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.




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

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.

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

IPF National Shield November 22nd, 2014 Venue to be confirmed More info at

Sept 8th – Back to basics

On next Monday night Sept 8th the topic will be – Back to basics followed by group session with questions and answers from  10 – 10:30pm. We will answer any questions on photography and equipment and also Photoshop and computer related problems.

Bring along laptops, cameras and lens etc, anything you want advice on and we will try to sort you out.

New Season Commences

Monday night 1st September was our first night back and also the AGM for Blackwater Photographic Society. It was great to meet up with everyone again and also great to welcome some new faces into the club.
The reports were read, the committee formed so we’re all ready to go.
We meet every Monday night 8:30pm in the Arches Bar – new members are always welcome.
Here’s the Program for the coming term:September to December 2014

Sept 8th  – Back to basics followed by group session with questions and answers from       10 – 10:30pm

Sept 15th -A display of images taken on outings through out the year , max 10 images  per person , followed by group session 10-10.30pm
Sept 22nd – Still Life
Sept 29th – Personal  Profiles
Oct 6th   – Open competition night
Oct 13th  – A visit from Killarney based Landscape and Fashion photographers Paul Garnet and Marek Hajdasz
Oct 20th  – Computer & Photoshop skills with 10-10.30:pm group session for Q&A
Oct 27th  – Bank Holiday
Nov 3rd   – Indoor Studio session (with some mean machines)
Nov 10th  – Monochrome evening(conversion etc)
Nov 17th  – Composition and Critique night.
Nov 24th  – Ladies members portfolio’s
Dec 1st   – A night with Wedding Photographer Adrian O’Neill
Dec 8th   – Night Shoot (weather permitting) backup plan is videography and time lapse
Dec 11th  – Social night. Meal in the Arches Bar
Dec 15th  – Competition night. The theme for this competition is Shapes.

Sept 20th – Ross Castle Killarney
Oct 18th  – Doneraile
Nov 15th  – Spike Island & Cobh
Dec 27th  – Day trip to Dingle

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