Monthly Archives: May 2016

May Update


Our monthly May meeting was held in the Town Hall as usual and we had another great turnout of
The club has been busy out and about photographing the wonderful early summer colour which
seems to have exploded all around us! Its great to see the soft greens on the trees and hedgerows
shadowing the whites, blues and yellows of the bluebells, daisies and even the dandelions that are
appearing in swathes everywhere.
So far we have been out in Glenshelane Woods, Colligan Woods, and the brilliant Deise Greenway
and recently paid the first of many visits to Mount Congreve. The fantastic wild life sanctuary of the
Saltee Islands is on the list also. Getting out with your club mates is the best way to learn how to use
the camera in all kinds of light and settings, and it is also the best entertainment as well!!
We had the pleasure of one of our own club members speaking to us about his fantastic success in
photography during the month. Frankie Lloyd recently was awarded an Associateship with the
Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (ASINWP) based in England. A rigorous
process involving a mentoring programme before images where even sent for adjudication by five
Photographers who are industry leaders in Professional Photography and each one holds a
Fellowship Qualification. It is known that this Associate Distinction is only held by 3.5% of the
members of the Society, so Frankie Lloyd ASINWP has a nice ring to it! Frankie took us through his
award winning panel and gave us some very handy and interesting tips for capturing wildlife in our
neighbourhood. Congratulations Frankie very well deserved.
You can check out Frankies photographs on his FACEBOOK page or at
The theme for May was CREATIVE LIGHT. Congratulations to John Murphy and Noreen OBrien
sharing first place with Filament and Crann Óir respectively, 3rd place iread Forrestal with ‘Daffodil de Light. Great display of images as usual everyone!
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The in-house challenge of taking an image using a Film Camera proved very intriguing. Some went to huge lengths to process their images in a self made dark room and others had leaky light problems!
All in all a wonderful experience that ended with some very creative images. Well done to Luke,
iread and Anne who really took up the challenge and stood up to the test! Warning! Get
practicing everyone else because we will be returning to this challenge later on in the year so get
the film out, study the principles and get shooting old style!
Monthly competition theme for June (5 x 7) is DIGITAL ART /PHOTO MANIPULATION. Quarterly
theme (12/10 x 8) is ACTION.
New members are always welcome to drop into our meetings and check us out. We meet at 7.30pm
the second Tuesday of every month in Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan. Our June meeting is on
Tuesday, 14th June.
Looking forward to meeting both new and resident members.
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Glenshellan Field trip

Very enjoyable field trip to Glenshellan woods last night , particularly to shoot the bluebells which are in full bloom at the moment. 8 members were able to attend and we headed off the beaten track to find some of the most concentrated areas of bluebells we could find.

While the photography was enjoyable and we all learned a lot from each other, we all remarked on the beautiful peacefulness of the place which made it a very enjoyable experience. This trip has become an annual excursion for us and we always come away with a great variety of images.

Next up is a trip on Sunday 15th to Mount Congrieve at 11:00, again focusing on the spring bloom . Why not join us on this or future trips. After Mount Congrieve its on to the Saltee island.


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April meeting Update

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It’s back to work again and continue to collect many more amazing images of our beautiful countryside. The sun is shining, although amid a few showers, but you know that April showers bring forth May flowers so how bad…bring a brolly!!
We thank everyone who paid a visit to our Annual Exhibition recently and those who took the time to give us a list of your favourite spots to go visit. We will be searching for these hidden gems over the coming months and endeavour to portray images from all over the Deise in our usual dynamic and interesting way!
Spring, and indeed summer, is upon us and everyday brings new, fresh, seasonal fragrance and colours to create magical photographs. Come spend some time in nature and ease away the winter blues with us!
MONTHLY COMPETITION April’s monthly meeting was held recently and the theme was MUSIC. Members produced a collection of lovely diverse images from groups to macros to abstract compilations. Congratulations to Máiread Forrestal who took 1st place with ‘Guitar Man’, 2nd Noreen O’Brien and ‘Music from the Heart’ and 3rd Mary Herlihy with ’The Entertainers’. See images above.  Upcoming for May is capturing and producing CREATIVE LIGHT images. Photography is all about light so we expect to see dramatic and artistic interpretations on this theme. We are also running an inhouse challenge for members. The controls are back firmly in the photographer’s hands as we are looking for images taken with a FILM CAMERA. Using the knowledge you have learned for digital just transfer them back from where they came!
NEXT CLUB MONTHLY MEETING New members are always welcome to drop into our meetings and check us out. Delighted to welcome Susan to our club and hope she enjoys the craic with us! We meet the second Tuesday of every month in Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan at 7.30pmand our May meeting is on Tuesday, 10th May. Looking forward to meeting both new and resident members then. CONTACT You can view our website at and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing

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