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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Sept 29th – Personal Profiles

The outing to Killarney on Saturday was a great success, perfect weather and a sunset to die for and with over twenty members participating. A very enjoyable day and hopefully an interesting one for our new members. Pictures on our Facebook page.

On last Monday we had a full night on still life / Macro photography. A very busy night for everybody with loads off  props brought in by members with enough of setups to keep cameras clicking all night.

Next Monday Sept 29th – Personal  Profiles by some of our newer members and some from our more experienced members. Also bring along  your entries for the Shield competition, Large jpg will be fine colour and B&W.

 

 

 

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Sept 22nd – Still Life

On next Monday we will have a full night on still life / Macro photography This is a hands on session with everybody participating. There will a number of  stations around the room each showing  different aspects of still life with experienced photographers available to explain the various techniques.  Please bring cameras, tripods and any item you think would be good subject matter.

Here are a few sample photographs of macro / still life.Still Life Comp

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Outing to Killarney

Our first outing of the new season will be to Killarney this Saturday evening 20th September. Make sure to bring your Tripod if you have one and also some warm clothes, wellies or at least boots.The two meeting points are : The Arches in Mallow at 2:30 p.m. and Torc waterfall car park at 4 p.m. You can contact Outings coordinator John Flynn on 087 6528801 or Rodney O’Callaghan on 086 8487875  if you need any further information. Hope to see you all there.

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Sept 15th – Outings Review

Sept 15th -A display of images taken on  the many outings throughout  the year , Bring along max 10 images  per person , followed by group session 10-10.30pm. Bring your camera gear and laptop if you have any questions.

Upcoming Competitions.

SACC Creative Photography Competition 2014

The 2014 Creative Photography Competition will be held on Saturday 27th September at the Oak Wood Arms Hotel, Shannon, Co. Clare. Closing Date for entries  Midnight, September 25th. Details on http://www.sacc.ie/

IPF National Shield November 22nd, 2014 Venue to be confirmed More info at http://www.irishphoto.ie/

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