Tuesday, December 1st – Some craic with cartoon characters

This Tuesday, December 1st at the TPS, member Paul Maxwell will be demonstrating adding cartoon characters into photographs with the power of Photoshop to create images like the one below:

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Also this Monday, is December’s “Curves” themed one shot competition entry night.   November’s winner, Derek Morrissey will pick a winner from the entries.  Email your entries to tpscompetitions@gmail.com or bring along your image on a USB stick.  The winner will pick the theme for January’s one shot competition and will judge the entries.

Congratulations to member Des Maguire on achieving his Licentiateship distinction with the Irish Photographic Federation at their distinctions sitting in Thurles on Saturday.  Hopefully Des will bring along his successful panel to a club meeting very soon!

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November 24th – League Competition Judging

This coming Tuesday, November 24th is November’s league competition judging.  Our guest judge this month is Fearghal Breathnach LIPF from Greystones Camera Club.  Fearghal’s interest in photography covers a wide variety of subjects from landscapes to creative imagery.  You can see Fearghal’s photographs on his website: fearghal.photos

Don’t forget that our one shot competition takes place the following week on December 1st.  The theme for December is “Curves” and November’s winner, Derek Morrissey, will pick a winner from the entries.

Also coming up in December will be guest speaker Michelle le Grue and our Christmas party which is taking place on Tuesday, December 15th at Molloy’s pub in Tallaght!

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TPS meeting – November 17th

This coming Tuesday, November 17th, we will continue our beginners’ photography course, the TPS Guide to Photography.  Last time, we looked at the history and evolution of photography and then went on to see what makes a camera work.  Then we examined the three ways that we control light with the camera: aperture, shutter speed and ISO.  This week we’ll have a look at more camera functions and perhaps explore the extra kit and accessories a photographer might need.

The meeting takes place in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght and begins at 8pm sharp.

The Tallaght Photography Society were nominated for an award in the Arts and Culture category for this year’s Tallaght Person of the Year.  Just to receive a nomination in this prestigious event is an incredible honour and we have received a certificate of nomination from the Tallaght Community Council who run the event.  The TPotY awards ceremony takes place on Friday, November 20th at the Red Cow Pavillion.

Some of our members took part in shooting images at the Square Shopping Centre, Tallaght for a book of short stories based around shopping centres and shopping entitled Circle & Square.  The book features stories, prose and poetry by Tallaght writing club, Platform One and some guest contributors and includes some of the images taken by TPS members at the Square.  The official book launch of Circle & Square is taking place on Wednesday, November 18th at 6.30pm in the Tallaght Library.  The launch will include an awards presentation by LUAS who helped sponsor the publication.

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Tuesday November 10th – Guest Speaker: Aoife Hester

Our special guest speaker this Tuesday, November 10th is Bray based photographer, Aoife Hester.  Aoife specialises in landscapes, time-lapse photography and photomanipulation and creates hugely creative images.  Aoife has also won awards in various photographic competitions over the years and won 1st place for her photo “Dogs on a Train” in 2012 in the Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the Year’s Travel category and was awarded Bronze in this year’s Open section.  For a peek at Aoife’s images, visit her website: aoifehesterphotography.com

Congratulations to member Derek Morrisey on winning the “Moving” themed one shot competition.  Derek has chosen “Curves” as the theme for December’s competition.  Derek will pick a winner from the entries on December 1st!

The meeting begins at 8pm sharp in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght – everyone is welcome :)

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Tuesday, November 3rd – Guest Speaker: Owen O’Connor AIPPA

This coming Tuesday, November 3rd, we are very honoured to have guest speaker Owen O’Connor AIPPA from Raheney Camera Club.

Owen will be talking to us about his fashion and portrait photography.  Owen’s work has been published in Irish Tatler, the Evening Herald, The Irish Star and various wedding magazines.  He has also received many awards from the Irish Professional Photographers Assocation (IPPA), the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and the British Press Photographers’ Assocation (BPPA).  Owen was awarded an Associateship for Portraiture by the IPPA and was the SWPP and BPPA Portrait Photographer of the Year in 2007.  Visit Owen’s website to learn and see more – www.owenoconnor.com

Don’t forget to bring along your “Moving” themed one shot competition entries as well this Tuesday.  October’s winner, Maureen Hastings will pick a winning image from the entries and the winner will get to choose the theme for December’s competition.

All are welcome – looking forward to seeing you there!

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October 27th – Monthly League Competition Judging

This Tuesday, October 27th is our monthly league competition judging night.  The very best of luck to all members who have entered images!

Don’t forget that the following week, November 3rd is one shot competition entry night.  Maureen Hastings won October’s “Music” themed competition and nominated “Moving” as the theme for November.  Maureen will judge the images on November 3rd and the winner will choose the theme for December!

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October 20th: Creative Portraiture with Ellen McDermott

We have a very special guest speaker this Tuesday, October 20th at the TPS with Ellen McDermott from Wicklow.  Ellen produces amazing portraits with a difference –  created by digitally painting over photographs to produce fantastic and sometimes surreal images.  Ellen also offers workshops on her creative techniques.  For more information on Ellen and what she does, visit her website:  www.iheep.com

The meeting begins at 8pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght – please arrive early.

Also this Tuesday is monthly league competition entry night so don’t forget to submit your images.

Prints must be no smaller than 8 x 10 inches and mounted on mount board no larger than 16 x 20 inches (mount board available from the Society for €1.50 each.)

Digital/projected entries, must be resized to 240dpi and no longer than 1200 pixels on the longest side.  Please remember to rename the digital entries so that we know who’s entered and into what division you’re in!  The title should include:  membership number – division – image title.  For example “15023 – Novice – Sunset on the Beach

Entries should be in by the end of the meeting on Tuesday evening.  We cannot guarantee that any late submissions will be entered.

See you there :)

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TPS Meeting, Tuesday, October 13th

This coming Tuesday, October 13th we have a talk from our own Mike Le Page on post processing techniques on portrait photography.  Mike has been a member of the club for over 3 years and takes excellent portrait photographs both in and out of the studio.  You can see some of Mike’s wonderful images on his Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rasterman74/

Meeting at 8pm sharp in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght.

The following Tuesday, October 20th is Monthly League Competition entry night again.  Printed entries are to be mounted and mount boards are available to buy from the club at €1.50 per board.

The Tallaght Photographic Society are on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.  Remember to look us up on these sites and follow us!

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Tuesday, October 6th – Beginner’s Course

We’re focusing on our novice members and beginners this Tuesday, October 6th with the TPS Guide to Photography: A Beginners Course

This slide show will include a brief history of photography, camera basics and functions and will explore the various genres of photography.

This Tuesday is also entry night for October’s one-shot competition.  The theme this month is “Music” and was chosen by September’s winner, Paddy Sayers.  Paddy will pick the winner from the entries and the winner will chose the theme for November’s competition.  Entries can be brought in on a USB stick on the night or emailed to tpscompetitions@gmail.com

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TPS Photographic Outing to Powerscourt Waterfall – Sunday, September 27th

This Sunday, September 27th, we’re off to Powerscourt Waterfall for a photographic outing.  Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland’s highest waterfall and is located in the foothills of the beautiful Wicklow Mountains.

Besides the waterfall, the location has much to offer for photographers with plenty of woodland paths and scenery.

The entrance to the falls opens at 10.30am and it costs €5.50 per person to enter, or €5 for students and OAPs.

We’re meeting on Sunday morning in Molloy’s car park at 9.30am to car pool.  Bring a bite to eat and drink, as although there is a kiosk there which serves tea, coffee and snacks, it may not be open.  Prepare for the weather… and don’t forget your camera!

Next Tuesday, September 29th, is monthly league competition judging with very special guest judge, Patrick Kavanagh LIPF, EFIAP from Palmerstown Camera Club.  Paddy is a smashing photographer with a keen eye for birds, wildlife and travel photography.

The very best of luck to all who entered!  :)

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