League Competition Judging – January 27th

It’s League Competition Judging time again this Tuesday, 8pm, January 27th at the Tallaght Photographic Society.  Our judge this month is Aidan Finn AIPF of South Kildare Photography Club.  As well as taking smashing nature images, Aidan also takes great, portraits and landscapes among others.  Check out Aidan’s website Aidan Finn Photography

Our meeting begins at 8pm sharp at the Maldron Hotel – all are welcome and good luck to everyone who entered images into the league.

Our beginners class is also on Tuesday – beginning at 7pm and finishing at about 7.45 before the main meeting.

Don’t forget that February 3rd is one shot competition entry themed “Back Garden” with judging by last months winner Maureen Hastings.

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TPS League Competition Entry NIght – Tuesday January 20th

This Tuesday, January 20th is monthly league competition entry night at the Tallaght Photographic Society.  So bring along your images:  one colour print, one monochrome print and one digital entry for the projected section.

Mounts for your prints are available at the club for €1.50 each and digital/projected images can be emailed to tpscompetitions@gmail.com or brought on the night on a USB stick.

Members who brought images last week to show and didn’t get a chance, can still bring them this week and show them off.

Congratulations to Maureen Hastings for winning January’s one-shot competition themes Animals with her photo of swallows.  Well done to last months winner Liam English who did a smashing job picking the winning image.  Maureen has nominated Back Garden as February’s theme – so get snapping members :)

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Tuesday, January 13th at the Tallaght Photographic Society

The Tallaght Photographic Society are back at the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, this Tuesday, January 13th from 8pm.

We will be looking at members’ photographs so all members may bring along their images on a USB stick or on prints if they wish.  Bring along enough images to show for about 10 minutes each and we can enjoy a nice relaxing evening with tea and coffee available.

On Tuesday, we will be holding January’s themed One Shot competition which will be judged by December’s winner, Liam English.  The theme for January’s competition which was chosen by Dominick is Animals and can include, wild animals, tame animals, zoo or farm animals, pets, fish, birds…  once it belongs in the animal kingdom!  The winner of this One Shot competition will pick the theme for February’s One Shot and choose the winning image.  Bring your images along on Tuesday on your USB stick or email them to info@tallaghtphotographicsociety.com no later than Monday, January 12th.

Our members’ Beginners Course will resume also this Tuesday from 7pm at the Maldron.  Beginners should bring along some images to see what level they’re at and discuss where they want to go with their photography!


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TPS Salon Exhibition Launch January 6th 2015

A very Happy New Year to all!

We’re kicking off 2015 with the launch of the Tallaght Photographic Society International Salon of Photographic Art exhibition.  This launch is taking place on Tuesday, January 6th at the South Dublin County Library in Tallaght from 7.30pm.

The exhibition launch also includes the presentation of prizes to the winning entrants and you will be able to see the winning images at the exhibition, as well as a great selection of other images including acceptances into the salon.

The TPS Salon is the longest running and most successful photography competition of its kind in Ireland.  Now in its 24th year, the salon is growing from strength to strength with thousands of photographs being entered from photographers all over the world.

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Tallaght Photographic Society 2015

Best wishes for a very Happy New Year to all Tallaght Photographic Society members and friends! :)

Looking forward to a fantastic 2015 and a year of new photographs and new opportunities.  2015 will bring us new challenges, new competitions, salons and photographic experiences.

With more input and submissions from TPS members we hope to compete in more national competitions in 2015 and hold regular local club exhibitions of members’ images.

Together we can make the Tallaght Photographic Society shine in 2015!

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Happy Christmas from the Tallaght Photographic Society!!

The Tallaght Photographic Society have taken a break for the Christmas Holidays and will resume our meetings in the new year!

The TPS 2014 International Salon of Photographic Art exhibition launch is taking place on Tuesday January 6th at the County Library, Civic Square, Tallaght.  The prize winners will be announced and presented with their awards and there will be an amazing selection of photographic prints on display from photographers the world over.

January 13th sees the TPS back at the Maldron Hotel for our first meeting of 2015.  We will begin with our Animal themed One Shot competition which will be judged by December’s winner Dominick Murphy.  The winner will nominate a theme for February and judge the entries!

Members are also invited to bring along a selection of there own images along on USB and we can have a talk about each other’s work!

Meanwhile the Tallaght Photographic Society wish all of our members and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)

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Dublin City Lights – Tuesday, December 16th

A change to the programme for Tuesday, December 16th as Peter Gordon, our scheduled guest speaker has had to cancel.  He is currently working on a new body of work and would be delighted to showcase this work to us at some point in 2015!

This gives us the opportunity to head into Dublin City Centre on Tuesday evening to photograph Dublin’s Christmas lights!  Meet at St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre entrance at 8pm on Tuesday evening.  We can head down Grafton Street towards Temple Bar and O’Connell Street taking in the festive atmosphere and getting shots along the way!

Be prepared for the weather and wrap up warm.  See you there!

Congratulations to member Dominic Murphy on winning the Water themed one shot competition in December.  Dominic has chosen Animals as the theme for January’s one shot.  The animals can be wild, domestic, pets, big, small – whatever you like!  Entries to be in for January 13th and will be judged by Dominic.  The owner of the winning image will then set the theme for February’s competition!

The Tallaght Photographic Society will then break for the Christmas holidays and return in the new year!

The 24th International TPS Salon of Photographic Art exhibition launch and prize giving ceremony will take place on Tuesday, January 6th 2015 at the South Dublin County Library from 8pm.  It will feature photographs from entrants from all over the world as well as images from Irish and TPS photographers.  There will be refreshments and will be well worth attending.

We will be back at the Maldron Hotel on Tuesday, January 13th 2015 for a new season of photographic fun, guest speakers, competitions and more…

Until then, very best Christmas wishes and a very happy and prosperous New Year to all of our members and friends :)

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TPS Christmas Party – December 9th 2014

This Tuesday, December 9th, the Tallaght Photographic Society are having a wee Christmas party!  Meet at the usual time – 8pm in the Shannon Suite 1 at the Maldron Hotel.  The bar will be open and there will be finger food!

We’re also going to have some fun with spot prizes and a festive themed print competition…  so get your thinking caps on the bring along a printed photo on a Christmas theme for a wonderful prize of bed and breakfast for two people at the Maldron Hotel!!  The prints don’t have to be mounted and can be printed at whatever size you like!  They will be judged by an independent and impartial judge!  Good luck to all :)

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TPS Tuesday December 2nd – Ross McKelvey MPAGB FIPF EFIAP BPE5*

On Tuesday, December 2nd at the Tallaght Photographic Society we have guest speaker Ross McKelvey MPAGB FIPF EFIAP BPE5* from Belfast.

Ross, also a member of the IPF Council, will be showing us a small selection of prints and will also demonstrating some flash photography tips and techniques!  Looking forward to that :)

This Tuesday we will also find out who has won December’s One Shot competition.  The theme is Water and was chosen by last month’s winner, Des Coates.  The winner of this month will set the theme for January’s One Shot and judge the entries!

Finally, the Tallaght Photographic Society was nominated for an award under the Arts & Culture category at this year’s Tallaght Person of the Year awards!  The ceremony was held at the Red Cow Pavillion on Friday, November 28…  There was some stiff competition in the category as there were so many deserving nominees.  The Award went to local DJ and stage producer/director Patricia Dunne – congratulations to Patricia!  It was a great honour for the TPS to be even nominated for an award and it was an enjoyable night!  Maybe next year?

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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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