29th June 2017
1st KPS Summer Outing: The Copper Coast, Co Waterford. Meet up in Woodies car park for 7.00 pm, 29th June 2017.
34th KPS Annual Exhibition 2017
Our 34th Annual Exhibition takes place during the Kilkenny Arts Festival 11th-20th Aug 2017. We are delighted that we will be returning to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre. Members will need to register their intention to exhibit in the KPS exhibition. Please email Andy at email@example.com on or before 4th of July so that we’ll have the numbers and spaces to worked out. Please remember that only fully paid up KPS members can exhibit.
This week at Kilkenny Photographic Society we will have a tabletop workshop presented by Derville Conroy. The workshop will contain three sections:
2. Water-drops with RainX
3. Water and oils.
Please see attachments for examples.
Please bring a tripod and either a macro lens or a close up lens.
Studio lights will also be available if members wish to do some portrait sessions or still life setups. Don’t forget to bring some props!
Kilkenny Photographic Society would also like to arrange at the start of the meeting for members to gather outside in the courtyard of the Pembroke Hotel for a members group shot.
At the end of last week’s meeting – judging of the Mini Panels – we were treated to a peek at the latest work of club member John Cuddihy AIPF. The panel of work was presented without any explanation or statement so initially it was left to us to make our own interpretations. To me it was a beautiful, compelling and very appealing piece of work – painterly, abstract, architectural, and mysterious. On closer examination I was very taken with the detail and beautiful patterns and textures of the pavements. Later on John, explained the background to his panel of work ….. it’s MAGIC (MIRRORS). The panel was truly inspiring and quite unique and opened our eyes to the photographic possibilities around us. Our next club outing will have to be to Barcelona!
There was a very big turnout last Thursday night for the judging of the Mini Panel Competition. This is the final monthly competition of the year. Members were invited to submit a panel of prints for assessment. The judging would be akin to judging for distinctions and our illustrious panel of judges were in fine form on the night. The judges were Karen O’ Hara AIPF, ARPS, John Cuddihy AIPF and Seamus Costello FIPF , ASIFGP from Kilkenny Photographic Society and Mark Sedgwick FIPF, EFIAP/B, EsFIAP who was chairman of the panel.
This Thursday we will have a display of the panels submitted by our members at the May distinctions sitting in Mullingar. There will be a number of Licentiateship and Associateship panels on display and we will have the opportunity to view them, hear the judges’ comments and to share our own opinions and thoughts.
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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.