Membership of the Society
Kilkenny Photographic Society (KPS) is a medium sized association of photographers with skill levels from beginner to professional. 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. New members (Adults 18yrs and over) are always welcome of any ability from beginners to advanced. Our application form is available to download in the downloads section under the membership area tab.
The current meeting place for Kilkenny Photographic Society is in the Pembroke Hotel, 11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny.
The society meets on Thursday evenings with the formal programme commencing at 8 pm sharp. The room is opened by 7:30 pm to prepare for the meeting. It is requested that all mobile phones and other electronic equipment are switched off before the meeting starts.
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.
The society is principally funded by annual subscriptions at a rate set at the AGM. Payment of the annual subscription is due in full during the months of September and October. The main costs are for the meeting rooms, guest speakers, judges, printing, equipment and the general running of the society. Currently, annual membership costs €120 per year, with a reduced rate of €90 for members who are not in gainful employment or where a member has attained the age where they qualify for a state pension.
We aim to provide our members with exposure to a wide variety of expert and interesting guest speakers throughout the year. Talks may include various aspects of photography, photographic methods and techniques. Guest speakers may use prints, projected digital images(P.D.I’s) and an audio-visual(A/V’s)presentation of images with sound.