Monthly Archives: February 2016

March Update – Deise Camera Club

March is a busy month for the club, first up is monthly meeting on Tuesday the 8Th of March in the Fusion centre at 8:15. Two competitions this month, “Down on the farm” printed 5×7 and our Quarterly is also due with a theme of “Wildlife” printed 8×10 or 8X12. Try and get out and get new images rather than searching the archive, this is the whole point of these competitions.

After that we have a very exciting weekend trip planned for the 13th of March where we all head off to Wicklow to have a workshop with Peter Gordon of “Explore light”. Peter has won  numerous national and international awards , including the Irish Professional Photography Association Landscape photographer of the year last year and Travel photographer of the year this year. The Wicklow hills and lakes will be the focus and it should certainly be a great weekend. Travel details will be organised at the meeting. If you still want to go we can accommodate 1 or 2 more.

After that our attention  will switch to the annual exhibition (details will follow), can all members start to pick images that they want to display, if anybody needs any help bring your shortlist along to the monthly meeting and we will be happy to help with selection or editing if needed. We’ll go through the sizing and mounting during the meeting but you will need to have them picked out by then.

Thanks again to Irina Dwane for her presentation on editing images at this months Ed Tech night.

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February Update

February’s meeting was packed as usual. Great to see so many people invested in the pursuit of their creative talent. We regularly use the opportunity to take a trip out searching for the magic in the ordinary everyday and are never disappointed. ‘Capturing the moment’ is a unique way of viewing familiar scenes and landscapes happening right before our eyes. Thank you for travelling along this journey with us in Deise Camera Club we look forward to your company in 2016!

John Birmingham Presentation 

The highlight of the February meeting was a presentation given by John Birmingham of “All that can be Productions”. John gave us a very entertaining presentation of his work and demonstrated his exception talent and imagination. He brought us through the basic process he uses in his digital art work which was a fascinating demonstration or art meeting imagination. To see more of his work check him out over on his facebook page. John’s talk was very different to what we have seen before and we hope to continue these talks from visiting artist for the rest of the year if possible.

Kieran Russell, Chairman, extended a warm ‘thank you’ to Irina and John who ran a very successful workshop recently in the Town Hall Theatre. Thanks also to our beautiful models, Anna and Albina, for their patience and good humour! Everyone learned a lot about off camera flash, posing techniques etc all valuable information that can be used time and time again.
We are following up this workshop with a POST PROCESSING technical night on 23rd February in The Fusion Centre, beside Dungarvan Sports Centre, at 8.15pm. Members are reminded to bring their laptop and images for processing.


Our theme for the club monthly competition was SKIES and CLOUDS. Do we ever have wonderful skies around the Deise?! It was another very difficult decision to choose between all the stunning, colourful, dramatic and creative images put forward for judging.
Congratulations to Mairead Forrestal and Irina Duane taking joint 1st place with ‘Good Morning Beautiful’ and ‘Storm in a Tea Cup’ respectively. Also Irina took 3rd place with ‘When the Thunder Rolls’
Morning Clouds copy by Maireada storm in a tea cup copy by Irina704 copy2 copy by Irina

Theme for March is DOWN ON THE FARM for the monthly competition (5” x 7”) and WILDLIFE for the Quarterly (12/10” x 8”) following the SACC guidelines for wildlife photography. Upcoming for April is MUSIC and May brings its own challenge in going back to a FILM CAMERA and capturing and producing CREATIVE LIGHT images for competition. I can feel the tension already…film… yes film! You’ll be grand!
We have a change of venue for a little while so you can catch up with us in THE FUSION CENTRE, at Dungarvan Sports Centre (where the Scouts meet) at 8.15pm on Tuesday, 8th March.
In the meantime checkout our blog posts on our recent events on our website at and on FACEBOOK DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN
Looking forward to a great photographic year ahead… we would be delighted if you join us on our journey!

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Club Update

Hi All,

Firstly thanks to John and Irina for leading the Portrait lighting workshop on Sunday morning and also our very patient models Anna and Albina, it was a great session and I’m sure everybody learned a lot, see blog post below with some images taken on the day.

Next up is the monthly meeting on Tuesday 9th February with a change of venue and time due to the renovations in the Town Hall. We are moving to the Fusion centre – Scout Hall (beside the sports hall) with a new time of 8:15pm, similarly for the Ed-tech night two weeks later.

For this month’s meeting we have a very unique artist visiting to  give us a talk on his work. John Bermingham has a unique talent for Digital art, combining his skills in photograghy and digital manipulation. We have done a few sessions on post processing and this will demonstrate how far you can take that element of your work. John has had many exhibitions in the area and his work is well worth seeing in the flesh and it should be an interesting presentation from this exceptional artist.

Competition theme for the night is “Clouds and sky” printed in 5×7 format and I look forward to more entries from our new members who are sweeping the boards at the moment in terms of competition results.

Finally reminders for the SACC inter- club competition entries and also anyone who still needs to give me deposits for the Explore Light field trip to Wicklow on the 13th March along with your accommodation requirements to Mary please.

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