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
Tuesday 29th November – POTY Judging
Our judge for the November POTY competition was Mark Sedgwick from Celbridge Camera Club. You either love him or you hate him – for some he’s a genius, for others he’s a novelty act (depending, I think, on the marks he gave your photo), but he always entertains and is a good character and a very interesting and realistic judge.
Judging “on the fly” is a difficult art and he deserves great praise for his work on the night. It also gives everyone a live insight into what excites and influences judges into awarding (or not awarding) top marks – avoid blown out highlights at all costs – crop photos to get the best composition – do something different from the rest of the crowd – keep it simple.
A very enjoyable night overall.
Tuesday 15th November – Club Lights for Portrait Shoot
A great night, with a chance for everyone to have a go at using the club lights, along with the various modifiers, triggers and backdrops.
Thanks to our coaches, Mick, John and David, to Brendan for getting all the gear in place, to our splendid group of models and to everyone else who mucked in and lent a hand to make it such a successful evening.
Sunday 6th November – Club outing to Glenbarrow Waterfall
There was a good turnout of members for the November outing to Glenbarrow Waterfall which is located in the Sliabh Bloom mountains in Co. Laois. For anyone who didn’t make the trip and might consider travelling there in the future, you can get details of the area and the trails at this LINK.