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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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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