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Category archive: Photography

Caught ‘In the line of duty’ – images from Rebecca’s first photography exhibition

My first photography exhibition was based around the theme In the line of duty, celebrating people carrying out ordinary and extraordinary duties. This followed on from one of my City & Guilds assignments that I submitted towards my Level 2 distinction in Photo Imaging. If you missed the exhibition, here are some of the images…

Purple Rain presents In the line of duty

A photography exhibition by Rebecca J McConnell What have a farmer, a Wimbledon line judge, a golf caddie, a bridesmaid and a GB captain all got in common? They all feature in my first photography exhibition In the line of duty that is taking place next month on Saturday 17th February. In celebration of Purple…

Purple Rain Calendar 2017

Christmas is filled with traditions and one tradition Purple Rain has established is the production of the annual client calendar. I scan the archive from PR shots taken for campaigns that year, plus my own personal portfolio, to produce a handy desk calendar to help clients organise themselves all-year-round. There is a familiar saying that a picture tells a thousand…

Beautiful Bruges

I enjoyed a weekend break to Belgium recently. When Great Britain’s victorious Davis Cup team won the final in November 2015, I liked the tweets players and tennis journalists were posting of Ghent, so it was first on the list. Viator, a local touring company, were offering a day trip from the capital Brussels out…

2016 Calendar

Introducing the Purple Rain 2016 calendar Drum roll please…the highly sought after 2016 calendar has arrived at Purple Rain HQ. Clients including the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Shambles Variety Market in Armagh, the Young Farmers Clubs’ of Ulster and Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention feature throughout the calendar. I had the privilege of meeting Maud Kells…

The September Issue

Fashion fans are only too well aware of the importance of the September issue of Vogue. It is their biggest edition of the year and fashion houses wait in anticipation to see if their new collection will be featured. The 2012 US edition was the largest ever with 916 pages, the majority of which were…

Rathfriland Young Farmers – A club on the move

Rathfriland YFC, a club that I have been a member for almost 20 years, recently undertook a major building project after selling their hall that was situated on Newry Street, in the spring of 2013. I attempted my first time lapse video, photographing the construction of the 520sq m hall based off the Downpatrick Street…

Strike a pose!

There comes a time in the life of a PR professional where you have to go in front of the camera. It’s not often but it’s necessary to keep your profile in the industry. So, in need of new profile pics for current work projects, I enlisted the help of Elaine Hill Photography. Having hired Elaine…

Purple Rain Calendars 2015

In amongst today’s list of tasks to be completed was the design of the Purple Rain calendar for 2015. With December coming faster than Rudolph on Red Bull, I realised it was about time I got my skates on and picked out 12 images for my special gift to Purple Rain’s faithful clients this year. 2014’s desktop…

Strictly Young Farmers

Twenty-two brave members of the Young Farmers Clubs’ of Ulster swopped their wellies and trainers to take part in County Down’s Strictly Young Farmers event at the weekend. The eleven couples had been in training since September and Purple Rain was invited to manage the photography, both on the night and for the glossy brochure…

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