Kilkenny Photographic Society
Kilkenny Photographic Society (KPS) is a medium sized association of photographers with skill levels ranging from beginner to professional. The society was formed in 1983 by a small group of friends after attending night classes. The aim of the society was to and still is to serve its members by encouraging development of their photographic skills through education, exhibitions of photographic accomplishments, friendship with others who share a love of photography and to share our talents with individuals and organisations in our community.
We meet almost every week on Thursday evenings to trade ideas, skills and stories. Usually we take a “summer” break from meetings during the month of August. The society’s program varies to the needs of the members, but typically it’s a mix of group outings, guest speakers, workshops and internal competitions. KPS is a member of the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) and the (Irish) Southern Association of Camera Clubs (SACC) and participates in their competitions. Members also compete in international Photographic Salon competitions. Members are encouraged to pursue accreditations in photography from the IPF.
- FIAP SUCCESS
- KPS - National Shield Champions 2017
- SACC Photographer of the Year
- 35th Annual Photographic Exhibition
- KPS Photographers of the Year 2018
At the National Shield Competition held in Limerick on Sunday, 26th November, Kilkenny Photographic Society were declared this year’s winners of the National Shield. Of the 26 clubs that entered the competition Kilkenny were award the following honours.
Overall Winners of the IPF National Shield 2017!
Best Colour panel 2017!
Most improved club 2017!
Richard Dore- Silver medal- Colour panel
Denis O’Reilly- Bronze Medal – Colour panel
Dieter Setz Rowe – HM – Colour panel.
Well done to all those who submitted photos for this competition and to the very hardworking selection committee of Andy Magan, Karen O’ Hara, Mark Desmond, Derville Conroy and Ned Mahon who gave long hours selecting photographs for the panels and in preparing the successful photos for the competition.
Great news for Kilkenny Photographic Society from the SACC round of the Photographer of the Year Competition. Seamus Costello was awarded “The Seamus Scullane Trophy” for the IPF Photographer of the Year. He was also awarded a Gold Medal in the Colour Print Themed (Advanced). He also received a Gold Medal in the Mono Print (Advanced).
Derville Conroy was awarded a Silver Medal in the Mono Print Open (Advanced.)
Denis O’Reilly was awarded a Gold Medal in the Projected Open (non-advanced). Denis was also awarded a Bronze Medal and an Honourable Mention in the Projected Open (non-advanced).
Dieter Rowe Setz was awarded an Honourable Mention in the Projected Open (non-advanced). There were lots of compliments from other clubs. It has been a great year for Kilkenny Photographic Society. Well done to all!!
KPS Photographer of the Year
Kilkenny Arts Festival Exhibition
KPS Transition Year Photography Competition
The Irish Photographic Federation (I.P.F) – The Irish Photographic Federation is comprised of photographic clubs throughout the Republic of Ireland. It is governed by a National Council, the members of the Council being elected at the AGM from member clubs.
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