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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TPS Meeting Tuesday 25th October

This Tuesday is league judging night and the guest judge this Tuesday is Shane Murphy from Mid Louth Camera Club. Shanes photography interests range from concert photography to astro photography. To see some of Shanes work you  can visit his site www.shanemurphy.ie

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TPS Meeting Tuesday 18th October

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday Merv Colton & his wife Sarah Cooper will be our guest speakers.
Merv & Sarah have travelled all over the world in the “Unimog” a big converted truck. The Unimog has taken them all over Europe, South America & Africa.
No doubt Merv & Sarah will have lots of great pictures from their travels and a few stories too. Here is a link to their fantastic website www.moglander.com
Tuesday is also league entry night. Remember we need digital copies of your print entries along with the prints.
The competition is open only to paid members of TPS so if you have not done so already please pay on Tuesday or start to make a payment plan with the committee.
See you all on Tuesday
Neil
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TPS Meeting Tuesday 11th October

Hi Folks,
Unfortunately we will not be going ahead with the inter club competition on Tuesday as planned. Clondalkin Camera club contacted me on Thursday to say that they were really struggling to get images for Tuesday and that they would have to pull out. We contacted Palmerstown to see if they would like to go ahead with Tallaght & Palmerstown but they said they would prefer to wait for the 3 clubs to be ready.
So we will postpone the inter club until the new year. Hopefully all 3 clubs will be in a better position to enter after Christmas.
So on Tuesday we will be looking at some club members successful Licentiate panels.

The Irish Photographic Federation awards distinctions on three levels – Licentiate, Associate and Fellow, in ascending order.

The Licentiate is the first of these levels and requires a panel of ten images to be presented. The panel may be general subject matter or in a specialist category and must demonstrate competence in key areas of camera skill.

We will look at what makes a successful panel and how a panel should be displayed and also highlight some areas that might cause a panel to fail.

Just a quick note regarding images for the shield competition.

We still need novice & intermediate members images for the National Shield the closing date for which is later this month. Can novice & intermediate please bring along images (B&W and Colour) on Tuesday evening as we had planned for the inter club as we still need them for the shield.

Neil

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TPS Meeting Tuesday 4th Oct

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be having a beginners night for new members at the club. We have quite a few new members and it will be a chance for you to ask any questions regarding competitions, preparing images for competitions, salons etc. or any other topics that you want covered.
We can look at how to cut a bevelled mount board for displaying images and how to save your images in the correct format for the monthly league competitions.
If you have any topics you would like to see covered please email me.
See you on Tuesday
Neil
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