Win your Free copy!


There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t count the many things that I have to be thankful for.  Among the many are that I have a job I love that allows me to combine a love of art and a love of travel, in addition my business is filled with the best, the most fun clients who I have the honour to serve.  So I like to pay it forward and spread the abundance around.

I was at an open day for the Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals during the summer.  One of the side effects of the economic downturn in Ireland is that there are so many animals that need their help and because I am an animal lover ( I have two cats and a dog!) I have decided to donate a signed limited edition print of the image above to help raise funds for the new dog isolation unit.  The WSPCA do trojan work with very tight resources and they need all the help they can get.  You can read about the project here.

As part of the fundraising on the 23rd of November some brave souls plan a 12 hr endurance run.  There will also be a 5 km fun run and after that you could win the print in the raffle.  Normally I would be asking for the sum of €290.00 and to win it all you have to do is get to the raffle and buy a ticket!  So if you’re around the Arklow are on Saturday the 23rd of November you can also pay it forward for a good cause and you could win yourself a beautiful, framed, limited edition print just in time for Christmas!

Endurance_Run_Poster_v3 copy

About briancooney123

HOW I GOT HERE Of course, I wasn’t always a full time photographer. I spent a lot of time in the corporate world. I had a job which paid well, but just didn’t excite me. I remember the day when I had had enough. Enough of selling myself short, enough of dreaming too small, enough of doing what others expected of me. I had put away my dreams and told myself I would get back to them later, but somehow there always seemed to be something else that had to get done first. A friend of mine had recommended I take the NLP Business Practitioners course, and although I was really busy, I decided to do it. During that time, I began to imagine the different paths my life could take from here. While I had a hazy picture of what this other life might look like, I had a clear picture of where my current life was going if I didn’t change. It was a scary moment, a bit like standing on the edge of a cliff deciding whether to jump into the great unknown or stay on the cliff, safe but trapped. I jumped. The transition to the life I wanted was challenging The transition to the life I wanted was challenging but I would never go back. After that day I resolved to do what I love, to follow my bliss.  Picking up a camera after several years away, I found that many things had changed, the digital age had arrived. In the intervening years, I was too busy to pay any attention to my photography, and occasionally when I took something I really liked, I would think “how do some photographs seem so captivating and others leave me completely cold?” I knew this is what I was meant to do Somehow though, I knew this is what I was meant to do. I dedicated myself to learning everything I could about being a photographer. I took many, many courses and I read every book I could get my hands on, I still do. Since then, I have dedicated myself to helping other creative photographers achieve the results they want. And what a journey it has been. Last year I qualified as a coach. My main area of interest is creativity and helping others to express their vision. WHAT I BELIEVE Along the way, I’ve learnt that there are no rules. Experiment, explore, play. My advice is to make your art from your heart, not for the praise or the money.  Lighten up. It’s important to take your photography seriously, but it's a mistake to take yourself too seriously. Finally, you get what you want when you never, ever give up so enjoy every minute of it and just do it!
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