Programme

DATEACTIVITYTYPE
SEPT 2021Photo challenge Theme – holiday/travel photographyFacebook
14thMeet in hall – welcome new members – programme update – talk by members of their successful MidPhot entries and social time for catching upMeet
28thAshley Franklin – speaker THE WIDER WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY PART 1: THE STORY OF PORTRAIT, FASHION, INDUSTRIAL, WAR & SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY Discover a fascinating world of photography beyond the camera club as we explore the history, style and impact of portrait, fashion, industrial, war, press and social documentary photography .  See the work of photo greats like Avedon, Bailey, Beaton, Bloomfield, Capa, Contreras, Curry, Karsh, Leibowitz, McCullin, Salgado and Winston Link.  An evening of informative, inspiring, powerful and world-changing imageryMeet
OCTOBERPhoto challenge: PortraitsFacebook
12thYour holiday/travel photos – tell and show critiqueMeet
26thPhoto walk: Street life – night photography – Melton or Lough (TBC)Meet on location
NOVEMBERPhoto challenge – Night photosFacebook
9thZoom speaker – lighting – Justin Gardner A behind the scenes look at lighting set ups for portraits and product photography, with a hands on look at the lights and modifiers I use.  You will learn how to use a variety of lighting equipment, in order to light your subjects in different, creative wayZoom
30thPractical: Tools of the TradeMeet
DECEMBERPhoto challenge – LightingFacebook
14Christmas social and quizZoom
 
JANUARY 2022Photo challenge – Knobs, Handles and LocksFacebook
4thZoom speaker – Pat Crouder (P.I.M.S. – The Pat, Ian and Mike Show) – a collection of images taken as part of monthly challenges on set themes, and only shot indoors. The ‘before and after’ images will be shown and we will explain “how we did it”, with member participation along the way. Entertaining and unique. Pen and Paper required!Zoom
18thRichard O’BrienA two-hour talk on shooting internal and external architecture covering gear, tricks and thought process, all from the point of view of an amateur photographer. Also includes a live demonstration of editing techniques using a combination of Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop CC, from the point of view of a professional IT instructor.Zoom
FEBRUARYPhoto challenge – ArchitectureFacebook
1stZoom speaker: Michael Berkeley: Sports PhotographyZoom
15thBand Night – local band HRT (Helen, Richard and Terry), comprising vocals, guitar and percussion, will be playing for us tonight to allow us to take artistic and creative images whilst performing songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Refreshments available in the break, then another opportunity for us to take further images in the 2nd half.Meet
MARCHPhoto challenge – ~Camara phone photography – A pub, bar or cafeFacebook
1stJeanette Lendon – Smartphone photography – more than just a camera on a phone
See how the smartphone camera has evolved, and is no longer ‘just a phone’. Learn how Jeanette went from a successful corporate and commercial photographer, to running her own smartphone photography masterclasses and not even owning a ‘big’ camera any more. She will also let you into to some of the tips and tricks of taking creative photos with your smartphone.
Zoom
15thSpeaker – Danny GreenWild Taiga
A never-ending forest, these northern forests are the realm to some of the most iconic species on the planet. From large predators, like the brown bear, wolf, and wolverine to elusive birds like the great grey owl and golden eagle. Danny has spent 10 years travelling to these remote forests in all seasons to capture these images”. This talk is a showcase of some of his best images that he has managed to capture during that time.
 
Meet
29th‘Evaluating your images’ – An interesting evening looking at a selection of images previously chosen by members (supplied by UCC) and then listening to critique of those images by a photographer and judge. Hopefully, this will help in evaluating your own images ready for submission to our Annual Exhibition.Meet
APRIL
Photo challenge – Juxtaposition. Explanation will be emailed and on our FB page.
Facebook
12thZoom Lecture – David Gilliver – Miniature Worlds: Prepare to enter a world where stems of broccoli appear as large as trees, and facemasks are used as swimming pools. My colourful imagination will be on full display during this presentation, and I will discuss in detail both my inspirations and the technical considerations that should be made when creating this style of work. Prepare to be entertained!Zoom
26thPractical: Creative session using small people figures / dioramasMeet
MAYPhoto challenge – MacroFacebook
10thPhoto walk (TBC)Meet on location
24thAGMMeet
JUNEPhoto challenge – Flora 
7thPhoto walk (TBC)Meet on location
21stTBC – Awards night – social with nibbles
JULYPhoto challenge – Water 
8-10thProvisional booking for exhibition

Programme is liable to change, so please always check on club website or ask a Committee Member for further information