Photography is both my hobby and my passion. I like to photograph images in different genres and from sources worldwide. The wild and rugged landscape of Ireland and its towns and villages are inspirational.

To share that passion with others is a privilege.

If you would like one of my images on your wall or let me show you hidden Dublin and its environs or join a workshop then together, we can share that dream.

I am an Associate of both the Irish Photographic Federation and the Royal Photographic Society and a Licentiate of the Society of Wildlife Photographers.

photographic presentations

Would you like Mike to speak at your Photographic Club or any event please contact him at mike@mikesmithphotos.ie.


Let him take you on his photographic journey with images from Ireland and his travels.


Join a discussion on the images, photographic tips and techniques.


Let him inspire you to take out the camera anywhere and everywhere.




Dublin is the capital and largest city in Ireland. Established by the Gaels before the 7th century AD it Later expanded as a Viking settlement along the banks of the River Liffey. It is bordered to South by the Dublin Mountains and County Wicklow.

Wildlife (Birds)

Wildlife photography is a genre of photography concerned with documenting various forms of wildlife in their natural habitat. Birds, mammals, insects, fish and plants. Ireland’s wildlife is far less fearsome but just as fascinating.

The Camargue

The Camargue is a natural region located between the Mediterranean and the two arms of the Rhône delta. The Camargue is home to more than 400 species of birds including the greater flamingo. The famous white Camargue horses roam the marshlands in semi-feral conditions. Each Camargue village has a bullring. No blood is spilt in the Camargue bullfight and the bulls leave to fight another day.


The most fascinating part of travel or any journey is the people you meet or observe. To glance into their lives, even as a fleeting moment, is a privilege and makes any journey worthwhile. It makes you realise that, whatever our culture, we all share the same hopes and desires.

Horse Racing

It can almost be said that horses and racing are in the blood. Ireland breeds the best horses and is a large exporter of bloodstock. Irish jockeys and stable staff are universally accepted and sought after. Irish racing is an informal entertainment.

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The Seashore

Taking photographs makes you look at things in a different way. These images were taken in a wander down the beach.

Reflections down the River Liffey

There’s something special about reflections that makes them a unique interpretation of reality. Maybe it’s because a reflection, just like a photograph, is a gateway to another world, which enables us all to see the beauty in even the most mundane.


Ireland is separated from Great Britain to its east by the Irish Sea, and to the West by the Atlantic. From the Giants Causeway in the North, along the Wild Atlantic Way in the West and South to the sunny South East, you will find a beautiful, rugged landscape just waiting to be photographed.

Wildlife (Mammals)

Mammals come in all sizes but what makes them all so interesting is their lives interlink with our own; our dependence on them and they on us. Ireland’s wildlife may be less fearsome but just as fascinating.


Scotland is a land of dramatic mountains such as the Cairngorms and Northwest Highlands, a stunning coastline, interspersed with glacial lochs, glens and island communities in the Hebrides and spectacular wildlife. A photographer’s dream.


“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain