January 2018 Update

A New Year begins again and we wish all our friends, family and followers every good wishes for
2018! Thank you for your continued support of all our members and in particular our Club Exhibition
when we get to meet so many of you in person. We look forward to bringing you many more
photographic images of this amazing Déise countryside and beyond! Capturing Waterford in her
every waking moment is a constant challenge we love pursuing!
CLUB COMPETITION
Januarys club competition theme was MACRO (man-made items) and we were delighted with the
variety of different objects under the macro lens.
Congratulations to Mary Herlihy securing 1st place with Artists Tools,
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2nd place was Mairead Forrestal with May Contain Nuts
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and 3rd place Brigid Coffey with Saorstat 1928
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Theme for February will be DIGITAL ART/MANIPULATION (in camera, Photoshop etc). Its going to be
interesting to see what photographers produce when given freedom to digitally create a unique
image for this competition! Looking forward to this one! Theme for March is ANIMAL and OPEN
COLOUR in the Quarterly.
NEXT MEETING PARK HOTEL
Next club meeting is 13th February 2018 at 7.30pm in Park Hotel, Dungarvan. Please take note of
change of meeting venue from February meeting onwards. New members are always welcome!
Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up
to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!
CONTACT
You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE
CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

 

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Photographer of the Year and our Christmas party

It was Awards Night and party time for club members at our December get together and a fantastic night was enjoyed by all in The Park Hotel. Acknowledging and recognising the hard work put in by everyone over the past twelve months of competitions, Déise Camera Club President, Sean Byrne was very complimentary in his remarks and praised the standard of photography throughout the year. Chairman John Foley concurred and expressed the positive attitude and eagerness to learn to be a wonderful spirit shared among all members.

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to John Murphy who was awarded Photographer of the Year 2017. John has had an amazing year often garnering top three places in our monthly competitions. Fantastic achievement John!

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Déise Camera Club President Sean Byrne presenting John Murphy with the  Photographer Of The Year Award 2017

Also congratulations to Mairead Forrestal and John Foley being awarded with runner up positions, taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. Superb work Mairead and John!

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Déise Camera Club President Sean Byrne presenting Mairead Forrestal with her prize for 2nd Place in Photographer of the Year 2017

Déise Camera Club President Sean Byrne presenting John Foley with his prize for 3rd  Place in Photographer of the Year 2017

Congratulations to Brigid Coffey being awarded the Most Improved  Photographer 2017. Brigid has gone from strength to strength over the year and is one to watch for next years competitions!

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Déise Camera Club President Sean Byrne presenting Brigid Coffey with her prize for Most Improved  in Photographer of the Year 2017

CLUB COMPETITION

The theme for Decembers monthly competition was PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY and we had an exquisite array of photos on display. As you can see there was celebrating on the minds of the photographers who took the top three places. Cheers everyone!

Congratulations to Mairead Forrestal taking first place with ‘Limoncello Chill’, 2nd place  Mary Herlihy with ‘Gin and Tea’ and 3rd place Bernie Blaney with ‘Prosecco Aperitivo’.

The theme for January 2018 is MACRO using man-made objects only, so no bees or flowers for this one! We are expecting some very intriguing images for the start of the new year!

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on 9th January 2018 in Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan. Until then we wish a very happy Christmas to one and all and thank you for your support throughout 2017. Nollaig Shona!

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

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PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY: 1st place ‘Limoncello Chill’ by Mairead Forrestal

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PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY: 2nd place  ‘Gin and Tea’ by Mary Herlihy

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PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY : 3rd place ‘Prosecco Aperitivo’ by Bernie Blaney

 

 

 

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November 2017 Monthly meeting

November’s club meeting was a short but concise affair due to a certain match being played! We got right down to business and covered everything on the agenda before the second goal was scored!

UPCOMING EVENTS

We have many upcoming events planned for the next month or so and members are asked to keep an eye out for email updates regarding same. Our next Ed/Tech night will be techniques on editing images using Photoshop or Lightroom and members are asked to bring their computer and images along. There are many individual opportunities for members to enter Salons and photographic competitions so keep a watch out for closing dates!

CLUB COMPETITION

The theme for November was WOODS. Congratulations to Kieran Russell taking first place with ‘A River Runs Throught It’, 2nd Noreen O’Brien with ‘Woodland’ and John Murphy 3rd with ‘Clare Glens’. Well done to all who took part, we had a fantastic array of images on display.

Next month, December, we have two competitions – MONTHLY Product Photography (7” x 5”) and QUARTERLY Alone (12/10” x 8”) and in January we have Macro incorporating man-made objects.

NEXT MEETING

Its glitz and glam for our next club meeting as it is party night! We celebrate the past year and announce the PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017. We wish all contestants the very best of luck!

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest! Why not give photography a try. Come and join us at our monthly meeting, see what we get up to, you might just enjoy the experience!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

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WOODS: 1st ‘A River Runs Through It’ by Kieran Russell

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WOODS: 2nd ‘Woodland’ by Noreen O’Brien

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WOODS: 3rd ‘Clare Glens’ by John Murphy

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October 2017 Club meeting

 

October’s monthly meeting filled in members on a recent weekend trip to the Dingle peninsula. The trip included taking in the picturesque Slea Head Drive, Ryan’s Daughter territory, Kinard, Conor Pass and Dún Chaoin to name but a few locations.  Some magical images were created by those who attended and a very cultural night life was enjoyed with the locals also!

NEW MEMBER

Welcome to Mary Dee a new member who came along and decided to join us. Looking forward to showing you and the other new members the camaraderie enjoyed while learning all about photography together.

GUEST SPEAKER

We had the pleasure of having Barney Kelly, Forensic Photographer, join us as guest speaker for October. Barney’s love of photography took him on a very interesting if not sometimes difficult career path. He gave us an insight into the development of photography within the Forensics field and the wide variety of tangents covered by a specifically trained photographer. Fortunately Barney has never lost his love of taking landscape, portrait and incredible black and white images all of which he showed us on the night. Continued enjoyment Barney!

CLUB COMPETITION

The themes for October were High Key/Low Key and Nature. In the High Key/Low Key category congratulations to John Foley who came 1st with ‘Lonesome Boatman’, John Murphy 2nd place with ‘Sara’ and 3rd place Mairead Forrestal with ‘Shadowland’.

In the Nature competition congratulations to Noreen O’Brien 1st place with ‘Luchóg’, 2nd ‘Alvin’s Friend’ by Mairead Forrestal and 3rd John Foley 3rd with ‘Safari Stalker’.

Theme for November is WOODS. There will be many opportunities to get some autumn colour in the next few weeks for this theme with the leaves changing all the time, hopefully no more storms or there won’t be a leaf left to photograph! Keep an eye out for club trips being arranged to different locations.

NEXT MEETING

Next club meeting is 14th November 2017 at 7.30pm in Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan.  Members are reminded to check out emails and texts for club updates regularly.

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest! Why not give photography a try. Come and join us at our monthly meeting, see what we get up to, you might just enjoy the experience!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

 

 

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HIGH/LOW KEY: 1st ‘Lonesome Boatman’ by John Foley

 

 

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HIGH/LOW KEY: 2nd ‘Sara’ by John Murphy

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HIGH/LOW KEY: 3rd Shadowland’ by Mairead Forrestal

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NATURE: 1st ‘Luchóg’ by Noreen O’Brien

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NATURE: 2nd ‘Alvin’s Friend’ by Mairead Forrestal

 

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NATURE: 3rd ‘Safari Stalker’ by John Foley

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August Meeting

August sees a change in the seasons and an opportunity to capture the last of the warm sunrises and sunsets. Last minute trips are more relaxing with less tourists about and more time to spend wandering the   tracks of popular sights. The club has taken many such trips and enjoyed time spent learning together along the way. More trips are scheduled for the coming months so keep an eye on emails with information re same!

NEW MEMBERS

We once again welcome two new members to the club, Fergus and Richard, we hope you enjoy and benefit with practical skills from all our members.

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CLUB COMPETITION

This months theme was FRAMING. Congratulations to Brigid Coffey who came first with ‘Through the Eye of the Gate’, taking joint 2nd  place was Noreen O’Brien and John Foley with ‘In View Of’ and ‘Hidden  Depths’ respectively.

September has two competitions: Monthly theme is ‘CAMERA BLUR’ using in-camera techniques and the Quarterly is ‘ABANDONMENT’, expecting many more creative images for these themes. Well done to all who participate each month as the level of photography skill and creativity grows with each theme.

NEXT MEETING

September is a great time to start new classes or try new experiences. Why not give photography a turn. Come and join us at our monthly meeting, see what we get up to, you might just enjoy the experience!

Next club meeting is 12th September 2017 at 7.30pm in Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan. In the meantime we will be out and about working together as usual trying to capture those every day gems! Members are reminded to check out emails and texts for club updates regularly. Busy times ahead!

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July Meeting

Our July meeting was packed full of stories of adventures at home and away, enjoying summer holidays and taking time out for some spectacular photography! The fine weather is a huge bonus making the countryside standout with vivid greens and purple hues along the mountainsides, never mind the sparkle and shine from the ocean along our coastline. Members shared information of locations visited and details of what is on offer for the photographer to capture, places to stay, times to catch the best light and general useful information that will help to make planning a visit more beneficial. Looking forward to seeing the results over the coming weeks and months!

LIGHTENING STRIKE As club member Kieran Russell proved last week we don’t necessarily need sunshine to make great images. Kieran went out in the storm that lashed the countryside and captured some amazing images of lightening strikes on the coast. Obviously he took all precautions necessary before attempting such a task. Fantastic results Kieran, some of the very best we have seen on social media! For more images check out Kieran’s blog at www.kieranrussellphotography.com

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CLUB COMPETITION This months theme was Environmental Portraiture, a selfie, but a photographers creative take with the objective being that you set up the shot yourself, set up the camera, tripod, cable release, 10 second timer, pre-focus etc , basically use all the skills you have learned to take the image. Congratulations to Aliicia Guillen Fuentefria and Gerry Kenneally who shared first place. Ali presented a photo of herself taking a selfie on her phone titled ‘ It’s Me … Ali’ and Gerry captured himself creating an amazing painting ‘The Ebb and Flow’ one of his many wonderful creations. Taking third place was John Murphy creating a ‘Droste Effect’ self portrait. Well done to everyone who took part in this competition. Next month, August we have FRAMING. Not just with a timber frame but think natural framing with trees, branches, arches etc … take time to consider this topic!

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Photographer Of The Year 2016

Every year we have a club competition aimed at challenging ourselves to try harder, think differently or simply get out and get a particular shot we’d normally not take. They are themed, monthly and quarterly in house friendly competitions. At the end of the year the top contenders are awarded a prize at our annual Christmas party.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS to Mary Herlihy who has been crowned Deise Camera Clubs Photographer of the Year 2016. Mary earned the title by composing great entries for the monthly club competitions, consistently entering every time and taking some really class photographs in general as well. Well done Mary!

Congratulations also to runners-up John Murphy and Irina Duane, more fantastic personal achievements. Most Improved Photographer is Mairead Forrestal. Great to see members striving for their best each month, it makes us all try harder therefore achieve new skills and goals along the way.

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December Meeting and Competitions

We had a short and sweet meeting for December because it was party time! We had a very enjoyable evening in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan where we were wined and dined to perfection!

Inspite of the shorter days members have been taking many opportunities to catch beautiful sunrises and sunsets, along with a big huge Super Moon thrown in for good measure! Now it is festive time and trips have been made to Winterval in Waterford, Santa’s Grotto’s in many secret areas throughout the county and beyond, Christmas lights and still or stormy water shots along the coast and even some snow images from the Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains …. We have been busy!

CLUB MONTHLY COMPETITION

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And so the new photographic year within the club begins again and the theme for our December monthly competition was CITYSCAPES. Congratulations to Kieran Russell taking 1st place with ‘Beckett Bridge Cityscape’, 2nd ‘Reflections on the Liffey’ by John Murphy and 3rd ‘Downtown Tacoma’ by Noreen O’Brien.

Quarterly competition was BLACK & WHITE and as usual we had an enormous entry! Congratulations to Jim Kennedy taking 1st place with ‘Super Moon over Abbeyside’, 2nd ‘Not a Pawn Bán’ by Mairead Forrestal and 3rd ‘Portrait of a Lady’ by Irina Duane.

January 2017 monthly theme is PORTRAITURE. Upcoming for February is Nature and seeing as we will be feasting over the next few weeks March’s theme is Cookbook Food Shots! Expect some dazzling entries for this!!

NEXT MEETING

Next club meeting is 10th January 2017 at 7.30pm in Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan. Members are reminded to check out emails and texts for club update over the holidays. Busy times ahead but so much better when you are enjoying it with friends!

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Deise Camera Club wishes our family, friends and followers a very happy and peaceful New Year. We thank you for your wonderful support throughout the year and look forward to your company again in 2017. Happy New Year!

 

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Halloween Shoot At The Towers Lismore

This is the fourth year the club have organised a field trip around the theme of Halloween. The first year we did a field trip to Hook Head peninsula in Wexford. Two years ago we did a photo shoot in an old barn. Last year we photographed some witches brewing up in Colligan Wood. This year we went to the Towers in Lismore. It is a wonderful venue with the arches and old windows. We are thinking of going back there to do  a similar shot with people and costumes soon. Club members really got into the theme dressing up in appropriate scary costumes and makeup. In addition to having great craic we got to work with off camera flash and learn hot to balance natural light with that of the strobes. Selection of photos in the gallery below.

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