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Nature Group Page

Welcome to the Dublin Camera Club Nature Group’s web page

The DCC Nature Group is a special interest group for members of Dublin Camera Club.  We share a love of Nature and Wildlife photography and we are at all different levels in the club some very Novice and some very Advanced, most somewhere in between.  With Covid restrictions in place we meet on Zoom on the 4th Thursday of the month.  Over the year some meetings will have invited speakers on specific nature topics while other meetings will be members discussing issues around Nature & Wildlife (N&W) Photography.

Hopefully when COVID restrictyions ease we will look to planning trips and ooutings.

August Meeting – 8.00 pm on   26th August

Our next meeting is on     26th August at 8.00 pm

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  • Image sharing members images ‘show and tell’  this months topic "Summer"
  • What's hot now? suggestions of what is in season  

 

Our Gallery 

We have, in addition to this web page, a gallery for nature images which is now live with images submitted by members.  Our proposed themes for the coming months are set out below.  All members are encouraged to submit images on these themes for the gallery. 

Members are invited to submit up to 10 images each month for inclusion in the Gallery.  The photos must be consistent with the 'theme' as set out below and should be sized no wider than 1000 pixels and not taller than 700 pixels to display properly on the website.  The file name should contain your name and image number. 

NATURE GALLERY THEMES 2021 

Gallery 

Submit by 

Theme 

June 

27th MAY 

Insects or wild flowers 

July 

24th June 

‘On land’ or ‘In the sky’ 

August 

22nd July 

Coastal Worlds 

September 

26th August 

Summer 

October 

23rd September 

Mountains, rivers & lakes 

November 

28th October 

Autumn 

December 

25th November 

Celebrating the year 

What is Nature or Wildlife photography? 

Most members just want to enjoy photographing nature and wildlife but there is a precise definition of what is Nature or Wildlife photography (they do differ) and what you can do to an image in post processing to enter it in a competition under either heading. If you are entering competitions in either genre then these definitions are necessary.  These are set out by FIAP/IPF HERE  and endorsed by Dublin Camera Club for any of its competitions under either category.  An easy to understand interpretation is on this LINK 

Nature Photographers' Code of Practice 

Linked HERE is a code of practice from the UK RPS Nature Group.  Basically it is a code of practice that we would subscribe to.  There are references in it to pieces of legislation which are of course UK Acts.  We will in due course identify the Irish equivalents where such exist.  Meanwhile we remember that we are nature lovers first and photographers second so the basic principle is:             The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph. 

Other links

Some Nature links have been moved to the Useful Links page

Future Meetings

We are working towards a structure for regular monthly meetings, i.e. those involving just the members of the club

  • How to and Where to a short instructive/educational item on the “How to and Where to” of a particular type of N&W
  • What's Hot now? suggestions of what is in season to photograph and what is coming up in the coming weeks/months. In time this will include possible locations to visit, as a group or alone.
  • A Travel Tale a brief illustrated story of a member’s trip to photograph N&W images – volunteers needed.
  • Image sharing the practice of image sharing, members sending in images for sharing and discussion. 

We will aslo have invited external speakers three or four times a year.

What is Nature or Wildlife photography?

Most members just want to enjoy photographing nature and wildlife but there is a precise definition of what is Nature or Wildlife photography (they do differ) and what you can do to an image in post processing to enter it in a competition under either heading. If you are entering competitions in either genre then these definitions are necessary.  These are set out by FIAP/IPF HERE  and endorsed by Dublin Camera Club for any of its competitions under either category.  An easy to understand interpretation is on this LINK

Contact Us

Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to join the group or if you have ideas, suggestions, tell us what we are doing wrong or even right or any other reason.