August 10, 2018 by tpsadmin Outings 0

TPS Outing Tuesday, 3rd July 2018

This Tuesday we are heading to Carton House, which is located in a 1,100 acre parkland area in Maynooth. For two hundred years Carton House estate was the finest example in Ireland of a Georgian-created parkland landscape. In the 2000’s much of the estate was redeveloped into two golf courses and the house into a hotel complex. Of interest is the iconic boathouse, Tom’s weir, Tyrconnell tower, Shell cottage, and the house itself which is a restored mansion. There is also a rich diversity of native animals and birds. We will meet at Molloys car park at 7.30pm sharp to carpool if necessary. As usual keep in touch via the WhatsApp TPS Outings group!

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August 10, 2018 by tpsadmin Outings 0

TPS Outing Tuesday, 26th June 2018

This Tuesday we will head to Bullock Harbour for our evening outing. Bullock Harbour or Bulloch Harbour (Irish: Cuan Bhlóic) is a small working harbour located near the heritage town of Dalkey on the southeast coast of Dublin Bay. Hopefully we’ll get a visit from a seal or two while we’re there! We will meet at Molloys car park at 7.30pm sharp to carpool if necessary. As usual keep in touch via the WhatsApp TPS Outings group!

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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. www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/in-pictures-a-passion-for-birds-1.3391862

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