St Brigid’s Photo Group was established in the late 1990’s. The aim and objective of the Group is to help members improve their photographic skills in an informative and friendly environment.
There is no fancy equipment needed to join the group, a simple point and shoot camera is all you need to get started
The Group have an active membership of around 60 with a mix of abilities from absolute beginner to advanced photographers.
St Brigid’s group encourages members to take better photographs by participating in club activities and using club equipment. To become an active member, the club organises many events including:
- Monthly photo competitions leading to the Photographer of the Year Award,
- Guest Speakers,
- Outings and trips, nationally and internationally,
- Annual Exhibition of members work,
- Workshops on photography techniques, postproduction, print or sharing on social media,
- And there’s time for fun with several social events during the year.
The Group meet in St Brigid’s Community Centre in Blanchardstown every Tuesday at 8pm from September to June. The weekly meeting runs for 2 hours with a tea/coffee break at around 9 pm. Due to Covid-19, these meetings currently take place on Zoom.
Each club night is designed to help members learn about the art of photography and improve their skills with a combination of presentations and actively using camera and lighting equipment.
External judges and guest speakers offer insights and tips while our experienced members offer great support to the newer members, freely giving the benefit of their experience.
Members pay an annual subscription each October. Currently the fee is €80. New members who join during the year pay a proportionate subscription. The AGM is held in September and the organising committee is elected. The committee meets monthly to ensure club activities run smoothly.
The Group have invested in Photography equipment which includes studio lights, backdrops, soft-box, laptop, projector and screen, mount cutters and many other items available to both existing and new members to borrow and use at home.
St Brigid’s Photo Group is a thriving club, where everyone enjoys the fun and enjoyment of photography. To get further information or about becoming a member visit our contact page.