Continuing our steady club progress at all levels we had a medal winner in the Non-Advanced (formerly Intermediate) Section of the SACC Creative when valued member Henry O’Brien  took Bronze in the projected image section. Henry’s beautiful portrait
and successful image was of another member, none other than Frank Lyall. We think that counts as 2 for the price of 1!



Driving the Celtic Challenge

Our club Chairman won best Colour Print at the Celtic Challenge in Portcawl, Wales year and Ireland won the event for the first time in seven years. This annual event is a Print & Projected competition between the Photographic Federations of Celtic nations. There are entries from the Welsh Photographic Federation, the Scottish Photographic Federation, The Cornwall Photographic Alliance, Isle of Man Photography, the Northern Ireland Photographic Alliance and the Irish Photographic Federation. Each Federation is represented by three panels of 10 images (Colour, Mono and Projected) and the winner is the federation with the best aggregate result from their three panels. As well as winning the overall award this year the Irish Photographic Federation took the award of the best Colour Image, which was our own Paul’s “The Reading Room”. reading-room

Model Village!

The club night on Thursday was a beautiful affair with Ina, Laura, Orlagh & Dan drafted in for modelling duties by Paul for a terrific shoot night with Studio Lights. Fergal, Mark and Henry set up 3 areas and we shot the night away. Of course it went far too quickly but hopefully some great images were captured. Thanks to Rory for technical assistance and keeping the show on the road. Paul was on hand for creative input. Photo’s thanks to Tadhg Hurley.

Viv Buckley Adventures!


Vivien Buckley a member of Mallow Camera Club visited our club and gave a varied and terrific presentation. Vivien has  gained photographic distinctions a Licentiate, and an Associateship of the Irish Photographic Federation, and an AFIAP distinction Artiste de la Federation Internationale de L’Art Photographique. She was also included in the “The Irish Times Top 100 Photographers” in 2012 and in 2013. 

Vivien told us about real life adventures and adventures in her creative process with a no holds barred account on all fronts demonstrating techniques and showing prints finishing with a superb demonstration. Read More.

Famous Foto of the Month

Robert Capa’s Iconic D-Day Photo of a Soldier in the Surf



A young GI Huston Riley, disembarked from his landing craft into water over his head — and sank straight to the bottom, weighed down by his gear. Riley activated his flotation device and quickly became a sitting duck for German machine gun fire as he bobbed on the surface. Over the course of 30 minutes, Riley made his way to shore while bullets ricocheted off his shoes and pack. Just as he hit land and began to run, Riley caught four bullets in his right shoulder, two of which stayed lodged in his body. Two men quickly came and helped him reach cover, one of whom, Riley later recalled, had a camera around his neck. The photographer was Capa, and somewhere between the moment when Riley reached the surf and when he was being lifted, wounded, out of the water, Capa made the photo that for generations has defined the chaos and the courage witnessed on D-Day.

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How to photograph Fungi


Fungi is hardly the most glamorous of subjects, is it? Compared to shooting colourful and interesting birds, flowers or rolling landscapes, toadstools and mushrooms probably seem like a rather dull option. Typically growing in dark, dank and inaccessible places, you have to be prepared to get down and dirty to achieve good shots. However, if you’re a nature photographer, don’t overlook their picture potential. After all, they are one of our planet’s oldest and most fascinating life forms, existing for millions of years and evolving into an extraordinary and varied range of species.  See More Click Here