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
Thinking of joining?
Now is a great time to join. We have finished our summer programme of outings and just confirmed our new itinerary for 2022/ 2023. It is packed with great guest speakers, demonstrations and weekend field trips. Why not visit us on a Tuesday night @ 8pm in St. Brigid’s Community Centre to see what we do.
Saturday 11th September – Glendalough
Only two hardy members ventured out on this trip. Some lovely photos were captured – see selection below:
Tuesday 13th September – Adrian Hendroff
Adrian is a photographer, writer and mountain leader and he has set up a new company which runs photographic courses and trips – www.fabulousviewpoints.com
His talk was split into three parts – photographing the Golden Hour, Mist and the Night Sky. One of his courses takes place around the Copper Coast in Waterford, so he pointed out a number of locations that might present good photographic opportunities to our members who will visit the area next month. He did, however, say that January and February were the best months for that particular location.
Adrian puts a lot of effort into planning his trips in advance, to give him the best chance of getting a particular style of photograph. He recommends met.ie and yr.no for all weather related forecasts, The Photographers Epheremis (TPE) for location settings and timings, plus PhotoPills specifically for astrophotography. He recommends using the web versions of all these apps, as the mobile versions are never as good.
Tuseday 2nd August
Summer evening photo trip to Malahide.
Saturday 30th July
Barge trip from Sallins