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  • About Us

    HarryBraineThe Dublin Camera Club is the oldest and largest camera club in Ireland. (See History of the Club)

    Founded in August 1945 when a group of Dublin photographers felt that the entry conditions of Photographic Society of Ireland were too high to attract those starting out in photography, so they got together and decided that there was a need in the city for another camera club.

    The inaugural meeting was held on November 5th in the old Jury's Hotel in College Green at 8 p.m. The meeting took the form of a monochrome lantern-slide lecture showing photos taken by Harry Braine on a trip through pre-war Holland, Belgium and Germany. The club’s first president was a man named James Wilson.

    The club is currently headquartered in a dedicated three-storey premises in 10 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2 which provides members with the perfect central location for the club's comprehensive range of facilities and activities.

    In recent years, as photography and the visual arts have become ever more accessible by digital and electronic technology, the Dublin Camera Club has established itself as the city’s leading provider of evening classes in photography.

    The club contributes to the regeneration of the city by providing activities in the premises on week nights, and at weekends

    Some of the year-round activities include:

    Weekly club meetings – each Tuesday at 8pm
    Lecture meetings
    Two fully equipped darkrooms,
    A fully equipped studio,
    The Eddie Chandler exhibition gallery,
    Numerous social events
    The ever-important and popular competitions


    Dublin Camera Club is a non-profit organisation, with Charity status (Registered Charity Number: CHY10307), run by its members for its members.  It operates on a value-for-money voluntary basis and without State grant aid

    The club is managed by an elected council who voluntarily give their time.

    The club is supported by a robust Constitution, by laws and other Governance procedures which are set out in the Members' Area of this website.

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  • Club Announcements

    Club Announcements - Tuesday 24th November 2020


    Our Annual match against Malahide Camera Club took place on Thursday 19th November.  We won both the Mono (182 v172) and Colour sections (186 v 181) so congratulations to all involved.

     The results of the IPF’s National Shield Competition were announced on 22nd November.  Unfortunately we didn’t fare as well. We came 12th of 29 in the Colour Section and 17th in both the Mono Section and in the Overall category.  The competition was won by the Blarney Photography Club.  All the images are now on the IPF website.


    Thursday 26th November – is the next Nature Group meeting. The first part will involve members sharing Nature/Wildlife Images – either recent or older.  To facilitate this please send jpeg images of 1Mb or less to at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 8.00am on Thursday morning; the images should be renamed to show your initials and a sequence number.  The remainder of the meeting will discuss plans for 2021.  An invitation will be sent to all the usual attendees; if you would like to be included, you can email Peter.

     Monday 30th November – Christmas Exhibition Workshop – see below

     Tuesday 1st December – Gerry Creighton, the Operations Manager of Dublin Zoo will give us a behind the scenes look at its operations.  This is also the closing date for the December leg of the winter league.

     The following two Tuesdays will be judging of the December leg of the Winter League.


    Each member is invited to submit two images representing their best work; there will be no selection process and there will not be any awards; this is a showcase for the club and its members.  The closing date for submissions (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is midnight on Friday 4th December.  We will hold a workshop on Monday 30th November to talk through how to prepare your submissions and to discuss the types of images we are looking for to best represent you and the club – if you wish you may submit images for assessment on that night


    • Idea for Christmas – the next Introduction to Photography Course (starting end January) would make an ideal Christmas present; members can buy it for €99 (the full cost is €120).  To avail of this offer please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   And of course members can take up a place on the course for themselves for just €60.
    • FUJIFILM have launched a digital exhibition and are encouraging photographers to upload images taken showing their lives in the current climate.  It’s a Europe wide initiative with a chance to win some nice prizes.  Details are available here - https://www.fujifilm-printlife.eu/ 
    • FIAP competitionFIAP is currently hosting another free to enter digital photographic competition for traditional photo images taken during 2020.  Further information and detailed rules are available here www.fiap-earthin2020.net
    • The RHA Annual Exhibition is on-line and available here


    • Subscriptions – please keep your subscriptions up to date; it’s important for the club’s health.
    •  Update on members - If you hear of the illness bereavement of any member please let us know

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