Pakie O’Donoghue (LIPF)

Congratulations to Blackwater Photographic Society member Pakie O’Donoghue on his success at the IPF Distinction sitting in Thurles Institute of Technology recently. Pakie was awarded his Licentiateship Distinction of the Irish Photographic Federation (LIPF) by president of the IPF Michael O Sullivan after his panel if images were assessed by a panel of experienced photographers. The Licentiate requires a panel of ten printed images to be presented. The panel may be general subject matter or in a specialist category and must demonstrate competence in all key areas of camera skill.
Well done and congratulations Pakie.

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Big Win for Blackwater Club Members

A very big congratulations to Blackwater Photographic society members Kieran O Mahony and Thomas Healy who picked up awards at the Southern Association of Camera Clubs Photographer of the year awards yesterday.
Kieran O Mahony received the Silver medal and an honourable mention in the advanced projected image section & Thomas Healy got an honourable mention in the non advanced colour print open section.
Congrats also to other members of the club, Connie Sheehan, Joe Whyte, Valerie Walsh & Pakie O Donoghue on having their images qualify to through for the National finals to be held next year.
Well done all!!!win-for-blackwater-club-members

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Cork Camera Group visit tonight & other notices

To all our members – we have cork camera group visiting us tonight. This is sure to be a great and informative night so we’d encourage all members to attend. Also – please bring your images for next weeks competition. Next – if you had images in the National shield, please bring €7 for your mounted print. And finally, we’re collecting €10 deposit tonight for our Christmas party in December.

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Model Night Nov 2016

The Model night was a fantastic success with a very large attendance and hopefully everybody got some great shots.We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to the beautiful and very accommodating models Ina, Ona and Kristine,and also to Katriona of the Vintage Clothing shop at Joseph’s road who supplied all of the stunning outfits worn by the models.look forward to seeing some of your results.

The Model shoot was as always one of the best nights of the year and a great opportunity for photographers of all abilities to work with studio lights. We would also like to thank everybody who helped with organizing the lights and props etc.

Please Send photos of models taken on the night (max 9) to which will be uploaded to dropbox and the link to be sent to models and Katriona from the vintage shop.

Next Monday night We have three members of The Cork Camera Club presenting their work. Great photographers don’t miss it.


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First model shoot night this Monday (17th oct) and collecting images for upcoming B&W comp

Hi everyone. two notices for this week. Firstly this Monday (17th) we have the first of two Model Shoot nights this term. This is always a popular and busy night so please make sure to bring your Camera gear. We’ll be provide lighting and backgrounds.
Secondly – we have a Black & White themed competition coming up on Monday 24th Oct but we won’t be collecting any images on the night of the competition so instead we will be collecting all the competition images (print or digital) this Monday 17th Oct so make sure to bring your entries with you. Maximum 5 entries. You can also email your entries to Kieran at our new competition email address This is to make sure we have all the time we need to run the competition. Thank you.
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Still Life photography night Mon 10th October.

Hi everyone. Tomorrow night (10th Oct) is Still Life night. Please bring you camera gear including and Flash guns, tripods etc if you have them. Please also bring props with you so we’ll all have plenty to take photos of. This is always a great learning night and there’ll be plenty of photographers around to help out. See you all there.

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First Open Competition 2016

We had a big entry for last Monday nights Open Competition, so big that we didn’t have enough time to add up all the scores and announce the winners on the night. There was some wonderful images on display on the night and the voting was extremely close in all levels. Thanks to everyone that took part and also to those who voted on the night.


1st Kieran O Mahony
2nd Jerry Creedon
3rd John Flynn

1st Tim Coughlan
2nd Tim Coughlan
3rd Tom Healy

Joint 1st Sean Thornhill
Joint 1st Paul Madigan
2nd Paul Madigan




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