July 10, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

TPS Outing Tuesday 12th July

Hi Folks, This Tuesday we will be heading to Blessington Lakes for our weekly outing. Set in the Wicklow Mountains the Blessington Lakes cover 500 acres of water. The lakes were formed 50 years ago by the building of the Poulaphouca Dam and hydroelectric station making it the largest man made lake in Ireland. The road around the lake offers amazing views of the lake and the Wicklow Mountains. There will be plenty of great photo opportunities including Valleymount Bridge which spans the lake not to far from Blessington Village. Meet at Molloys car park at 7.30pm. See you then Neil

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July 3, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

TPS Outing Tuesday 5th July, Cloughlea

This Tuesday, July 5th, we’re going to picturesque Cloughlea, near Manor Kilbride, Co Wicklow.  The Cloughlea river flows under the stone bridge here and cascades down a series of small waterfalls before joining the River Liffey.  The river is surrounded by trees and is overlooked by St John’s Church.  A perfect spot to practice blurred water shots with a slow shutter speed! Meet in Molloy’s car park at 7.30pm sharp.  Then take the N81 towards Blessington.  After about 12km turn left onto the R759 (signposted for Roundwood, Manor Kilbride and Sally Gap) and 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! Neil

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June 26, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

TPS Outing Tuesday 28th June

Hi Folks, This Tuesday we will be heading to Killiney for our weekly outing. Killiney Hill is the southernmost of the two hills which form the southern boundary of Dublin Bay. Crowned by an obelisk the hill is 153 metres high and offers beautiful views over the surrounding areas. There will be plenty of great photo opportunities. White Rock is a rocky beach that is good for seascapes and if you climb Killiney Hill you get great views looking towards Bray Head and Killiney Bay. Peregrine Falcons nest on the cliffs or in the quarry behind Killiney Hill and can be seen soaring high above the hill. Dolphins can also be seen in Killiney Bay so if you have binoculars you could bring them along. We meet at Molloys car park at 7.30 sharp. See you then Neil

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June 6, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Summer Outings Begin… Tuesday, June 7th

Summer’s here!!! Sadly this means that the Tallaght Photographic Society meetings have ended for this season…  Happily it also means that we can kick off our summer outings!!! Each Tuesday evening we will meet up and head off to a local place of photographic interest!  Ideally we can car pool as some of our destinations have limited parking and some of our members who don’t drive can use a lift!  We’re meeting in Molloy’s car park at 7.30pm and hope to see many of our members come along on these outings!  All are welcome and if you’re not a member but are interested in meeting us, come along! Our first outing this summer is to Dalkey!  Dalkey offers two harbours…  the picturesque Bullock Harbour and Colliemore Harbour with its view of Dalkey Island.  Looking forward to seeing you there this Tuesday, June 7th, in Molloy’s car park at 7.30pm! Summer’s ready when you are!

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May 28, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

End of Season and Awards Ceremony – Tuesday, May 31st

This coming Tuesday, May 31st, the Tallaght Photographic Society are finishing off the season with our annual End of Season party and Awards Ceremony! This is taking place at Molloy’s pub from 8pm.  Besides a couple of drinks and laughs, we will be awarding prizes for members who have scored well during the season’s league competition including 2016’s Photographer of the Year Award to the member who has accumulated the most points during the League.  We will also be looking to award our “Tom Burgess TPS Person of the Year.”  This will be a member nominated by all of the other members and must be a member who you feel has contributed the most to the club over the season! See you there…  Tuesday, May 31st, Molloy’s Pub, 8pm

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May 18, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

No Meeting on Tuesday, May 24th

There will be no meeting of the Tallaght Photographic Society next Tuesday, May 24th. Never fear as we will be getting together again for Tuesday, May 31st for our end of season party and prize giving ceremony which will take place in Molloy’s pub, Tallaght at 8pm!  Looking forward to seeing you all there! Then as we take a break for the summer, we will still be meeting for weekly photographic outings each Tuesday from 7.30pm in Molloy’s car park. Thank you to all the members who attended our AGM on May 17th.  It was a productive meeting with some good discussions on much of our activities and policies and some positive changes were made. Well done to the out-going committee members; President – Paul Maxwell, Treasurer – Brian Nealon, Competition Secretary – David Turnbull and Committee Member – Mike le Page. Congratulations to the new committee: President – Neil O’Reilly Club Secretary – Eleanor Whelton Club Treasurer – John Coffey Competition Secretary – Andrew Butler Members: Maureen Hastings Des Maguire Steve McGrane It looks like a healthy committee going forward with some experienced members and new blood in the mix.  The TPS is in good hands.

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May 15, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

TPS Annual General Meeting – May 17th, 2016

This Tuesday, May 17th we are having our Annual General Meeting.  This is arguably the most important meeting we have at the TPS as it is at this meeting that most of the decisions regarding club policies and activities are made. The AGM will include the resignation of the current committee and the election/re-election of committee members.  We would love to see more members take on a more active role in the Society and there is no better way than becoming a committee member. Looking forward to seeing all of our members at the AGM!

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April 24, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

League Competition Judging – Tuesday, April 26th

This Tuesday, April 26th is the last Tuesday in April…  So this means League Competition Judging time again! Our special guest judge this month is Clondalkin Camera Club’s Brian McKeown LIPF.  Brian is one of Clondalkin CC’s founding members and is a hugely creative photographer with a great eye for abstract photography. The very best of luck to all who entered! The IPF National Club Championship is rapidly approaching!  It is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, 14th and 15th of May in The Atrium, County Council Offices, Mullingar , Co Westmeath.  For more details on this competition and for other events taking place that weekend, please click on the following link:  http://irishphoto.ie/action-packed-weekend-of-photography-in-mullingar-this-may/

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April 15, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

April 19th – Guest Speaker and League Entry Night

We have a special guest speaker this Tuesday, April 19th – photographer Babs Daly with be showing us her images and talking about her work.  Babs takes wonderful photographs, especially creative studio and model photography.  You can see Babs’ images on her website www.babsdaly.com or on her popular Facebook page, GracePhotography. It is also entry night again for our monthly league competition.  Entries can include one colour print, one monochrome print and one projected/digital image.  Prints should be no smaller than 10 x 8 inches and mounted on mounting board no larger than 20 x 16 inches (mounting board available from the TPS a €1.50 each).  Projected/digital images should be resized to 240 dpi and 1200 pixels on the longest side. Best of luck to all entering!  🙂 Congratulations again to member Maureen Hastings on winning this month’s “Movie” themed one shot competition.  Maureen has chosen “Buddies” as the theme for May’s one shot competition.  Looking forward to seeing your interpretations of “Buddies” on Tuesday, May 3rd! Finally, Photofest 2016, Ireland’s premier photography trade show, takes place this Sunday, April 17th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry from 10am to 5pm.  Photofest features Ireland’s biggest names in photographic equipment and accessories […]

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April 7, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Guest Speaker: Hazel Coonagh – April 12th

Our guest speaker at the Tallaght Photographic Society next Tuesday, April 12th is Dublin based photographer, Hazel Coonagh.  Hazel is a freelance photographer who produces wonderful and creative images including travel and portraiture.  Hazel will talk about her journey through photography and show us some examples of her work.  She will also share with us some of her editing techniques and show us some before and afters!  Visit Hazel’s website Hazel Coonagh Photography for a sneak peek! Congratulations to Maureen Hastings, the winner of the Movies themed one shot competition with her winning shot “My Left Foot” – we are waiting to hear from Maureen to find out what her chosen theme will be for May’s competition. Finally, the TPS took part in a fun and thrilling photographic competition against Palmerstown and Clondalkin Camera Clubs hosted by our great friends in Palmerstown.  Judging the entries was the excellent Mark Sedgewick from Celbridge Camera Club.  A close competition from the outset, congratulations go the the winning club, Palmerstown, with the TPS in second place – just one point behind!  The high caliber of images entered from all three clubs just goes to show the huge talent of photographer in our growing community of camera clubs.

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