KPS News Update

  • Congratulations to club member Eugene Canning LIPF on his success at the recent distinctions sittings in Portlaoise. We look forward to seeing Eugene’s successful panel in the near future.
  • We had another successful and very instructive studio lighting session in the club on Thursday, 9th March. Thanks to Derville, Ned and Mark for all their work in setting up the studio and for their help and guidance during the night. We were fortunate to have a good number of models on the night and thanks to all those who volunteered and patiently posed during the evening. Special thanks to Derville’s nephew,  Ultan Conroy, for being so accommodating on the night.
  • The Monthly Competition theme for MARCH is ARCHITECTURE. It’s a projected competition and entries ( max of 2 per member) should be uploaded to Picturk by 6th April. We will have the judging of the MACRO competition in the club on Thursday, 30th March.
  • This Thursday, 16th March, we will have a discussion about the use of NIK filters with a view to conducting a workshop on their use sometime in the near future. Club chairman, John Hughes, and Ian Doolan will recreate an interview given by Ansel Adams on his 81st birthday.

KPS News Update

Monthly Competitions

Congratulations to all those who entered our recent monthly competition. The theme was “Creative” and our judge was Bill Power FIPF, EFIAP, ARPS and Irish Photographer of the Year 2016. The winners were: Karen O’ Hara (Advanced), Lukasz Piatkowski (Intermediate) and Fergus Alonso (Novice). We would appreciate copies of the winning entries (1st, 2nd and 3rd in each section) for our Competition Gallery. Please forward your winning entry to

Our next monthly competition is “Macro” and the closing date is 2nd March. This is a projected competition so entries have to be uploaded to Picturk.

Gold for Andy

Sincere congratulations to KPS member Andrew Magan who had a great day at the Irish Photographic Federation Photographer Of The Year Competition 2017 in Drogheda recently.

Andy Received two Golds and a Bronze in the non-advanced section of the competition.

Colour print open: ‘Hold on’
Mono print theme: Environmental Portraiture – ‘Pipe on a Honda’

Mono print open:’Hard at work’
Also received 2 vouchers from Bermingham Cameras.

Well done and continued sucess Andy from all of us in Kilkenny Photographic Society.

Images from South Africa

This week, 2nd March, club member Larry Weymss LIPF, will give an illustrated talk on his trip to South Africa.

Studio Light Workshop

This follows on from the last workshop which was very popular with members. It’s planned for Thursday, 9th March. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PROPS.

Transition Year Photography Competition

The closing date for the competition is 24th March and the winners Awards Night will be held in the Springhill Hotel on Thursday, 27th April at 7.30pm. We were successful again this year in securing an Arts Act Grant from Kilkenny County Council to help with the running costs of the competition. The major prizes are sponsored by Nikon and White’s Pharmacy.

Irish Photographic Federation

All distinction sittings for 2017 are now full. The IPF National Club Championships 2017 will be held in Mullingar on 13th and 14th May.

SACC – Southern Association of Camera Clubs

The SACC Interclubs Competition 2017 will be held in the Loreto Secondary School, Granges Road, Kilkenny on Sunday, 9th April. There are three sections to this competition – Colour print, monochrome print and projected image. Each section consists of a panel of 10 images + 2 substitute images.

New Calendar Page added to KPS website

We reinstated the KPS Calendar page on the website. It’s accessed via the menu item “KPS Event Calendar” on the top menu.

Please note: This is restricted to Logged in KPS members.


KPS 2014 Exhibition is opening tomorrow (Aug 9th)

All is now ready for the official opening of our KPS 2014 Exhibition which takes place tomorrow (Saturday, Aug 9th). All KPS members will have now received an invitation to the official opening.  The opening will be held in the Gallery in the Kilkenny Mall. 

Nearly all participating members have now hung their images so the Gallery is looking very impressive. By tomorrow mid-day all images will be in place. (There will be access to the gallery to hang the final images on Saturday morning from 10:00 until 12:00.)

This year will greatly impress the viewing public with in excess of 250 images on display (Our largest number ever). Not only do we have a greater number of images, due to the vastly increased gallery space, but also the quality, image style and subject diversity of the exhibition is much greater.

Some members have created image panels that tell a tightly created story,  while other panels have themes that are more loosely woven, while still others members allow the individual images within their panel to tell their own story. We’re sure that all images and panels will impress and entertain. When viewing the images we encourage you to take the time to analyse each so that you gain insight into the photographers’ creativity and artistry.

KPS members, please spread the word about our exhibition and encourage your families and friends to come along to view it.

Members, your hard work in creating the images, building and hanging the panels, and preparing the gallery is now complete, so now it’s time to view, review and most importantly to enjoy this year’s Exhibition.

(There’s still a little “light” work to be done by members – we need invigilators for the gallery during the week, so if you’ve not already added your name to the list (available in the gallery), and have the time, please add your name to a vacant time slot. Thanks).


KPS Results of Regional Round of the IPF PPI 2013 Competition

Post by Brian Deering
KPS results in the SACC Regional Qualifier for the IPF PPI Competition 2013

Special congratulations to Seamus Costelloe from Kilkenny Photographic Society who won the overall award for best image, (the Projected Image Open Advanced category), and was awarded the Seamus Scullane Memorial Trophy.
Seamus also won First place in the Monochrome Print Open Advanced category.

Congratulations also to Eamon Wall who received two Honorary Mentions, one in the Projected Image Open Intermediate category and one in the Colour Print Themed Intermediate category.

There are 8 members of KPS who have images that qualified for the National Finals on 22nd February 2014 in Hotel Kilkenny.

Below is the list of members and the number of their images qualified for the National Finals over the different categories:

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