TPS outings to the Rock of Dunamase and Bull Island

This Sunday, June 28th, we’re off on a club outing to the Rock of Dunamase in Co Laois.  On the Rock stands the ruins of a 12th century castle which overlooks the surrounding Laois landscape!  We’ll be leaving early to avoid other visitors to the site so are meeting in Molloy’s car park at 9am sharp on Sunday morning!  All are welcome :)

Don’t let bad weather put you off going as dark clouds may add to the atmosphere over the ruins – but dress for the weather and be prepared for rain!

On Tuesday, June 30th our outing is to Bull Island and the North Bull Wall.  There is also Dollymount Strand and its grassy sand dunes as an option.  We’re meeting as usual, in Molloy’s car park on Tuesday evening, 7.30pm sharp to car pool.

Don’t forget your camera :)

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Club Outing Tuesday June 23rd – Dublin City

We’re going urban on our outing this Tuesday, June 23rd with a visit to Dublin City’s Samuel Beckett Bridge and the Conference.  There is also the colourful Windmill Lane nearby with its brightly graffitied walls and the Grand Canal Basin.

Meet in Molloy’s car park for 7.30pm departure and have fun!

On Sunday, June 28th, we’re off to the Rock of Dunamase in Laois for a day outing.  Meet in Molloy’s car park at 9am and get there before the tourists.  The Rock is the location of the ruins of a 12th century castle above the Laois landscape.  Later we can head to nearby Stradbally for a coffee before heading home!

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Tuesday, June 16th – Dalkey

We’re back to the sea side on our club outing this Tuesday, June 16th with a trip to Dalkey, Co Dublin.  At Dalkey we have the choice of Bullock Harbour, Colliemore Harbour and Dillon Park at the end of Colliemore Road.  At Bullock Harbour you might have the opportunity to photograph dusk over Dun Laoghaire or you can see Dalkey Island from Colliemore Harbour and Dillon Park.

As usual we meet at Molloy’s car park to car pool and leave at 7.30pm.

Don’t forget to enter the Tallaght Photographic Society Flickr group club outing photo competition.  Click our Flickr Group for more details!

We had a great time last Sunday, June 7th on our day trip at the Saltees in Wexford.  15 members turned up for what turned out to be a fantastic day.  The weather was great and we got some awesome photos of puffins, gannets and other seabirds.

We can look forward to another day trip on Sunday, June 28th to the Rock of Dunamase in Laois.  Located between Portlaoise and Stradbally, the Rock stands about 150 feet above the surrounding landscape and is home to the ruins of a 12th century castle.

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Saltee Islands Trip and the Hellfire Club!

Avast me hearties!

This Sunday, June 7th, we set sail for the Saltee Islands in search of photographic treasures!  Our intrepid adventure will begin in Molloy’s car park on Sunday morning.

We must leave at 6.45am at the very latest as the boat leaves Kilmore Quay at 9am and it’s at least a 2 hour drive there.  If you’re not there by 6.45 you will miss the trip!  Please arrive early.

The sea be a cruel mistress so we recommend that you bring a plastic refuse bag to keep your cameras and equipment dry on the boat.  If the sea is choppy, waves may splash onto the boat.  Dress comfortably and bring a raincoat just in case but so far, the weather looks to be dry for Sunday.  Wear walking boots or wellingtons as you might have to get your feet wet getting off the boat onto the island.  Bring a packed lunch and something to drink – a flagon of rum, yarrgh!.  We will be on the island for about 5 hours and there are no shops or cafés on the island and also no toilets!  The boat should return at about 3pm to pick us up and bring us back to Kilmore Quay and then we head for home!

Our Tuesday club outing on Tuesday, June 9th is to the Hellfire Club on Montpellier Hill at the foot of the Dublin Mountains.  From here there is a terrific view of Dublin and if we’re lucky we may get to photograph a smashing sunset!

Meet in Molloy’s car park for 7.30pm on Tuesday evening and everyone is welcome!

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Summer at the Tallaght Photographic Society

The Tallaght Photographic Society have come to the end of another season.  There will be no more club meetings until September.  However it does mean the beginning of our summer outings for anyone who wants to come along!

Each Tuesday evening, beginning Tuesday, June 2nd, we will meet in the car park of Molloy’s pub in Tallaght and head out on a short photo trip to some local place of photographic interest.  To make the most of the summer evenings we aim to leave at 7.30pm sharp.  We are beginning this summer’s outings with a trip to the seaside so we’re off to Bray!  See you in Molloy’s car park on Tuesday!

Congratulations to all of the prize winning members at last Tuesday’s TPS Awards Ceremony: Ronan Kennedy, Andrew Butler, Ann Dennehy, Liam Hennessy, Paddy Sayers, Phil Callan, Maureen Hastings, Peter Murphy, Ben Russell, Mike le Page, Jon Moran, Neil O’Reilly, Karl Bergin and our Photographer of the Year, Carl Farmer.

Committee member Brian Nealon was voted as the TPS Person of the Year and there is no other member of the Society more deserving of this award.

Finally, a warm welcome to the upcoming committee for the next season: Paul Maxwell, Neil O’Reilly, Brian Nealon, David Turnbull, Mike le Page, Andrew Butler and John Coffey.

A very special huge Thank You!! to the outgoing committee members, Paul Power, Darragh Sherwin, Maureen McNamara, Liam Hennessy, Dermot Halligan and John Holmes – the TPS would not have run without you :) x

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Tallaght Photographic Society Awards Ceremony and End of Season Party

Tuesday, May 26th is sadly the last Tallaght Photographic Society meeting of the season.  However as usual we end the season with our Awards Ceremony and end of season party.  So on Tuesday we will find out who our monthly league competition winners are with awards each for Novice, Advanced and Premier winners.  Then the member with the most points accumulated over the league will be awarded the prestigious Photographer of the Year Award!

We will also be announcing the winner of this month’s Best 4 Portfolio competition and the winner of the creative section of the TPS Treasure Hunt competition.

Members have been secretly voting for their TPS Person of the Year and the member with the most nominations will receive the Tom Burgess TPS Person of the Year award.  This award had been reintroduced to the club proceedings at last September’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, was re-named and awarded posthumously to late TPS member and friend,  Tom Burgess, and was accepted by Tom’s daughter Evelyn.

Finally we will finish the night and the season with a buffet of finger food and drinks!

Although we’re finished our club meetings for the summer, traditionally we have always continued to meet up on Tuesday evenings for photographic outings.  We will meet in Molloy’s car park each Tuesday evening at 7.30pm sharp and head out to a local place with some photographic interest.  We will also be having regular monthly outings during the summer beginning with a trip to the Saltee Islands on Sunday June 7th.

Look forward to seeing you this Tuesday and over the summer!

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Tallaght Photographic Society AGM, Tuesday, May 19th 2015

We are now nearing the end of our season.  On Tuesday May 19th we are conducting our Annual General Meeting at the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght.

The meeting will begin at 8pm sharp so please arrive early.  We will break for tea/coffee at about 9pm and then continue the meeting.

Please see below the Agenda for the coming meeting.

AGENDA

  1. Open Meeting
  2. Approval of Minutes from 2014’s AGM
  3. President’s Report
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Competition Secretary’s Report
  6. Resignation of Committee Members and Election of New Committee
  7. Any Other Business
  8. Close meeting

Look forward to seeing you all there!

On Tuesday, May 26th we will have our end of season party and prize giving ceremony.  Awards will include prizes for each division in the monthly league competitions and the Photographer of the Year award.

The winner of the Best Four Portfolio competition will be announced along with the winner of the TPS Treasure Hunt competition.

Finally we will present the Tom Burgess TPS Person of the Year award.  The winner of this award will have been TPS member most nominated by you, the members over the last few weeks.

From Tuesday, June 2nd, we will begin our summer outings.  We will meet in the car park of Molloy’s pub in Tallaght each Tuesday evening at 7.30pm and head out with our cameras to a local place of photographic interest.  Some of the destinations we go to have limited car parking so car pooling is advised.

 

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Tuesday, May 12th at the TPS

Bring your cameras along to the Tallaght Photographic Society this Tuesday, May 12th as we are going to be taking some portraits of each other and finding out which camera settings are better for portraits.  We’re meeting at the Maldron Hotel from 8pm sharp.

Tuesday the 12th is also the deadline for entering the Best 4 Portfolio competition.  Members can enter four images in each of the disciplines, Colour Print, Black and White Print and Digital/Projected images.  This is a non-divisional competition i.e. novice, advanced and premier all compete against one another.  Again, the submissions are given to an impartial judge who picks winners in each of the three categories and an over-all winner.  The winners will be announced at our prize giving night and end of season party on May 26th.

Congrats to member John Coffey on winning May’s one shot competition with the theme of Creative Self Portraits.  John’s imaginative multiplicity portrait was chosen by April’s winner David Turnbull.  John  has chosen “Glamour” as the theme for the next one shot competition which will be taking place in September 1st when the Society reconvene after the summer break!

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May 5th – Guest Speaker Catherine MacBride

This Tuesday, May 5th at the TPS we have a very special guest speaker in Catherine MacBride.  Catherine was a past member of the TPS along with her husband Scott and achieved her LIPF and AIPF as a TPS member.  Cat is also a talented artist and often combines her arts and crafts with her distinctive style of tabletop photography.  She is possibly Ireland’s most successful stock photographer having sold many images through the likes of Getty and Stocksy.  She has had several of her images used on book covers and is a regular contributor to Digital SLR Photography magazine.  See Cat’s website for a glimpse of her photographs.  Our meeting begins at 8pm sharp so don’t be late!

Tuesday is also our themed one-shot competition entry night!  May’s theme is Creative Self Portraits and was chosen by April’s winner David Turnbull.  Turn those cameras on yourself to be in with a chance to win!

May 12th is the deadline for getting your Best Four Portfolio images into us.  Members can enter four images in each of the disciplines, Colour Print, Black and White Print and Digital/Projected images.  This is a non-divisional competition i.e. novice, advanced and premier all compete against one another.  Again, the submissions are given to an impartial judge who picks winners in each of the three categories and an over-all winner.

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Monthly League Competition Judging, Tuesday April 28th

This Tuesday, April 28th is monthly league competition judging.  The very best of luck to all who entered and we’re looking forward to seeing this month’s amazing entries.  This is the last monthly league competition of the season as we break up in May for the summer.

However, we do have our Best 4 Portfolio competition in May.  Members can enter four images in each of the disciplines, Colour Print, Monochrome Print and Digital/Projected images.  This is a non-divisional competition i.e. Novice, Advanced and Premier all compete against one another.  As usual, the entries are given to an impartial judge who picks winners in each of the three categories and an over-all winner.  All winners will be announced at our end of season and prize giving night on May 26th.

We also have the TPS Treasure Hunt competition.  All 23 images should be entered on a USB stick this Tuesday, April 28th.  Each set will be judged on creativity and adherence to each theme.  The winner will be the member with the most creative set of images and announced at our end of season and prize giving night on May 26th.

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