August 10, 2018 by tpsadmin Outings 0

TPS Outing Tuesday, 19th June 2018

This Tuesday’s trip is to Sallins, Co. Kildare. The Grand Canal flows through Sallins Village, and there is a variety of barges moored on it. The local pub is pretty, and the canal bridge is a feature in itself. If the evening is bright, a stroll along the canal may bring you to insects for those interested in macro-style shots. For those wanting a photo with canal locks, ‘Lock 15’ is a five minute drive away. We will meet at Molloy’s car park at 7:30pm sharp to car pool. On arrival, those driving can park along the canal, just over the bridge, and we can reconvene at the Lock 13 Public house (OUTSIDE!). If using Google Maps for directions, search for ‘Lock 13’ Sallins. As usual keep in touch via the WhatsApp TPS Outings group!

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June 11, 2018 by tpsadmin Outings 0

TPS Outing Tuesday, 12th June 2018

This Tuesday’s trip is to North Bull Island. There is an extraordinary wealth of wildlife including mammals, birds, fish, insects, plants etc. that live, breed, and eat within the many different coastal habitats found here. The Island is home at various times to 8,000 wild fowl and 26,000 waders, with up to 180 different bird species being recorded! The island can be accessed by car via the Bull Bridge (aka Wooden Bridge). We will meet at Molloys car park at 7:30pm sharp to car pool. As usual keep in touch via the WhatsApp Outing group.

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June 5, 2018 by tpsadmin Outings 0

TPS Outing Tuesday, 5th June 2018

This Tuesday’s trip is to Cloughlea near Manor Kilbride in Wicklow. The Cloughlea river flows under a stone bridge here and cascades down a series of small waterfalls before joining the River Liffey; and St. John’s Church overlooks the river. To get there take the N81 towards Blessington. After about 12km turn left onto the R759 (signposted for Roundwood, Manor Kilbride, and Sally Gap) just opposite a craft shop, Tramway Treasures and Crafts. After about another 2.5km turn left, staying on the R759, just before entering Manor Kilbride. The turn is signposted for Sally Gap and Roundwood. Follow the road for about 4km and you’ll come to the bridge on a sharp right bend and you’re there! There is some parking at the bridge and more around the corner near the church. As parking there is limited we will meet at Molloy’s car park at 7:30pm sharp to car pool. And as usual keep in touch via the WhatsApp Outing group.

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May 20, 2018 by tpsadmin Meetings 0

TPS AGM Tuesday 22nd May

This week is a busy one for TPS. We have our AGM in the Maldron on Tuesday and then we have our end of year party and award ceremony in Molloys pub in Tallaght village on Friday night. The AGM is an important meeting for TPS. Decisions will be made on Tuesday that will shape the direction the club takes in the coming years. Its important that as many members attend as possible so that you can voice your opinion and have an input at the AGM so please do attend if you can. I have attached the agenda for the meeting and the minutes from last years AGM. On Friday we will have our end of year party and prize giving ceremony and the awarding of the coveted “Photographer of the Year” trophy. There will be prizes for the winners in each of the 3 sections of competition in Novice, Intermediate and Advanced divisions. Fridays party will be the highlight of the year and is always a great night so pencil it in to your diary!! Even though we will not be meeting in the hotel over the summer fear not….we will be meeting up every Tuesday and heading of to somewhere of […]

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May 7, 2018 by tpsadmin Meetings 0

TPS Meeting Tuesday 8th May

This Tuesday club member Neil O’Reilly will be giving a talk on wildlife & nature photography. Neil will be showing some images from a recent trip to Scotland and will share some tips on how to improve your wildlife photography. We will also look at post production and editing the images. With the club planning a trip to the Saltees in the near future it will be a good talk to attend. The one shot competition will also be held on Tuesday.  The theme is “Old and New” as set by last months winner, Ben.  Bring your entries along on the night on USB and give them to Eleanor. The following Tuesday, the 15th of May we will begin our summer outings. We stop meeting in the hotel over the summer months and instead we will head of to some place of photographic interest. Be it the Dublin mountains or Howth there are plenty of interesting places not too for away and we will be try to visit as many places as we can over the summer hoping to get some great shots.

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April 22, 2018 by tpsadmin Meetings 0

TPS Meeting Tuesday 24th April

This Tuesday is the final round of the monthly league. Our guest judge is Chris Ducker AIPF AFIAP from Dublin Camera Club. Chris has been a member of Dublin Camera Club for over 10 years and has been awarded his Associateship by the IPF. Chris has won awards both nationally and internationally for his photography and has represented Ireland in photography competitions such as the Celtic Cup. There should be some great images on show on the night, good luck to everyone!!

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April 16, 2018 by tpsadmin Meetings 0

TPS Meeting Tuesday 16th April

Tomorrow night we have the second part of our focus on portraiture photography. As discussed last week the members will be split into 2 groups. The first group will arrive just before 7.30 and the shoot will start at 7.30 sharp. Please do not be late as the guys will be busy and will want to make sure everyone gets enough shooting time. The set up will be 4 models  and 4 different light set ups. The second group will arrive at 8.45 and this will give the guys enough time to have a quick cup of coffee and begin the second shoot at 9.00. As above please arrive on time and prepared for the shoot. Try to think of some ideas for the shoot and if you have a prop you would like to use by all means bring it along. Tomorrow night is also league entry so have your images ready for entry. Next week is the final league judging of the year and the week after that will be the 3rd part of the portraiture focus and the guys will be going through post processing, this will be the final night of the focus on portraiture. So a big thank […]

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April 8, 2018 by tpsadmin Meetings 0

TPS Meeting Tuesday 10th April

This Tuesday club member Karl Bergin LIPF will be giving a talk on Portraiture photography. Karl is an excellent portrait photographer and his images both mono and colour are simply stunning. Karl is a regular winner   in the monthly league and the standard of his images is always of the highest quality. Karl will share some tips and tricks to get that perfect portrait. Over the next few weeks we will be concentrating on portraiture and we will be setting up some model nights so Karl’s advice will be very helpful in the weeks to come. So if you are interested in portrait photography be sure to make Tuesday night. Don’t forget the theme for this months one shot is “foodie still life” and the one shot will be held on the 17th so still plenty of time to get your shot. This month is also a short month so be aware that league entry night is also on the 17th. A photographer in the club had a feature in the Irish Times gallery recently, click on the link below for more details.

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April 2, 2018 by tpsadmin Meetings 0

TPS Meeting Tuesday 4th April

This Tuesday Michelle Le Grue from Malahide Camera Club will be giving a talk and a demo of some lighting equipment. Michelle runs a company called Nicelight which sells all sorts of lighting equipment from outdoor flash systems to light wands to modifiers, triggers & receivers, in fact they cover everything to do with lighting. Michelle will be giving a talk and a demo of some of the equipment. I think Michelle will have some items for sale on the night that might be of interest so if anyone is thinking of investing in a flash or lighting system it might be an idea to take some cash on Tuesday. Here is a link to the Nicelight website   I know  that at the recent Photographer of the Year finals where Nicelight were a sponsor they sold out of some of their Speedlight’s amongst other items. I know lots of people in the club are interested in this type of photography so it should be a great night. Don’t forget the about the April “One Shot”. The theme this month is “Foodie Still Life” and will be held on the 17th of this month. Paul Maxwell won the March round so […]

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March 19, 2018 by tpsadmin Meetings 0

TPS Meeting Tuesday 20th March

This Tuesday our guest speaker is Ita Martin from Malahide camera club. Ita is a wildlife photographer who won the IPF Nature Photographer of the Year in 2017 and also won a gold medal for best print in the National finals in 2017. Ita will be showing us some of her images and telling the story behind them. To see some of Ita’s images here is a link to her Flickr page. Tuesday is also league entry night so make sure you have your images ready for Tuesday. There are only 2 rounds of competition left before we break for the summer. Please ensure images are mounted and resized according to the rules. Please remember to submit a digital entry for your print images so we can keep a selection of images for future club competitions.

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