One of the most enjoyable aspects of club membership is attending the many different outings and trips that are organised every few weeks.
We try to visit places which will give our members the opportunity to shoot subjects appropriate for our upcoming club competitions. These outings are a great way to get to know other members and learn from some of our more experienced photographers.
After a busy morning of shooting, we typically head to a local coffee shop for refreshments before heading back to Blanchardstown to collect our cars. From time to time we arrange bigger trips away in Ireland or further afield. Over the last few years we’ve been everywhere from Achill Island to Bologna!
Recent Outings and Events
Sunday 26th February – HurlingA number of members took up the offer to photograph the hurling matches at Somerton Park on Sunday 26th Feb. Good weather and a keen eye resulted in some great photos.
Tuesday 31st January – POTY judging
Our judge for the January POTY competition was Harry Weir. I think everyone enjoyed his judging style and I’m sure we all learned from his tips and suggestions. There were some cracking photographs on show and you will have a chance to see them all up close on Tuesday next. Thanks to Richard for coordinating the transfer of the photographs to the judge and for his work on the night.
Tuesday 10th January – Club night back in the hall
A good turnout, with a great night’s tuition and entertainment. Thanks to Mick who led the portraits shoot, to Brendan who set up all the gear and to everyone else who contributed to a good evening in the hall. As well as the portraits, we had some great “food photography” shots, courtesy of Stephanie & Co – watch out for some great photos in the January POTY competition.
January outing – Sunday 8th January
A number of members braved the January weather to shoot the Dublin city lights. The gang met in Temple Bar and wandered through the city before finishing up on Grafton St. and topping off the day off with a seasonal visit to Bewleys.