Monthly Archives: September 2017

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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