Nov 24th – Ladies Members Portfolios

Next Monday night the ladies in the club will present their portfolios. As we have a high percentage of lady members in the club all keen photographers it should be a very interesting night.

The outing to Spike Island in Cobh on Saturday was a great success with thirteen members traveling. The members had exclusive assess on the day and the weather miraculously remained dry and sunny while we were on the island. There are some great photographic opportunity’s there and the time just flew by with everyone wishing for more time to explore the island.

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The SACC regional qualifying round of IPF National Print & Projected Image Competition takes place on Sunday November 30th at Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co. Tipperary.

Details of online entry system will be published in coming weeks, but for now, start selecting, printing & mounting your images. Don’t forget, mount size MUST be 20 x 16 inches!

In addition to the open sections in color print, mono print & projected image, the themed sections are as follows this year:

Color Print: Still life
Monochrome Print: Seascape
Projected Image: Landscape

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Photo outing to Cobh this Saturday

Photo outing to Cobh this Saturday including a trip to spike island. Meeting Cobh harbour at 10.00 and boat to the island leaving 10:30. We will have exclusive access on the island and if weather is bad we can take photos inside on the island Please reply to Rodney on 086 848 7875 to confirm attendance. Cost of boat and access to spike island is €12 per person.

Next Monday night Nov 17th we will have a  Composition and Critique night. Bring along your images printed or digital.

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Nov 10th – Monochrome Night (B&W Conversion)

On Nov 10th We have a night dedicated to Black and White Photography or Monochrome.There are many ways to convert a color image to B&W in Photoshop and some of these will be shown and discussed on the Night.

On Dec 11th we will have our Christmas Social night. A meal in the Arches Bar details of same below.
Arches Christmas Menu

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Studio photo shoot with a twist.

This coming Monday (3rd November) we have an indoor studio photo shoot with a twist, as we’ll have two classic motorbikes to photograph and we’ll also be doing some model shots. They will be two backgrounds, lots of studio lighting, reflectors etc all at your disposal so make sure to bring your camera gear. The venue will be our normal location at The Arches Bar in Mallow. See you all there.

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Outing To Doneraile

A Club outing to Doneraile will take place on Sat 18th Oct meeting up at 8.30 am at the Arches or at Doneraile at 9.00 am. The weather is not looking good at the moment so check the website or contact John Flynn on 087 6528801 before leaving home.Bring tripods suitable clothing and a plastic bag to cover your camera if it rains.

Change Of Venue For One Night.

Monday 20th OCT the club meeting is NOT in the arches. Meeting at the south side community centre instead. Theme is computer & photoshop skills.bring your laptop. If you need directions. Southside community centre is half way up church view road which is the small road on right hand side of resurrection church across from the Arches.

Visiting photographer Paul Garnett

Last Monday night visiting photographer Paul Garnett gave a presentation of his work and what a pleasure it was. Paul stunned us with his landscape images and was a very forthcoming on revealing the locations he uses in the Kerry area and encouraged all of us to visit these areas to capture the wonderful views. So much so that we almost lost track of time and could happily have spend a few more hours enjoying and discussing Paul’s fabulous photography. His people shots later on left many of us envious of this mans talent (below is a link to some of Paul’s images). He had no problem fielding all our questions and stayed around later for some refreshments and to chat with us all. Thank you very much Paul for a very enjoyable night. Thanks also to everyone who brought in their own home made cakes, buns & biscuits. It rounded off the night perfectly and we all appreciated it very much.

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Oct 13th – Photographers Paul Garnet and Marek Hajdasz

Next Monday Oct 13th We are privileged to have Killarney based Landscape and Fashion photographers Paul Garnet and Marek Hajdasz as our guest speakers.Both are known for their excellent landscape photography and Marek also for his fashion photography. Should be a very interesting night, do not miss it.

Last Monday we had photographers Sean Connolly Thornhill, Connie Sheehan, Brendan McPhillips, Kieran O’Mahony and Jim Heffernan all showing their portfolios. Thanks lads for sharing your work. It’s not easy to get up in front of everyone for the first time (unless you’re Jim!!) and talk about your images so thank you all for a very entertaining night.

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Monday 6th Oct. First in-house competition

Last Monday we had photographers Sean Connolly Thornhill, Connie Sheehan, Brendan McPhillips, Kieran O’Mahony and Jim Heffernan all showing their portfolios. Thanks lads for sharing your work. It’s not easy to get up in front of everyone for the first time (unless you’re Jim!!) and talk about your images so thank you all for a very entertaining night.

Next is a quick reminder – we have our first in-house competition of this season, this coming Monday (6th October). A total of 5 images per member (including print and or projected) can be submitted on the night so bring your selected prints or digital images with you.
The theme is open so any type of image can be submitted. The images will be judged by three society members, there will be three categories: Novice, Non-advanced and Advanced. In the interest of fairness, please don’t enter images you’ve already used in any previous Blackwater Photography Society competitions. Best of luck to all competitors.

Finally – please make sure to bring your images for submission for the upcoming Shield competition. This is a club based national competition and is only open to Novice and Non-advanced photographers so if you’d like your images to be part of the selection process for the Club panels make sure and bring those along (largest jpeg or raw files you have) next Monday too.

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