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Camera Club

  • About Us

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    Dublin Camera Club is the largest camera club in Ireland and celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2020.

    Club membership is open to everyone aged over 18 years. 

    The Club continuously welcomes new members. To apply, please use this LINK

    Dublin Camera Club brings together photographers of all ages and abilities and offers the following:

    • An opportunity to develop and share knowledge in a collaborative environment.
    • A dedicated Club premises in Dublin city centre, including a Gallery, Studio, Darkrooms, Library and Meeting Rooms.  For more information on our facilities, please use this LINK
    • A year-round programme of lectures, competitions, and workshops held at 20:00 on a Tuesday night.  To view Our Current Programme,please use this LINK
    • An excellent Introduction to Photography course, held twice a year on a Wednesday night.  For more detail, please use this LINK
    • High quality exhibitions by club, national and international photographers
    • To view our Exhibition schedule, please use this LINK
    • An annual exhibition of members’ work
    • Specialist workshop meetings for novices, and those interested in nature photography and documentary/street photography. For more detail, please use this LINK

    The Dublin Camera Club is a non-profit organisation, with charitable purpose, run by its members for its members. 

    The Club is managed by an elected Council of four Officers and eight members who give their time voluntarily and encourage all members to contribute to the running of the Club.  To see who’s on the Council, please use this LINK.

    For more detail on the Club’s Constitution and Bylaws, please use this LINK

    For information on the Club’s administrative policies, please use this LINK



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  • Club Announcements

    Club Announcements - Tuesday February 27th 2024

    Eddie Chandler Gallery

    An exhibition showing images from Il Cupolone Club from Florence is showing in the Gallary. With members of the Il Cupolone Club we will open the exhibition on Saturday at 3PM. All welcome.

    Volunteers are needed for the Gallery. Volunteering is the only way to keep our gallery open and is a great way to contribute to the club. Anyone who is interested in volunteering can register on the club website here.  

    Tonight’s Tuesday Meeting/ AGM (February 27th)
    Following the AGM, the following have been elected as President and Members of Council –

    President: David Larkin
    Vice President: Paul Stanley
    Treasurer: Maria Martin
    Hon. Secretary: Declan Doherty

    Council Members:
    Pauric McGroder
    Gerard Kelleher
    Claire Sulivan
    Brian Cooney
    Robbie Robinson
    Peter Brennan

    The minutes from the AGM will be circulated in the coming days. There are some actions arising that Council have discussed and I’ll update everyone in a few weeks with progress.

    Saturday Shutters (March 2nd)
    Facilitated by Nuala Redmond, the Saturday Shutters are heading to Farmleigh House and Gardens in the Phoenix Park. Meet Nuala at the Farmleigh carpark at 10am. The intention is to wander around taking whatever images that appeal to you, and then meet up for coffee/chat at 11.30am.

    All members are welcome to join the group, especially new members and those who have not joined them in the past, but please remember to register on the club website, where you'll find more details, before 6 pm on Friday March 1st, 2024.

    Next Tuesday Meeting (March 5th)
    Woodland Ways - with Paul Mitchell FRPS. Paul is an award-winning professional landscape photographer and specialist book designer. His talk centred on his photographic speciality – woodland photography. Paul will join from the UK on Zoom. You can learn more about Paul ad his photography here https://lbpc.org.uk/2023/07/29/woodland-ways/

    What Filters do you need for Landscape Photography?
    Last Wednesday, Peter Gordon of Explore Light gave a very interesting talk on Filters. He recorded the talk and you can see it here 

     Public Relations

    If members have any eye-catching Christmas images that could be used for promoting the Introduction to Photography course as a Christmas gift please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. THANK YOU

     EXTERNAL COMPETITIONS

    A big thank you to all those who sent in images to the Selection Committee. Anyone else who has images that might be suitable are encouraged to send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    As an additional step, we are asking all competition entrants with PRINT images to submit a digital version of their image to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. following the naming convention below. This is because the printed images go to the judge straight away and this way the selection committee can see your images earlier and in time to be considered for selection.

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    WL_NOV23_A_DECO_P_My Printed Image (There's no need to identify the image as colour or mono)

    Helen Hanafin will continue to be the leader of the selection committee and with their help will prepare our entries for these events. The other committee members are Noel Dunne, Alice O’Brien, Gerard Kelleher and Charlie O’Neill.

    The Dublin Street Photography Festival (May 3 – 6 2024)
    In May 2024, the DSPF will bring together the talent and artistic visions of both seasoned and emerging street photographers, by showcasing their work to the general public. The Dublin Street Photography Festival aims to raise awareness and attract new street photography enthusiasts. In addition to exhibition and networking opportunities, the festival also offers a photo competition, lectures, workshops, photo walks and feedback to excite image makers, inspire them and further develop their talents. Full details on https://www.dspfestival.com/

    IPF
    Check out the IPF Images of Distinction flipbook here. This flipbook shows the successful distinctions from the November sitting including 3 of our own – Maria McCormick AIPF, Ruth Byrne LIPF and Brian Cooney LIPF. Hopefully you will be inspired !

    FIAP NEWS
    The latest edition of the FIAP News was published last night and is now available on the FIAP Website - https://www.fiap.net/en/fiap-news. It includes an article on the recent FIAP distinction holder’s exhibition in the Eddie Chandler Gallery.

    Photography in Shrinking Natural Habitats with Marco Gaiotti
    Friday 23rd February 2024 at 19:00 London Time. Presented by the FIAP Photo Academy Online Events.

    Born and raised in Genoa, Italy. In 2007 the award-winning photographer Marco Gaiotti discovered, almost by chance, the wild environments of Southern Africa, and with them the passion for nature photography, which drives him every year to explore the most uncontaminated habitats of our planet.

    In 2009 he spent a month in Alaska to observe the fauna and the spectacular local landscapes, in complete autonomy, camping in the wilderness. From this experience the desire to give a more professional tone to the passion for photography grew.

    In the fall of 2013 he participated in an expedition to the Svalbard Islands, a few days before the Arctic night. The results of this photographic adventure are translated into publications in the most important international newspapers, including a double page print in the paper edition of The Guardian.

    He has been honoured with numerous awards in the main international nature photography competitions, including: The SONY WPA (Open Shortlist), Nature's Best, Windland Smith Rice International Awards, Memorial Maria Luisa. Other awards were obtained at Asferico, GDT European Photographer of the Year, Montphoto, Oasis, Glanzlichter, SIPA, Nature Photographer of the year, Global Arctic Awards.

    Marco loves unspoiled natural landscapes. In his landscape he subtly gives way to different animal species such as polar bears, walruses, arctic foxes and seals. His photos are distinguished by the magical soft lights that illuminate the landscape. Or because of dramatic skies. Marco’s images are in any case a feast for the eyes

    This will be Marco's second presentation to the FIAP Photo Academy and will include new work not shown to the academy before now. Register to attend at this link: https://bit.ly/49lxccz

    Oasis Photo Contest - International Award of Wildlife Photography (Deadline extended)
    The Oasis Photo Contest is based in Italy and is dedicated to wildlife and landscape photography. It is now in its 16th year. It is organised by the Oasis Magazine, the oldest and most important Italian magazine for Wildlife Photography.

    Over the past number of years the Oasis Photo Contest has been established as one of the most important wildlife contests worldwide. The 16th edition has just been launched and is now open for submissions in the following categories:

    Landscape, People, Vegetable World, Underwater, Mammals, Birds and Bats, Other Animals, Storyboard, Naturalistic Journalism, Diversity World Food.

    The closing date for entries has been extended to 15 March 2024. Full details are available on the website https://www.oasisphotocontest.com/ And you can enter your images via this website.

    ADMIN ITEMS

    Paypal is now working again for your annual subscriptions. If anyone has been experiencing problems (particularly with automatic renewals) please contact Tony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    PR and Social Media
    If members of the club are involved in Special Interest Groups, organising workshops, outings our PRO welcomes an image with a short caption and hashtags which can be posted on our Facebook and Instagram Club Pages promoting the activity / group / club. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    DCC Facebook page just a reminder that the Club has a Facebook page and an Instagram page. If you have your own then please like and follow us on either or both. For those who have a FaceBook page you might also like to join the DCC Private Group at this link  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1187882871582107

    Grading of members If you have never been graded and would like to be, please send 8 or 10 jpg images of your work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A member must be graded before they can participate in competitions.

    DON’T FORGET

    • Update on members - If you hear of the illness or bereavement of any member please let us know so that we can acknowledge that.
    • Subscriptions – please keep your subscriptions up to date. You can renew on the club website. If you do not know or have forgotten your password please contact Ruth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Please be aware that PayPal has a tendency to set up renewals as recurring. This is just to remind that you can switch this off in PayPal if it is not what you want.  Instructions to cancel recurring PayPay payments are here.
    • We have also been made aware that the Stripe service is also doing the same – so please check if you have renewed recently using a Credit Card
    • If you are looking to pay by cheque, please don’t send it to the club address as we are closed.  Instead, you can email our Treasurer who will happily help you.