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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Annette Curtin RIP

CrucifixANNETTE CURTIN
After a tough battle, bravely fought, our good friend, Annette, the wife of our competition secretary, Neily Curtin, passed away last night. Her passing was an ease to her. She fought her illness courageously and with resolution, but in the end her body could struggle no more.

To those of us who had the privilege of knowing her, she was Neily’s rock, his friend, his lovely Annette. She was there when he got his LIPF and was there again last year, despite her illness, when he was awarded his AIPF. Her loss is terrible for him, their four children, her parents, brother and sisters, and for all who had the privilege of knowing her.

A teacher by profession, one of her legacies is a love of the Irish language which she instilled in others. Her faith was deep. Over the past week in particular, that faith helped her and her family bear the burden of her final hours.

“You can shed tears because she is gone, or smile because she lived”.

Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a hanam dílís.

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Rosary at the family home in Rockchapel tonight, Saturday, at 9 pm.
Reposing at the house tomorrow, Sunday, 4-8 pm.
Funeral mass in Saint Peter’s Church, Rockchapel, on Monday at 2 pm.

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2014 Photographer of the Year Results

The 2014 Mallow Camera Club Photographer of the Year competition was held on Monday night last, 19 May.  As expected there was a full house for the event, which was judged by Iñaki Hernández-Lasa, Morgan O’Neill and John Finn all from Cork Camera Group.

After the judging and some light refreshments the judges provided feedback on a selection of images entered in the competition.  The results were then announced by Club Chairman Bill Power.

RESULTS
Colour Print – Beginner Section
1st – Michal Poplawski
2nd – Noreen Murphy
3rd – Margaret McAuliffe

Colour Print – Intermediate Section
1st – Jer Buckley
2nd – John Kiely

Colour Print – Advanced Section
1st – Viv Buckley
2nd – Bill Power
3rd – Paul Tips

Monochrome Print – Beginner Section
1st – Michal Poplawski
2nd – Anne Fuller
3rd – Janusz Trzesicki

Monochrome Print – Intermediate Section
1st – John Kiely
2nd – Jer Buckley

Monochrome Print – Advanced Section
1st – Bill Power
2nd – Viv Buckley
3rd – Teddy Sugrue

Projected Digital Image – Beginner Section
1st – Margaret McAuliffe
2nd – Janusz Trzesicki
3rd – Michal Poplawski

Projected Digital Image – Intermediate Section
1st – Pat Sheehan
2nd – Jer Buckley
3rd – John Kiely

Projected Digital Image – Advanced Section
1st – Bill Power
2nd – Viv Buckley
3rd – Teddy Sugrue

Best Colour Print
Prints by Bill Power and Viv Buckley tied on maximum points. Both images went back before the judges who decided to award the winning trophy for Best Colour Print to Bill Power for his image ‘Light Above the Crossroads’.

Best Image by a Non-Distinction Holder
The winner of the best image by a member not holding a distinction was won by Michal Poplawski for his mono image ‘Expecting Mother’.

2014 MCC Photographer of the Year
The Photographer of the Year Cup was won by Bill Power.
2nd – Viv Buckley
3rd – Michal Poplawski

Intermediate Grade Photographer of the Year - Jer Buckley.

Beginner Grade Photographer of the Year - Michal Poplawski.

 

Bill Power MCC Photographer of the Year 2014 receiving POTY trophy from Paul Tips.

Bill Power MCC Photographer of the Year 2014 receiving POTY trophy from Paul Tips.

Jer Buckley Intermediate POTY 2014.

Jer Buckley Intermediate POTY 2014.

Michal Poplawski Beginner POTY 2014

Michal Poplawski Beginner POTY 2014

Margaret McAuliffe - First PDI Beginner POTY 2014

Margaret McAuliffe – First Place PDI Beginner POTY 2014

John Kiely Receives His Award From Bill Power

John Kiely Receives His Award From Bill Power

Janusz Trzesicki

Janusz Trzesicki

Teddy Sugrue and Bill Power.

Teddy Sugrue and Bill Power.

Anne Fuller and Bill Power.

Anne Fuller and Bill Power.

Viv Buckley and Bill Power.

Viv Buckley and Bill Power.

Paul Tips and Bill Power - MCC 2014 POTY Night.

Paul Tips and Bill Power.

Noreen Murphy and Bill Power - 2014 MCC POTY night.

Noreen Murphy and Bill Power.

Congratulations and well done to all.

 

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Photographer of The Year 2014

The MCC 2014 Photographer of the Year competition will take place on Monday 26 May.

As usual there are three sections – Colour Print, Mono Print and Digital Projected Image.  The competition is open to all members – Beginner/Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.

Entries must be with Paul Tips on or before 8 p.m. on Tuesday 20 May.

Please read the rules below carefully before entering your images.

Contact Paul Tips if you have any queries relating to the competition.

Click here to download rules.

2014 POTY Rules

2014 POTY Rules
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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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