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Club Announcements - Tuesday September 27th 2022

DCC Website Gallery - Photo '22 Annual Exhibition

Our current home-page exhibition is a set of images representing our Photo '22 Annual Exhibition.  In addition to the award-winning images, the exhibition features images from all members who entered the competion..

The three judges (Anne Cassidy FIPF FRPS - Northern Ireland, David Gibbins ARPS APAGB EFIAP/b - UK and Reha Bilir AFIAP ESFIAP – Director of the FIAP Exhibition Centre, Konya, Turkey) were presented with 869 images in 28 Catedgopries from 61 authors.  So, it was a huge task and they managed it over four days.

Eddie Chandler Gallery

The Eddie Chandler Gallery, which is the club’s interface with the public, is now open again. 
Now that we have completed the remedial work on the premises we will be able to open the Gallery on Saturdays and to continue showing exhibitions – as we have done since 1990. We are one of the longest running galleries in Ireland dedicated to photography – a great tradition which we hope to be able to continue for a few more years.  It would be great if members could volunteer to be attendants in the Gallery on Saturdays.
You can volunteer here.

Many thanks to all who volunteered to be in the Gallery last Friday for Culture Night and to all the members who visited to see the exhibition of our 6 members. We had a great turnout and had nearly 100 people visiting.

Tonight - Tuesday 27th September Tonight we had the trial of a hybrid presentation “Exploring the World of the Print”. This was a presentation of prints given by Helen Hanafin FIPF EFIAP/g and Paul Stanley FIPF EFIAP/p who were in our club rooms in Camden Street with an audience of members and which was also broadcast over Zoom to those who could not attend. Many thanks to all who attended (whether in person or via Zoom) and we hope you enjoyed it. Thanks also to Helen and Paul and to Pauric McGroder and Gerard Kelleher for the help with the Zoom broadcast.

We would be interested in any feedback from members on their experience of this which will help make it better for the next time we have a hybrid meeting.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday 4th October Next week we have "Conversations" - Ramblings of a so-called Street Photographer - with David Cantor.

David is a London based street photographer who has captured some wonderful street portraits of people in the East End of London and who has been exhibited in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery, London. You can see samples of his images on his website at www.davidcantor.weebly.com

The meeting will be held via Zoom and the link will be sent to all members next Tuesday morning.

Monthly Competitions – Next Tuesday is the closing date for the October round of the Monthly Competitions. You can submit up to 2 monochrome and 2 colour images. These can be on any theme. As before we will have 3 grades – Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Entries should be sent by email to our competition secretary, Noel Dunne, by midnight on Tuesday 4th October at this address – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The monochrome images will be judged on Tuesday 11th October and the colour images on Tuesday 18th October.

Introduction to Photography Course – This course started last week. Many thanks to all who are involved and who have made this to be one of the best photography courses in Dublin.  The next Course will start on January  25th 2023

Introduction to Photography Workshop: Camera Essentials – Monday 3rd October – The purpose of this workshop is to get the Course participants set up and “ready to go” with their cameras, so that they can concentrate on taking photos on their upcoming Walkabouts.

This will be held in the Camden street clubhouse – 8 Lower Camden Street – and there will be an online element to accommodate our out-of-town participants.

The workshop starts at 7pm and will end about 8:30pm.

We have a need for members to also attend in Camden Street to help our course attendees who may have questions relating to their cameras. Please volunteer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eddie Chandler Gallery – Our current exhibition is the 6 Panels from the recent Arthur Murrells Panels Competition The people represented in the exhibition are Isabel Duggan Rofé, Maria McCormick, Paul Timon, Gerard Kelleher, Noel Dunne and Gerry Andrews.

It would be great if members could volunteer to be attendants in the Gallery on Saturdays especially those whose images are being exhibited. Anyone who is interested can please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will give you all the details. You can also register for a slot on the club website – at this link.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Saturday Shutters – Saturday 1st October This Saturday the group plans to visit Massy Woods.

You can park in the Hell Fire Club car park across the road where we will meet at 10am. 

There is a looped walking trail through the woods which includes the trees, walled garden, bridges, saw mill ruins and ice house. There should be some mushrooms to photograph as well. We will meet and have a picnic about 12 noon weather permitting! 

Details about the woods are at https://www.coillte.ie/site/massys-estate/

All club members are welcome, especially new members – but please register by 6pm on Thursday 1st September at this link.

Advanced Notice the next Studio Workshop will take place on Saturday 5th November – starting at 9am. There is a limit of 4 people and a cost of €40 (to cover the model’s expenses). Booking will open on the club website at 10pm on Tuesday 4th October.

Print Special Interest Group We are planning to setup a Special Interest group for those who are interested in art of Prints. The inaugural meeting will take place on Saturday 8th October - at 2pm in the Gallery. Please come along with your prints or question in relation to printing.

Advanced Notice of a demonstration of film developing in the Gallery.  Gerard Kelleher will print a B&W image from a negative showing how he determines his exposure and contrast by dodging and burning.  Starting at 7pm in the Eddie Chandler Gallery in Camden Street.

OUTINGS

Possible Trip to Malta – We have received a great response from members and partners and it looks as if the trip will be possible. Della is on holiday at the moment – but if you are interested please let her know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – she will respond when she returns.

Just to remind you that if the trip does go ahead, half of the cost will be payable at the end of November.

November w/e in Donegal – 22 members have indicated their intention and interest in this outing and have now received booking instructions from Della. Because of the interest in the event, we were able to extend the number of rooms on hold and there is now just one left if anyone has missed out. Thanks to Bernie Carolan who has done some excellent research of the area - beaches, lighthouses, etc, together with timings from the hotel to each venue. This will be shared with the group shortly. Contact as usual is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EXHIBITIONS, COMPETITIONS AND OTHER ITEMS

FIAP Exhibition Centre – Lishiu, China – We have received an invitation for DCC members to submit images for the opening exhibition to be held in this new centre. This is a great opportunity for us and it would be great if some of us could participate – perhaps some of our images will be exhibited. See the attachments.

Request for Images – The club has been contacted by a researcher working for RTE. They are looking for images taken in Smithfield in the 1960s when the film “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold” was being made. Does anyone have anything of this nature – or know of anyone who has? If so please let Ruth know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Durst Colour Enlarger – The club has been contacted by someone who has a Durst CLS 305 Colour Enlarger with developing tanks and trays on offer. Anyone interested can contact Ruth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kodak Carousel Trays – The club has also been contacted by someone else who has some Kodak Carousel Trays on offer. Anyone interested can contact Ruth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 OTHER ITEMS

Membership Renewals - Tony Davis, our treasurer has asked me to remind you about checking when you are renewing your membership if it has been previously set up on PayPal / Stripe as an automatic renewal.  We've had to refund four double payments in the past few weeks.  Instructions to cancel recurring PayPal payments are here.

Club PublicityThe 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.

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.