TPS AGM Tuesday 16th May

 The National Club Finals were held in Mullingar this weekend where Tallaght came Joint 8th in colour and 10th in B&W. We did reasonably well considering we had not entered for a while and it was the first time for all who were helping select the images. Congratulations to Catchlight Camera Club who won the overall event with 2 fantastic panels of images. Next year we will try and improve on these positions which means we need lots of great images from all club members.
 
There was a distinction sitting also and I am delighted to say that Alastair Thacker was awarded his LIPF. Congratulations to Alastair, the standard was very high and its a great achievement. Hope fully when we meet back in September we can have a look at Alastair’s panel.
 
Our meeting this week in the Maldron will be our annual AGM. This is an important meeting for the club. Much will be decided about the club and the direction we will take next year. Please attend if you can, decisions will be made that affect all club members and if you are not there you will not be heard and will not be able to give your opinion. So please do attend if you can.
 
The following week will be the end of year party. This will be held in Molloys pub in Tallaght Village on the Friday evening so there will be no meeting on Tuesday. There will also be the prize giving ceremony and the awarding of the Photographer of the Year, the person who has achieved the most points over all the monthly competitions. It will be a great night so mark it in your diaries.  
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AGM & End of Year

There is no TPS meeting in the Maldron this week, in fact we are coming to the end of the TPS season. We will break for the summer at the end of May and instead of meeting in the Maldron we will meet up on a Tuesday (weather permitting) and begin our summer trips to places of photographic interest. More on this to follow!!
There is no TPS meeting this Tuesday but the committee will be meeting to prepare for the AGM which will take place on Tuesday the 16th of May in the Maldron. The AGM is an important meeting for all members and if you can attend you should. Much will be discussed and decided about the next TPS season which kicks off in September.  Decisions will be made that affect all club members and if you are not there you will not be able to voice your opinion so please do attend if you can.
So just to remind you again, there will be no meeting in the Maldron this coming Tuesday and the next time we meet up will be for the 16th for the AGM and then the end of year party on the 26th in Molloys pub in the village.
Finally, the National Club competition takes place in Mullingar next weekend. There is also distinction sittings and lots of things going on of photographic interest. It will definitely be an interesting day and TPS has entered 2 panels in the competition. So if anyone is around next weekend it is worth attending as it gives you an idea of the fantastic standard of photography from all over the country and the very high standards that are need to achieve successful distinctions.
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TPS Meeting Tuesday 2nd May

This Tuesday Podge Kelly will give a demonstration on portrait/studio photography. Podge is a founder member of Tallaght Photographic Society and his link to the club goes back many years. Podge has been taking photographs for over 30 years and has created and presented TV shows for RTE about photography. Podge also teaches photography and Photoshop and has worked with top photographic companies in Ireland and internationally. Podge will show you how to pose the model and how to get the lighting just right amongst other tips and tricks that will help your images achieve that professional look.

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TPS Meeting Tuesday 25th April

This Tuesday is the final monthly league competition judging night of the season. Our guest judge for the final round is Pauric McGroder (AIPF ARPS LIPPA) from Dublin Camera Club. Pauric is an award winning professional photographer who photographs landscapes, weddings and commercial events. To have a look at some of Pauric’s images you could visit his website:
It is tight at the top across the divisions in the competition and Tuesdays points could mean all the difference so good look to everyone on Tuesday and well done to all for entering the competitions throughout the year, there have been some great images and great competition nights.
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TPS Meeting Tuesday 18th April

This Tuesday our guest speaker is Merv Colton. Merv and his wife Sarah travel around the world in their Unimog,  a huge converted truck. They have travelled around Europe, Africa and even South America in the Unimog and have lots of great images and stories from their travels. Merv spoke earlier in the year in the club and it was a great night. In the first talk Merv talked about travelling down the east coast of South America and this time he will be telling the story of the return trip up the west coast. No doubt it will be some story!!

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TPS Meeting Tuesday 11th April

This Tuesday club member Mike le Page will be giving a Photoshop demo. Mike specialises in portrait photography and is very experienced in editing images in Photoshop. Mike will run through basic edits such as cropping, sharpening & colour adjustments. Mike will also explain composite images and will show how to create a good composite image. Mike will share his tips for improving your images and give them that boost that make them stand out. If you are interested in improving your Photoshop skills be sure to attend.

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TPS Meeting Tuesday 4th April

This Tuesday our guest speaker will be Eimhear Collins. Eimhear is a Drogheda based photographer who’s photographic interests include seascapes, landscapes nautical photography and water photography in general. Eimhear was awarded her Licentiateship by the IPF in 2011. Eimhear has captured some stunning images of Irish landscapes and seascapes and has even travelled to Iceland to photograph the Northern Lights. It is sure to be a great night.
To have a preview of Eimhear’s click on the link below:
  http://eimhearcollins.ie/
We will also hold the “one shot” competition on Tuesday. This months theme is garden birds and will the judge is last months winner Ciaran Tierney. With the weather being so pleasant lately I am sure there will be some great snaps.
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TPS Meeting Tuesday 28th March

This Tuesday is competition judging night. Our guest judge this month is Paul Stanley AIPF EFIAP ESFIAP. Paul is a member of Dublin Camera Club and has been involved in photography nationally and internationally for more than 30 years. Paul also serves on the IPF committee and was a founder member of Peoples Photography. Paul has judged at the club in recent years and has always done a fantastic job with lots of helpful tips and advice.
The theme for next months One Shot Competition has been set and the theme selected by last months winner, Ciaran Tierney, is “Garden Birds”. So get your bird feeders out and set yourself up from the kitchen window and get snapping!!
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TPS Meeting Tuesday 21st March

This Tuesday we will have Damien Wogan as our guest speaker. Damien is a landscape photographer based in Co Louth and his images of Ireland and beyond are truly inspiring. Damien has also published a book, The Cooley Peninsula – A Photographic Journey, a visual journey through the 4 seasons showcasing the natural beauty of the area. No doubt it will be a great talk.
Tuesday is also competition league entry night. Please ensure your images are mounted etc. in accordance with the guidelines prior to bring to the club on Tuesday. You can mail your digital image to the competitions email address or bring on the night on a USB stick. Judging will take place the following Tuesday 28th March.
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TPS Meeting Tuesday 14th March

This Tuesday we will be looking at preparing images for the monthly league competition. We have had some new members joining in recent weeks and Tuesday night will be for the new members to explain how to prepare your images in line with the club rules on competition entry. So we will look at re-sizing images, we will look at saving images with a view to printing and we will also look at some basic edits that will improve your image.
We have had a couple of nights showing how to mount images onto the mounting boards so will briefly explain this process and can have a demo of cutting a bevelled mount board.
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