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Camera Club

  • About Us

    CE Alice OBrien A The High Jumper


    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 March 21sat 2023

    DCC Website Gallery - Helen Hanafin's "The People of Nepal" - Fellowship Panel Exhibition

    On the 25th of April 2015, Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake that shattered the lives of its gentle inhabitants.  On visiting the country later that year, I was deeply humbled by the resilience of these remarkable people.

    I have chosen not to show the devastation and destruction as a result of the earthquake.  Instead, the intention of my panel is to show the normality of daily life on the streets of Kathmandu.  My objective is to portray the Nepalese people getting on with their lives, maintaining their composure and returning to normality, regardless of events.

    Eddie Chandler Gallery

    A new exhibition is now in place.  UNITED Photographic Exhibitionwas created in response to the war in Ukraine. It is a collaboration between Irish and Ukrainian photographers and aims to highlight the ongoing war and its consequences.

    The photographers involved are Sharon Burrell, Pauric McGroder and a Ukrainian photographer - Uliya Ger who has sought refuge in Ireland.

    We need a volunteer for the Gallery for Saturday afternoon and the following week (both Morning and afternoon). Volunteering is the only way we can keep our gallery opens and it’s a great way to contribute to the club. Anyone who is interested in volunteering can register on the club website here.

    Highlights of the Week ahead


    Running until April 11th. Please do visit.


    Bookings CLOSING for our new on-site two-day photography course.  Saturdays 25th March and 1st April. 


    Closing date 15th April – Two images per entry. The prints must be NEW but may be images previously submitted in digital format.

    CONGRATULATIONS – Winners Winter League Finals (MONO)

    WL Mono Finals Novice:

    1.     Dog Wolf by Isabel Duggan Rofé

    2.     Print or Phone by Aodhán O'Faolain

    3.     Can we start again by Jim Mulvany

            Honourable Mention (1) - Milan Central train Station by Pat Walsh

    WL Mono Finals Intermediate :

    1.     Generational Movement by Edel Kellegher

    2.     Afghan Children on the way to School by Bernadette Crawford

    3.     Showjumper by Ruth Byrne

           Honourable Mention (1) - The Stare by Bernie Carolan

           Honourable Mention (2) - Busking Henry Street by Susan Quin

    WL Mono Finals Advanced :

    1.     The Lads at Ballinasloe Horse Fair by Seán Kennedy

    2.     Kasia by Ewa Poplawska

    3.     Otter Silhouette by Claire Sullivan

           Honorable Mention (1) - Frolicking Fillies by Alphonsus McCarron

           Honorable Mention (2) - Heavenly Light by Gerard O'Connell

           Honorable Mention (3) - Gracias para Nada by Paul Ryan


    DCC and MPS (Malta Photographic Society) are planning a follow-up event to our recent trip on Thursday 4th May where the 17 members who travelled to Malta will show some images and there will some fun awarding of marks and prizes by MPS


    Tonight’s finals of the Colour section was judged by Des Clinton of Drogheda Photographic Club who holds  FRPS, FIPF and MFIAP, high distinctions indeed.

    Des is long term club member of Drogheda Photographic Club and was one of those who helped drive  Irish photographic clubs into competing successfully internationally and is a fine photographer in his own right. He's been a great friend and colleague to Dublin Camera Club for many years and has also judged for us many times previously.


    The Print Exhibition continues at the Lexicon until 11th April. The exhibition is open during Library opening hours.

    Our club is founded on the printed image; this is the first chance we have had to showcase our talents since before Covid. We are very encouraged by the fact that over 60 members submitted two images each for the exhibition.

    Photography Course – More than a Snapshot

    Only a couple of days left to book on our in-person photography course which takes place on Saturdays 25th March and 1st April. BOOKINGS ARE CLOSING SOON.

    Please encourage family and friends to join.  You can book the course HERE at a cost of €100.  Members who want to attend the course can do so at a discounted rate of €50 which can be arranged by contacting our treasurer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Full details of our activities are on the What’s On section of the club website at this link

    Saturday Shutters (March 25th)

    The group will revisit the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham on Saturday 25th, meeting in the carpark at 10am. All are welcome, especially new members but please remember to register before 6pm on Thursday 23rd at this link

    Nature Group (March 30th)

    The next Zoom session of the Nature Group is on Thursday 30th March and we will have a guest speaker for the night - our very own Alex McLean, enthralling us with photos and tales of his 3-month African adventure.

    National Photographic Archive Susan Quin was in touch a couple of weeks ago to recommend a visit to this archive, which is situated in Meeting House Square, Templebar. It is home to the largest collection of Irish photographs - over 630,000! Elizabeth Kirwan, the archivist, gave a talk to DCC some time ago, and she would be happy to host a group of approximately 10 members in the NPA reading room. They are onsite from Monday to Wednesdays only. If you are interested please let Della know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If there is sufficient interest, then she will seek further details and arrange for members to register for the visit.

    Summer walkabouts

    We plan to have our usual walkabouts on one Tuesday evening from May to August. To ensure these go ahead, we need members to commit to hosting at least one evening. No special expertise is required; you will simply act as a facilitator of an event in a place of your choosing for a group of 10 - 12 people. These tend to be very sociable outings, usually culminating in coffee/other beverage at the end of the evening. Della Meade would love to hear from you at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



    Thanks to all  members who submitting images for the Nature Competition.  Don't forget judging night is Tuesday 4th April.

    PRINT COMPETITION (Closing Date 15th April)

    As part of our drive to encourage the club’s return to the printed image, we plan to hold a Print Competition to be judged at a meeting in the clubhouse on 25th April. The competition is of course open to all members and there will be categories for Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Closing date for submissions is Saturday 15th April – prints can be delivered to the clubhouse from 11.30am to 4.30 pm on that date. This will allow time for the submissions to be sorted into categories and delivered to the judge in plenty of time.

    • Each member can submit TWO prints;
    • The prints must be NEW but may be of images previously submitted for exhibition or competition in digital format. Any images newly printed for the Lexicon Exhibition are eligible for the competition;
    •  The judging will take place in person in our clubhouse in Camden Street commencing at 8.00pm. Attendance will be limited to 35 persons (excluding the judge, the Club President/Vice President and the Competition Secretary). Registration will be on a “first come, first served” basis.
    • We are exploring if it is possible to have a limited broadcast of the judging on Zoon.

     Irish Photographic Federation (IPF)

    Distinction Assessment

    The next distinction assessments sitting will be on Saturday 20th May in Mullingar.

    IPF National Photography Competition. Closing Date 30th March 2023

    The Irish Photographic Federation has announced a new National competition sponsored by Bermingham Cameras. It is open to all members of IPF affiliated clubs. It is an open competition (no grade distinctions) and there six categories, with competitors allowed to enter up to four images in each. There is a fee involved – a basic €20 for up to four images and €1 per image after that (so a full 24 images will cost €40). Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals (plus two honourable mentions) will be awarded for each category and the “Image of the Year) will also receive a Nikon Z6 II camera + Nikkor 24-70mm f4.0 S lens.

    Full details of the competition, including categories and image specifications can be found here - Irish Photographic Federation — Serving Irish Photography


    FIAP Colour Biennial 2023 - Call for Entries. Closing Date 28th March 2023

    This year FIAP will hold a Colour Biennial – hosted by the Hellenic Photographic Society in Athens. The IPF plans to make an entry – as in previous years.

    Full details are here on the IPF website

    There will be two sections

     Colour Prints – a panel of 10 prints – with one per photographer

     Colour Digital Images – a panel of 20 images – no more than 2 per photographer

    We are being asked to submit colour images to the IPF for consideration based on the following 3 themes -  People  Landscape  Portraiture

    This will be done using an online entry system – at www.ipfhost.org. You will need to register yourself – and then wait for approval.

    They should be sized to be 3500 pixels on the longest side and not be any larger than 3.5 MB. There are lots of great images in the club – so please consider submitting your images. You never know, you might be selected to represent Ireland.

    FIAP Photo Meeting, Asturias, Northern Spain (June 10 – 16 2023)

    Asturias, located in the north of Spain, is a region with a rich history, stunning scenery and unique traditions that make it a popular tourist destination. There are daily activities that bring you  on an adventure through the area where you can capture unique photographs of people, landscapes, and UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

    FIAP Academy – Registration is now open here

    The next event will be "What is Photography Good For" with Tom Ang. It takes place on Saturday 15th April at 9am.

    Tom is a leading authority on digital photography, a photographer, author, educator, TV broadcaster, and traveller. He won the Thomas Cook award for Best Illustrated Travel Book He has worked as a magazine editor, picture editor, technical journalist, has exhibited internationally and was a university senior lecturer in photography.Amongst his 40 books and e-books on photography is the best-selling ‘Digital Photographer’s Handbook’ which has sold over half a million copies and translated into twenty languages and the award-winning ‘Digital Photography Masterclass’ and ‘Photography – the definitive visual history’. He presented two 6-part BBC series on digital photography. He lives and works in New Zealand.

    You can see more images and information about Tom at www.tomang.com


    Club Publicity - The PRO Group would be interested in contacting members who are willing to have their images appear on the Clubs Social Media platforms and who would also be interested in discussing their photography with the PRO group. Please contact Conor Ryan at 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.


    • 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.