RTE Up Front


I had a quick shoot recently over in RTE. RTE Up Front is a radio show on RTE Pulse. Pulse is a digital station from RTE, so you can only get it if you have a digital radio, if you have chorus or if you have the internet. It is hosted by Damien Collins and Olivia. Pulse is gear more towards the dance scene. Here is a blurb from the site:

“With the very best in dance music 24 hours a day RTÉ Pulse offers a bigger variety and better mix of dance music than anyone else. From children of the rave generation to those who just like an upbeat tune RTÉ Pulse has everything on offer. There’s a guaranteed mix that will satisfy any dance music fan. During the day RTÉ Pulse plays a mix of well-known disco and commercial dance tracks as well as popular music of the ‘90s. In the evenings it’s the turn of RTÉ Pulse’s DJs to do their thing. Tune into RTÉ Pulse and reminisce to a new or old dance floor filling classic and discover that you actually really like dance music!”

The lads wanted some shots for the show website and other PR material. So I headed over to the Donnybrook Campus and visited the Radio Centre. Armed with a flash, a Pocket Wizard and an Orbis Ring Flash, I had a short period of time in the studio to get some shots. This is actually the third time I have been in a radio studio shooting DJs now, but its still interesting.


Before we went into the studio, we had some time around the grounds to get some fun out door shots, to show off their energy between the two. From working with Olivia before, I knew she would not easy to work with, so I knew we would get some nice shots. Damien was sound also, so the two of them make a great team and can have the craic together.

The shots are your standard press type photography. Nothing ground breaking in the light department. I had a EX580 flash on the camera for all the out door shots for some fill and I either bounced of the wall/ceiling for the indoor shots. The orbis didn’t work as will indoors for this assignment as I was usually trying to light two people instead of one.

As of this post, that is me all up to-date with regards getting shots done and uploaded. It doesnt feel right having no shots in the processing que. Lets see if can happen more often.

It’s been a quite time fashion and portraits work as my main business on the Sports & Events side of things has been busy and takes priority. The plan for the next while is to work a bit more on studio work and to work on some interesting concepts for that.