April 21st – League Entry and Guest Speaker, Gerry Andrews

Tuesday, April 21st is monthly league competition entry night.  It hardly seems a month since the last entry night!  Very best of luck to all entering.

We also have a very special guest speaker on Tuesday with Gerry Andrews FIPF, ARPS, AFIAP.  Limerick born Gerry Andrews became interested in photography in the early 1970’s while working at The Limerick Leader newspaper.  Gerry continued to take photographs throughout the 1970’s of life in Limerick before hanging up his camera in 1980 to focus on his career in printing. After a long an successful career in the printing industry, Gerry returned to photography in 2004 after the death of his wife.  With an interest in social documentary and photojournalism, Gerry has traveled the world and has won numerous awards for his photography both nationally and internationally.  The success in 2012 of an exhibition of his photographs taken in Limerick in the 1970’s, has led to the publication of his book, Shaped by History.  See Gerry’s website for more details.

As usual, our meeting will begin at 8pm sharp at the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght.

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April 14th – Lightroom Demo

We’re going to take a look at some post processing this Tuesday, April  14th at the TPS with a demo of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.  Lightroom is a photo processor and image organiser.  Version 1.0 was introduced in February 2007 and was aimed more specifically at photographers than the Adobe Photoshop Creative Suites.  It provides a user friendly way of performing basic photo editing, like cropping and other adjustments.

On Tuesday, we’ll take some photos under different conditions and with RAW and JPEG settings to show the difference between both file types and then process them in Lightroom.

Congratulations to member David Turnbull on winning April’s architecture themed one shot competition with a Venice scene.  David has chosen Creative Self Portraits as the theme for May, inspired by last week’s amazing guest speaker, Scott MacBride.  Time to turn those cameras on yourselves folks and come up with a winning selfie for May 5th.

Just a reminder also that the TPS Treasure Hunt entries are to be submitted on Tuesday, April 28th!  The winner will be judged on the most creative set of 23 images and announced on our final meeting – our prize giving night on May 26th.  See the following link for more details and the list of 23 images: TPS Treasure Hunt

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Guest Speaker Scott MacBride – Tuesday, April 7th

The Tallaght Photographic Society wish all of our members and friends a very Happy Easter!

On Tuesday, April 7th, our guest speaker is Scott MacBride.  Originally from Aberdeen, Scott was himself a member of the Tallaght Photographic Society and achieved his IPF Licentiateship and Associateship as a member.  Scott has incredibly, been taking a photo a day since January 2011 and has now marked up over 1,550 images consisting mainly of creative self portraits.  You can view his remarkable photographs on his Flickr photostream.

Also this Tuesday, is one shot competition entry night.  April’s theme is Architecture and was chosen by last month’s winner John Sexton.  John will pick the winning photo on Tuesday and the winner will pick the theme for May’s competition and judge the entries.  Best of luck to all entering!

Our meeting kicks off at 8pm sharp in the Maldron Hotel!

See you there!

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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 Ita Martin and Tony Murray both LIPF.  Ita and Tony are longtime friends and joined Malahide CC together.  They say two heads are better than one, so were looking forward to meeting both judges 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 photofestireland.com.  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 tpscompetitions@gmail.com 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 info@tallaghtphotographicsociety.com or tpscompetitions@gmail.com.  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 tpscompetitions@gmail.com 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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