.uk
It all began with a trip down to Aughnahoo in County Fermanagh with Queen's University Belfast's, Caving Club in October 2017, that got me hooked on this strange yet exciting sport. ‘
Otherworldly’ would be a great way to describe caving as a sport, as it involves climbing, squeezing, crawling and mud, lots of mud, you end up deep below the surface getting to experience the many fascinating, and (sometimes) large caverns that lie below.
You can read more about my experiences of caving by clicking on the button below.
(Left to right) Paul McCarron, Daniel Black, David Hatton, before passing through Shannon Cave, Fermanagh, April 2018
Bluebell Bloom, Portglenone Forest Park,
Portglenone, Northern Ireland, May 2018
Although I have worked as a photography editor for the last 5 years of my life part time, it was only recently that I started to take up photography in my spare time.
It mainly kicked off whenever I was tasked with taking some action photos during caving wall practice for Queen’s Sport by a fellow course member, who although enjoys flying planes, is completely feared of heights! Who knew such a combination could exist!
Anyway, this re-ignited my interest in the hobby, and I now am continually trying to improve my skills in this area, getting out and about as much as I can so that I can experiment with different settings, such that I can adapt whenever necessary.
I started playing around with old printers and computers from a very young age, and quickly became that person in my family and friends who was instantly called upon whenever something when wrong.
Since then it has spiralled out to everything, from building computers and repairing phones to tinkering with breadboards to create small fund projects to play around with.
Now more-so than ever, I am trying to focus on improving my skills around programming languages such as C++ and Embedded C, to building simple websites using html.
Tinkering with an Arduino Uno, QUB Robotics Society, Dec 2017
Mourne Mountains, Newcastle, Northern Ireland, July 2016
My first encounter with hiking and exploration was during the completion of the expedition section of my Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and since then I have always enjoyed going hiking whenever I get the chance.
My most recent journey was to Fermanagh to explore the Cuilcagh Mountain Boardwalk, or more commonly referred to locally as the “Stairway to Heaven.”