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
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.
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
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.
This TuesdayI 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or bring your entries on a USB on Tuesday.
You can use the same file dimensions as you would for the monthly league competitions.