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Last Thursday night saw a full house, with only standing room, at our weekly meeting. There were over 50 members and guests in attendance. It was a special night where former member Kevin A. Logan RIP was fondly remembered by members of the club who knew him from his days in Kilkenny and his involvement in Kilkenny Photographic Society. Kevin died recently just before his 61st birthday. Originally from New York, he gave up a very successful career as a photographer to pursue his own dreams. This brought him to Ireland and to Kilkenny among other places that he called home. By all accounts he was a very accomplished photographer and a perfectionist when it came to printing. He would spend hours studying his subject matter, waiting for the correct composition or light before he took his shot. This was usually followed by hours, days and even weeks in preparing a file for print such was his desire for perfection in his printing.
This Thursday night after the competition, we will celebrate the life and work of our deceased former member, Kevin Logan.
Would any members who have prints of his work in their homes please bring them along on the night for all to see.
In my early days as a member of the KPS, Kevin was an encouraging and inspiring figure.
I’m sure much more will be said in his honour on Thursday night.
MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre is showcasing the winners from the Press Photographers Association of Ireland.
The awards, which are open to members of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland, celebrate the very best of Irish press photography. This stunning collection of images features nine categories; news, daily life & people, nature & the environment, politics, sports action, sports feature, portrait, art & entertainment and reportage. The winning photographs are on display until 28th May.
Award winning photographer Robbie Reynolds will hold a masterclass in the Centre for aspiring photographers on Saturday 27th May at 2pm . Places are limited so to register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org call 056-7777600
The IPF National Club Championships were held in Mullingar over the weekend. Kilkenny Photographic Society participated in the event and our entries were placed as follows:
5th in the Colour
8th in the Mono
Overall we came joint 8th out of 26 clubs.
This weekend was a huge success for Kilkenny Photographic Society as 5 of our members were successful at the Irish Photographic Federation distinctions sittings which were held in Mullingar on Saturday, 13th May. Well done to all those who applied for a distinction and congratulations to Patrick Quinn LIPF, Andrew Magan LIPF, Dan Ryan LIPF, (Licentiateship) Ned Mahon AIPF and Mark Desmond AIPF (Associateship). We look forward to viewing your successful panels soon. The help and support they received from other members of the club is greatly appreciated.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the studio light workshop planned for this Thursday has been postponed until a later date. Instead members are invited to bring their photos on an usb key for projection and discussion. If you have any recent work or photos you would like to share with us please bring them to the meeting.
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.