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Club Announcements - Tuesday January 25th 2022

DCC Website Gallery 

We are currently hosting an exhibition of images from the people who attended the recent Introduction to Photography Course.

The next Introduction to Photography Course will begin on January 26th 2022 and can be booked here.  It would make a great Christmas present for someone!

Congratulations to Gerry Andrews on his fantastic presentation last Saturday to the FIAP Photo Academy. Gerry was the first person from our Club and from the Republic of Ireland to present to the worldwide audience which the Academy attracts.

Congratulations also to our members who took part in the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) vs Northern Ireland Photographic Association (NIPA) Nature Competition which was also held last Saturday. The IPF Nature Group fielded a set of images. Amongst them were images from some of our members. They were Liz Roulston, John Bainbridge, Della Meade, Cormac Cuffe, Pat Kavanagh, Bernie Carolan and Alice O’Brien. One of the images from Alice was placed second overall. The IPF were the overall winners of this inter-federation competition.

TonightTonight we had an inter-club competition between ourselves and the members of the Lytham Saint Anne's Photographic Society. We were delighted to welcome their members who joined us and a special welcome to our guest judge, Ann Francis FIPF EFIAP/g.  Thanks to the selection committee for gathering the images and well done to them and the photographers, as we won by a narrow margin of 3 - Lythan St Annes PS scored 483 and DCC scored 486

Introduction to Photography – Our January course starts tomorrow, Wednesday 26th January at 7:30pm. Many thanks to Peter MacMenamin for his work in co-ordinating the classes and to the social media team, led by Conor Ryan for their great work in advertising the course and to those who have volunteered to help either as presenters or mentors. As of now we have 55 people enrolled in the classes – our largest number since we moved to hosting them on Zoom.

We are looking for members who can volunteer to help as mentors to those attending the course. Please contact Peter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

In Our Own Image: Photography in Ireland 1839 to the Present – is currently showing at the Printworks, Dublin Castle. Open each day until 6th February 2022 and admission is free.

We have been able to arrange a guided tour of the exhibition – where we will meet with the curators – on Thursday 27th January at 11:00. Places are limited to 10 and must be booked on the website at this link https://www.dublincameraclub.ie/members-area/walkabouts

Thursday 27th January – The Nature Group. If anyone wants to receive updates on the group please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be added to their mail list.

The meeting will cover

  • Photographing Birds on Bull Island - Peter MacMenamin
  • What Nature Photography means to me – Liz Roulston
  • Members' images - this month's theme "Birds, big and small"
  • Gallery themes for the remainder of the year

Saturday 29th January – Saturday Shooters Walkabout – is being facilitated by Cormac Cuffe in Howth Harbour. Meet in front of the Howth DART Station at 10am. As always this event is free but you need to register at https://www.dublincameraclub.ie/members-area/walkabouts

Tuesday 1st February – “Talking Pictures” with Chris Palmer FRPS EFIAP. The title – Talking Pictures – alludes to the fact that Chris will certainly be talking about his pictures but in addition he likes to think that the images “talk” or communicate with the viewer.

Emphasising his own philosophy of getting an image right when it is shot, he discusses basic camera skills, camera craft and the way he photographs when on location. He will relate the actual taking experiences and will cover landscape, urban, monochrome and beach photography.

His website is www.chrispalmerphotographer.co.uk

This event is open to Guests and can be booked on our website. DCC members, obviously, will be able attend without paying a fee.

Light Painting Session – Cormac McMullen is facilitating a “Painting With Light” session in Bushy Park on Thursday 3rd February 2022 at 7:30pm.

This workshop filled up immediately - all places are now taken.

If the evening is successful, we hope we can organise another one soon for all those who couldn't be accommodated this time.

The Velvet Queen – Showing Wednesday 26th Jan at 17:45 in the IFI and online.

High up on the Tibetan plateau, amongst unexplored and inaccessible valleys lies one of the last sanctuaries of the wild world, where rare and undiscovered fauna lives. Vincent Munier, one of the world’s most renowned wildlife photographers takes the adventurer and novelist Sylvain Tesson (In the Forest of Siberia) with him on his latest mission. For several weeks, they’ll explore these valleys searching for unique animals and try to spot the snow leopard, one of the rarest and most difficult big cats to approach.

Advance Notice – The Annual General Meeting of the club will take place on Tuesday 1st March. This is one of the opportunities in the year for members to become involved in running the club and contributing to its success. Please consider how you can help – either by going forward for election to Council or helping with one of our sub-committees or special interest groups.

Outings Della planning 2 kinds of 'away from home' events - a mid-week in early March and a weekend just after Easter. The idea is to try and cater for everyone in the club, those who are available for and would prefer a mid-week break and those who, because of work and other commitments can only go at weekends. Della expects to have the details for the mid-week outing later this week. A separate email will be sent to members when the details are available.

Della would appreciate some feedback from members, particularly about the mid-week idea, just to see what the possible interest in such an event may be, please. Her email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cathal McNaughton – Members may remember Cathal who visited us last year with his fantastic Photojournalism images. He is running a street photography workshop in Dublin on 5th March. Details are at https://www.cathal-mcnaughton.com/courses

FIAP Wildlife Competition – FIAP have announced a new Wildlife Competition which is now open for entry. The closing date is 20th February 2022. Details were attached to previous club notices.

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.

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.

Hashtag Dogs – A new documentary by RTE and Venom Films – We have received the following information which may be of interest to members.

My name is Aoibhin, I'm a researcher from Venom Films. I wanted to reach out to some photography groups in and around Dublin about our new documentary, Hashtag Dogs in hopes that there might be some interested parties amongst the members.  

Hashtag Dogs is an exciting and playful new documentary that’s currently in development with RTÉ and Venom Films, and is set to go into production this year around March/April. The film is directed by Ken Wardrop, the award-winning director of Making The Grade and Cocooned which recently screened on RTÉ (https://www.rte.ie/player/movie/cocooned/230485031981). 

What we’d like to do with Hashtag Dogs is follow a number of social media moguls as they create content with their dogs online. We’re hoping to catch people from different backgrounds, with different stories at different stages of their social media journeys. We’d really like to highlight participant’s unique relationship with their dogs and how their online canine content can strengthen this relationship. 

The reason we’re reaching out is because we’d love to do a shout-out for potential participants. We’d love to find individuals of all ages who are interested in film with a dog (or who are thinking about getting a dog!). We would then like to follow these participants as they make content for their dog online! We mean TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We want to see them go on a journey of posting, TikToking and Tweeting about their four-legged friends. 

The participants may have never used social media before and that’s even better, we’re keen on finding people who are at the very beginning of their journey. Dogs hold such a special place in our hearts and are fantastic companions at any age. We'd like to see how our participants can use social media to tell that to the world. 

If you are interested, or know somebody who might be, you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Aoibhín on (085) 1373108. 


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