The Blackwater Photographic Society is now affiliated to the IPF and SACC.

This means that its members are eligible to compete in IPF and SACC competitions including the upcoming SACC Print & Projected Image Competition which will be held on Sunday 03 November 2013 at the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co. Tipperary.  Note change of venue.  Prints can be handed in between 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. Public judging will commence at 11:00 a.m. A full schedule will be published on the SACC website over the coming days.

All club members who wish to enter the competition must do so via our online entry system (powered by Picturk).  This applies for all sections/categories including prints as print titles need to be registered on the system.  Members can find the link to the entry system on our website or by clicking this link.

The closing date for entries is midnight Friday 01 November 2013 which is now less than a week away.

The competition is important for two reasons; it is an SACC competition in its own right with medals for the prize winners, and it is also the SACC Regional Qualifying Round of the IPF Print & Projected Image Competition, the finals of which will be held in February 2014.

Halloween Studio Night

Halloween came early on Monday 21st Oct when members were treated to an extravaganza of beauty and color combined with stunning makeup and costumes.The models posed with various props which included a life size skeleton. Thanks to our beautiful models on the night Ivona, Agne and Aoife and to their talented makeup artist.

David Lavery started of the night with a few words on the technicalities and techniques used in studio photography. He also  outlined the proper etiquette to be used when photographing models. What followed was a very busy night with members queuing to get their chance  to photograph  the girls. Some great shots resulted and these were shown a few minutes later on the projector.HalloweenHalloween2

Mallow Castle Outing

The outing to Mallow Castle was a great success despite mixed weather with over twenty turning up on the day. A word of thanks to our more experienced members who shared their knowledge and tips on the day.CASTLE OUTING

Saturday outing going ahead as planned

Tomorrows outing to Mallow Castle will go ahead as planned,   meeting at the castle at 9am , there will also be a second outing at 3.30 pm sharp for anyone that cant make it in the morning , bring an umbrella as there are a few showers forecasted , see you all there.

Flash Photography Night 14th Oct

The Blackwater Photographic Society had a well supported night on Flash Photography with over forty members in attendance.
Sean Murphy covered all aspects of flash from compact camera flash to SLR popup flash to off camera speed-lights using lots of images which helped show the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of lighting in photography.
The night finished off with members questions on equipment and photography being answered by the more experienced members.

Next Week Oct 21st Model shoot Halloween theme.
Everybody bring along your cameras for a great night of studio photography.

Flash Night

Oct 7th Guest Speaker John Hickey

At our last meeting on Oct 7th our Guest Speaker John Hickey gave a presentation of his outstanding photography.John presented his work in a novel way first showing a raw file unedited and then followed by the finished JPG. The difference was sometimes extraordinary. We were delighted to have our new Full HD projector and screen working on the night for our guest. John explained every aspect of his photography from locations used to his Photoshop technique. It was an informative and very enjoyable night ,Thanks John.

Recent Events

On Sept 30th A Still life and macro workshop was held.
There was a great variety of items to photograph at the many stations set up around the room.
The venue is ideal for this type of event with good lighting and lots of space.
A special word of thanks to everybody who helped on the night and made it an enjoyable night for all.Complation Web Macro Night

Guest Speaker John Hickey

At the next meeting of the Blackwater Photographic Society on Mon Oct 7th 8.30 PM at the Arches Bar we are privileged to have John Hickey the renowned photographer as our guest speaker. If you have an interest in photography you are welcome on the night to see John’s presentation which promises to be an entertaining night out.

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