There was a large attendance at the club last Thursday night for the judging of the Environmental Portrait Competition (Projected Competition). The judge was Mark Sedgwick FIPF, EFIAP, ESFIAP who is a member of Celbridge Camera Club and former Chairman of Distinctions with the IPF.
The winners are as follows:
Novice: 1st Michael Joseph , 2nd Moira Fulton, 3rd Richard Dore
Intermediate: 1st Bernie Kelly, 2nd Ted Hughes, 3rd Stasia Clancy and Petr Petr
Advanced: 1st Derville Conroy LIPF, 2nd Patrick Quinn LIPF, 3rd Pauline O’ Brien LIPF
This Thursday, 8th February, Amanda Burke LIPF will bring us on a Photographic Journey with a presentation of her work. The following Thursday we will have the judging of our February Competition – Environmental Portrait.
The next monthly competition is “Long Exposure” which is projected and the closing date is 4th March.
The finals of the IPF Nature Photographer of the Year and the IPF Photographer of the Year competitions will be held in the Talbot Hotel, Carlow, on the 17th and 18th February. Live judging of the Nature Competition takes place on the 17th and Photographer of the Year on the 18th. Some members of the KPS will be represented in those competitions.
Please check the KPS website for the latest edition of OSCAILT, the IPF newsletter. It features an article on the January events at the club.
This Thursday, 1st February, Ian Doolan will give a presentation on his “TOP 10 Photography Books” and on the following Thursday, 8th February, Amanda Burke LIPF will bring us on a Photographic Journey. Both events take place in the Pembroke Hotel at 8pm.
This week at the KPS is Members Night – a chance for club members to show what they are doing. Bring your images (jpegs) in on a USB stick. You can show them anonymously or talk about them and also if you like – ask for some advice or constructive critique.
Also below is some information on a workshop which might be of use to members interested in obtaining an IPF Distinction in the future.
Our meeting of 18th January was full to capacity for the judging of the “COLOUR – You Pick One” print competition. There were over 70 prints entered for the competition covering the three categories of Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. The judge on the night was Emmanuelle Galisson who is chairperson of Portlaoise Camera Club. This was not her first time to judge for KPS and she was again full of praise for the quality of the images on display.
Emmanuelle gave a detailed critique of each entry giving generous praise to the photographers for their work and some very useful tips for suggested improvements. She praised the quality of the printing and the selection of papers used by the photographers. She had the unenviable task of picking the winners as the competition was very stiff indeed.
The winners are: Novice – Richard Dore, Intermediate – Bernie Kelly, Advanced – Denis O’ Reilly
This week on 18th January we will have the judging of the “Colour” Competition which is a print competition. On the 25th January we will have a MEMBERS NIGHT. This is an opportunity to display and share your work (either prints or projected) with the members and to get some feedback or not. This can be an invaluable exercise in your progess as a photographer.
This Thursday, 11th January, is the closing date for the “COLOUR” print competition. Membership labels will be available on the night. All prints must be mounted. 20X16 mounts are recommended.
Our guest speakers on the night will be Lilian Webb and Alan Lyons of Celbridge Camera Club who will speak on AV Presentations.