Britain in Focus – A Photographic History

Britain in Focus – A Photographic History

This is a very interesting series that started tonight on BBC 4. Came across it by accident.

Leading photographer and picture editor Eamonn McCabe will tell the remarkable story of Britain in Focus: A Photographic History. From the delicacy of Julia Margaret Cameron through to the satire of Martin Parr, Eamonn will look behind the lens to find out more about the artists and technology responsible for some of the most iconic images in British history and how a new generation of Instagrammers will shape our future attitudes towards photography.


Upcoming Events – February

Upcoming Events – February

KPS Events

9th February – “Images from South Africa” – Illustrated talk by Larry Weymss LIPF

16th February – Members’ Night – Bring in your photos and get feedback.

23rd February – Judging of “Creative” Competition

Monthly Competition February – MACRO – Projected. The closing date is 2nd March

IPF Events

18th February – Finals of IPF Photographer of the Year 2017. This event will take place in the D Hotel, Drogheda.

19th February – Finals of IPF Nature Photographer of the Year 2017. This event will also take place in the D Hotel, Drogheda.

4th March – IPF Distinction Sittings for Licentiate and Associate levels. This will be held in the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Church Street, Portlaoise.

Other Events

10th – 24th February – Malahide Camera Club – Annual Photography Exhibition – Parish Centre, Malahide

Kilkenny Yulefest – Invitation to KPS Members

Kilkenny Yulefest – Invitation to KPS Members

Yulefest is Kilkenny’s new Christmas festival and is being funded primarily by Kilkenny Co. Co. It will run each weekend from Friday 2nd to Sunday 18th December. The purpose is to market all Christmas events, concerts, music, craft, Santa experiences that are already of a high standard taking place in Kilkenny. Kilkenny Chamber, Local Enterprise Office and Kilkenny Tourism are also supporting the initiative. It is expected that Yulefest will grow each year attracting locals, visitors and tourists to Kilkenny thus boosting the local economy at a time of the year where businesses need to extend their trade.

The Yulefest committee is inviting members of Kilkenny Photographic Society to become involved by submitting images of Yulefest events. The images should reflect the theme of Yulefest which is about showcasing all that’s special about Christmas  in and around Kilkenny. Attention to medieval backdrop is essential i.e. The Castle/Rothe House/Butler Gardens, along with the side streets, i.e. Butter Slip, Kieran Street.  Broad categories for entry are : craft, events, performances, food, Santa, Christmas lights, new reindeer props and backdrop of Kilkenny Castle.  City AND county should be reflected. The idea is to capture a bank of images that can be used for social media purposes and submission to press. They only need a simple caption, the name of event and location. Check the Yulefest programme where you can see the range of events and plan from there.

The closing date is  7th January – to allow members tend to their own commitments over Christmas period. Entries should be sent to: (medium resolution is fine for judging purposes). With the photo submit your name, contact details, caption and location of photograph(s).

There will be a €300 prize from White’s pharmacy and other prizes.


Photo by Dylan Vaughan
Loving Christmas in Kilkenny

Loving Christmas in Kilkenny

The Kilkenny People has announced a photography competition and is inviting submissions from amateur snappers or veteran camera buffs for their “Loving Christmas in Kilkenny” competition. They want to experience Christmas in Kilkenny through the lenses of local people. The winning photograph will appear on the front page of the 14th December edition and the winner will receive a €200 voucher sponsored by McAuley’s Chemist. The Kilkenny People will also print a gallery of the runners up in the 14th December edition. Photographs must be taken between 20th November and 9th December 2016. Email your entries to before 9th December.

Doug Allan – “In the Company of Giants”

Doug Allan – “In the Company of Giants”



“Wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug.” – Sir David Attenborough

“Big animals are my passion.” That’s how multi-award winning cameraman, Doug Allan (Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Ocean Giants, Wild Cameraman at Work) introduces his new show – In the Company of Giants. What’s it like to face a hungry polar bear and its cubs as they emerge from their den? Or to swim eye to eye with an enormous Southern Right Whale? How do you look for killer whales in vast reaches of the seas around Antarctica?

Join Doug for an unforgettable evening of extraordinary animal adventures and unique wildlife film footage. Ask Doug questions about his encounters and travels, and discover what it’s like to be up close and personal with nature’s biggest creatures.

For all of our members who are interested in nature and wildlife photography, Doug Allan – “In the Company of Giants” takes place at the Theatre Royal, Waterford, on Saturday 5th November. You can book your seat on

If you’re not familiar with his work, check out his website . He’s touring the country at present and can be see locally in Waterford (as posted) and also in Carlow Visual Arts Centre on Nov 11th.



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