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: http://www.photographyatseamuscostelloe.ie

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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Annual General Meeting – Monday 03 November

The Annual General Meeting of Mallow Camera Club, will take place on Monday night, 03 November 2014, in the Mercy Centre, Mallow at 8:00 p.m.

All members are encouraged to attend and participate.

In addition we will have Members’ Portfolios – Helen Toner and Bob Hutton, and final preparations for participation in the IPF National Shield Competition at the weekend.

See you there.

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Annual General Meeting Deferred

The Annual General Meeting of Mallow Camera Club, due to be held on Monday night, 20 October 2014, has been deferred for two weeks.

The AGM will now take place on Monday 03 November 2014 in the Mercy Centre, Mallow at 8:00 p.m.

The meeting scheduled for Monday 20 October 2014 will go ahead as per the club programme, minus the AGM.  Nomination forms for the election of club officers and committee members will be distributed during the meeting.

 

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Club Programme Up To December 2014

The Club Programme for the period up to the end of 2014 is available for download from the website.  You can also click on the page tab above to view the programme.

Click here to download a printable version.

Mallow Camera Club meets on Monday nights in the Mercy Centre Mallow at 8:00 p.m.

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Susan Brown Talk in Mallow Camera Club

Susan Brown FRPS

Susan Brown FRPS

Mallow Camera Club is delighted to welcome renowned UK photographer Susan Brown FRPS to give a talk on Monday night next, 29 September.

Susan is acclaimed for her superb land and seascapes and especially the use of long exposures in both colour and monochrome.

Susan’s philosophy on photography is summed up in her statement on her website:
‘The eye does not always see things the way the camera does. I consider photography to be the art form of painting with available light.  Changing intensity, colour and direction of light results in a change of mood of the same elements. I respond to the intrinsic power of light that continuously alters shape and form. Further changes can be made by exposure and shutter speed, tools uniquely available to the photographer. Some of my images encapsulate a moment in time. Others are ethereal, dreamlike and considered, so requiring planning and long time exposures to see beneath the ‘seen’ image.’

Take a look at Susan’s work by visiting her website http://www.susanbrownphotography.co.uk

The talk will take place in the Mercy Centre Mallow, at 8 p.m.  Everyone welcome including photographers from other camera clubs.  Admission: €5

The Crossing by Susan Brown

The Crossing by Susan Brown

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Bill Awarded Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation

Congratulations to club chairman Bill Power who was awarded his Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation (FIPF) in Drogheda on Saturday last.  Bill’s panel of toadstools got unanimous approval from the judges, and the adjudicators’ comments afterwards were very complementary of the quality of the images and the presentation of the panel.

Bill expressed thanks to everyone who helped and supported him in the run up to his submitting his Fellowship panel for adjudication.  He said he especially wanted to thank club members who gave him constructive advice and assistance during the week in the run-up to the distinctions sitting.

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Bill Power receives his Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) from John Cuddihy, past president of the IPF, in Drogheda on 20 September 2014.

Bill Power being presented with his Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) from John Cuddihy, past president of the IPF.  Also in the photograph are (L to R) John Doheny Eileen Sykes, Vivien and Jer Buckley.  Drogheda, 20 September 2014.

Bill Power being presented with his Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) from John Cuddihy, past president of the IPF. Also in the photograph are (L to R) John Doheny Eileen Sykes, Vivien and Jer Buckley. Drogheda, 20 September 2014.

 

Club members Vivien and Jer Buckley and John Doheny travelled to Drogheda for the distinctions sitting and to support Bill as did Eileen Sykes from Fermoy Camera Club.

The committed and members of Mallow Camera Club congratulate Bill on this great achievement.

Bill Power's FIPF Panel 2014

Bill’s panel of 20 prints showing a variety of Irish fungi. Bill was awarded his FIPF based on the panel.

To see more of Bill’s photographs go to http://www.billpowerpx.com/

 

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Mallow Camera Club Meets Every Monday 8-10pm

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Summer Success for Club Members

Even though the club wasn’t meeting over the summer months club members continued producing great images and some have had success winning prizes and achieving acceptances at many international salons.  Some of the successes are listed below for club members John Hooton, Bill Power and Teddy Sugrue.

John Hooton
John’s awards over the last few months include:
East Antrim Salon 2014, Open Section: PAGB Silver Medal for ‘Driftwood’.
Artfoto Gallery Salon2014, Bosnia Herzegovina: Art Gold Medal for ‘Sunbeam’.
Solway Small Print Salon 2014, Open Section, Cumbria, U.K.: Honourable Mention for ‘Rock Cluster’.
Midlands International Salon 2014, Open Section, UK: PSA Gold Medal for ‘Clogher Swirl’.

In addition to the above John also had numerous acceptances at various salons.

'Driftwood’ by John Hooton, winner of the PAGB Silver Medal in the East Antrim Salon 2014, Open Section.

‘Driftwood’ by John Hooton, winner of the PAGB Silver Medal in the East Antrim Salon 2014, Open Section.

Bill Power
Club chairman Bill also had considerable success over the summer months picking up three gold medals, one bronze medal, six honourable mentions and 56 acceptances in competitions in the UK, India, Serbia, Macedonia, France, Germany, Ukraine and Scotland.

His run of success began in May when two images, ‘The Original Gannets in Love’ and ‘Light Above the Crossroads’ won FIAP Honourable Mentions in the Salon Mondial d’Art (Esch) salon in Luxembourg.  Soon afterwards, his image ‘Ivory on the Laneway’ was one of only 202 images accepted for exhibition by the prestigious Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography.

Those success were followed shortly afterwards by a Bronze Medal in the PFM International Digital Salon in India for ‘Time to See’.  The same image also won a salon Honourable Mention in Perspective Two in India.

Bill’s first major medal of the summer came in the Artphoto Gallery Salon 2014 in Bosnia Herzegovina where he won a Salon Gold Medal for ‘Ivory on the Laneway’.

The Cakovec competition in Serbia was to provide most wins in a salon for Bill where he was awarded a UPI Gold Medal for ‘The Original Gannets in Love’, a FIAP Bronze Medal for ‘I Awake’, and four FIAP Honourable Mentions for ‘Time to See,’ ‘Heavenly Wish,’ ‘Light Above the Crossroads’ and ‘Revealing’.

Bill feels however that his most important award of the summer was in the South Devon Salon, UK, were his image ‘Sulphur Tuft’ was awarded a FIAP Gold Medal.

‘Sulphur Tuft’ by Bill Power was awarded a FIAP Gold Medal in South Devon Salon, UK, 2014.

‘Sulphur Tuft’ by Bill Power was awarded a FIAP Gold Medal in South Devon Salon, UK, 2014.

Teddy Sugrue
New club member Teddy hasn’t been quiet either.  He has been working hard submitting images to various salons to add to his 244 PSA acceptances to date.  Teddy’s target is to achieve 288 Acceptances by the end of 2014 so that he will gain his 5th Star and PPSA (Proficiency Photographic Society of America) award.  The Photographic Society of America award Stars for a selected amount of acceptances and titles submitted to International salons under their patronage.  Currently Teddy has his 4th Star for 144 PSA Acceptances which he achieved for more than 48 different images.

To date Teddy has also had 206 FIAP acceptances in various international salons.

Among the awards Teddy has won during the summer was a Certificate of Merit for his image ‘On the Horizon’ in the Southampton International Photographic Salon.

‘On the Horizon’ by Teddy Sugrue which was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the Southampton International Photographic Salon, UK, 2014.

‘On the Horizon’ by Teddy Sugrue which was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the Southampton International Photographic Salon, UK, 2014.

Congratulations and well done to John, Bill and Teddy.

Apologies for all the acronyms in the report above – here is a guide:
FIAP – Fedération Internationale de l’Art Photographique
PAGB – Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
PSA – Photographic Society of America
UPI – United Photographers International

If any other club members have had success and acceptances at salons over the last few months can you please let me know so that I can publish details on the club website.

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Mallow C.C. Recommences on Monday 01 September 2014

The Mallow Camera Club 2014/15 season will commence on Monday 01 September at 8:30 p.m. in the Mercy Centre, Mallow.

An exciting programme of events for the September to December 2014 season will be unveiled on the night.  Upcoming events include guest speakers, competitions, outings and practical photography sessions.

New members of all ages and experience are always welcome to join the club. If you know of anybody who might be interested in Joining – ask them to come along any club night to meet members and see our activities first hand.

See you all on the 01 September.

John Kiely,  Club Secretary.

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