TPS Meeting Tuesday 20th September

Hi Folks,
This coming Tuesday is league entry night for the monthly league competition. We will also have our second guest speaker of the season Brian Hopper. If you take a quick look at Brian’s website www.creatingapicture.com and click on the awards tab you will see that Brian has won an incredible amount of awards both nationally and internationally.
Brian received his Licentiate (LIPF) in 2003, Associateship (AIPF) in 2005 and his fellowship (FIPF) in 2007 from the Irish Photographic Federation.
I have attached the guidelines for competition entry again and please remember that we will need digital copies of your printed entries. Please email these images to tpscompetitions@gmail.com
Judging will take place the following Tuesday.
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TPS Meeting Tuesday 13th September

Hi Folks,
This coming Tuesday we will have our first guest speaker of the season, Gerry Andrews. Gerry has a specific interest in Photojournalism and Social Documentary photography and in 2012 he was awarded a Fellowship by the Irish Photographic Federation for his work in this genre. Later that year, he was awarded an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society for his work in Burma and in 2013 he was awarded an AFIAP by the Federation Internationale de L’Art Photographique.
Gerry’s photography is simply stunning and I am sure it will be a great night. If you would like to have a look at some of Gerry’s work here is a link to his website www.gerryandrews.com
The following week will be league entry night and I will be sending an email with some guidelines on competition entry later this week.  If anyone has any questions regarding league entry please ask me or any of the committee members on Tuesday night.
So see you all on Tuesday 8pm sharp
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TPS New Season

Hi Folks,
Summer is drawing to a close and the evening’s are getting shorter but don’t worry as this means our weekly meetings resume in the Maldron Hotel every Tuesday evening. We meet at 8pm every Tuesday and we have a busy schedule between September & Christmas.
We will have guest speakers who will talk about and show their photography, we will have practical nights and we will have of course our competition nights where club members are encouraged to enter their photographs to be judged by an independent judge usually from another camera club.
We are also hoping to run a beginners course in photography after Christmas for new members and any other club members interested in attending.
Membership for the year will be €75 and there will be a €2 cover charge on the night.
So looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday night and any new members are very welcome. If anyone has any queries please send an email to this email address.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.
Neil
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TPS Outing Tuesday 30th August

Hi Folks,
Due to bad weather we were not able to head to Carton House last Tuesday so we will be trying to head to Carton House this Tuesday and the forecast at the moment looks good for Tuesday evening.
For our last outing we will meet at Molloys at 7.30pm and hopefully the weather will be kinder to us and we can get out to Carton House.
Neil
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TPS outing Tuesday 23rd August

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be heading to Carton House in Maynooth. Located 20 minutes from Dublin Carton House is a 1,100 acre parkland estate with lots of interesting photo opportunities. There is the iconic picturesque boathouse and the Tyrconnell Tower as well as Carton House it self which is a fine example of a Georgian Mansion.
The grounds and parkland with its lakes and waterways will make for some nice shots also.
We will meet at Molloys at 7.30 sharp and can car pool if necessary.
Neil
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TPS Outing Tuesday 16th August

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be heading to the Phoenix Park for our weekly outing.
The Phoenix Park is a huge park covering 707 hectares and there is plenty to see there. There is the Wellington Monument, the tallest obelisk in Europe, the papal cross which is another impressive structure. There is of course the Aras, home to President Higgins, and many other interesting buildings.
Wildlife in the park include Fallow Deer which roam the park and are quite tame so no need for huge lenses, Woodpeckers have been seen in the woods and there are resident Buzzards & Sparrow hawks. So all in all plenty to see and photograph. The weather forecast is looking good so hopefully there will be a nice sunset.
Meet as usual Malloy’s car park at 7.30.
See you then.
Neil
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TPS Outing Tuesday 9th August

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be heading to Howth Harbour. There is lots to do and see in Howth (and photograph). There is the harbour itself and the famous lighthouse. There are interesting tracks around Howth head that give interesting views of the lighthouse and there is the chance of getting a nice seascape shot.
Howth is ideally situated to get a good sunset shot so hopefully we will have a nice sunset tomorrow.
Meet at Molloys car park 7.30pm.
See you then
Neil
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TPS Outing Tuesday 2nd August

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be heading to the Grand Canal Basin. The Grand Canal Theatre, Conference Centre and the Samuel Beckett bridge can all be photographed in the same night without having to travel to far.
When it gets dark these attractions are lit up with some fantastic lighting and you can try and capture the buildings & reflections in the surrounding water.
As usual we will meet at Malloy’s car park 7.30 sharp.
See you then
Neil
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TPS Outing Tuesday 26th July

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be heading to Lough Bray & Glencree, Co Wicklow. Not too far from Dublin, beside the Military Road (R115) is Glencree, a beautiful mini-lakeland. Lough Bray is actually two lakes, Upper and Lower, gouged from the granite by a glacier millennia ago. There should be plenty of opportunities for some great shots.
Being the Wicklow mountains there surely will be midge about so bring some insect repellent.
Meet at Malloy’s car park 7.30pm.
See you then
Neil
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TPS Outing Tuesday 19th July


Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be heading to the Blue Light Pub in the Dublin  mountains. The Blue Light is located 700 feet above sea level and offers the best views of any pub in Dublin. The name the “Blue Light” comes from the fact that a blue light used to be shone from the pub to let smugglers in Dublin Bay know the coast was clear. They would wait until the customs officers had gone home before notifying the smugglers waiting in Dublin Bay that it was ok to land their illegal booty!!
There is a car park there that overlooks the city and we should get great views of Dublin City as the sun sets.
It is supposed to be the hottest day of the year tomorrow so you will be able to quench your thirst with a creamy pint of Guinness once you have got your shots.
Meet at Malloy’s car park at 7.30pm.
See you then
Neil
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