The Team at Platform3

Platform3 has been set up to provide a photographic resource centre for photographers working at all levels and in a variety of photographic styles and media.
Based in the heart of Cork city we have a fully equipped Studio for hire and fully equipped Darkroom for hire.
We will be running Photo Workshops and Photo Courses, lead by many different tutors, on a wide range of photographic subjects including Digital photography, Post processing, Video on DSLR, Studio Lighting, Analogue film developing and printing and some wonderful Alternative and Vintage photo and printing processes.
We will also be organising some guest speakers to give lectures and talks about their work.
Our aim is to assist those who are starting in photography to learn the craft and to provide more experienced photographers with a place which they can utilise for their projects or work. Platform3 was created by photographers for photographers - If you love photography like we love photography then we hope to meet you sometime.

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Platform3 is run by:
Mike Brown
With over 23 years as a professional photographer Mike has a wealth of experience in many areas of photography. He has published three books of his work; “Ireland’s Wildlife - A Photographic Essay” 2002, “Images of Irish Nature” 2006 and “Wild Water, Wild Light - Images of the West Cork Coastline” 2009. He was also the “Photographic Mentor” to the celebrity guests who took part in the television series “Wild Trials” which ran on RTE1 televsion from 2004 to 2007.
During the 1990’s Mike covered many top news stories for worldwide news agency Reuters and for Cork based press agency Provision. He has won many awards during his career including the prestigious “Photographer of the Year” award from the Irish Professional Photographers Association, three Fuji Masterpiece awards and the ESB Environmental photography award. Mike has been leading photographic workshops and tours for many years and teaches both at Platform3 and from his home in West Cork.
He also leads Landscape Photography Workshops in many places around Ireland.
Recently Mike has reverted to using more analogue capture and also to using some alternative and vintage photographic processes to create images.
Mike can be contacted at 0868295039 or

Dave Edmunds
A founder member of Cork Camera Group and then a long time member of East Cork Camera Group, Dave has been involved in photography for many years. Coming from a  background in professional quality control, Dave has been enjoying photography as a semi professional for many years. Weddings, Portraiture, Landscape and Nature are just some of the subjects Dave has covered professionally. Dave was a partner in ProPhotoVision photography studios in Cloyne for 10 years, and during that time he taught photographic courses in the studio and in a number of schools and organisations.
Dave can be contacted at 0833179840 or