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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Friends, enthusiasts and neighbouring clubs are invited to Mallow Camera Club’s annual photography exhibition which will be opened in Mallow Primary Health Care on Monday next, 8th December at 7.30pm.

(MPHC is visible from the N20 as you approach Mallow from Cork, but is located on the old Cork Road into Mallow).

The exhibition of over 125 images, will include all  nine Licentiate Panel images that were awarded distinctions recently in Thurles. These were panels of photographs taken by Noreen Murphy, Anne Fuller, Joy Buckley, Margaret McAuliffe, Paul Tips, Peggy O’Brien, Mike Toner, Michal Poplawski and Janusz Trzesicki. Bill Power’s Fellowship panel of twenty images will also be exhibited.

Every member of the club will have images in the exhibition, which will run until January. We invite everyone to visit the exhibition and enjoy some of the wonderful successes and images being produced by Mallow Camera Club members.

Anyone who visits the exhibition can enter a free draw to be eligible to win an image of your choice from the exhibition. Three individual prizes will be offered, each valued at €75 upwards.

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Ten Distinctions for MCC Members

Saturday 22 November 2014 will go down in the annals of Mallow Camera Club as a red letter day.  No less than ten club members achieved IPF Distinctions, nine Licentiateships and one Associateship, at the final distinctions sitting of the year in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Teddy Sugrue was awarded his Associateship of the Irish Photographic Federation (AIPF), while Paul Tips, Noreen Murphy, Janusz Trzesicki, Michal Poplawski, Margaret O’Brien, Joy Buckley, Margaret McAuliffe, Anne Fuller Griffin and Michael Toner were all awarded Licentiateships of the Irish Photographic Federation (LIPF).

Mallow Camera Club Members who were awarded Distinctions from the Irish Photographic Federation on 22 November 2014.

Mallow Camera Club Members who were awarded Distinctions from the Irish Photographic Federation on 22 November 2014. Left to right: Margaret O’Brien, Michal Poplawski, Noreen Murphy, Paul Tips, Margaret McAuliffe, Michael O’Sullivan (IPF President), Joy Buckley, Michael Toner, Anne Fuller Griffin, Janusz Trzesicki and Teddy Sugrue.

There has been a proactive mentoring programme in place in the club since the start of the year to enable members to hone their skills and achieve distinctions.  The success of members on the day was noted by the chairman of the adjudication panel Mark Sedgwick who said there was obvious teamwork in Mallow Camera Club.

The club hired a bus to transport members en masse to Thurles.  The bus made a stop on the return journey for a celebratory meal.  A long day – but an extremely successful and rewarding one.

Members of the club enjoying a celebratory meal on their return journey from the IPF Distinctions Sitting in Thurles.

Members of the club enjoying a celebratory meal on their return journey from the IPF Distinctions Sitting in Thurles.

Congratulations and well done to one and all.

All the successful panels will be on display at the club meeting tomorrow night, 24 November.  Come early – there’s sure to be some celebrating!

Some of the Mallow CC 'gang' at the  IPF Distinctions sitting in Thurles.

Some of the Mallow CC ‘gang’ at the IPF Distinctions sitting in Thurles.


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Seamus Costelloe FIPF

Seamus Costelloe, FIPF

Seamus Costelloe, FIPF

Well known Kilkenny based photographer Seamus Costelloe, FIPF will be our guest speaker on Monday night, 17 November 2014.

Seamus is best known as a portrait and wedding photographer and his work has appeared in magazines, both in Ireland and abroad, and numerous television shows.  He has won many awards for his photography and has presented his work around Europe.  Awards include numerous IPF and SACC medals and 29 Gold Awards from SWPP/BPPA.

Seamus Costelloe - Portrait Study

Seamus Costelloe – Portrait Study

Seamus is an active member of Kilkenny Photographic Society and is also a passionate sport and landscape photographer.

You can see a selection of his work here:

The talk starts at 8:00 p.m. in the Mercy Centre, Mallow.  Please arrive early and encourage others to come along.

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Monday 10 November – Change In Programme

There is a change in the club programme for next Monday night, 10 November 2014.

Teddy Sugrue

Teddy Sugrue,
Mallow Camera Club

Club member Teddy Sugrue will be showing a selection of images from his recent visit to Iceland.  On his trip Teddy captured amazing landscape and seascape images which he will be sharing with us on Monday night.

Ice Beach by Teddy Sugrue

Ice Beach by Teddy Sugrue

We will also be showing the panels that represented Mallow Camera Club in the IPF Shield Competition held in Malahide over the weekend – including a review of the results.

Seamus Costelloe who was originally scheduled to visit on Monday night will now give a talk to the club at our next meeting on 17 November.

A evening of great photography – see you all there tomorrow night.

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