Guest Speaker – Carl Cutland FIPF – March 10th 2015

Congratulations to member John Sexton on winning March’s One Shot competition themed “Springtime in Ireland”.  John has chosen “Architecture” as the theme for April, inspired by last week’s guest speaker Joe Doyle from Malahide Camera Club.  Entries to be submitted and the winner chosen on Tuesday, April 7th.

Our guest speaker this week, Tuesday, March 10th is Carl Cutland FIPF from Portlaoise Camera Club.  Carl does spectacular things with water droplets as you will see by the amazing images on his website!  Carl got his Associateship with the IPF in May 2012 and then just a few months later succeeded in achieving his Fellowship in September that year!  Carl will be showing us his work including his FIPF panel and will also be explaining the techniques and equipment needed for taking his unique water droplet images.

See you there!

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TPS, March 3rd – One Shot Competition and Guest Speaker

Don’t forget to enter your one-shot competition photos this coming Tuesday, March 3rd!

The theme this month was “Springtime in Ireland” and was chosen by February’s one shot winner, Liam Hennessy.  Entries can be emailed to or  You can also bring you one shot entries along on Tuesday night on a USB stick!

The winner of the one shot competition will chose the theme for April’s competition and judge the entries!  Best of luck to all entering.

This Tuesday, we also have guest speaker Joe Doyle AIPF from Malahide Camera Club!  Joe is not a stranger to the TPS as he judged our league competition back in November.  This Tuesday, he is showing us some of his own images including his IPF Licentiatship and Associateship panels.

Our meeting will start at 8pm sharp so don’t be late!

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Tuesday, February 24th – Monthly League Competition Judging!

February’s monthly league entries will be judged this Tuesday, February 24th at the Tallaght Photographic Society!  Our special guest judge will be Shane Murphy from Mid Louth Camera Club!  Shane takes all kinds of photos himself, from concert photography to astrophotography – take a look at his photoblog!

We’re kicking off a 8pm sharp at the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght so arrive early!

Best of luck to everyone who entered the league competition!  With the IPF National Club Championships coming up in May, we will be taking note of all photographs entered into our league competitions for possible selection in our Club Championship panels.

The TPS members beginners course is still on from 7pm – just before the regular club meeting!

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Tuesday February 17th – League Entry and Members’ Photos

It’s monthly league competition entry night at the Tallaght Photographic Society, this Tuesday, February 17th.

Please remember to bring along your colour print, your monochrome print and your digital photograph for the projected section.  Ideally prints should be no smaller than 8 by 10 inches and mounted on 20 x 16 inch boards.  Digital images should be 1200 pixels on the long side and 240 dpi.  Digital images can be emailed to before Tuesday or brought along on a USB key on the night.

As the IPF National Club Championships are coming up in May, we’ll be keeping an eye on all competition entries for possible selection for our club panel for this competition.

Best of luck to all entering :)

Bring along a selection of your own images also this Tuesday to share with the club while we chat and drink tea and coffee.

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Tuesday, February 10th – Guest Speaker

This Tuesday, February 10th at the Tallaght Photographic Society, we have a very special guest speaker all the way from Mallow Camera Club in Cork, Bill Power FIPF.  Bill is travelling up to talk and show us a selection of his amazing images.  Bill dabbles in various styles of photography from nature to portraits and more.  In September 2014, he achieved his Fellowship with the IPF with a spectacular panel of mushrooms and toadstools.  You can visit Bill’s website for a sneak peek at his images.

The meeting will begin at 8pm sharp at the Maldron Hotel, so don’t be late!

Congratulations to Liam Hennessy on winning the Back Garden themed one-shot competition, judged by January’s winner, Maureen Hastings.  Liam will let us know what theme he has chosen for March’s one-shot competition and will judge the entries and pick a winner on March 3rd.

Our beginners’ photography course is still running each Tuesday from 7 to about 7.45pm, just before our regular meetings.  All members are welcome to come along!

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Still Life Photography – February 3rd

Bring your cameras to the TPS meeting on Tuesday, February 3rd as we are shooting still lifes!  Bring anything else you might need – tripods, flash-guns and also bring something to photograph such as ornaments, flowers, figures, toys…   with still lifes, your own imagination is the limit!

It’s also one-shot competition time and February’s theme is Back Garden and will be judged by January’s winner Maureen Hastings!  Photographs can be emailed to no later than Monday February 2nd or bring your images along on a USB stick on Tuesday night!

February’s one-shot winner will set the theme for March’s one-shot and pick a winner from the entries so check out your back yard for that winning image!

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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 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 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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