Mallow Camera Club were placed 3rd in the inaugural Rebel Cup competition last weekend. Congratulations to Cork Camera Group who the overall title, and Blarney Camera Club who came second.
The judges gave the best overall image on our panel to “Scrum” by Janusz Trzesicki, well done Janusz. The photographers with images on the panel were Viv Buckley, Paul Tips, Janusz Trzesicki, Jim McSweeney, Joy Buckley, Teddy Sugrue, John Hooton, Peggy O’Brien, Brid Coakley and Neily Curtin.
Thanks to Teddy and Peggy who went along early to put up the panel. The exhibition from the 10 Cork City and County Clubs stays in County Hall until 29th April so pop in and have a look.
Mallow Camera Club members had great success at the recent Irish Photographic Federation Photographer of the Year competitions
Viv Buckley won a sliver medal in the advanced mono print section
Breda O’Mullane won a bronze medal in the Intermediate projected image competition.
Bill Power competing for Cork Camera group was declared overall Photographer of the Year.
At the Nature Photographer of the Year the following day Jim Mc Sweeney won Silver and Bronze medals and an honourable mention. Photo Viv Jim and Breda with their medals at the recent 30 year slide show evening.
Our first 30th year event will take place on Monday 22nd Feb at 8pm in the Mercy Centre Mallow it is one of our “Down Memory Lane” nights. On 22nd Feb we are holding a slides night from the pre-digital era this will be presented by 5 of our original founder members who each will show their top 20 slides and the stories that go with them.
We are looking forward to the presentation by John Hooton, John Doheny, Colman Culhane, Pat Heavin and Pat Sheehan.
All welcome on the night!
We have a new logo and a new Facebook page to celebrate our 30th year as a club and will be adding events and projects along the way so check the FB page out and give it a like!
Mallow Camera Club 30 Years Growing
Jim and Breda with their medals.
Great success for club members today at the SACC nature photographer of the year competition in the Celtic Ross Hotel Rosscarbery.
Jim McSweeney won gold and sliver medals in the non advanced colour Print open. In the non advanced print themed section he won the competition and was awarded the silver medal, and in the project image open competition Jim was awarded an honourable mention and topped off with the gold medal in this category. Very well done Jim with your beautifulimages, 2 gold 2 silver and an HM.
Further success for the club when Breda O’Mullane won the non adavanced Insect themed competition and was awarded the silver medal. Well done Breda!
Then Teddy Sugrue won an honourable mention in the advanced projected image competition, congratulations Teddy!
Finally Bill Power was awarded an honourable mention in the advanced Natural World competition competition for Cork Camera group, well done Bill.
Other club members who had images accepted at the competition today for the final of the Nature Photographer of the Year competition that is going to take place on the weekend of the 20th Feb in Kilkenny are Paul Tips, Chris Bourke, Peggy O’Brien. A proud day for the club today. There were a number of club members there today to support our nature photographers and we really enjoyed a day of great photography.
Below is a photo of the club members that were present today.
Tomorrow evening we have our photoshop hour starting at 7pm please bring your laptops with you.
This will be followed by a talk about long exposure photography and using filters for seascape photography in preparation for our weekend in Dingle next weekend by John Hooton and finally Theresa Collins will show us some of her images from her portfolio. I am sure that the members competing in the Nature competition today will bring their images and awards with them to show you! See you all tomorrow.
Mallow Camera Club members had some great results at the SACC Photographer of the Year 2015 competition. Below are the results of the members.
Colour Print – Open – Intermediate
1st Jim McSweeney Mallow Camera Club Reflections 26
2nd Breda O’Mullane Mallow Camera Club Mating Dragonflies 25
3rd Jim McSweeney Mallow Camera Club Mighty Roar 24
HM Seamus Mulcahy Blarney Photography Club Red Deer 24
HM Christopher Bourke Mallow Camera Club The Race Is On 23
Monochrome Print – Open – Intermediate
1st Micheline Murphy Wexford Camera Club Mount Leinster Fog 24
2nd Jim McSweeney Mallow Camera Club Can I Taste It Dad 24
3rd Christopher Bourke Mallow Camera Club I Don’t Like This 24
HM Andrew Magan Kilkenny Photographic Society The Twist 24
HM Micheline Murphy Wexford Camera Club The Mask 24
Projected Image – Open – Intermediate
1st Valerie Walsh Blackwater Photographic Society Bird of Pray 26
2nd Christopher Bourke Mallow Camera Club Butterfly on Bluebelle 25
3rd Ger O’Halloran Blarney Photography Club Glenbower Mushroom 25
HM Breda O’Mullane Mallow Camera Club Inch 24
HM Valerie Walsh Blackwater Photographic Society Storm Brewing 24
Projected Image – Theme – Intermediate
1st Jim Mc Sweeney Mallow Camera Club Looking Forward to a Shower 26
HM Dave Linehan Blarney Photography Club Weaver 25
Overall Winner of the Seamus Scullane Memorial Trophy
1st Bill Power Cork Camera Group Lady in a Gothic Door 27
Colour Print – Open – Advanced
1st Bill Power Cork Camera Group Lady in a Gothic Door 27
2nd Michael O’Sullivan Cork Camera Group Death of Giselle 27
3rd Seamus Costelloe Kilkenny Photographic Society Ulron 1 27
HM Michael O’Sullivan Cork Camera Group Ophelia 27
HM Bill Power Cork Camera Group A Secret Place 27
Monochrome Print – Open – Advanced
1st Michael O’Sullivan Cork Camera Group Mortalis 4 27
2nd Bill Power Cork Camera Group Napoleons Pal 27
3rd Bill Power Cork Camera Group A Place for Ellen 27
HM Paul Reidy Blarney Photography Club Back Off 27
HM Mark Gorman Blarney Photography Club Faerie Tree 27
Some images of John Hooton’s book launch in the Mallow Primary Health Care Clinic.
John had an article in the Corkman re his new book “Dingle My Only Place”.
The book launch is on Wednesday November 25th, in the Mallow Primary Health Care Clinic.
Monday 23rd November Club meeting
Here is the program for Monday’s club meeting
- First of all make sure that you bring your camera, tripod and camera manual.
- The first part of the evening will consist of an indoor shoot using glow sticks and torches.
- Then there will be a question and answer session where you can ask any camera and photography related questions.
- Pat Sheehan and John Kiely will be showing their portfolios as well
- After this we’ll show some examples of nature shots and previous SACC/IPF nature winners.
Wednesday 25th November 7.00 pm
All members are invited to John Hooton’s book launch “Dingle My Only Place” in the Mallow Primary Health Care Clinic.
Nature Club Competition Monday 30th November
This month’s club competition will be held on Monday 30th November at 8.00pm.
The theme is Nature and we will follow the same rules as the IPF for this.
The rules can be found in the PDF that can be downloaded at the following link: IPF Nature Competition Rules
This will be a print and projected competition.
Number of entries:
– Prints: 2 (I reduced the number of prints from 4 to 2). The prints must be mounted.
– Projected: 4. Projected images must be 2000 pixels on the longest side and quality 10.
- Entries must be submitted by Friday Nov 27th, 7.00pm, they must include image titles.
- Digital copies of the printed entries must be submitted.
- Full size digital copies of your entries must be submitted.
- Prints can be brought in on the night but must be submitted by 7.45pm.