Feel like Flashing !

Hi all, This Monday (25th) will be dedicated to Flash. Sean will be explaining on camera Flash, off camera Flash, Flash guns – Do’s & Don’ts. Feel free to bring your own cameras and flash if you have any questions on them.
we’re also collection images (digital format) for our upcoming competition “straight outta camera”. Maximum of 5 images. The theme here is any image once it’s untouched – no formatting at all – no photoshop – no lightroom – nada – zilch. Just the image straight from the camera. you can bring them on the night or email them to Kieran (bpscompetition@gmail.com) by Friday 29th September. See you all there.

Club open day September 4th 2017

clu openoing

Just 2 weeks to go before we launch our new season for 2017/2018 starting with our open day on Monday 4th September. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME. More details on the way very shortly. The club program for Sept to Oct has been added to the club front page on this site.


BPS display in Mallow town as part of Mallow Arts Festival 2017


As part of Mallow Arts festival 2017 (http://www.mallow.ie/…/Mallow-Arts-Festival—July-26th-to-…)
we have a collection of members photographs on display in Centra Supermarket and Sports Solutions, both on Main Street mallow. Have a look and we’d love to hear what you think. A very special thanks to to Sean, Pakie, Paddy, Jerry, Finbar, Tom & Yvonne for all the help in getting the display organised and up in town.

Photographer of the Year 2017 results

The 2017 Blackwater Photographic Society Photographer of the Year competition took place last night and some fantastic images were on display.
For the second year in a row the overall Photographer of the Year was won by Kieran O Mahony with Pakie O’Donoghue in second position and John Flynn taking third place.
Sinead Salter took the intermediate photographer of the year, followed by Angela Coughlan in second position. There was a tie for third place with nothing separating Tim Coughlan and John Mullane who finished with the exact same score over the 10 images.
The Novice photographer was won by Paul Madigan but this was a very close affair also with only 1 point separating first and second place here. Narrowly missing out in second place was Damian Collins and Finbar Murphy finished in third place.
The 2017 best image was yet again another close one with two images finishing with perfect scores (Pakie O’Donoghue’s feeding sparrow hawk and Kieran O Mahony’s studio portrait) but after some deliberations the Judges awarded image of the year to Pakie O’ Donoughue.
The Black and white photographer of the year was also won by Kieran O Mahony.

Thanks very much to our judges on the night, Paul Reidy, Rory O Connor and Mark Gorman all members of Blarney Camera club who did a fantastic job on the night and gave excellent critique on some of the images.
Thanks too to Angela, Sinead, Sean, Pakie and Kieran for all their help on the night making sure everything ran smoothly.


1st Kieran O’Mahony
2nd Pakie O’Donoghue
3rd John Flynn

1st Sinead Salter
2nd Angela Coughlan
Joint 3rd John Mullane
Tim Coughlan

1st Paul Madigan
2nd Damian Collins
3rd Finbarr Murphy

BEST IMAGE: Pakie O’Donoghue




Kieran O’Mahony

SACC Great win for club

The Blackwater Photographic Society had fantastic result in Kilkenny recently at the Southeren Association of camera Clubs Interclub competition where they won the  Black and White print category, one of three sections in the competition, colour print, black and white print and projected image.
Overall the club finished in a strong 4th place.
It’s a fantastic achievement overall for the club as it was up against some of the strongest clubs in the country.
Each category comprised of 10 images from various photographers in each club.
The colour print and black and white print now go on to compete in the national finals which take place in Mullingar next month. Last year the club finished in 3rd place overall in the colour print in the Nationals, another fantastic result.

Visit From Mallow Camera Club

A great night with a visit from Mallow Camera Club with some great photography .Thanks to the presenters and everyone for making it a successful evening and especially those who brought all the lovely food. We hope all those who attended had a very pleasant evening.


Club Exhibition in Cork County Library

An exhibition of work by our members is currently on display in Cork County Library (Carrigrohane Road, Cork). Why not drop in and take a look and let us know what you think. We’d be delighted to hear from you. And remember, we’re always open to new members.
Below are a few images of a sample of the exhibition sent to us by the Library staff.

Established is 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.
we meet every Monday night from September to May in the Function Room of the Arches Bar in Mallow Co.Cork.
Contact: Angela Coughlan (Chairperson) 086 3965995, website: http://www.blackwaterphotographicsociety.com or email blackwaterphotographicsociety@gmail.com

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