Tuesday, May 3rd at the Tallaght Photographic Society

This Tuesday, May 3rd we have guest speakers Vaida and Kristina from Carrot Inc who are coming in to speak to us about some photography workshops that they are providing.

Carrot Inc are a company of Art Directors and Stylists with backgrounds in hairstyling, fashion, visual merchandising and interior design.  Starting in 2010, Carrot Inc have been involved in many aspects of the visually creative industry, including photography shoots, fashion shoots, album covers, music videos, promotional videos, installations, advertising campaigns and web design.

Carrot Inc are launching a new project which involves workshops, allowing photographers access to up to 12 locations in the space of a year (1 per month).  They will provide a scene for photographers, for example…  a portrait scene with all the settings, costumes, models, make-up and hair etc.  Membership for the workshops is €370 for the year, which works out at about €30 per shoot – good value for a ready made photo shoot!

You can see more about Carrot Inc by visiting their website: carrotincorporations.com

Tuesday May 10th will be entry night for our one shot competition.  May’s theme is “Buddies” and was chosen by April’s winner, Maureen Hastings.

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League Competition Judging – Tuesday, April 26th

This Tuesday, April 26th is the last Tuesday in April…  So this means League Competition Judging time again!

Our special guest judge this month is Clondalkin Camera Club’s Brian McKeown LIPF.  Brian is one of Clondalkin CC’s founding members and is a hugely creative photographer with a great eye for abstract photography.

The very best of luck to all who entered!

The IPF National Club Championship is rapidly approaching!  It is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, 14th and 15th of May in The Atrium, County Council Offices, Mullingar , Co Westmeath.  For more details on this competition and for other events taking place that weekend, please click on the following link:  http://irishphoto.ie/action-packed-weekend-of-photography-in-mullingar-this-may/

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April 19th – Guest Speaker and League Entry Night

We have a special guest speaker this Tuesday, April 19th – photographer Babs Daly with be showing us her images and talking about her work.  Babs takes wonderful photographs, especially creative studio and model photography.  You can see Babs’ images on her website www.babsdaly.com or on her popular Facebook page, GracePhotography.

It is also entry night again for our monthly league competition.  Entries can include one colour print, one monochrome print and one projected/digital image.  Prints should be no smaller than 10 x 8 inches and mounted on mounting board no larger than 20 x 16 inches (mounting board available from the TPS a €1.50 each).  Projected/digital images should be resized to 240 dpi and 1200 pixels on the longest side.

Best of luck to all entering!  :)

Congratulations again to member Maureen Hastings on winning this month’s “Movie” themed one shot competition.  Maureen has chosen “Buddies” as the theme for May’s one shot competition.  Looking forward to seeing your interpretations of “Buddies” on Tuesday, May 3rd!

Finally, Photofest 2016, Ireland’s premier photography trade show, takes place this Sunday, April 17th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry from 10am to 5pm.  Photofest features Ireland’s biggest names in photographic equipment and accessories and includes free seminars!  Visit the Photofest website for free tickets to this annual event!

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Guest Speaker: Hazel Coonagh – April 12th

Our guest speaker at the Tallaght Photographic Society next Tuesday, April 12th is Dublin based photographer, Hazel Coonagh.  Hazel is a freelance photographer who produces wonderful and creative images including travel and portraiture.  Hazel will talk about her journey through photography and show us some examples of her work.  She will also share with us some of her editing techniques and show us some before and afters!  Visit Hazel’s website Hazel Coonagh Photography for a sneak peek!

Congratulations to Maureen Hastings, the winner of the Movies themed one shot competition with her winning shot “My Left Foot” – we are waiting to hear from Maureen to find out what her chosen theme will be for May’s competition.

Finally, the TPS took part in a fun and thrilling photographic competition against Palmerstown and Clondalkin Camera Clubs hosted by our great friends in Palmerstown.  Judging the entries was the excellent Mark Sedgewick from Celbridge Camera Club.  A close competition from the outset, congratulations go the the winning club, Palmerstown, with the TPS in second place – just one point behind!  The high caliber of images entered from all three clubs just goes to show the huge talent of photographer in our growing community of camera clubs.

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Tuesday, April 5th

Tuesday, April 5th is entry night for the one shot competition. April’s theme is “Movies” and was chosen by March’s one shot winner, Ben Russell.

Our meeting takes place at the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght from 8pm!

On April 5th, we will also be taking entries for the portrait competition. Entries can include shots from our recent studio lighting night with models Marta and Michaela. This competition will be judged by member, John Coffey, who is generously offering the winner a prize of two free hours of studio time in his own photographic studio, Edge Studio, right here in Tallaght.

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League Competition Judging – March 29th

It’s time for March’s league competition judging this Tuesday, March 29th.  This month our very special guest judge is Michelle La Grue AIPF.  Michelle is a member of Malahide Camera Club and also an active IPF Council Member.  We had Michelle with us earlier in the season talking about her photography and showing us her wonderful images, so are delighted that she has agreed to judge our competition for us this month.

Our meeting begins at 8pm sharp at the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght.

Don’t forget that Tuesday, April 5th is entry night for the one shot competition.  April’s theme is “Movies” and was chosen by March’s one shot winner, Ben Russell.

On April 5th, we will also be taking entries for the portrait competition.  Entries can include shots from our recent studio lighting night with models Marta and Michaela.  This competition will be judged by member, John Coffey, who is generously offering the winner a prize of two free hours of studio time in his own photographic studio, Edge Studio, right here in Tallaght.

Best of luck to all entering our competitions :)

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Tuesday, March 22 at the TPS

It’s league competition entry this week at the Tallaght Photographic Society, so remember to bring along your entries!

Printed entries, one colour print and one monochrome print, should be printed no smaller than 10 x 8 inches and mounted on board no larger than 20 x 16 inches (boards available to buy from the club at €1.50 each)

Digital images for projection should be resized to 240dpi and no longer than 1200 pixels on the longest side.  Digital entries can be emailed to tpscompetitions@gmail.com or entered on entry night on a USB stick.

We’re inviting members to bring along their photos from the model/studio lighting night a couple of weeks ago.  Remember that there will be a regular portrait photo competition, and the winners will get 2 free hours at Edge Studio, right here in Tallaght, courtesy of member John Coffey.

 

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Tuesday, March 15th: Guest Speaker – Seamus Costelloe

Our special guest at the TPS this Tuesday, March 15th is Seamus Costelloe FIPF, ASIFGP.  Seamus is one of Ireland’s leading and most sought after wedding photographers.  In addition to weddings Seamus also produces beautiful portraits and has even had his work appear on TV shows such as Head to Toe, Live @ 3 and the Late Late Show.  Seamus has also served as a judge on the IPF distinctions panel and is Ireland’s ambassador for Fotospeed who produce and distribute quality photographic papers as well as various photographic accessories.

Our meeting takes place in the Maldron Hotel at 8pm sharp…  don’t be late :)

Congratulations to member, Ben Russell on winning this month’s “Swan” themed one shot competition.  Ben has chosen “Movies” as the theme for April’s one shot…  so lights, camera and action… and get those movie inspired images in for April 5th!

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Tuesday, March 8th: Studio Lighting Workshop

This Tuesday, March 8th at the TPS, we are dusting off our studio lights and setting them up for a practical evening on studio lighting.  To make the most of the lighting, we have invited two beautiful models to sit and pose for us…  so don’t miss out…  make sure you bring along your cameras this Tuesday.  8pm sharp – Maldron Hotel, Tallaght!

Speaking of studios… TPS member, John Coffey, has set up a small studio right here in Tallaght!  Edge Studio is located behind Bryan S Ryan on the Tallaght Main Road and is a wonderful little studio with a selection of lighting accessories and there are even some props that can be used.  The studio hire is of course available to TPS members and photographers everywhere!  We will shortly be running a regular portrait competition just for TPS members,  and the prize will be some studio time at Edge Studio, absolutely FREE!!

We are still looking for images from members for our IPF Club Championship panels, so please bring along your photos on a USB stick this Tuesday for submission.  The larger the pool of images we have, the better chance for us to do well in this year’s competition.  The IPF Club Championship 2016 will be held on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of May in Mullingar.

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Tuesday March 1st

With the IPF National Club Competition fast approaching, we’re going to ask all of our members to bring in images for submission to our panels this Tuesday, March 1st.  Please bring in either as a print or digital image, your very best photographs.  These can be photos that have been entered in the league’s before and we need a selection of both colour and monochrome.  They can be images that performed well in competitions, or images that you are just personally proud of.

It is also entry night for March’s one shot competition.  This month’s theme is “Swans” and the winning image will be chosen by February’s winner, Ray Mallon.

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