Bill Power has won two more international awards, this time from the international salon of art photography ‘Prokova Photovernissage 2015’ in the Ukraine. There were over 4,500 entries in the competition. He was awarded a silver medal in the Creative Photo Art category for ‘A Secret Place’ and an honourable mention in the landscape section for ‘Trees in the Fog’. Bill has been enjoying a run of success in international competitions over the past year.
Mallow Camera Club is hosting a full-day Photoshop Skills Workshop with UK Photographer, Irene Froy EFIAP, MPAGB, HonPAGB, who is a leading proponent of creativity through photography and photoshop. The workshop will be held in the Mercy Centre, Fair Street, Mallow on Sunday 27th September. All photographers from neighbouring clubs and our own members are invited to attend.
Bookings can be made through the workshop co-ordinator, John Hooton. There is a very limited availability of places, so please book now. John can be contacted at 087-2516042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irene is highly regarded for her beautiful pastel images. She uses white layers, airbrushing, blur techniques and monochrome layers to get the desired effect. Her offering will encourage your creativity and help you develop your stills and techniques.
The workshop will include how to make pastel images, white layers, blur layers, colour correction layers, airbrushing, gradient masks, colour range, colour correction layers, mono layers, merging elements from two images and various tips and tricks. The workshop will be chaired by club chairman, Bill Power. There workshop will be divided into four demo sessions and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions throughout the day.
For more information on Irene Froy please visit her website www.irenefroy.com
Mallow Camera Club had an enjoyable Photographer of the Year Party, with wine, cakes and a festive mood adding to the highlight of the club’s year. POTY is definitely one of the highlights of the club’s year and, as one might expect, we had a full house on the night.
Each member was allowed enter up to four images in each of three categories – Mono Print, Colour Print and Projected Digital Image. The winners in each category were adjudicated by Paul Reidy (Blarney Photography Club), Joe Forde and Morgan O’Neill (Cork Camera Club).
The overall Photographer of the Year was Bill Power, FIPF, AFIAP, who wasd also declared Photographer of the Year. Christopher Bourke was declared Beginner Photographer of the Year and the Intermediate Photographer of the Year was Janusz Tresecki. Congratulations to all the club members who took part, and especially the winners. It was another great evening for the club.
We were delighted to welcome John Doheny to the POTY. John has been ill recently and he received a very warm and heartfelt welcome back from the members, who sincerely look forward to seeing more of him in the year ahead.
The club is now on holidays for the summer, but we will be resuming activities on the first Monday in September. New members are always welcome.
Mallow Camera Club had some excellent results today at the SACC Inter-Club Competition where we were delighted to take third with our Colour Panel and joint Second with our Projected Image Panel. Overall, Mallow took fourth place in the competition.
There was some fantastic photography on display in the competition. We were honoured to keep the Mallow flag flying high in this most important of regional competitions. Huge teamwork was put into the selection and printing process. The selection team consisted of Paul Tips, Viv Buckley, John Doheny, Neily Curtin and Bill Power. The panels were erected in record time this morning (40 minutes) by Jer Buckley, Paul Tips, Teddy Sugrue and Bill Power.
Thanks to all the club members who provided images to represent the club and congratulations to those who were selected for inclusion.
In 1973 MCC member Pat Heavin was living and working in Waterford when film director Stanley Kubrick and a host of well-known actors descended on the area to make the film Barry Lyndon. Among the actors was heartthrob Ryan O’Neal who had come to prominence in the film Love Story released a few years before.
Pat was a member of Waterford Camera Club at the time and managed to get on set during filming close to his house, even though the set was closed to the press.
During a lull in filming Pat approached Ryan O’Neal and asked if he could take his photograph. The actor agreed and following a chat Pat decided to ask Kubrick if he could take his photograph as well. All through his life Stanley Kubrick, who made many iconic films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange was notoriously camera shy and very few photographs survive of him.
To Pat’s astonishment not only did Kubrick agree to be photographed, but Kubrick took a photograph of Ryan O’Neal and Pat together with Pat’s camera.
In the intervening years the photographs remained in Pat’s private collection and were only shown to family. However when Pat heard that Ryan O’Neal was coming to Dublin for a special 40th anniversary screening of Barry Lyndon he contacted the festival office requesting them to pass on a copy of the photograph to Ryan O’Neal. The Irish Times heard about the photographs and contacted Pat – hence the article in the paper on Saturday 21 March.
Not only that but Pat and his wife Mary were also invited to the special screening of the film at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin and afterwards met up with Ryan O’Neal and other dignitaries at the post-screening bash where he had a good chat with the actor.
Pat’s comments on his meeting with Ryan yesterday “He’s still as nice a guy as he was 42 years ago, a true gentleman’.
Well done Pat – a great story and a day to remember.
For the full Irish Times story go to http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/photographs-of-ryan-o-neal-and-stanley-kubrick-made-public-1.2147845
Remember Mallow Camera Club meets every Monday night in the Mercy Centre, Mallow at 8:00 p.m. Next meeting , 23 March, will be a practical session on Photoshop techniques.
Beginners class continue on Wednesday night, 25 March, in the Mercy Centre, Mallow at 8:00 p.m.
Mallow Camera Club is delighted to welcome three esteemed UK photographers to share their knowledge with club members on Monday night next, 09 March 2015.
Bob Underhill, Mike Sharples and David Millard are all members of Smethwick Photographic Society in the West Midlands; perhaps the UK’s largest and most successful club.
Each will be showing a selection of their prints covering a variety of subjects.
Bob Underhill, AIPF, APAGB, will cover a number of subjects – his talk is entitled ‘Faces and Places’.
Mike Sharples, ARPS, MPAGB, AFIAP, BPE2, is a regular exhibitor, gets lots of acceptances and has won many awards. His talk will feature images taken in the Western Isles, China, Goths at Whitby, Punks plus others. He will give tips of how he achieves different effects.
David Millard will show prints on a number of subjects including seascapes from Devon and Northumberland, nature and other subjects.
The talk will take place in the club meeting rooms in the Mercy Centre, Mallow on Monday night next at 8:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to come along. Members of nearby clubs are also invited to come along.
For details of where we meet go to http://mallowcameraclub.org/about/
Looking forward to seeing a good turnout on the night.
Mallow CC had another great weekend when members of the club picked up awards at the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) Print and Projected Image and IPF Nature Competitions held in Kilkenny on 21 and 22 February last.
Print and Projected Image (PPI) Competition
Congratulations club members Bill Power and Janusz Tresecki who won three awards between them in the PPI competition held on Saturday 21 February.
Bill won the IPF Silver medal in the Advanced Monochrome Print Open section of the PPI competition for his image for ‘I Awake’. Bill also won a Judge’s Medal in the same section for his image ‘Je t’ai pensé’.
Janusz won an Honourable Mention for his image ‘Nighttime Scrum’ in the Advanced Projected Image Open section of the competition.
In addition to the above awards Vivian Buckley, Joy Buckley, John Hooton and Bill Power had prints retained by the IPF for possible use in international competitions.
For more information on the IPF PPI Competition and results click here.
In the IPF National Nature Competition held on Sunday 22 February club members Paul Tips and Bill Power both picked up medals.
Paul won a Gold medal for his image ‘Mating Tellow Dung Flies’ in the Projected Theme (Insects) Advanced section of the competition.
Bill picked up two Silver medals; one in the Print Open Advanced category for his image ‘Toadstool and Oakleaf’ and one in the Projected Natural World Advanced category for ‘Parasites on a Damselfly’.
For more information on the IPF Nature Competition click here.
Congratulations and Well Done to those who were successful in the competition and to all club members who participated.
Other club members travelled to the competition and shared the joy of winning with their colleagues.
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.
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.
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.
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.