Doneraile outing

Just a reminder that this Monday evening the club have an evening shoot in Doneraile Park.
Meeting at 7pm sharp in the car park opposite the main entrance. New members are most welcome to come along and experienced members will be there helping out with camera settings etc. See you there…

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL AMENITY GRANT

Blackwater Photographic Society would like to thank Cork County Council for granting us €200 from the 2021 amenity grant. The money allocated went towards buying new studio equipment and will be a great asset to the club going forward.

FACEBOOK COMPETITION

Congratulations to the winners of our latest club competition held on our Facebook Page. Thanks to all Members who entered and also a huge thank you to our followers and the general public for their contribution in voting for your favourite.


ADVANCED


1ST: VALERIE WALSH

2ND: PAUL MADIGAN

3RD: JOHN FLYNN


NON ADVANCED


1ST COLM DOYLE

2ND SHEILA HORGAN

3RD ANGELA COPPS

AIPF SUCCESS FOR KIERAN O MAHONY

Some Incredible news today as one of our Members Kieran O Mahony received his Associate distinction from the Irish Photographic Federation this morning. Kieran submitted a panel of 15 images on birds, printed and digital which also had to include a written statement on what he wanted to portray in the panel.

The following is what Kieran had to say about his panel……

This panel is to demonstrate my great love and passion for birds. Over the last few years I’ve enjoyed traveling to various locations both at home and abroad spending countless hours observing the different species in all types of weather. On each occasion always trying to improve both my photography skills as well as my field craft and understanding of each bird’s behaviour and the environments in which they live. On some occasions a very careful approach with a camouflage ghille suit worked but at other times a pop up hide and a much longer wait was required, especially for the more easily spooked and wary birds. Photographing any wildlife takes patience and indeed many days are not that productive but when everything comes together the results are so rewarding. Most of the bird images on my panel were taken in my local area.

Club Competition Results

Congratulations to the winners of our latest inhouse club competition held via zoom recently.We had a fantastic entry and the competition was judged by club member Kieran O Mahony.

ADVANCED

1ST: PAUL MADIGAN

2ND: SINEAD SALTER

3RD: PAKIE O DONOGHUE

HIGHEST SCORING ADVANCE IMAGE: SINEAD SALTER


NON ADVANCED

1ST ANGELA COPPS

2ND KEVIN O CALLAGHAN

3RD PADDY MC AULIFFE

HIGHEST SCORING NON ADVANCED IMAGE: ANGELA COPPS

BPS Online Photography exhibition

We at Blackwater Photographic Society would like to invite you to sit back and watch our online exhibition. Due to restrictions we cannot showcase our work as prints, so we would like to share digital images of the work from our members ranging from Novice to Advanced.

We welcome you to share this presentation across your social media and if you would like to learn more about our club please email blackwaterphotographicsociety@gmail.com or alternatively by message to our facebook page.

Thank you for taking the time and Please Enjoy!

CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO VIEW EXHIBITION

https://fb.watch/1nYqLmBQaE/

Diarmuid O Donovan Portfolio

Some outstanding drone footage from around Ireland captured by Blackwater member Diarmuid O Donovan in the link below.DOD Photography showcased his drone footage, timelapse videos and a wide variety of images including Landscape, Underwater photography, Portrait and Wedding photography to the club last night. Diarmuid also hosts The Irish Photography Podcast weekly with Darren J Spoonley Photographer and you can also find the details on that below.Its well worth a listen!!


Drone Fottage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9xUwYKG-v4&fbclid=IwAR3LzQ0C5pPhf2gDwj_CjnEW18FXiZ6zUUTd64Ftr15CWgDkm05Pi3oPinQ


Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dodcrxphotography/


The Irish Photography podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theirishphotographypodcast/

LEAGUE RESULTS NIGHT (Round 2)

Results of our February Competition; Theme: “Open.”

The results were announced at our weekly meeting on Monday 25th February 2020.

The competition was judged by Paul Reidy & Mark O Brien, who did a super job of scoring and providing very useful feedback and comments on all entries. Huge Thanks to both judges for their excellent work.

Thanks to all Members that entered with all ranges of photography genres. The standard of entries was brilliant, with some really fantastic images presented.

Congratulations to all the winners, who are as follows:

Advanced Section.
1st: Kieran O’ Mahony
2nd: Sheila O’ Connor
3rd: Paul Madigan

Non Advanced
Joint 1st: Angela Copps/ Colm Doyle
2nd: Eamonn O Dea
3rd: Kevin O Callaghan

Competition Secretary.
Paul Madigan.

2020 SACC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

There was some outstanding results for members of Blackwater Photographic Society at the Southern Association of Camera clubs Nature Photographer of the Year competition which were held in The Horse and Jockey in Tipperary recently.

Pakie O Donoghue came away with the overall title on the day as well as a gold medal, a Silver medal and 4 honorable mentions. This was Pakies second time winning the title within three years, a fantastic achievement.

Paul Madigan also picked up a gold medal and an honorable mention, Kieran O Mahony won a Silver medal and an honorable mention and new member to the club Diarmuid O Donovan also received an honorable mention.

All awards were in the Advanced sections of the print and projected digital categories.

The winning images as well as many more qualifying images from this regional round now go forward to the national finals which take place in Carlow on the February 22nd/23rd. Best of luck to all.

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