Mallow Library Exhibition

10835365_445095032314033_7181689131675295143_o.jpg LIBRARYBlackwater Photographic Society has it’s annual exhibition on show in the Mallow Library since last Thursday. It’ll be on display for around 2 weeks. Many of our members were new to photography when the club was established in 2013, and this is a great opportunity to see the progress of skill and creativity achieved after a year’s membership in this local photography club. Call in, take a look and tell us what you think. Blackwater Photography Society meets every Monday night 8:30 p.m. in the function room at The Arches Bar Bellevue Mallow and new members are always welcome

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Gouganebarra Outing Cancelled

In the interest of safety due to adverse weather conditions tomorrows outing to Gouganebarra has been cancelled , it is hoped to reschedule the outing in the coming weeks

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Outing to Gougane Barra

Outing to Gougane Barra this Sunday (18th Jan) leaving the Arches at 06:30. Dress for the weird weather. A group text will be issued on Sat and an update will be posted on the web site to confirm the outing status.

Jan 19th Visiting Photographer

On Jan 19th we are privileged to have as our Visiting Photographer, Wedding Photographer Adrian O’Neill. Adrian main interest is wedding photography and he will also be showing some of his landscapes. Check him out at  This is an extract from his website.

My pictures, my art is simply an extension of who I am.
I adore shooting weddings because I just don’t shoot weddings in a regimented way, but create images that reflects the mood. I tell the natural story of your special day. The beauty of a wedding is that the occasion creates itself. I love the way it just happens and that nothing is prescriptive. The people, the romance, the moments and my role is to narrate the story of your Wedding day through my lens.

“A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.”

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Members are requested to bring there photographs (printed only) on Monday night as the clubs photography exhibition in the Mallow Library is being finalized.Photo mounts should be available on the night.

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Club Programme 2015

Our first meeting of 2015 will take place on Monday 12th January with a display of images from members Terry Conroy and John Flynn

Club Programme 2015
Jan 12th Personal Portfolios : John Flynn and Terry Conroy
Jan 17th Outing: Gougane Barra
Jan 19th Visiting Photographer: Wedding Photographer Adrian O’Neill
Jan 26th Equipment and Depth of Field and help in calibrating your monitor

Feb 2nd Competition:  Theme is Christmas and New Year
Feb 9th Visiting Photographer: Jerry Creedon
Feb 14st Outing: Black Valley
Feb 16th Practical Night: Photoshop, edit same photos
Feb 23rd Night shoot:Bridgetown Abbey in Castletown Roche

Mar 2nd Visiting Club
Mar 9th  HDR & Bracketing
Mar 14th Outing: Street Photography Cork City
Mar 16th Distinction Night
Mar 23rd New Members Portfolio
Mar 30th Competition: Paddies Day Street Photography (Prizes : Print for winning photos) 3 categories

Apr 6th Bank Holiday: no meeting
Apr 13th  A visit to Platform 3Studio in Cork and Night shoot  in Cork City
Apr 18th Outing: Windmills near Nadd
Apr 20th Competition: Theme is  The Blackwater
Apr 27th Natural Portraits : helpful hints

May 4th Bank Holiday : no meeting
May 11th  Refresher night…competition ready review
May 18th Macro night
May 23rd Outing: Saltees
May 25th Competition: Photographer or the Year

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Dingle Outing Update Saturday December 27th

Our annual club outing to Dingle on Saturday 27th of December will go ahead as planned , some inclement weather expected so make sure you come prepared , leaving the Arches at 5.30 am

for any further information contact Rodney 0868487875 or John 0876528801

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Outing to Dingle Saturday December 27 th

Our annual club outing to Dingle will take place on Saturday December 27th . The outing will be from dawn to dusk . We will visit some  beautiful beaches that  the Dingle Peninsula has to offer . We will depart from the Arches at 5.30 AM SHARP. Anyone not wanting to travel so early can meet up with us later in Dingle . As it will be a long day a packed lunch would be a good idea, also wellies , an umbrella and spare clothes. Hope to see you all there

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