• Clouds coving the mountains so here鈥檚 another from yesterday. Hopefully get some decent shots if the clouds lift.

  • Spent the day in hot springs pouring out of these mountains. Now I鈥檓 all wrinkled and fed it鈥檚 time for an epic nap.

  • I finally made it to Colorado, exactly 24hrs after I was due to arrive. So glad to be reunited with Becca and enjoy a good nights sleep. The air is crisp, chilly and the mountains are dusted with snow. Delightful.

  • I鈥檓 currently stuck at Dublin Airport. BA have cancelled my flight until tomorrow.

  • Tonight is the last photography class of the year聽@crescentartscentre. Just in time to let you know I’ll be teaching again next term and we’re introducing 2 new course to the mix. Photography For Beginners 鈥 5 week course for those wanting to learn their camera and get full use out of it. Digital Photography for…

  • The test is done the results are in. I passed! But it was a wild ride. Me and my instructor had a two hour lesson planned before my test and all was going swimmingly… until the car broke down. We stopped off at a garage for a pasty, obviously. The car failed to start as…

  • It鈥檚 test week, my driving test that is. I started learning in July, I鈥檝e had around 10-15 lessons and my test is this Thursday coming up. I鈥檓 fairly confident in my driving but super anxious as 1 silly mistake could cost me the test. I鈥檝e really enjoyed learning to drive and looking forward to being…

  • One of the highlights of the year was seeing聽@ashton.fenix聽flying past the windows of our studios. The Vault Festival this summer was class and the building was literally the stage of our finale festival. We鈥檒l sadly be moving soon. Where to? We don鈥檛 yet know but wherever it鈥檒l be, we鈥檒l definitely be making our mark.

  • Is this what happens if you pedestrianise streets? If so, let鈥檚 close off the whole city!! This was Open Botanic this afternoon. A typically busy Botanic Ave was closed off to cars in favour of live performance, music, circus, games, workshops. Super refreshing seeing it packed with people and zero cars.

  • Another fun nighttime photography session with Photography for Beginners at @crescentartscentre. One of the highlights was this shot of @olliefarr01 who was very gracious and allowed us to take a few fun portraits.

  • Life is wild at the moment. Never been pulled in so many directions. Must of it is amazing, fulfilling and fun but some of it is daunting, traumatic and terrifying. 鈥淵ou’ve got this buddy!鈥

  • With the early nights rolling in we took to the street during tonight鈥檚 Photography for Beginners class at聽@crescentartscentre. It was chilly but plenty of things so shoot. Artificial light is super fun to play with. We鈥檝e just confirmed the winter term starting in January. Will keep you posted on when the class is available.

  • There’s no where like Ireland. Storms all the way up north then a break to let in the heat of the sun. Happiest of birthdays to @bbill10. It鈥檚 so fun doing life together and going off on mini adventures. Epic waves at Ballintoy Harbour this morning. This place always reminds me of Breath of the…

  • Just got back from lunch at Fruit Shop with Becca and there’s a letter addressed to Rebecca Billingslea. We both look at each other knowing this is probably from the Home Office as the only mail Becca receives here at the moment is Amazon packages. Becca rips it open and it reads “Investigation”, “Sham marriage”…

  • I was on the Frank Mitchell Show on U105 radio this week talking about my Photography For Beginners course. Why do speech pattens evade you a soon as they go 鈥測ou鈥檙e LIVE鈥? Forgot to even mention the link to book your spot so I鈥檒l do that here. Courses at Crescent Arts Centre.

  • Earlier this year I taught Photography for Beginners for the very first time. I honestly had a great time and I got some great feedback from the folks that signed up. This term I’m back and the course goes from 6 to 12 weeks. The stuff we could learn in 12 weeks is mind blowing…

  • I headed down to Shawbrook this week to shoot a film with Michael McEvoy, a dancer based in Northern Ireland. Shawbrook is a truly unique place where we had access to dance studios, wooden buildings, forests, lakes and even an outdoor theatre. We were filming throughout the night and we didn’t have to worry about…

  • I鈥檓 heading to Shawbrook tonight with Michael McEvoy. We have three days to create a dance film. We鈥檝e packed up the car with a ton of lighting gear and cameras. Can鈥檛 wait.

  • This site is a work in progress so if things are broken/unfinished/messy you know why. I’m building my site on the WordPress full site editor and it’s a ton of fun. I’ll do a write up on how I made everything once it’s finished. Until recently everything was hidden behind a coming soon page but…

  • I鈥檓 getting old. I recently turned 36 and a matter of weeks later I my knee decides to stop working. What did I do to upset you knee? I鈥檝e had to cancel some teaching work and I鈥檓 currently hobbling around the house working on web stuff. It could be worse but injuries send me into…

  • Tonight I’ll be attending Works of Unparalleled Genius by Ken Fanning. A collection of Circus film he and other folk (including me) have made over the years. The night will premiere two new films. Come down to the Vault Artist Studios it’s BYOB and I’m told the more you drink, the better films.

  • Driving Lesson #3: Sometimes you need to use things wrong in order how to use them right. I had my first scary moment driving and I鈥檓 making note of it here in a dear diary moment. I鈥檓 learning in a diesel engine and they are very forgiving, maybe to a fault for learners. I own…

  • I took some promo shots for Ursula Burns in the Vault Artist Studios Car park for her upcoming run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Her show The Trucking Harpist runs from 7th-16th August at Whistlebinkies Live Music Bar.

  • It was the Festival of Fools this week and I had a blast capturing some delightful live performances. Here’s a bunch of shots I got of Hands Down Circus right smack in the middle of St. Anne’s Sq, Belfast.

  • I checked out my profile on WordPress.org only to find a fancy yellow organisers badge… I’m lying this was the only reason I signed up to help organise WordCamp Belfast and it was all worth it for my new shiny badge. Grab yours by helping to organise at a WordCamp near you!

  • It’s amazing to think WordPress is 15 years old and in terms of the internet that’s a long time. We celebrated in style at the only WordCamp on the planet to fall on the 15 anniversary of the launch of the very first release.

  • Update: Jan 4, 2017: I’m currently in the process of uploading all the theme to Github. It’s taking a little time to add documentation but eventually they’ll be available at聽https://github.com/neilorangepeel/. Feel free to contribute. Back to original post. Aw it’s time to say goodbye to tinktank.in ? I opened up Tink Tank way back in…

  • Ugh I’ve done this before last year sometime. But for some reason couldn’t even begin to understand the concept of what I was doing nevermind actually doing it. So this is mainly for me in the future when I need to set up a SSH key between my server and GitHub. This video helped me…

  • Finally more invites to give away. Is there anyone not on Dribbble? Do people still need invites? Why don’t they just open it up? I guess the invite only thing must be working for them. All. Interesting. Thoughts. But to the point in hand I have two invites that they have entrusted me with (I…

  • Earlier this year I was involved in filming of a music video for Irish band IML脡. Filmed on Murlough Beach, Northern Ireland. If you’d like me to be the cute male lead on your bands music video, contact my agent.