Blarney Photography Club did very well at the IPF National Shield this year. Our colour panel won, and we came in second place overall! Congratulations to all the photographers who submitted images, and well done to the selectors who picked the winning images.
This morning, Seamus Mulcahy’s panel earned him his Associateship Distinction from the Irish Photographic Federation. Hard work, plenty of time and effort, and his skill earned him this award.
All of us here in Blarney Photography Club congratulate you, Seamus, and we look forward to the club meeting next Thursday when you present your panel for our viewing.
Seamus is the fifth member of the club to earn their Associateship, following in the footsteps of Fergal O’Callaghan, Mark Gorman, Rory O’Connor and Cian O’Mahony. Bill Power has a Fellowship distinction. If anyone wants to go forward to that, perhaps Bill can help them.
What is the Associateship? The IPF offers a summary of what they’re looking for on their website:
The Irish Photographic Federation awards distinctions on three levels – Licentiate, Associate and Fellow, in ascending order.The Irish Photographic Federation
The Associateship is the second of these levels and requires a panel of fifteen images to be presented for assessment. The panel should sit together as a cohesive body of work and demonstrate the applicant’s individuality and sustained ability in photography. Successful applicants are entitled to use the letters AIPF after their name.
We had a great night at the open night last Thursday. Club members brought along prints they had made for display on the night. Granted, most prints were made before the pandemic when we were meeting “in real life” and had in-person competitions, but it was nice to see some familiar photos re-emerge into the light of day.
Here below are a selection of photos Henry took on the night. It was great to see so many people. I look forward to the weekly meetings!
Members of the club travelled to Owenahincha beach last Thursday night for some seascape photography. Conditions did not look good at first, with a blank cover of fog and white cloud overhead but as sunset approached the skies cleared enough to reveal some colour to be seen.
Thanks to Jayne, Catherine, Henry, Rory and Tadhg for the great photos!
Last Thursday night members of the club descended on Horgan’s Quay in Cork City to photograph two models, Orla and Kim as part of an off-camera flash tutorial series the club ran over the last two weeks. A big thank you must go out to Paul and Henry for organising the outing.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
Blarney Photography Club will be holding an open night at 7.30pm on Thursday, September 1st 2022, in Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál Secondary School, Blarney.
Some of the activities we offer include:
- 8 week beginner classes
- Informative tutorials & fun outings
- Competitions and exhibits
- Extensive programme of events
- Regular interaction with other photographers
Come along and see if we can help you. Open to new members (over 18) of all standards.
- Talk to current members on the night about the club. Find out what we do and what you can learn.
- An exhibit of works by members of the club will be on display.
- Refreshments will be available.
Take your photography to the next level!
The club visited Bell’s Field at the top of Patrick’s Hill where we took photos of the North Side of the city, and waited in hope for the cloud on the horizon to clear to capture the sun setting. Unfortunately, it was not to be, but we had a great time meeting up.
Here are a few photos from Jim Rocks, Pat Kelleher, Tadhg Hurley, Donncha O Caoimh, Rory O Connor, Fergal O’Callaghan, Ger Walsh and Catherine Duggan.
The club went off to Ballincollig Regional Park on Thursday evening. Skies were overcast and it was already getting dark at 8pm but members created some lovely photographs of the colourful wild flowers planted near the car park.
Thanks to Catherine Duggan, Henry O’Brien, Tadhg Hurly, Rory O’Connor, Donncha O Caoimh, Jayne Thomas and Fergal O’Callaghan for their fabulous photos!
A few members of the club travelled to Cobh on Sunday night to photograph the Independence Day fireworks on Spike Island. Huge crowds gathered around Cobh to watch the display, and it must have been even more spectacular if you were on the island!
Thanks to Fergal O Callaghan, Ger Walsh, Henry O Brien and Donncha O Caoimh for the photos and thank you Henry for the timelapse video.
We visited the nearby Waterloo Church and round tower on Thursday night on a beautiful sunny evening, with barely a cloud in the sky. Our objective was to show off the fabulous work the Waterloo Renewal Group have carried out in the area.
Waterloo didn’t disappoint those who travelled, as they got to appreciate the beauty on our own doorstep.
The club couldn’t have got a better evening to see Waterloo at it’s finest.
It’s nights like these you get to see how the Club is part of our community. Capturing and showcasing the moments and places that matter.
Special acknowledgment to the Waterloo Renewal Group, who work tirelessly throughout the year to make the area such a picturesque place that we can all enjoy. So much work goes on behind the scenes.