Congratulation Seamus on your Associateship

Associateship panel by Seamus Mulcahy AIPF

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 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.

The Irish Photographic Federation

At the 2022 Club Open Night

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!

A Trip to Owenahincha

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!