About Me

Bernard Ward - Photographer

Would you like to see my photos of Derry ?

A Photographer from Derry Northern Ireland

Hi! If you have reached this page firstly I want to thank you for visiting DerryPhotos.com.

I am a photographer based in Derry in Northern Ireland. I started DerryPhotos back in 2011 when I heard the news that Derry ~ Londonderry was to become the UK city of culture in 2013. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to photograph my home town and showcase it to the world whilst it was in the spotlight. 

How it started 

I started taking photographs of the streets in the town documenting events, landscapes, cityscapes, portraits… you name it. Anything to do with the town I captured it to show it to the world. 

Many of my images of 2013 City of Culture year became very popular and many went viral across social media and I quickly became well known as a photographer in Derry and Northern Ireland… this attracted the attention of local businesses and publications.

Comercial Photography

I started work to become a commercial photographer securing some local business and repeat clients. 

My Background

I worked hard on my marketing for DerryPhotos and began to study digital marketing to help promote my business. In this time I worked in call centres, retail, media and found that my true passion was photography. 

I have studied computer game design at college and in this time I had experience in designing 3D scenes and Photoshop and this was the basis for giving me an interest in building and capturing spaces and interiors. I secured a commissioned project for Bishop’s Gate hotel in Derry and I haven’t look back since.  

Award Winning

My biggest achievement in my photography career to date is when my image “Bogside Bonfire” was voted Ireland’s best single photograph at the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. I won the 1st prize in the Ireland nation award that year in the biggest photography competition on the planet. 

Would you like to discuss a photography project

Photos of Derry

You can buy images of Derry and surrounding areas. My pictures come in the form of fine art print in various sizes and they are very popular for home decor projects as well as gifts for those who live away from home. 

I have also provided images for lots of local businesses to add a bit of Derry to the office environment. Images available to buy in bespoke large print format for use in conference rooms, billboards, framed prints and so on. Please get in touch for more information and a personalised quotation. 

Maria Collins
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Received this morning an amazing collage from Bernard, it's absolutely stunning I loved it, great communications from start to finish, highly recommended, now have a little bit of Derry here in London. I'm sure I'll be back for more photos soon
Janet Friel
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Great service and class prints really pleased with my print of the peace bridge that I ordered. It was delivered within 2 days
An Bhaird Coleen
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Ordered a photo for my aunt who lives in England. It was a few days when the print arrived. It is absolutely beautiful. I would definitely use Bernard again , he is definitely a 5* photographer.

Hotel Photography

I provide luxury photography for your hotel which can be used in your marketing. Photographing a space is a different skillset to photographing people and portraits. Get in touch if you would like a free consultation. 

I have experience in 3D space and design as well as over ten years experience in photography. This combined make the perfect combination for photographing interiors. It is essential to have high quality interior photography to stand out amongst your competitors and to market your property.

Good hotel photography combined with lifestyle images will make your marketing stand out in a crowded hospitality space. I have shot a wide variety of lifestyle scenes for hotels and other businesses in the UK and Ireland. Check out my work or get in touch.

Claire Gormley
Claire Gormley
Events Manager - Bishops Gate Hotel
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Bernard has taken many images of our hotel for use both in our print marketing and online presence. His attention to detail and quality of work are brilliant and his work regularly receives praise and wonderful comments when posted on our social media or shown to potential clients. Would highly recommend!
Leona McGee
Leona McGee
Head of Marketing - Villa Rose Hotel
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Bernard Ward/Derry Photos was a popular suggestion from a number of LinkedIn users. Bernard got in touch and linked us through to his website where we were able to view his portfolio of hotels and other commercial photography work. We knew straight away that this was the style of photography we were after. From the lighting to the attention to detail the photographs were on a different level from anything I had seen before. It was another level from what most of our competitors were using.
Annmarie Coyle
Annmarie Coyle
Director - Legenderry Ladies LTD
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We used DerryPhotos who came and took photos for our interior project. The photos were absolutely perfect and the service was professional from start to finish. Recommend Bernard for any interior/exterior projects without hesitation

Contact Details


Bernard Ward

M: 07814094855

I have taken hundreds of photographs of Derry and Donegal over the past ten years. Click here to view the full gallery

Photographs are available to purchase as fine art prints. I also offer licensing for all images for business use and marketing. For a quote please fill out the form here and I will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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