Calculating and applying the hyperfocal point sounds more complicated than it actually is. What is it? Well, a lens can only focus precisely on one plane – sharpness gradually decreases either side of this distance. Roughly speaking, depth of field extends one-third in front of this point and two-thirds beyond it. Therefore, if you focus […]Read More Hyperfocal Distance
Bring your photography to the next level in Blarney Photography Club! Open day on Thursday 14th Sept 2017 at 7.30pm in Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Blarney. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME! Come along and see if we can help you, open for new members ( Over 18 ) of all standards, beginners class on photography for 8 […]Read More NEW SEASON NEW MEMBERSHIP
Those lucky few who attended on the eve of the long week-end were certainly very glad that they did and were treated to a really super presentation by the “Gunner”. The Gunner’s presentation introduced members to the concept of off camera flash, and using the Club’s new “tethered” system cable the audience were able to […]Read More Gunner’s Off Camera Flash
Guerillero heroico by Alberto Korda 1960 The day before Alberto Korda took his iconic photograph of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, a ship had exploded in Havana Harbor, killing the crew and dozens of dockworkers. Covering the funeral for the newspaper Revolución, Korda focused on Fidel Castro, who in a fiery oration accused the U.S. of […]Read More Famous Foto of the Month
When converting DPI/PPI to mm for printing purposes you should have a minimum of 12 pixels per mm. See the attached scale for printing the perfect image. This is just for reference against your own calculations. The left column follows the format and the mm size for your print and then you follow across the […]Read More Millimetres V Pixels
In the first century, a raid on the Cooley Peninsula was immortalised in a cycle of epic tales. That Táin by the tribes of Connaught was led by the wonderous Queen Medb. In the 21st century a similar Táin took place. A little further south from Cooley on a bend in the River Boyne a tribe from Munster […]Read More The Photography Táin
A portrait of Winston Churchill photographed by Yousuf Karsh during the darkest days of World War II reveals a leader resolute in the face of crisis. The year was 1941; Churchill was visiting Canada, and the Nazi puppet government in France had just sworn to wring the neck of Britain like a chicken. […]Read More Famous Foto of the Month
Another milestone in the history of the club. Our first entry into the FIAP World Cup and we have been ranked 21 out of 177, a fantastic achievement by any standard. Congratulations to Cork Camera Group who were 23rd and especially Dundalk who managed an impressive 9th place. ( Looks like it’s not only Soccer […]Read More Twenty First…..in the World!!
In yet another epic event BPC managed to smash even more records in a day of drama and excitement for the large crowd of photographers who attended the Annual SACC POTY at Horse & Jockey on Sunday. The Blarney contingent (pictured above), in keeping with their own tradition was one of the biggest, and kept […]Read More Bringing back the bacon!
A startling collection of previously unseen photographs featured in a new documentary provides a fresh perspective of life and death in the trenches during World War One. Belfast man George Hackney was a keen amateur photographer in the innocent years before the outbreak of war, and when he was sent off to fight in 1915, he […]Read More The man who shot the great war