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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively by message to our facebook page.
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!!
Results of our February Competition; Theme: “Open.”
The results were announced at our weekly meeting on Monday 25th February 2020.
The competition was judged by Paul Reidy & Mark O Brien, who did a super job of scoring and providing very useful feedback and comments on all entries. Huge Thanks to both judges for their excellent work.
Thanks to all Members that entered with all ranges of photography genres. The standard of entries was brilliant, with some really fantastic images presented.
Congratulations to all the winners, who are as follows:
There was some outstanding results for members of Blackwater Photographic Society at the Southern Association of Camera clubs Nature Photographer of the Year competition which were held in The Horse and Jockey in Tipperary recently.
Pakie O Donoghue came away with the overall title on the day as well as a gold medal, a Silver medal and 4 honorable mentions. This was Pakies second time winning the title within three years, a fantastic achievement.
Paul Madigan also picked up a gold medal and an honorable mention, Kieran O Mahony won a Silver medal and an honorable mention and new member to the club Diarmuid O Donovan also received an honorable mention.
All awards were in the Advanced sections of the print and projected digital categories.
The winning images as well as many more qualifying images from this regional round now go forward to the national finals which take place in Carlow on the February 22nd/23rd. Best of luck to all.
Blackwater Photographic Society are proud to present Pulitzer Prize winning Irish photojournalist Cathal McNaughton as he discusses his incredible experiences on assignment around the world at Mallow Social Services center on Tuesday January 14th at 8pm. From covering the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kashmir to winning the Pulitzer Prize for his work charting the displaced Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, Cathal has risked his life to bring his images to the world. His unique style of photography has captured moments of history and brought the world’s attention to the personal stories behind major events. During an interactive talk and question and answer session, Cathal brings to life his multi award-winning career that has seen him winning numerous accolades including POYI and UK Press Photographer of the Year. Cathal is one of the world’s most unique storytellers and offers a fascinating insight into photojournalism. His unique body of work is both beautiful and inspiring.
Last night we had the results of round 1 in the club league. Big congrats to Thomas Healy on winning the Advanced section and to Sheila Horgan & Eamonn O Dea who were tied on points and joint winners in the Non Advanced section. The runners up in the advanced section were John Flynn and Kieran O Mahony while Colm Doyle and Billy Cashman were runners up in the Non Advanced section. A massive thank you to our two judges, Jim McSweeney of Mallow camera club and to Terry McSweeney of Killarney camera club for all the time and effort they put into going through each image and providing some fantastic critique. Thanks also to our competition secretary Paul Maddigan for all the work put into running the competition. Well done all !!!
Last night was our first night back after the summer break and it was great to see many new faces in the crowd along with returning members. There was a presentation on the night of framed prints and gift vouchers to the recent Mallow arts festival Photography competition winners. Paddy Lane of Mallow Arts Alliance and Blackwater Photographic Society Chairman Sean Murphy presented the winners with their prizes. Well done once again to Ralph De Kramer, Rebecca Murphy and Cian O Mahony on winning their categories. Our next Meeting takes place at 8pm on Monday September 16th in The Social Services Center with our new members / Beginners course starting at 7.30pm. New members are welcome to come along anytime during the season