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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MEMBER’S PHOTO REACHES 3.7 MILLION SALES

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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CORK SALON SUCCESSES

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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BILL WINS GOLD MEDALS IN FRANCE

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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MALLOW EXHIBITION IN MPHC

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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BIGGEST MALLOW EXHIBITION EVER

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 SUCCESSES IN SACC COMPETITION

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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BOB UNDERHILL IN BALLINCOLLIG

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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INVITATION TO MALLOW EXHIBITION

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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