Great Evening with Morgan O Neill

DSC_0124A very special thank you to our guest photographer last Monday night,the renowned photographer Morgan O’Neill. Morgan is a member of The Cork Camera Group and has numerous awards to his credit including a Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF). Only a handful of photographers achieve this award each year. Morgan not only achieved his Fellowship on his first attempt, but over the past few years the quality of his work has ensured his rapid rise through the ranks of Irish photography and he and and is also a seasoned salon competitor.
Morgan’s fellowship panel was on display on the night and consisted of photographs of interiors of old unoccupied Irish houses, and gave an intriguing insight into a time gone by, and how people lived. The superb composition, and use of colour, varying from subtle to vivid was achieved in difficult lighting conditions. Morgan also specializes in portrait photography for which he is very well known. His stunning portraiture is inspiring to anyone who has ever pressed a shutter button and his lighthearted approach to public speaking is always both entertaining and informative.
Thank you Again Morgan for for a wonderful night

Ballycotton Outing Saturday 15th Febuary

There is an outing to Ballycotton this coming Saturday 15th of Febuary . We will leave the Arches at 1 PM . As always it will depend on weather conditions , if we have to cancel on Saturday we will reschedule to an early start on Sunday morning 16th of Febuary weather permitting . The plan for the outing will be posted on the Website by Friday night.

killarney Outing Going Ahead

The scheduled outing to killarney for tomorrow Saturday 18 th January will go ahead as planned , leaving the Arches Mallow at 1pm or you can meet up at the car park  at Torc Waterfall at 2.30

First Meeting of The New Year 2014

The first meeting of 2014 will take place  on January  13th  at 8.30 pm in The Arches Bar , Mallow . We kick of the New Year with an evening with members  Dave Lavery  and Sean Murphy with a portfolio from Sean and Dave giving us some tips and general settings for the different every day scenarios that we will encounter . Check  out the programme on the tab overhead

Also a reminder that our Exhibition of Members work  is on in Mallow  Library and will run for two weeks


Club Outing to Dingle

Our outing to Dingle took place yesterday Saturday 28 december. We had no less than 14 photographers braving the elements . The day started with a 6AM departure from the Arches , our first stop was Kinard Beach for dawn and sunrise followed… by a stop at the garage for breakfast. We then headed out to Slea Head stopping off at a turbulent Clogher Beach and finished the day at Coomenole where we caught the Sunset.As usual there was plenty of help  and advice on hand for those who wanted it. We had good craic and plenty of banter with a light atmosphere as always , a big thanks to everyone for their support and help on the day and also to Sheila for bringing us BUNSGroup Photo taken at Coomenole

Dingle Outing going ahead as planned

The Club outing to Dingle on Saturday 28th of December will go ahead as planned. We will leave at 6AM SHARP from the Arches ,anyone not wanting to travel so early is welcome to join us later in the day in Dingle, for any further information contact John or Rodney .

John Flynn   0876528801

Rodney O Callaghan  0868487875

Club Outing to Dingle Dec 28th

There  will be a club outing to Dingle on December 28 .We will leave from the Arches Mallow at 6AM . The plan for the day will be to visit various locations on the Dingle Penninsula doing our best to include a sunrise and sunset . It will be a long day and would be a good idea to bring a packed lunch . An umbrella , spare clothes + wellies might also come in handy.

As always outings are subject to weather conditions and if the weather is poor for Dec 28 , we might reschedule to Dec 27

I will post on the website by Dec 26 of our plans for the outing , hope to see a good attendance and wishing  you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas , Rodney

If you need more information on the outing , contact John Flynn or Rodney

Rodney      0868487875

John Flynn  0876528801

Social Night Dec 12th

The Blackwater Photographic Society are having a social night on Dec 12th in The Arches 7.45 . This an important event in our calendar being our first social event since the formation of the Society . A three course meal will be served on the night costing 25 Euro. Members are encouraged to bring to bring along their partners. Entertainment on the night by our resident comedian Jim Heffernan , looking forward to seeing you all there.

A reminder for everyone to bring cameras and tripods for our night shoot this coming Monday Dec 9th , meeting at the Arches at 8.30 sharp.

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