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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Gwen & Phil Charnocks – Tuesday, Oct. 14 2014

Our guest speakers for Tuesday, October 14th are Gwen and Phil Charnocks (both FRPS and MFIAP) and they will be visiting us all the way from the UK to show us a selection of their images and talk about their work.  For a sneak preview visit their website!

Congratulations again to Liam Hennessy for being the first TPS member to complete the TPS Treasure Hunt!  Liam won a lovely book on Irish landscape photography by Kerry based photographer Peter Cox.  Liam’s 23 winning Treasure Hunt images can be seen on the Tallaght Photographic Society Facebook page/Photos/Albums/Liam Hennessy TPS Treasure Hunt 2014/2015

Remember folks that the Treasure Hunt is still on but now we are looking for the most creative set of Treasure Hunt images!

All TPS Treasure Hunt images must be submitted by April 28th 2015 so that judging for the most creative Treasure Hunt can take place.  The winner of the most creative set of images will be announced on May 26th 2015 at the TPS End of Season Party and Prize Giving night.  Good luck to all!  For more information, move your pointer to the Competitions tab above :)

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Tuseday, October 7th at the TPS

This Tuesday, October 7th, we are privileged to have very guest speaker Paul Stanley, FIPF, EFIAP, for Dublin Camera Club.  A long time council member of the Irish Photographic Federation, Paul is coming along to share with us his own images  and will be displaying his amazing IPF Fellowship panel!  Really looking forward to that!

Congratulations to this month’s black and white street photography themed One Shot Winner, Eleanor Whelton! Eleanor won with a fantastic image titled “Leaning In” and has chosen the theme of Autumn Colours for next month’s One Shot and will judge the entries.  Entries are to be submitted on Tuesday, October 28th and Eleanor will announce the winner on Tuesday, November 4th!

Leaning In









Congratulations also to member Liam Hennessy who is the first member to complete the TPS Treasure Hunt 2014/2015.  This competition is still on, only now we are looking for the most creative set of Treasure Hunt images.  The completed set must be submitted by April 28th 2015 and the winner will be announced at the End of Season Prize Giving night on May 26th 2015

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Club Photographic Outing to the Hill of Slane, Sunday, October 5th 2014

Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic entry to September’s League Competition and a special thanks to guest judge, Derek McAuley from Mid-Louth Camera Club.

The results of the League to date are on the Competitons tab of the website.

This Sunday, October 5th we’re off to the historical Hill of Slane, near Slane village, Co Meath.  Meet in Molloy’s car park between 9.30 and 10am – we’ll be leaving no later than 10am.

The Hill of Slane rises 158 metres above the surrounding countryside with a view of Newgrange, Knowth, Drogheda and the Irish Sea to the east.  On a clear day you may also see Slieve Gullion in Northern Ireland and also the Sugarloaf mountain in Wicklow.

The Hill of Slane is home to the ruins of an ancient friary and cemetery.  There is also the ruin of a Norman tower.

With a history that dates back to the Neolithic, the Hill of Slane is the mythical burial place of Sláine Mac Dela, the Fir Bolg High King of Ireland.  Christian legend maintains that this was also the site of St Patrick’s first Paschal Fire in 433, lit in defiance of the High King Lóegaire Mac Neill on the Hill of Tara.

Directions:  From Tallaght we head north on the M50 and take the exit for Ashbourne, N2/M2.  At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the N2 and continue into Slane.  Follow the N2 through Slane and after about 800 metres, turn left onto Abbey View L5603.  There is a car park at the Hill and then a nice stretch of the legs to get to the top.

Make sure that you are prepared for the weather.  Bring a packed lunch if you like and we may have tea/coffee in Slane village afterwards!

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