Blarney in Third Place at the IPF Club Championships

The Irish Photographic Federation Club Championships were held in Mullingar this year, and Blarney Photography Club did very well. We finished third overall, beaten only by Catchlight Camera Club and Drogheda Photographic Club who came in first and second place respectively. Congratulations to both those clubs, but this is a gigantic achievement for our little photography club in Blarney. Additionally, our mono panel secured an impressive second place as well.

Congratulations also to another Cork club, Mallow Photography club, who finished in third place in the Colour section.

Thanks to everyone from the Club who submitted images for selection, for both our club panels and to all the selection committee for the great work in selecting and printing images.

Congrats to Fergal and Jim on their wins

Members of the club competed in the recently held John Doheny Memorial Shield 2023, and two came away with awards.

Fergal O’Callaghan competed in the Advanced section and came in third place with his photo of the Fisherman’s Cottage in Connemara.

Jim Rocks came joint first place in the Non-Advanced section with a long exposure shot of waves crashing on rocks just offshore.

Well done, both of you. Lovely and inspiring shots. We all need to get out more with our cameras!

You will find the other winning images on the SACC Facebook page here.

A video showing all entries has been prepared by Mark Gorman and is well worth a watch.

September 2022 Club Photo League

Our monthly photography competition restarted for the current season in September 2022. During the many lockdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic we held several competitions online using Zoom, but this would be the first in-person competition. There was no theme for this competition.

It would also be the first one where we collected the votes from members electronically using their phones to vote, instead of pen and paper. This allowed us to quickly count the votes as they were already in a spreadsheet. A post explaining how we used our Crowdsignal account to create a survey, and then export it to Google Sheets will follow.

There were three sections:

  • Colour
  • Mono
  • Projected

Members are split into 3 grades. Here are the winners for each grade:

In Grade 3, Caoimhe Murphy won the colour and mono competitions with these photos.

Joe Murphy had the highest score of the grade 3 members in the projected competition:

In Grade 2, Catherine Daly won the mono competition:

Jim Rocks won the colour:

Donncha O Caoimh won the projected section:

In grade 1, Tadhg Hurley won both projected and mono with these images:

and Seamus Mulcahy won the colour:

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to everyone who entered.