TPS Meeting Tuesday 17th Jan

This Tuesday we will looking at the set up for studio lights. Due to the interest from club members in the portrait nights we thought it would be a good idea to demonstrate how to set up the studio lights. So some of the more experienced club members who specialise in portraits will show how to go about setting up the lights. There will be no models so we will need a couple of “volunteers” to pose for a few shots. So bring your camera on Tuesday.
The club has a set of studio lights that are available to rent if anyone decides they would like to practice studio shots at home or elsewhere. The cost is €50 (€25 to rent and €25 deposit that will be returned once the lights are returned). For more info ask any of the committee members.
Tuesday will also see the start of the beginners course in Tallaght Library. Eddie Cody will run the course for 5 weeks starting Tuesday. The course is open to club members only and is a great way to learn about photography and improve your shots
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TPS International Salon of Photographic Art Exhibition 2017

The Tallaght Photographic Society International Salon of Photographic Art Exhibition 2017 will open on Tuesday the 10th of January in Tallaght library. The TPS Salon is Ireland’s longest running photography competition of its kind and has been running now for over 25 years. Photographers from around the world enter the salon every year and the standard of the images is truly outstanding.
We will not be meeting in the Maldron hotel on Tuesday but rather we will be attending the opening of the salon exhibition. The exhibition will open at 7pm in the library and will run for a couple of weeks so if you cannot make it on Tuesday you will still be able to view the exhibition for a couple of weeks.
It takes a great deal of work to organise the salon and setup the exhibition so a big thank you to all on the salon committee and volunteers who have put the salon together for 2017.
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TPS Meeting Tuesday 3rd Jan

TPS will meet back again in the Maldron on Tuesday the 3rd Jan when we will have a look at some of your images taken over the Christmas break so if you have some images please bring them along on a pen drive, 10-15 images should be enough, that way we can get to look at more peoples images. We also have some free dates on the calendar in the coming year so if you have some area of photography that you would like to focus on or have any ideas please suggest them on Tuesday so that the committee can try and arrange some nights around that topic.
For example, the portrait nights have been a great success and people mentioned they would like to see how to set up he lights so we will have an evening going through the light set up.
The following week we will not be meeting at the Maldron. On Tuesday the 10th Jan the TPS International Salon will take place in Tallaght Library located close to the square. This is a great event to attend and see the fantastic standard of images entered into the salon from around the world. Images will be displayed and there will be a prize giving ceremony, I am sure it will be a great night.
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TPS Christmas Party

There will be no meeting in the Maldron this coming Tuesday. Instead we will be having our Christmas party in Molloys pub in Tallaght Village on Friday the 16th December. There will be food and drinks and some spot prizes. We will also have a competition for the best Christmas photograph judged by an independent judge (The Barman). So please print your best Christmas image and bring it along.
So please remember, no meeting on Tuesday in the Maldron but rather in Molloys on Friday the 16th, 7.30pm.
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TPS Trip to Town Tuesday 6th December

This Tuesday there will be no meeting in he Maldron Hotel, instead we will be travelling to the city centre to photograph the Christmas lights. We will meet at the Tallaght Luas stop at 7pm and make our way into town. Once we get into town we will make our way to St Stephens green and we should get there at 8pm approx. If people would prefer to make their own way into town we can meet at St Stephens green gates at 8pm.
There will plenty to photograph around St Stephens Green & Grafton Street and we can take refreshments at one of the local taverns.
If you are making your own way into town it might be a good idea to keep in contact by phone to make sure we can all meet up in town.
The following week there will be no meeting in the Maldron Hotel as we will be having our Christmas party in Molloys pub on Friday the 16th.
So see you all at the Luas stop at 7pm or in town at Stephens Green gates at 8pm
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TPS Meeting Tuesday 29th November

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday is the last league competition judging of the year, the competition takes a break for Christmas and the next judging will be the end of January. So you will all have lots of time over Christmas to get those shots you were after all year!
Our judge this Tuesday is Olive Gaughan from OffShoot camera club. Photography has been a hobby for Olive since 2007 and her photographic interests include portraiture and landscapes. Olive has been a member of OffShoot since 2009 and to see Olives work there is a gallery on the OffShoot website www.offshoot.ie
The one shot competition, theme Reflection, will be held the following week. Eleanor Whelton the winner of Novembers competition picked the theme Reflection and Eleanor will also judge the competition.
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TPS Meeting Tuesday 22nd November

This Tuesday our very own Mike le Page will be giving a Photoshop tutorial. Mike is a bit of a Photoshop expert and will be giving tips on how to get that professional look with your portrait images. Mike will give a demo and explain his workflow when processing images. He will also be able to help with any queries you might have regarding Photoshop.
Tuesday is also league entry night so be sure to have your images ready and saved in accordance with the club guidelines.
The Nature Photographer of Year competition is now open, there are 5 different categories with a couple of them themed.
For more info and to enter your images please visit the IPF website. www.irishphoto.ie
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TPS Meeting Tuesday 15th November

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be having a portrait night in the Maldron so bring your camera. We will have 2 light setups with 2 models so there will be plenty of opportunity to practice taking a good portrait shot.
Some of our experienced portrait photographers will be at hand to help and assist. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and the guys will have lots of good tips to improve your shots.
Eleanor Whelton won last months “one shot” competition and has chosen “Reflection” as the theme for next months competition so you will have plenty of time to get a good shot for next months one shot.
So remember to bring your camera on Tuesday.
See you all then.
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TPS Meeting Tuesday 8th November


Hi Folks,
This Tuesday I am delighted to announce our guest speaker is award winning Polish photographer Marek Biegalski. Marek (AFIAP) is a commercial, portrait, nature & landscapes photographer. Marek has been living in Dublin since 2006 and has won many awards on the international stage including a number of FIAP/PSA medals.
If you would like to see some of Mareks work here is a link to his website www.marekbiegalski.com
The IPF Photographer of the Year competition is now open for entries. The competition is open to both advanced and intermediate photographers with awards for both levels in each section.
This is a great competition and members should try and enter, if your not in you cant win!!
Here is a link to the IPF website competitions page where you can find out more info and there is a link where you can enter.
Good luck to all who enter.
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TPS Meeting Tuesday 1st November

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday I am delighted to announce that our guest speaker is Podge Kelly. Podge has been taking photographs for over 30 years and was once a member of TPS.
Podge has created and presented photography shows for RTE and has also worked for some of the biggest photography companies in Ireland including Canon and Sony. Podge also runs Photography & Photoshop workshops.
You can see some of Podge’s work here www.podgekellyphotography.com
The one shot competition will start again in November. The One Shot is a themed, fun competition that we run every month. The theme for November is “long exposure”. You can email your entries to info@tpscompetitions.com or bring your entries on a USB on Tuesday.
You can use the same file dimensions as you would for the monthly league competitions.
See you all on Tuesday.
Neil
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