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Club Announcements - Tuesday September 21st 2021

DCC Website Gallery 

The Website Gallery is currently hosting the winning panels from our Arthur Murrells Panels Competition held on June 22nd last.

Tonight -  Tuesday 21st September – the judging of the Colour entries in the Summer Competition. Our guest judge is Bernie Joyce LIPF. Bernie is a member of Malahide Camera Club. Bernie has been with us before and we look forward to her comments tonight.

Culture Night – This took place last Friday and the club took part with our online exhibition on our website and on YouTube. It features the 6 panels from our recent Arthur Murrells Panels Competition. Many thanks go to Gerry Gilvary and Alice O’Brien for putting together the YouTube video and Pauric McGroder who put the exhibition together.  We congratulate the 6 participants – Adrian Sadlier, Alice O’Brien, Gerry Andrews, Melissa Collins, Paul Burke and Sean Kennedy.

Apologies to them for a slight glitch with the slide sorter on the website which meant that not all the panels were shown in the order in which they should have been. Once we became aware of the error – thanks to Adrian Sadlier – our IT support were able to quickly resolve it.

Thursday 23rd September – Nature Group Meeting.  Ger Connell will talk about his approach to nature photography and Elaine Dempsey will describe the use of apps to locate the position of the sun or moon so as to be able to plan a shoot.   Members are reminded to submit up to 10 images for the gallery as soon as possible – theme this month – “Mountains, rivers & lakes”.  In addition the group is asking that if any member of the group wishes to have up to two nature image critiqued, please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 21st September.  These images need not be on the monthly theme and will be critiqued anonymously.

Saturday 25th September – Saturday Shooters Walkabout – this week it is to Fernhill Gardens and is facilitated by Cormac Cuffe. The plan is to meet in the car park at 10am. You can register to attend at this link https://www.dublincameraclub.ie/members-area/walkabouts

Monday 27th September – Distinctions WorkshopThis workshop is for people who are interested in or working towards IPF distinctions. It is open to all members to attend. A link will be emailed on Monday morning.

Tuesday 28th September – At Home with the Prenton-Jones'” a presentation by Sharon Prenton-Jones FIPF MFIAP EFIAP/ and Robert Prenton-Jones EFIAP/p. This presentation is crammed full of hints and tips covering everything from shooting the images to post-processing afterwards. Rob will talk about lighting, perspective and shadows and how not to turn into Victor Meldrew when tourists walk into your shot. Sharon will show her MFIAP Portfolio and will also cover several techniques such as blending methods, colour matching, making mist and more.  In addition, Sharon will create a composite image from start to finish.

A Zoom link will be emailed to all members on Tuesday morning. If you know of anyone who would like to attend they can book a place for themselves on the club website at https://www.dublincameraclub.ie/shop/guest-presenters

Introduction to Photography Online Course – We will be holding our very popular course starting on tomorrow 22nd September at 7:30pm. We have received great endorsements from previous attendees for this course and it would be great if all members could help promote it on their social media pages, etc.

And don’t forget that DCC members can also attend the classes at the discounted rate of €60 – it is €120 for non-members. If you want to attend the classes please contact Peter MacMenamin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wanted to purchase attendance at the classes as a gift for anyone you can also do so by contacting Peter. In this case the cost will be €99.

We will also need a number of members to volunteer to act as mentors to the class attendees. Please contact Peter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help in any way.

Nature Group Falconry Outing – The group has arranged an outing to Dublin Falconry located in Luttrellstown Castle Resort in Castleknock. It will take place on 3rd October at 12pm. There is a cost of €25 and places can be booked on our website at this link https://www.dublincameraclub.ie/members-area/walkabouts  

IPF Distinctions – The next assessment will take place on Saturday 25th September starting at 10am. Best of luck to our members who have submitted panels for assessment. Anyone can attend the assessment – which will be held on Zoom. But you must book a place at this LInk: https://irishphoto.ie/sept-2021-distinction-audience-attendance/

RHA Summer Exhibition – Congratulations to Tony Davis and Cormac McMullan who have had images accepted in this year’s exhibition which opens to the public next Monday.

National Gallery – I’ve also heard that there is a brilliant photography exhibition in the National Gallery in Merrion Square. It is worth checking out.

Limerick Camera Club – Their chairman tells us that they are organising a competition for film-based photography. Images must be captured on film but the prints may be made either by a scan or darkroom printing. The closing date is 2nd March 2022 and there is an entry fee of €5. More details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Polina Plotnikova – will be giving us a presentation on her flower and still life photography in 2022. But on 9th October she will be presenting to the RPS on her art dolls photography. Bookings at https://rps.org/DIGONLINE25

Weekend Away - Della Meade tells me that the weekend away in Lahinch from the 15th to 18th October is still open for booking. If you want to book a single room, please contact the Lahinch Coast Hotel directly at 065 7081100.  Please say you are from the Dublin Camera Club to be given the special, reduced rate. If you are booking shared accommodation (twin or double) you can use the hotels website. But you should put in the promo code of “DublinCameraClub” and scroll down until you find the DCC rate. In all cases please let Della Meade know that you will be joining the group for the weekend by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.
  • Some renewals have come in recently from PayPal and all of them have been set up by PayPal as recurring. This is just to remind that this is the case and 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.