SACC Photographer of the Year 2015

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

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John Hooton Book Launch

Some images of John Hooton’s book launch in the Mallow Primary Health Care Clinic.






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John Hooton News Article

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.

John Hooton CorkMan News Article







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Club News

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.
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Mallow night shoot – Mon Nov 16th

There will be a night shoot in Mallow town Monday evening Nov 16th.
Start time is around 7.30.  We can meet at the Mercer Center and disperse from there.

If the weather is playing havoc then we can continue the Still Life workshop.

Breda O’Mullane will also show her portfolio.
Any questions email or any of the committee.

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Group photo from yesterday’s outing to Doneraile.
Missing from the photo is Mike Toner.



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For anybody interested in the SACC Creative Photography Competition.
Please note that the closing date for entries is Oct 28th.

Full details of the competition can be found at the below SACC website link.

SACC Creative Photography Competition

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Success at the Tallaght International Salon

Congratulations to Bill Power who had a a great result at the Tallaght International Salon awarded a Photographic Society of America Gold medal, a Federation Internationale d’Art Photographique Silver Medal, three Judge’s Medals, closely followed by a FIAP Gold medal in 3rd OIympic Photo Circuit 2015′ in Greece with his image ‘Girl with a Twist” in the monochrome category his sixth international award this week as well as many acceptances at both salons..
Well done Bill.

Congratulations to Teddy Sugrue who also had acceptances at the Tallagh Salon.

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Club outing to Doneraile

All club members are invited to join us in Doneraile Park on Sunday next 25th October we will be meeting in the car park at 11am and you can stay for as long as you like, but we will have a walkabout for about 2 hrs with some of us there to advise you on camera settings, composition etc.
There is a nice cafe in the grounds of the house so if it gets rainy or cold we can get a hot drink.
Please bring your cameras any lenses, tripod and any filters you may have. Raincoat and umbrella!
you can message me if you need any further information or email me
See you there!

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The club’s annual general meeting will be held on Monday, 19th October at 8pm. All members are urged to attend the meeting and to take part in decisions that will advance the club in the year ahead.

The main business of the AGM will be to review the huge progress made by the club in the last year. This includes 14 distinctions being awarded to club members – nine LIPFs, three AFIAPs, an AIPF and an ARPS. Individual members of the club have won a very significant number of awards in regional, national and international competitions since last October. The club has also performed very well in regional and national club competitions.

Other main activities will include elections to fill five officer and seven committee positions. Please note that only paid up members can vote at the meeting. There will be elections to the committee because ten people have been nominated to fill seven vacancies.

Afterward the main business of the meeting has concluded, Viv and Jer Buckley will show photographs from their recent trip to Iceland.

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