Dublin City Lights – Tuesday, December 16th

A change to the programme for Tuesday, December 16th as Peter Gordon, our scheduled guest speaker has had to cancel.  He is currently working on a new body of work and would be delighted to showcase this work to us at some point in 2015!

This gives us the opportunity to head into Dublin City Centre on Tuesday evening to photograph Dublin’s Christmas lights!  Meet at St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre entrance at 8pm on Tuesday evening.  We can head down Grafton Street towards Temple Bar and O’Connell Street taking in the festive atmosphere and getting shots along the way!

Be prepared for the weather and wrap up warm.  See you there!

Congratulations to member Dominic Murphy on winning the Water themed one shot competition in December.  Dominic has chosen Animals as the theme for January’s one shot.  The animals can be wild, domestic, pets, big, small – whatever you like!  Entries to be in for January 13th and will be judged by Dominic.  The owner of the winning image will then set the theme for February’s competition!

The Tallaght Photographic Society will then break for the Christmas holidays and return in the new year!

The 24th International TPS Salon of Photographic Art exhibition launch and prize giving ceremony will take place on Tuesday, January 6th 2015 at the South Dublin County Library from 8pm.  It will feature photographs from entrants from all over the world as well as images from Irish and TPS photographers.  There will be refreshments and will be well worth attending.

We will be back at the Maldron Hotel on Tuesday, January 13th 2015 for a new season of photographic fun, guest speakers, competitions and more…

Until then, very best Christmas wishes and a very happy and prosperous New Year to all of our members and friends :)

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TPS Christmas Party – December 9th 2014

This Tuesday, December 9th, the Tallaght Photographic Society are having a wee Christmas party!  Meet at the usual time – 8pm in the Shannon Suite 1 at the Maldron Hotel.  The bar will be open and there will be finger food!

We’re also going to have some fun with spot prizes and a festive themed print competition…  so get your thinking caps on the bring along a printed photo on a Christmas theme for a wonderful prize of bed and breakfast for two people at the Maldron Hotel!!  The prints don’t have to be mounted and can be printed at whatever size you like!  They will be judged by an independent and impartial judge!  Good luck to all :)

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TPS Tuesday December 2nd – Ross McKelvey MPAGB FIPF EFIAP BPE5*

On Tuesday, December 2nd at the Tallaght Photographic Society we have guest speaker Ross McKelvey MPAGB FIPF EFIAP BPE5* from Belfast.

Ross, also a member of the IPF Council, will be showing us a small selection of prints and will also demonstrating some flash photography tips and techniques!  Looking forward to that :)

This Tuesday we will also find out who has won December’s One Shot competition.  The theme is Water and was chosen by last month’s winner, Des Coates.  The winner of this month will set the theme for January’s One Shot and judge the entries!

Finally, the Tallaght Photographic Society was nominated for an award under the Arts & Culture category at this year’s Tallaght Person of the Year awards!  The ceremony was held at the Red Cow Pavillion on Friday, November 28…  There was some stiff competition in the category as there were so many deserving nominees.  The Award went to local DJ and stage producer/director Patricia Dunne – congratulations to Patricia!  It was a great honour for the TPS to be even nominated for an award and it was an enjoyable night!  Maybe next year?

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League Competition Judging – Tuesday, November 25th

This Tuesday, November 25th is League Competition judging at the TPS!  Our guest judge will be along to critique our photographs from 8pm at the Maldron Hotel.  The very best of luck to all that entered – looking forward to see your images!

It’s also One Shot competition entry and this months theme chosen by last month’s winner Des Coates, is “Water” – Email your watery images to tpscompetitions@gmail.com or bring them along on a USB stick on Tuesday night!  The photographs will be given to Des who will let us know the winner on December 2nd.

See you there!

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Tuesday November 18th at the TPS

Bring along your cameras folks this Tuesday, November 18th at the Tallaght Photographic Society.  This Tuesday, we are dusting off the club’s studio lights and have invited a couple of models to pose for us!  We’ll also have a couple of members show us some portrait post processing techniques while you’re waiting your turn to get your shots!

This Tuesday is also monthly league competition entry night!  So remember to bring along your images: one colour print, one monochrome print and one digital image which can be emailed to tpscompetitions@gmail.com or brought on Tuesday on a USB stick!

See you there!

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Tuesday, November 11th – Guest Niamh Whitty FIPF, ARPS and Photography for Beginners

This Tuesday at the Tallaght Photographic Society we have guest speaker Niamh Whitty FIPF, ARPS from Cork Camera Group.  Niamh will be coming along to show us a selection of her prints and panels.

For a sneak preview of her beautiful macro work, take a look at her Flickr page: Niamh Whitty

Also this Tuesday, we are beginning our members Beginners Course.  The course will be presented as a slide show and will begin from 7pm until about 7.45 to allow time to prepare for the club meeting at 8pm – see you there!

Martin Devlin from Palmerstown Camera Club will be running two flash workshops in aid of the Morgan O’Neill Fund.  The workshops will take place on Saturday 15th and 22nd of November from 10am to 5pm at the Palmerstown Parish Centre.  Martin will be demonstrating on and off-camera flash with several lighting set ups, various lighting accessories and live models.

The fee for this workshop is €55 and will include lunch (tea, coffee and sandwiches) and a morning and afternoon tea/coffee break and all profits from the workshop will go to the Southern Area of Camera Clubs, Morgan O’Neill Club.  Payment for the course should be made in advance as payment will not be accepted on the day of the workshop.

This is for a very good cause and will also be a great workshop for anyone interested in flash photography.  TPS members – check your emails for contact details.

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Tuesday, November 4th at the Tallaght Photographic Society

This Tuesday, November 4th at the Tallaght Photographic Society we have a very special guest speaker Michael O’Sullivan FIPF FRPS.  Michael is visiting us from Cork Camera Group and is also the current President of the Irish Photographic Federation so we are honoured to have him show us his own work here in Tallaght.

For a sneak preview visit Michael’s website: www.mosullivanphoto.com

A beginners photography course will be beginning very soon at the TPS.  It will be held at the Maldron Hotel from 7pm to 7.45, before we begin the regular meeting at 8pm.  This course will cover camera operations and techniques and is free of charge to TPS members.  Watch this place for more updates!


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Sunday November 2nd Outing to Arbour Hill

This Sunday, November 2nd, we’re heading into Dublin City to Arbour Hill Museum and Church of the Sacred Heart.  We will meet Ronnie who will give us a guided tour of the museum and cemetery where the leaders of the 1916 rising are buried.  We will be brought into the church where we will also be able to take some photos.  We will be offered tea and coffee during the visit.

We then have the option of heading into the city centre where we can continue to take some photos or have something to eat and drink!

The LUAS is probably the best way to get into the museum as it stops right at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks.  Arbour Hill is located at the rear of the museum.

We are meeting Ronnie at 11.30am outside the Church of the Sacred Heart so we will meet at the LUAS stop at the Square Shopping Centre for 10am departure!

See you there!

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Tuesday October 28th – League Judging

This Tuesday, October 28th we are having our Monthly League Competition Judging!  The very best of luck to all who have entered images – looking foward to seeing your photographs!

We begin at 8pm at the Maldron Hotel – so please arrive early!

This Tuesday is also entry for the themed one-shot competiton!  This month’s theme is “Autumn Colours” and was chosen by last month’s winner Eleanor Whelton.  Eleanor will be judging the images and we’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, November 4th!

The winner will receive a voucher and will choose next month’s theme and will also have the honour of judging the entries.

Bring your “Autumn Colours” images along on a USB stick on Tuesday evening, or email them to tpscompetitions@gmail.com

See you there!

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League Competition Entry – October 21st and more!

Where has the month gone?  This Tuesday, October 21st is Monthly League Competition time again!  Really looking forward to seeing your colour and black and white prints and those digital projected entries!

For more info on the League Competitions and rules – click on the Competitions tab above!

Your invited to bring along your cameras this coming Tuesday as we’re going to split up into small groups and take some shots in and around the Maldron Hotel.  We can take a look at the results later on the club laptop!

Don’t forget that the One-Shot competition entries should be in on October 28th and the theme for November is “Autumn Colours”  The entries will be judged by October’s winner Eleanor and she will let us know the winner on November 4th!  The winner will then nominate the theme for next month and also judge the entries!

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