A large crowd of members and invited guests attended the launch of our 35th Annual Photographic Exhibition in MacDonagh Junction last night at 7pm. With about 50 members exhibiting it is one of the largest displays yet.
I would like to wish the very best to all members who are exhibiting in our exhibition from the 10th to the 19th August .As you all know a lot of work has gone into the setting up of our exhibition by the exhibition committee, for it to continue to run smoothly over the next number of weeks members are requested to contribute. i.e.
- Helping to clean up the venue and assembling the display boards on Tuesday evening the 7th August at 7 o’clock (we need at good number of members to help)
- Posters will be available at the clean-up in MacDonagh Junction for anyone who wishes to distribute them.
- The venue will be open from 10am to 9pm on Thursday 9th for setting up the exhibition. The NEW panel boards will require Velcro only (Hook and Loop Fasteners), at back of image and information document. The panels have the soft side – please remember to put the hard part of the Velcro on the back of your mounts.
- Do not use the very heavy Velcro as this could damage the surface of the panels when taking down your images
For the venue to remain open we need all the Exhibitors that have not included their name in the time table to do so.
The official opening of our exhibition takes place in MacDonagh Junction on Friday, 10th August at 7pm. The opening will be performed by Cllr.Eamon Aylward, Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council.
Photographer of the Year Awards will also be presented on the night.
Please contact the exhibition co-organiser Andy on 087 2331548 to add you name to the timetable.
We had a full house last night for the judging of the ARCHITECTURE competition. The judge was Barry Walsh LIPF, AFIAP from Wexford. Barry’s special interests lie in seascape and architectural photography and we were fortunate to have him as a guest speaker earlier in the year. His architectural work demonstrates a sublime style which marks him out as one of the exciting emerging talents in Irish photography.
Barry critique of the images was very fair and detailed, displaying his knowledge and expertise of architectural photography. Two of the main messages of the night were to make sure your sensor is clean and that your verticals are vertical. Very simple but very important. After the judging Barry was generous in sharing some of his post-processing methods in Lightroom, Photoshop and Nik Software. He has an in-depth knowledge of the post-processing technique. It would be great to have him back another time for a workshop in post-processing methods in Photoshop and Lightroom.
Thanks to all the members who entered the ARCHITECTURE competition and congratulations to the winners.
Congratulations to all those who entered our latest monthly competition – Window Light. There was a large number of entries at each ability level which is a very encouraging sign for the club. We were honoured to have club member, Seamus Costelloe FIPF, ASIFGP, as our judge. Seamus is one of Ireland’s leading wedding and fashion photographers and has conducted portrait and lighting workshops and masterclasses all over the world.
On the night Seamus critiqued each of the entries and shared his expertise on portrait photography, giving us many practical and useful tips to improve our skills in this area of photography. Well done to the winners.
The full gallery of winners can be viewed on the website here: