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May 8, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Tuesday, May 10th

This coming Tuesday, May 10th is one shot competition entry night.  The theme for May is “Buddies” and was chosen by April’s winner Maureen Hastings.  Looking forward to seeing your interpretations of “Buddies” this month!

Our meeting begins at 8pm at the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght.

On Tuesday, May 17th, our Annual General Meeting will take place.  At the AGM we will discuss the events and activities from the current season and also look at the future of the Society.  The AGM will include the resignation of the current committee and the election of a new committee so if any members are interested in taking a more active role in running the TPS, this would be your opportunity in coming on board.

Our end of season prize giving ceremony and party will take place on Tuesday, May 31st at Molloy’s Pub in Tallaght.  The prizes include the prestigious TPS Photographer of the Year Award which is awarded to the member who accumulated the most points in this season’s league competition.  The Tom Burgess TPS Person of the Year Award is awarded to the member that other members feel has contributed most to the club over the last year.  This person would be nominated by all members of the club so you should begin thinking about who you feel deserves this award.


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April 30, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Tuesday, May 3rd at the Tallaght Photographic Society

This Tuesday, May 3rd we have guest speakers Vaida and Kristina from Carrot Inc who are coming in to speak to us about some photography workshops that they are providing.

Carrot Inc are a company of Art Directors and Stylists with backgrounds in hairstyling, fashion, visual merchandising and interior design.  Starting in 2010, Carrot Inc have been involved in many aspects of the visually creative industry, including photography shoots, fashion shoots, album covers, music videos, promotional videos, installations, advertising campaigns and web design.

Carrot Inc are launching a new project which involves workshops, allowing photographers access to up to 12 locations in the space of a year (1 per month).  They will provide a scene for photographers, for example…  a portrait scene with all the settings, costumes, models, make-up and hair etc.  Membership for the workshops is €370 for the year, which works out at about €30 per shoot – good value for a ready made photo shoot!

You can see more about Carrot Inc by visiting their website:

Tuesday May 10th will be entry night for our one shot competition.  May’s theme is “Buddies” and was chosen by April’s winner, Maureen Hastings.

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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:

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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 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 and includes free seminars!  Visit the Photofest website for free tickets to this annual event!

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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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April 2, 2016 by Alistair Uncategorized 0

Tuesday, April 5th

Tuesday, April 5th is entry night for the one shot competition. April’s theme is “Movies” and was chosen by March’s one shot winner, Ben Russell.

Our meeting takes place at the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght from 8pm!

On April 5th, we will also be taking entries for the portrait competition. Entries can include shots from our recent studio lighting night with models Marta and Michaela. This competition will be judged by member, John Coffey, who is generously offering the winner a prize of two free hours of studio time in his own photographic studio, Edge Studio, right here in Tallaght.

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