Moira O'Brien has been taking photographs for some 55 years having started with a box Brownie camera in the late 1950's. She has always been interested in photographing people but it was not until the introduction of digital photography that it became a passion for her.
She bought her first digital camera in 1999 and sold all her film camera kit a year later. After a brief flirtation with Sony cameras she converted to Canon in 2005 and now uses a Canon EOS 5D MkII, a Canon EOS 5D MkIII and a variety of Canon lenses and accessories.
She turned professional in 2003 and undertakes all kinds of photography assignments with an emphasis on boudoir, portraiture, weddings (both civil and religious), publicity photos, events and commercial photography. She was awarded Licentiate of the Irish Photographic Federation in 2008.
Since 2009 she has been involved in filmmaking and is the founder and Chair of Moving Image Cork (though this club is no longer meetig). She formed her own production company Friendly Ghost Films and now undertakes work as director of photography and editor as well as providing video and audio services to clients.