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Club Announcements - Tuesday June 28th 2022

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Our current exhibition is a set of images from Muff Fair by Richard Whelan

The photos shown here are part of a story of the people who attend the Muff Horse Fair.

The photographs were taken over a 10-year period up to 2019.

My images try to show ordinary people enjoying a day out at the fair.  A special atmosphere prevails at the Rock of Muff nearby.  It is there that people, old and young, sit, eating, drinking, and watching the neighbours dance to the rousing beat of the band.  Many revellers get up to dance to the country music and some enter the singing and dancing competitions.

Tonight  Tonight we had 4 walkabouts in various parts of the city. Our thanks go to Della Meade for the coordination and to the facilitators of each walkabout – David Larkin, Pauric McGroder, David Gray, Richard Whelan and Peter MacMenamin.

Creating photography websites and blogs - last Monday's skills workshop with Alice O'Brien on creating photography websites and blogs.  Alice has kindly forwarded a copy of the slides used on Monday night.  She has also put together a video resource based on the content used on Monday night.  In particular it includes material on Blogger which she didn't have time to cover.  The slides are attached as a pdf and the link to the material is https://sway.office.com/zGPVx1TYiG7zdi2i?ref=Link

Saturday Shutters – Saturday 2nd July - are visiting the Rose Garden in St Annes Park, Raheny. Meet at 10am in the car park beside the Red Stables. Anyone interested should register on the Club website at this link – to make sure you are covered by the Club’s insurance.

Tuesday 5th July Next week we will be visited by Sue O’Connell FIPF ARPS EFIAP/d2. See Sue’s website www.sueoconnell.photography for more information about her great travel images. Sue was one of the judges for Photo ’21 last year – so it will be good opportunity for us to see her work.

Photo ’22 – our Annual Exhibition Many thanks to the 61 members who submitted 869 images in 28 different categories. Our 3 judges have now completed their assessment of the images and our Zoom meeting with them to determine the awards took place last Saaturday.

The judges are

  • Anne Cassidy FIPF FRPS
  • David Gibbins ARPS APAGB EFIAP/b
  • Reha Bilir AFIAP ESFIAP – Director of the FIAP Exhibition Centre, Konya, Turkey

We will have a launch of the online exhibition with the announcement of the winners on Tuesday 12th July – our normal meeting time.

Future ProgrammePhotographers that influenced me - Our Tuesday meeting on August 16th 2022 will be on the theme of "Photographers who influenced me". We are looking for 3 or 4 members to talk about photographers that they admire and who have influenced them and their work. Volunteers, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesday WalkaboutsWe hope to have 3 further evening walkabouts  - 26 July, 9 August and 31 August - so, in order to spread the load,  it would be wonderful if some members would put their names forward to act as convenors for these events.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Social Evening - We plan to hold a barbeque on Friday 29th July in the Camden Court Hotel. Full details will be posted by this weekend on the club website at this link.

The cost is likely to be 23 euro per person which will provide us with  3 main courses, 3 salads and 2 sides (further details will be provided later). The important information is that the hotel hopes to  accommodate our club only and exclude others, but in order to have the evening and space to ourselves we need the numbers of members who commit to attend. 

With that in mind, we would appreciate early bookings in order to secure the deal from the hotel and to ensure that the evening will go ahead.

We will also be presenting the awards from Photo ’22 at this BBQ. It will be great to see the awards winners there in person.

EXHIBITIONS AND COMPETITIONS

Arts Festival in Ballybunion, Co Kerry – We have been contacted by the festival organisers to let us know about a photography contest they are arranging. This is their message

The theme is - Power of the SeaThe aim is to showcase the power of the sea in Ireland. This requires you to think outside the box, we are looking for energy, action, power. It can include animals, birds, weather, waves, people (with their permission if they can be identified). We would like more than beach landscapes please.We are now taking submissions for the Power of the Sea Photography Competition.
Entries must be taken between 1st April and 1st July 2022The deadline for receipt by Ballybunion Arts Festival of entries to the competition is 12 noon on Friday 1st July 2022.There is a special Black and White category.Cost of entry:1 photograph €103 photographs €20Prizes: Competition carries a First Prize of €150, Second Prize of €100, Black and White Category Prize of €100.All these details are available at 
www.ballybunionartsfestival.ie

Kilkenny Photographic Society – Wildlife Competition 2022 – our good friends in KPS have sent us information about their upcoming competition and talk. This looks to be an interesting event and presentation by Gordon Rae. Details are on their website www.kilkennyphoto.net/wildlife

Peter Gordon’s Irish Light – Big Day Out – Peter has been in contact to let us know that the Big Day Out will take place this year on Sunday 25th September – in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. This year’s speakers are Alex Nail, Mark Littlejohn, Isabella Tabacchi and Peter Gordon. All the details are on his website at https://irishlight.ie/big-day/

The early bird price is €65 (until 30th June) which rises to €85. But we can get a discounted price of €50 if there are 10 or more people interested. Please let me know by Thursday 16th June if you are interested. I will then send the names and email addresses to Peter who will contact each person to arrange the discounted payment. Email me on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IPF Distinctions – Unfortunately the IPF have had to cancel the proposed distinction assessment sitting in June – not enough people registered to make it viable. However, there is a sitting confirmed and scheduled for September. This one will be based on Prints and will be the first Distinctions Assessment sitting since the Covid lockdown. Details are available on www.irishphoto.ie – or click here

Gallery of Photography the current exhibition is Protest! Photography, activism and social change in Ireland. It runs until 11 June 2022.

FIAP News The latest edition of the FIAP News is now available at this link.

Congratulations to Della Meade who has an excellent article on Glendalough published this month.

Love your coast competition – we have heard about this competition. Details are at Love Your Coast Photography Competition - Clean Coasts

.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.