March 31st – League Competition Judging

This Tuesday, March 31st is league competition judging!

This month we have not one, but two competition judges, Malahide Camera Club’s Peter Martin and Tony Murray both LIPF.  Peter and Murray are longtime friends and joined Malahide CC together.  They say two heads are better than one, so were looking forward to meeting them both on Tuesday!

A reminder also that April’s Oneshot competition theme is Architecture and entries are to be in on Tuesday, April 7th and the winner will be picked by last month’s winner John Sexton!

IPN’s Photofest Ireland 2015 is taking place on Sunday, April 26th from 10am to 6pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel’s Conference Centre in Santry.  Photofest is Ireland’s largest photography and imaging trade show and will include trade stalls from the biggest names in photography equipment and accessories including Nikon and Canon.  There are also seminars and lectures by Irish and international speakers.  Admission to Photofest is FREE WITH TICKETS ONLY!!  However your free tickets can be ordered through the website  Whether you’re buying from the trade stalls or attending the seminars it is a great day out!

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League Competition Entry – March 24th

We’re back at the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght on Tuesday March 24th for league competition entry night.  Bring along your mounted colour and monochrome prints.  Email your digital projected images to or bring them on a USB stick.

We’re inviting members to also bring along past league competition entries whether or not they did well in competitions.  We can learn perhaps why the judge on the night may have particularly liked the image or marked it down.

The meeting begins at 8pm sharp – see you there!

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Happy St Patrick’s Day!

LeprechaunThere is no Tallaght Photographic Society meeting this Tuesday, March 17th as it is St Patrick’s Day.

The Society would like to wish all of our members and friends everywhere, a Happy St Patrick’s Day and hope you enjoy the festivities!

We will of course be back for a meeting on Tuesday, March 24th so see you then!

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Guest Speaker – Carl Cutland FIPF – March 10th 2015

Congratulations to member John Sexton on winning March’s One Shot competition themed “Springtime in Ireland”.  John has chosen “Architecture” as the theme for April, inspired by last week’s guest speaker Joe Doyle from Malahide Camera Club.  Entries to be submitted and the winner chosen on Tuesday, April 7th.

Our guest speaker this week, Tuesday, March 10th is Carl Cutland FIPF from Portlaoise Camera Club.  Carl does spectacular things with water droplets as you will see by the amazing images on his website!  Carl got his Associateship with the IPF in May 2012 and then just a few months later succeeded in achieving his Fellowship in September that year!  Carl will be showing us his work including his FIPF panel and will also be explaining the techniques and equipment needed for taking his unique water droplet images.

See you there!

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TPS, March 3rd – One Shot Competition and Guest Speaker

Don’t forget to enter your one-shot competition photos this coming Tuesday, March 3rd!

The theme this month was “Springtime in Ireland” and was chosen by February’s one shot winner, Liam Hennessy.  Entries can be emailed to or  You can also bring you one shot entries along on Tuesday night on a USB stick!

The winner of the one shot competition will chose the theme for April’s competition and judge the entries!  Best of luck to all entering.

This Tuesday, we also have guest speaker Joe Doyle AIPF from Malahide Camera Club!  Joe is not a stranger to the TPS as he judged our league competition back in November.  This Tuesday, he is showing us some of his own images including his IPF Licentiatship and Associateship panels.

Our meeting will start at 8pm sharp so don’t be late!

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Tuesday, February 24th – Monthly League Competition Judging!

February’s monthly league entries will be judged this Tuesday, February 24th at the Tallaght Photographic Society!  Our special guest judge will be Shane Murphy from Mid Louth Camera Club!  Shane takes all kinds of photos himself, from concert photography to astrophotography – take a look at his photoblog!

We’re kicking off a 8pm sharp at the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght so arrive early!

Best of luck to everyone who entered the league competition!  With the IPF National Club Championships coming up in May, we will be taking note of all photographs entered into our league competitions for possible selection in our Club Championship panels.

The TPS members beginners course is still on from 7pm – just before the regular club meeting!

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Tuesday February 17th – League Entry and Members’ Photos

It’s monthly league competition entry night at the Tallaght Photographic Society, this Tuesday, February 17th.

Please remember to bring along your colour print, your monochrome print and your digital photograph for the projected section.  Ideally prints should be no smaller than 8 by 10 inches and mounted on 20 x 16 inch boards.  Digital images should be 1200 pixels on the long side and 240 dpi.  Digital images can be emailed to before Tuesday or brought along on a USB key on the night.

As the IPF National Club Championships are coming up in May, we’ll be keeping an eye on all competition entries for possible selection for our club panel for this competition.

Best of luck to all entering :)

Bring along a selection of your own images also this Tuesday to share with the club while we chat and drink tea and coffee.

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Tuesday, February 10th – Guest Speaker

This Tuesday, February 10th at the Tallaght Photographic Society, we have a very special guest speaker all the way from Mallow Camera Club in Cork, Bill Power FIPF.  Bill is travelling up to talk and show us a selection of his amazing images.  Bill dabbles in various styles of photography from nature to portraits and more.  In September 2014, he achieved his Fellowship with the IPF with a spectacular panel of mushrooms and toadstools.  You can visit Bill’s website for a sneak peek at his images.

The meeting will begin at 8pm sharp at the Maldron Hotel, so don’t be late!

Congratulations to Liam Hennessy on winning the Back Garden themed one-shot competition, judged by January’s winner, Maureen Hastings.  Liam will let us know what theme he has chosen for March’s one-shot competition and will judge the entries and pick a winner on March 3rd.

Our beginners’ photography course is still running each Tuesday from 7 to about 7.45pm, just before our regular meetings.  All members are welcome to come along!

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Still Life Photography – February 3rd

Bring your cameras to the TPS meeting on Tuesday, February 3rd as we are shooting still lifes!  Bring anything else you might need – tripods, flash-guns and also bring something to photograph such as ornaments, flowers, figures, toys…   with still lifes, your own imagination is the limit!

It’s also one-shot competition time and February’s theme is Back Garden and will be judged by January’s winner Maureen Hastings!  Photographs can be emailed to no later than Monday February 2nd or bring your images along on a USB stick on Tuesday night!

February’s one-shot winner will set the theme for March’s one-shot and pick a winner from the entries so check out your back yard for that winning image!

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League Competition Judging – January 27th

It’s League Competition Judging time again this Tuesday, 8pm, January 27th at the Tallaght Photographic Society.  Our judge this month is Aidan Finn AIPF of South Kildare Photography Club.  As well as taking smashing nature images, Aidan also takes great, portraits and landscapes among others.  Check out Aidan’s website Aidan Finn Photography

Our meeting begins at 8pm sharp at the Maldron Hotel – all are welcome and good luck to everyone who entered images into the league.

Our beginners class is also on Tuesday – beginning at 7pm and finishing at about 7.45 before the main meeting.

Don’t forget that February 3rd is one shot competition entry themed “Back Garden” with judging by last months winner Maureen Hastings.

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