Programme April 24th – May 29th

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017

Apr 24th         Portraits by window light. Bring cameras.  Also bring framed prints for the annual club exhibition in the library, May 2nd – June 2nd,

May 1st            Bank Holiday. No Club.  

May 8th            Outing to Adare. Meet there at 7:30pm.

May 13th/14th   National Club Finals & Distinctions & IPF AGM in  Mullingar. 

May 15th          Outing to Limerick. Meet at Howley’s Quay, 7:30pm.

May 22nd          Outing to Lahinch. Meet at the promenade.

May 29th          Meet in the Oakwood Hotel. Bring in images on a memory stick from the Portrait by windows session and from the three outings.  Three images from each event. This is the last night until September 18th.               


Use the Summer well to prepare for the  National Shield in November  & the IPF Photographer of the Year Regional Round in late 2017 followed by the finals of this competition in 2018. Also consider the Nature Photographer

of the Year Regional round in January and the finals later in early 2018, The SACC Inter Club Competition and especially the  IPF National Club Finals.

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Audio Visual Showdown & Workshop

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017




Oakwood Hotel, Shannon, Co. Clare.

Saturday, 22nd April, 2017.

Admission – free!

Doors will open at 10 a.m., for the workshop to commence at 10.30 a.m..  Richard – one of the judges for AV2017 – will start off with some general tips and ideas for better scriptwriting illustrated with some sound clips.  Then he will compare and contrast the words and planning of “It All Adds Up” and “In Search of Christina” – two of his new sequences – two sequences on a similar theme but different script treatments.  He will also show additional sequences from his collection.

In the afternoon, there will be a showing of a selection of the international audio visuals entered in the showdown competition.  This will include sequences from Melbourne, South Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Staffordshire , Holland, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Sequences have been pre-judged and results will be announced at the end of the competition.

This is a great opportunity to hear from an international audio visual creator and to see how sequences are created in different parts of the world.

Richard Brown

Richard Browne

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Photo League 2016 – 2017

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017

Last night, April 10th, we came to the final night of the 2016 – 2017  weekly Photo league and thanks to Maria O’Brien we had, for the first time, a beautiful trophy to present to the winner.

The whole club membership is most grateful to Maria for her  great generosity in donating this Perpetual trophy, which will be competed for long into the future.

The winner on this occasion was Noel Ryan, a very consistent entrant throughout the year followed closely by Helen McQuillan in second place and Edwin Bailey in third.

Heartiest congratulations to Noel and thanks to all the other members who participated in  the league.Untitled-1 Untitled-2

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Spring Trail 2017

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017

Once again we had a very fine entry for the annual Spring Trail event around the St Patrick’s day festivities. The trail was set this year by Helen McQuillan and Maria O’Brien and they set it in the Vandeleur Gardens, Kilrush and around the town of Kilrush.

Unfortunately, the weather was most unkind over the three days but eighteen brave souls braved the elements  and produced fine sets of images.

The competition was won by Dave Halliday, with Christy Griffin in second place followed by Harry Pierce in third. Patricia Egan took the best First Time entrant.

The judge on the night was Adrian Kelly, Limerick Camera Club.

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Spring Trail 2017

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

Hope everybody enjoys the Spring Trail and that the weather will be reasonably good on the 17th – 19th.

Spring Trail 2017 

001     Seat in the garden   [Vandeleur]

002     Spring in bloom [Vandeleur]

003     A gated entrance [Vandeleur or Kilrush]

004     Shopfront(s)   [Kilrush]

005     Boat(s) at the Marina  [Kilrush] 

Things along the way 

006     People on the street

007     Reflection(s)

008     A sea view 

009     Built with stone

010     A window   


  1. A) Photographs to be taken on days determined by the Club Committee.(see E below)
  2. B) Each participant will be allocated a unique letter to be included in the image ( & denotes your letter until you are allocated a letter by the club secretary )

Your best shot of each subject to be numbered as follows:


001-&.jpg for 001 above

002-&.jpg for 002 above and so on to…..

010-&.jpg for 010 above.

Since you will be saving each image in jpeg file type it will not be necessary to type in .jpg.


  1. C) Photographs to be presented on CD or Memory stick with your name and letter on the CD cover or Memory stick, or email to by March 24th.
  2. D) File size of each image should be 1024px x 683px for standard sensor

Or 1024px X 768px for bridge, compact, or 4/3 sensors.  Resolution  72ppi.

  1. E) All images must be taken on 17th – 19th March and must be the original work of the participant. Nothing to be imported from previous files or from any other source.
  2. F) Photographs of subjects to be taken as found. ( No props to be added)
  3. G) All images to be taken along the designated route.
  4. H) Respect private property – do not enter without permission.
  5. I) Judging will take place on Mar 27th in the Oakwood Arms Hotel, 7:30pm








Location: Aprox 1km from Kilrush Town on the N67 (Killimer Road)

Opening Times: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm   Admission: Free


The garden is level and there are wide gravel paths throughout. The summer house, Coffee Shop and Gift Shop are wheelchair accessible. A disability restroom is available.


There is extensive parking available for coaches and cars.


Friday, 17th March 2017

1.00 pm    Dog Competition/Face Painting/Music in the Square

2.00 pm   Parade

CAPPAGH (Optional) 

Facing the Marina, turn left onto the R473 Cappagh Road for aprox 1km

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Club Members Success at NIPA Audio Visual Event

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

Congratulations to Shannon Camera Club member Helen McQuillan LIPF on winning Best Nature Sequence at the NIPA Audio Visual Competitions held in The Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl, Co Down on 17th and 18th of February 2017. Helens sequence titled ‘ Natures Tapestry’ featured flora and fauna of a waste land area with beautiful photography and music accompanied by her own words which added depth and meaning to the sequence.

Congratulations also to Edwin Bailey LIPF on winning 3rd place in the All Ireland section of the competition in which there were 17 entries from various parts of the country with 10 photo clubs represented. Edwin’s entry featured a visit to Bunratty Folk Park while reminiscing on how living used to be in his youth and making comparisons with what he saw through his camera lens while in the folk park. Prizes for the event were presented by Councillor Noreen McCelland, Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey. On addressing the audience she said she was delighted to see the presentation of winning entries and was captivated by the artistry of the sequences and encouraged audio visual enthusiasts to continue their creative journey and wished them every success in the future.

Councillor Noreen McCelland presents Edwin Bailey LIPF with his winning medal

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Programme January 9th – April 10th 2017

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017


Jan 9th                     Photo League.            My Christmas.

Jan 16th                    Photo League.  Youtube Tutorials — Maria O’Brien.

                                 Exercise: Hands, to be returned on January 30th on memory stick.

Jan 22nd                  SACC Nature regional round, Cabragh Wetlands Centre, Thurles .

Jan 23rd                  Photo League.       Exposure in practice, live demo.

Jan 30th                   Photo League.   Bring back Hands Exercise

Feb 6th                    Photo League. Theme, Creative Self Portrait.

                                 Show Salon winning photos from the 2016 Cork Salon.

Exercise: Sports for March 6th.

Feb 13th                  Photo League.     Still life set up and shoot. Three volunteers for set ups. 

Feb 18th/19th        IPF Photographer of the Year and Nature Photographer of The Year, D Hotel, Drogheda.

Feb 20th                 Photo League. Theme, Minimalist monochrome.

                                Photoshop Tutorials and a short discussion on the portraiture. 

Feb 27th                  Photo League,  Practical Portrait session with studio lights. 

Mar 4th                   Distinctions, Dumamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise. Ls & As only.

March 6th               Photo League. Theme, Spring.      Bring back Sports photos.

March 13thth          Photo League. Announce Spring Trail.  Three members to present their work.

March 17th – 19thth Shoot Spring Trail.

Mar 20th               Speaker. TBC. 

March 27th            Spring Trail Judging. 

April 3rd               Photo League. Consider images for National Club Finals. 

April 10th              Photo League, final night.         Spring Trail review.

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