SACC success for Valerie & Kieran

Hi everyone – some of you may have heard the recent news about 2 of our club members success in the SACC a short while ago. So a very big congratulations goes to Valerie Walsh and Kieran O’Mahony. Val won an Honourable mention at the IPF Photographer of the Year awards in the projected open section (intermediate level) for her image of a sea stack taken on the copper coast. A beautiful Image Valerie, well done.
Kieran O Mahony won the David Osbourn Judges medal the follow day in the IPF Nature Photographer of the year awards in the projected open section (Advanced level) for his image of a deer taken at Lough Leane, Killarney. Well done kieran.
We’d also like to say well done to all the other members of the club who’s images had also qualified for the finals. This is fantastic result for the all the photographers involved.valawardIMG_4909IMG_4910

Mallow Library Exhibition

Library 2016Here’s a photo of some of our members at our Mallow Library Exhibition of photography by members of Blackwater Photographic Society will be on display in Mallow Library, Thomas Davis st. Mallow from Thursday 11th to Wednesday 24th of February. Drop in, have a look and let us know what you think.

Some notices for this week Feb 2016

Hi all – some notices for our members for the coming few days.

Firstly – we’re all meeting up outside Mallow library on Thursday evening (18th Feb) to take a group photo along side our Club exhibition in the Library.

Next Monday we have a visit from Award winning Landscape and Nature photographer Mike Brown. Mike also runs of Platform3 photographic resource centre in cork city. This should be an very interesting night for everyone.

This years’ interclub SACC competition is on in Cork on march 13th so we’re asking everyone to bring 15 images (digital is fine) on Monday night (22nd feb) so we can put club panels together for this competition. If you can make it next Monday then email your images to Kieran. His email is

The IPF ( Irish Photographic Federation) photographer of the year and Nature Photographer of the year ar on this weekend (20th &21st feb) in the Newpark Hotel Kilkenny.
Details can be found in the below link.

After our recent Model shoot night, we are asking everyone to print one 8ins x 10ins photo which will be passed on to the models and also email Sean with 5 digital photos of the models. This is to show our appreciation for their help on the Model shoot night. Sean’s email is

Model shoot

Last Monday night was our annual Model shoot where we try to a studio type lighting and everyone gets to direct their model, try different lighting effects and styles. This is always a busy night where memory cards get filled up faster than ESB poles before al election !!

We have to give a very special THANK YOU to our three Models on the night, Aoife Flahive, Aoife Walsh and Muireann O’Sullivan for all their time, patience and great humour. All three looked fabulous and and we really appreciate all your help. Without you, we’d end up taking photos of ourselves !! and some even did.
As always we’d like to thank everyone who helped make the night so successful and especially Sean Murphy and Jerry Creedon (& crew) for going above and beyond with their creativity to make sure we had all the set-ups we could need. Thanks Lads, it was brilliant

These are just a sample of some of the shots taken on the night by various photographers.

Club Exhibition for 2016 in Mallow Library

An exhibition of photography by members of Blackwater Photographic Society will be on display in Mallow Library, Thomas Davis st. Mallow from Thursday 11th to Wednesday 24th of February . Many of our members were new to photography when the club was established in 2013, and this is a great opportunity for everyone to come along and see the progress of skill and creativity achieved through membership in this local photography club. Blackwater photography society meets every Monday night 8:30 p.m. in the function room at The Arches Bar Bellevue Mallow from May to September, and new members are always welcome.
Established in 2013, Blackwater Photographic Society was founded by a group of photography enthusiasts in the North Cork area. The purpose of the society is to share and promote photography amongst its members in an informal welcoming environment.

Why not drop in for a look and don’t forget to let us know what you think. You could win a printed image of your choice.
Contact: Angela Coughlan (Chairperson) 086 3965995, website: or email or find us on facebook.

Library poster final

A night amongst the Flowers

A very big thank you to Photographer Niamh Whitty for her visit to Blackwater Photography Society on Monday night. Niamh’s genuine, honest and very insightful journey on how she combined her love of flowers and photography to create her unique and award winning images was wonderfully narrated by the artist herself and had us all captivated. She also chronicled her various accreditation excursions, detailing the dedication, time and effort involved. This impressed everyone and even scared a few of us.
Thanks again Niamh for a genuinely lovely evening.

Also – thanks to everyone involved in organising the evening especially Jerry Creedon for proving the great lighting.


Geraldine’s prize from the Irish Examiner Readers Photography Competition 2015

A very big congratulations to BPS member Geraldine Dennehy on coming runner up at the Irish Examiner Readers Photography competition for 2015. Geraldine’s photo, taken at the Millstreet Horse show, was a real fast grab that is guaranteed to make you smile. Ger won a handsome money prize and a bottle of Champagne for her image.
We’d like to thank the Irish examiner for sending us a picture of Geraldine (and her daughter) receiving her prize in the Irish Examiner offices. Well done Geraldine.

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