ARTS FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER

This morning Blackwater Photographic Society presented €200 to Mallow Meals on wheels from images sold during our display at Herlihys Centra, Mallow as part of this years Mallow Arts Festival.

Richard Dempsey BPS Secretary is pictured here presenting Mallow Meals on Wheels Chairman Eamonn Winters and staff with the money.

Thanks to everyone for all their support.

Themed competition winners

Congratulations to the winners of our latest club competition held in house. Thanks to all Members who entered and also a huge thank you to our own advanced member and Judge @Pakie O Donoghue

ADVANCED

1ST: Finbarr Murphy

2ND: Sinead Salter

3RD: Paul Madigan

NON ADVANCED

1ST Richard Dempsey

2ND Paddy McAuliffe

3RD Colm Doyle

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/

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