Eimhear Collins Talk – Monday 09 Feb 2015

Eimhear Collins

Eimhear Collins

Mallow Camera Club is delighted to host a talk by award winning photographer Eimhear Collins on Monday night next, 09 February 2015.

Eimhear lives in Drogheda, County Louth and photography has been her passion for the last four years.

To quote from Eimhear’s website:
“Since 2011 photography has opened a whole new world for me, and I’m so blessed to be doing what I love. One reason I love it is because I have met so many new people from all over, and I am grateful to have these people in my life”.

Eimhear goes on to say:
“Photography to me means evoking emotions through my images. I want people to feel something when looking at my photographs, to stir something within. Happiness, sadness, calm…feeling it in the soul”.

Eimhear loves all aspects of photography but is particularly drawn to seascapes, nautical photography and water in general.

Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin by Eimhear Collins

Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin by Eimhear Collins

If you’re serious about photography this is a night not to be missed.
Eimhear’s images can be seen at www.eimhearcollins.ie

The talk will take place in the Mercy Centre, Mallow at 8:00 p.m.
There will be a small cover charge of €5 on the door. Other clubs are invited to attend.

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Club Programme – Jan to May 2015 – Now Available on MCC Website

The club programme coving the period January to May 2015 is now available for reference and download from the website.

Click on the ‘Club Programme – Jan to May 2015‘ tab above to see the programme.

Note:  There may be changes to the programme as the season progresses.  Keep an eye on the Home page of the website for any last minute changes.
Unless specified otherwise, all meetings take place in the Mercy Centre, Mallow on Monday nights at 8:00 p.m.

Printable versions are also available to download – click on the link below.

MCC Programme – Jan to May 2015

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MCC Club Meetings Resume

A very happy New Year to all MCC members.

Club meetings will resume on Monday night, 12th January, in the Mercy Centre Mallow at 8 p.m.

The 2015 club programme will be unveiled at the meeting.

In addition there will be a practical night of close up and still life photography.  Please bring your camera, lens, tripod etc. to the meeting for some hands on photography.

See you there.

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Nice mention for Mallow Camera Club in this week’s ‘Corkman’ newspaper which reported that sales of our club chairman’s image, which is featured on this year’s Christmas Stamp, have reached 3.7 million copies.Fb Corkman v1

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Two members of Mallow Camera Club picked up awards in the 2nd Cork International Salon, the results of which were announced today.

First time salon entrant, Paul Tips, won a PSA Honourable Mention in the nature category for his image ‘Mating Yellow Dung Flies’. John Hooton picked up PSA Honourable Mentions in two categories. One in Landscape for his image ‘Three Sisters’ and the other in Open Colour for ‘The Stones of Minard’. A great achievement for both and a nice ending to their photography year.

The club was well represented in the salon with other members who also picked up several acceptances, including Viv Buckley and Bill Power.

Congratulations to all the club members who participated and were successful in the salon.

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Good news recently for club chairman, Bill Power, who won three awards in the French Digital Circuit. His image ‘The Original Gannets in Love’ won a PSA Gold Medal, a UPI Gold Medal and a Prix du Conseil Régional. Bill was naturally delighted with the award which he says is his first in a French international salon. 01. Gannets In Love 5744

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JD 1 JD 2 JD 3 JD 4 JD 5 JD 6 BP JD 7 JD 9 JD 9a JD 9bThe camera club’s exhibition, which opened in Mallow Primary Healthcare, on 8th December is proving to be a great success. There are over 150 images on display, all showing some of the latest work by club members.

At the opening of the exhibition, the club chairman said that it was an evening to celebrate great achievement in Mallow CC over the past year. SNine members had achieved their LIPFs, three had gained their Associateships and one had achieved Fellowship status. In that time also, club members won numerous gold, silver and bronze medals in Irish competitive events and two have won ten gold medals in international competition. Members of the club had achieved over 750 acceptances in International competition over the past year, he said, their images had been exhibited in dozens of countries including India, Ukraine, the UK, France, Germany, Finland, Holland, Bosnia and Italy.

‘Everyone is a photographer these days because everyone has either a camera phone, iPad or DSLR,’ he said. ‘Our club is about encouraging and helping people to improve their photography.’

John Doheny, one of the founders of the club in 1986, talked about how the club had contributed enormously to Mallow. Some members, such as Mark Conderan has gone on to become press photographer of the year on several occasions. At present, he said, the club membership came from all over North Cork, including Mitchelstown, Fermoy, Donoughmore, Rockchapel, Kanturk and Tullylease, as well as Cork and Bruff, County Limerick.

‘We’re a friendly club made up of people who enjoy photography,’ he said. ‘We are rooted in the community and we have established ourtselves firmly in Mallow over the past 28 years.

The exhibition was formally opened by Cllr John Paul O’Shea, chairman of the Kanturk Mallow Municipal District of Cork County Council. Cllr O’Shea said that the quality and variety of photography on display in the exhibition was staggering. ‘This is a fantastic exhibition of talent from around Mallow,’ he said.

Images from the exhibition will appear once we get our hands on them from John Doheny and Pat Sheehan, who were our ‘official papparazzi’ for the night.’

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It’s official…. the Mallow Camera Club annual photography exhibition will be the biggest ever mounted by the club. The remaining panels of images are now in place. All nine recently awarded Licentiate panels (ten photographs each) plus a Fellowship of twenty images are on display.

We have a couple of surprises for visitors, including a free draw with three prizes – an image of your choice from the exhibition.

Everyone is welcome to join us for the official opening in Mallow Primary Healthcare on Monday night, 8th December at 7.30pm. MPHC is one of the busiest places in Mallow with over 1,200 members of the public passing through its doors each day. In addition, some 250 people work in the building, so we’re looking forward to some interesting feedback for the exhibition which will run until January.

Please do sign the visitors’ book and enter the draw when you call in to see outr work.

For information on the centre, visit http://www.mphc.ieClub 1 Club 2 Club 4

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Mallow had a fantastic day at this year’s SACC Regional Print and Projected Images Competition last Sunday when three members brought home nine awards in four categories. The success was marked by yet another mini-party at the club meeting on Monday night. Congratulations to the following successful competitors –


Viv Buckley
* Silver Medal in Advanced Colour Print (Open Category)
* Honourable Mention same category
* Silver Medal in Advanced Projected (Open Category)
* Honourable Mention same category
* Winner advanced section Still Life Prints
* Honourable Mention same category.

Bill Power
* Silver Medal in Advanced Mono Print (Open Category)
* Honourable Mention same category

Teddy Sugrue
* Winner advanced section Seascape Colour

Several club members had images that successfully qualified to go forward to the National Print and Projected Image Competition which will be held in Kilkenny in February. Those mebers were John Hooton, Joy Buckley, Peggy O’Brien, Seán McInerney, Janusz Trzesicki, Viv Buckley, Teddy Sugrue and Bill Power.

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UK photographer, Bob Underhill, who is visiting Ireland to judge at the 2nd Cork International Salon, will be giving a talk in Ballincollig on Thursday night at 8pm. Bob gave a talk to Mallow in 2010 and is one of those inspirational speakers not to be missed.

The talk will be in Oriel House on Thursday, 8pm. It is organised by the Southern Association of Camera Clubs in association with Ballincollig Camera Club and the Cork International Salon. All are welcome to attend. Admission charge is €5.

Club members are strongly urged to attend – he’s a creative, imaginative and entertaining speaker.

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