KPS Events Calendar 2017 - 2018





The theme for this month’s competition is OPEN This is a  PROJECTED competition. Members may, if they wish, enter TWO photos. Closing date is 22nd September

7th September:  First meeting of the ClubYear

14th September: Club AGM at 8pm

21st September:  Members Night – Camera Gear Night + Bring your own images for critique

24th September: Closing date for first monthly competition

23rd September: IPF Distinctions – Shaw Theatre, Carlow at 10am

28th September: Skills Night – Preparing images for Competition





Monthly Competition Theme – PORTRAIT


5th October: SKILLS NIGHT – Studio Portraiture

12th October:  GUEST SPEAKER – Des Clinton FIPF, FRPS, MFIAP – Black and White Prints

19th October: Closing date for PORTRAIT COMPETITION. Judging of September Competition – OPEN

26th October:  MEMBERS NIGHT – Bring you photos for critique and discussion.

Monthly Competition Theme –  CREATIVE (PROJECTED)

2nd November:  STUDIO LIGHTING – Michael O’ Sullivan FIPF, FRPS (former president of IPF)

9th November: Judging of October Competition – Portrait (print)

16th November: GUEST SPEAKER – Paul Reidy LIPF, AFIAP, Blarney Camera Club – Photographer of the Year 2017 – “Print and Projected Presentations”

19th November: Closing date for CREATIVE COMPETITION (projected)

23rd November: Olympus Presentation is association with White’s Photo Centre

25th November: IPF Distinctions Sitting, Thurles IT at 10am

26th November: IPF National Shield, Limerick venue to be confirmed.






Monthly Competition Theme 

2nd December: Annual Suir Valley Challenge, Carrick -on – Suir – 10am

7th December:   Judging of the CREATIVE competition

14h December: Christmas Party – KBowl for 7.30pm and Home Rule Club afterwards for drinks and finger food. Please BOOK your place.







4th January – “Caving in Papua, New Guinea” – Cave photography and more – Jack Healy

“Biodiversity Projects and Photography” – Dr. Liam Lysaght, Centre Director, National Biodiversity Data Centre

11th January – Closing date for “Colour” Competition (Print). AV Presentation – Lilian Webb and Alan Lyons of Celbridge Camera Club

18th January – Judging of the “COLOUR” Competition

25th January – Members Night – bring your own photos for discussion.




1st February – My TOP 10 Photography Books – Ian Doolan

4th February – Closing date for “Environmental Portrait” Competition (Projected)

8th February – Join Amanda Burke LIPF on a Photographic Journey

15th February – Judging of the “Environmental Portrait” Competition

22nd February – Members Night – bring in your photos.




1st March – Julie Corcoran AIPF, Breffni Camera Club

15th March – Judging of “Long Exposure” Competition (Projected)

25th March – Closing date for “Street/Urban” Competition

29th March – Panel Night for recent distinction applicants

1st April – Closing date for “Street/Urban” Competition. (Projected)

5th April – Guest speakers – Catherine and Scott MacBride – “A Family Celebration of Two Fellowships”

12th April – Judging of “Street/Urban” monthly competition

19th April

26th April – Transition Year Photography Awards Night – Springhill Court Hotel at 7.30pm

3rd May – Julie Corcoran AIPF, Breffni Camera Club

10th May – Night Shoot

17th May –

24th May – Judging of Dystopia Competition

31st May – Personal Project


Des Clinton FIPF FRPS MFIAP is from Drogheda Photographic Club. Des is a highly accomplished photographer with over 30 experience photographing a range of subjects, most notably perhaps in the area of environmental portraiture.

Des holds fellowships with both Irish Photographic Federation (FIPF) and the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) and also the highly prized title of Master (MFIAP) from Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique.


Barry Walsh LIPF AFIAP - Wexford Camera Club

Barry is a member of Wexford Camera Club. As an architectural technician, Barry had an innate eye for architectural photography. He achieved his LIPF in 2015 with an outstanding panel of work, and earlier this summer was a worthy recipient of an AFIAP distinction. Barry’s special interests lie in seascape and architectural photography. His architectural work demonstrates a sublime style which marks him out as one of the exciting emerging talents in Irish photography.

Michael O’ Sullivan FIPF, FRPS

Michael O’Sullivan is a creative professional photographer based in County Cork, Ireland, working in both Commercial and Fine Art arenas. Michael is the former Chairman and founder of Cork International Salon of Photography. He is a former president of the Irish Photographic Federation, and is a very experienced photographer in both the amateur and professional arenas, having had his work published both nationally and internationally. He produces Landscape, fashion, commercial and portrait work, but is best known for his personal work, which may be described as “Conceptual Fantasy Art”. Stylistically, his work references the painters of the Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic eras, as well as the great fantasy artists of the 20th century, but retains a unique signature. His current obsession is his “Fallen Angels” series, which is a vehicle for his view of the world, and Humanity’s place in it. He is a Fellow of the Irish Photographic Federation, and a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Michael is a member of the Adjudication panel for photographic distinctions with the Irish Photographic Federation.

He is an experienced photography teacher; a popular lecturer and speaker in Ireland and the UK. He leads workshops for photographers at all levels, including master-classes for advanced photographers and professionals. His workshops, on composition, shooting, lighting, processing & printing for various photographic genres are consistently sold out far in advance. He is also a Lecturer, Photography Trainer and Workshop Leader for Canon Ireland.

He has judged competitions throughout both Ireland, the UK, and as far afield as Canada and he is also a proud member of the PermaJet lecturers team.


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