About me

I have had a lifelong love of photography and I use this to illustrate my passion for the remaining wild places on our earth. My enthusiasm for photography had increased steadily over many years with my mastery of the technical aspects of photography maturing over time.

I apply myself closely to the artistic elements of composition, light, colour and tone which are the essential components of any great image. It is a study that I find intensely rewarding.

As Ireland is my home, it is my primary focus. I have many images from Kilkenny, Wexford, Kerry and elsewhere. I also have many beautiful images from Scotland and Iceland. Please contact me if you don’t see an image from your favourite location. My portfolio is continuously growing, and your favourite haunt may well be my next destination.

I have been teaching digital photography in VTOS Kilkenny since 2010 at QQI Levels 5 and 6. During this period, we have held numerous exhibitions, published “The F Stops Here”- a photography book, a calendar depicting the stunning landscapes in County Kilkenny. I have had great success with my participants, many of whom have gone on to develop careers in photography.

Gold Medal Award Winner

In January 2010 I was awarded the City & Guilds Gold Medal for excellence in the field of teaching in Ireland and UK. City & Guilds' Medals for Excellence recognises the achievements of learners, lecturers and trainers who have achieved great results by producing exceptional work – going above and beyond what is expected to achieve their goals. It recognises not only excellent results but also those who show a true journey of progression throughout their qualification. The Award Ceremony took place in the Royal Kensington Hotel London, where i was presented with my Gold Medal and then a medal reception in the City & Guilds headquarters Dublin, where the then Tanaiste Mary Coughlan made a presentation



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Donal Costigan

Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone: 087-772 4586