Mallow CC Exhibition of Photographs at Kanturk Arts Festival

MCC Photographic Exhibition at Kanturk Arts Festival 2014

MCC Photographic Exhibition at Kanturk Arts Festival 2014

Go to the club’s Facebook page to see some photos of the MCC photographic exhibition in O’Callaghan’s Toyota Garage in Kanturk part of the Kanturk Arts Festival.

Thanks to Bill, Colman, Mike, Helen, Jer, Neily, Peggy and Viv for doing the preparation and hard work putting up the exhibition.   There we’re quite a number of club members there for the launch on Friday evening and lots of very nice comments about our work.

Thanks to everyone for printing and mounting their photos for the exhibition; it looks great.

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Sunday Outing to Killarney Area

If you would like to join other MCC membes for a photographic outing to Killarney on Sunday next,  16 March, then please text Vivian on 087 8339137 (or email vivbuckley@eircom.net) so that we know to expect you.

We are meeting up in Molly Darcy’s pub car park at 10:30 a.m. Molly Darcy’s is situated on the Muckross side of Killarney just after the entrance to Muckross Abbey and before the entrance to Muckross House.

Please bring boots or wellies, tripods, filters if you have them, snacks and drinks. If you know of others travelling from your area you could car share. When we meet at Molly Darcys we could leave some cars there as well and travel together.

See you on Sunday morning.

Happy St Patrick’s Day :-)

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Club News and Updates

Kanturk Arts Festival
The Opening of the Kanturk Arts Festival, at which Mallow Camera Club will be exhibiting, will take place on Friday night next, 14 March, at 8:00 p.m. in O’Callaghan’s Toyota garage on the Freemount Road, Kanturk.  We are hoping for a good turnout of MCC members – so please try to attend.

If you are available to lend a hand to put up the exhibition on Thursday morning let Bill Power know by sending him an email at power@gmx.com.

Kanturk Arts Festival promises to be a great weekend of activities.  Check out the other events at www.kanturkarts.ie.

Mounts for Prints
If any club member wishes to order print mounts please email neilycurtin@eircom.net immediately with your order.

Sunday Outing
The weekend weather looks promising so why not grab your camera and gear and come along on the club outing to Kerry on Sunday next.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates, meeting time and location etc., https://www.facebook.com/MallowCameraClub.

Don’t forget – no meeting next Monday night, St Patrick’s Day.  Get out with your camera on Monday, plenty of opportunities for street photography.

 The SACC Interclub Competition will take place in Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny, on Sunday 23 March 2014.  This promises to be a great day out with over 300 prints on display, plus digital projected images, a talk by Seamus Costelloe, SACC Raffle and loads of fun.  See www.sacc.ie for details.

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Talk by Ciara Drennan, AIPF, Next Monday Night

Ciara Drennan, AIPF

Ciara Drennan, AIPF

Next Monday night, 10 March 2014, Mallow Camera Club is delighted to welcome Ciara Drennan, AIPF, to give a talk and show us a selection of her fantastic photographs.  This is an opportunity to see exceptional portrait photography close-up.

Ciara is a member of Portlaoise Camera Club and specialises in portrait photography of all kinds.  Her panel of portraits of performing musicians was awarded an AIPF in November 2012.

To get a preview of Ciara’s work take a look at her website www.ciaradrennan.com.  You can also read an interview with Ciara here.

Monday night’s meeting will start at 8:30 p.m. sharp.
Spread the word; members of other clubs are welcome.

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Portrait Shoot – Monday Night

Studio Portrait.

Studio Portrait.

Don’t forget to bring your camera along on Monday night next, 03 March, as we will be having a portrait shoot.  If you have your own lights/flash please bring them along also.

We will have the studio lights set up and expert help available to ensure you make the most of them.  If you know someone who would like to pose on the night (son, daughter, spouse, parent, friend etc.) ask them to come along.

The night will commence with 15 -20 minutes of mentoring, followed by a short talk on people/portraits photography and then a practical Model shoot with studio equipment.

Important: Images you want to be considered for inclusion in the club’s panels for the upcoming SACC Interclub Competition should be handed over to Neily Curtin or Paul Tips on Monday night, alternatively please email them to Neily or Paul immediately.

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More Gold for Paul and Bill at IPF Nature and PPI Championships

Last weekend was a great and successful one for two Mallow Camera Club members who won major awards in national competitions.

Paul Tips won two Gold medals, a Silver and an Honourable Mention in the Intermediate Section of the IPF National Nature Photography Competition held in Kilkenny on Sunday last.  Paul’s image of an insect drinking a drop of water ‘Bubble Bug’ won intermediate gold in the print category.  In the Natural World category Paul won silver and gold for two superb images – including one of an insect on a leaf.

Paul Tips, Mallow Camera Club, Receives one of his Gold medals from John Cuddihy, President of the Irish Photographic Federation and Michael Maher of Mahers Photographic.

Paul Tips, Mallow Camera Club, Receives one of his Gold medals from John Cuddihy, President of the Irish Photographic Federation and Michael Maher of Mahers Photographic.

Also in the National Nature Competition Bill Power won gold in the advanced section of the Peatland Ireland category with his image ‘West on Bog’.

Bill Power, Mallow Camera Club, Receives his Gold medals from John Cuddihy, President of the Irish Photographic Federation for his image 'West on Bog' in the IPF National Nature Championships 2014.

Bill Power, Mallow Camera Club, Receives his Gold medals from John Cuddihy, President of the Irish Photographic Federation for his image ‘West on Bog’ in the IPF National Nature Championships 2014.

On the previous day Bill also experienced success when he won a bronze medal in the advanced print monochrome section of the IPF National Print and Projected Competition with his image Ellen.

Congratulations also to all the members of the Club who entered in the competitions and whose images qualified through the regional rounds to reach the finals; Margaret McAuliffe, Neily Curtin, Vivien Buckley, John Hooton and John Doheny.  In general photographs by MCC members were marked high by the three international judges.  Visit www.irishphoto.ie for full results.

'Bubble Bug' by Paul Tips, Mallow Camera Club. Gold medal winner in the Intermediate section of the IPF National Nature Championships 2014.

‘Bubble Bug’ by Paul Tips, Mallow Camera Club. Gold medal winner in the Intermediate section of the IPF National Nature Championships 2014.

'West on Bog' by Bill Power, Mallow Camera Club. Gold medal winner in the Open section (Irish Peatlands category) of the IPF National Nature Championships 2014.

‘West on Bog’ by Bill Power, Mallow Camera Club. Gold medal winner in the Open section (Irish Peatlands category) of the IPF National Nature Championships 2014.

 

Paul Tips, Mallow Camera Club.

Paul Tips, Mallow Camera Club.

'Ellen' Bronze medal winning photograph by Bill Power in the 2014 IPF National Print and Projected Image Finals.

‘Ellen’ Bronze medal winning photograph by Bill Power in the 2014 IPF National Print and Projected Image Finals.

Well done Paul and Bill.

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Bridgetown Abbey Photoshoot – Monday 17 February 2014

Don’t forget we will be having a practical night photography session tomorrow night when we head for Bridgetown Abbey, Castletownroche.  We meet at the Spinning Wheel pub in the village at 8:00 pm and head for the abbey from there.

The weather forecast for tomorrow night gives temperatures of 4 degrees celsius, with about 25% chance of rain. So wrap up well and bring your wellies or other robust footware. Don’t forget your tripod, flashgun, and any flashlamps you can put your hands on. Bring spare batteries for your camera and flash as the cold will run down your batteries faster.

In case you’re late and don’t know where the abbey is, paste these coordinates ( 52.149759, -8.450473) into Google maps or your GPS to find it.

As there is limited parking space at the abbey it would make sense to car pool if possible.

See you tomorrow night.

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Guest Speaker John Finn – Monday 10 February 2014

John Finn will be visiting Mallow Camera Club on Monday night next to share his fabulous images with us.  John describes himself as an enthusiast photographer based in Carrigtwohill, County Cork, and many of his landscape shots are taken in and around East Cork.  He is a member of Cork Camera Group and shoots everything from landscapes to night skies.

'Sea Stack 2' by John Finn, CCG. www.johnfinnphotography.com

‘Sea Stack 2′ by John Finn, CCG.
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John works in both colour and monochrome.

Please come along early to see John’s wonderful images and hear his words of wisdom.  You can see some of john’s superb work at http://www.johnfinnphotography.com/.

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Club Outing To Dingle – Update

The planned outing to Dingle this weekend is going ahead despite the bad weather forecast.

For those travelling we are meeting at Inch Beach on Friday afternoon at 4.30 p.m.  For anyone who can’t make this, or if it doesn’t suit, meet up with the rest of the gang at Murphy’s Bar in Dingle around 7.30 to 8 p.m.

Because the forecast isn’t great for Saturday a ‘wet weather plan’ has been put in place – alternative photographic activities/opportunities will be available.

The weather for Sunday is looking more promising for an outdoor shoot; so arrangements are in place to accommodate anyone who wishes to stay overnight on Saturday.

If you need further details or clarification ring Margaret McAuliffe or Bill Power.

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A Successful Day for Mallow CC Members at the SACC Nature Finals

Mallow Camera Club members collected seven of the 22 medals awarded, and a Honourable Mention certificate, at the Southern Association of Camera Clubs’ (SACC) Nature Competition held in Mallow on Sunday 26 January 2014.

Paul Tips receives his SACC Medals from Bill Power, SACC Chairman. Paul won multiple awards in the SACC Nature Competition held in Mallow on Sunday 26 January 2014.

Paul Tips receives his SACC Medals from Bill Power, SACC Chairman. Paul won multiple awards in the SACC Nature Competition held in Mallow on Sunday 26 January 2014.

Among the medal winners were Paul Tips, who won two Gold, one Silver and one Bronze medal in the Intermediate Section.  Bill Power and John Hooton collected two Silver and one Silver medal respectively.   In addition many club members had images accepted to go forward to the Irish Photographic Federation’s National Nature Competition next month.

John Hooton receives his SACC Silver Medal from Bill Power, SACC Chairman. John was runner-up in the Natural World section of the SACC Nature Competition held in Mallow on Sunday 26 January 2014.

John Hooton receives his SACC Silver Medal from Bill Power, SACC Chairman. John was runner-up in the Natural World section of the SACC Nature Competition held in Mallow on Sunday 26 January 2014.

The SACC Nature Competition is not only a stand-alone competition, it is also a qualifying round of the IPF National Nature Competition.  Mallow Camera Club hosted the 2014 SACC Nature Competition in the Amelian Theatre, St. Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow.  The SACC is currently being administered by Mallow Camera Club.

Bill Power receives an SACC Silver Medal from Mark Sedgewick, one of the judges for the of the SACC Nature Competition held in Mallow on Sunday 26 January 2014. Bill won the medal in the Advanced Open Section; he also won a silver medal for the best image in the Peatland Ireland Advanced category of the competition. Mark judged the competition with Jack Malins,

Bill Power receives an SACC Silver Medal from Mark Sedgewick, one of the judges for the of the SACC Nature Competition held in Mallow on Sunday 26 January 2014. Bill won the medal in the Advanced Open Section; he also won a silver medal for the best image in the Peatland Ireland Advanced category of the competition. Mark judged the competition with Jack Malins,

Feedback on Sunday’s event from both participants and attendees was extremely positive.  It was the biggest ever nature competition held in the region, with 79 photographers competing and over 400 entries entered in print and digital formats.  The qualifying entries go forward to the IPF Nature Competition which will be held in Kilkenny on 23 February 2014.

Mallow Camera Club prizewinners and club members who attended the SACC Nature Competition held in Mallow on Sunday 26 January 2014. Mallow Camera Club members won seven of the 22 medals in the competition.

Mallow Camera Club prizewinners and club members who attended the SACC Nature Competition held in Mallow on Sunday 26 January 2014. Mallow Camera Club members won seven of the 22 medals in the competition.

A great day for Mallow Camera Club.  Well done to all.

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