Joan Blease Workshop, Red Cow Hotel, June 25th

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017

Joan Blease, U.K. photographer and digital artist will be in Dublin on Sunday 25th June 2017 to host a workshop in the Red Cow, Moran’s hotel, Naas Road.

The workshop format will be a discussion and lecture style across the day with a break for lunch. The cost of this workshop will be €45 per person (lunch not included, however a tea & coffee break will be included).

To secure your place on this wonderful workshop we would ask you to please send an email to our new email address confirming your expression of interest or alternatively you can just pay the fee through PayPal.

Below is a hyperlink to facilitate payment in full of €45 paid via PayPal.

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Posted by on May 30, 2017

17th June 2017   Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

The IPF’s Celebration of Distinctions will give photographers an opportunity to see successful Fellowship, Associate and Licentiate panels close up and speak to their authors.

This will be a unique opportunity for photographers, when they attend IPF distinction assessment sessions, usually see successful panels only at a relative distance. In Portlaoise, it will be possible to see the work up close and talk with the authors.  This will be a time to gain insights into the thought processes that lead to successful panels.  If you are planning to go for any distinction level, Dunamaise Art Centre will be the place to be!

The event will feature a keynote talk by Steven Le Prevost on his recent FIPF and FRPS panels, of special interest to Visual Art photographers. Bill Power and Gerry Kerr will show their Fellowship panels, in Nature and Travel.

Four Associate panels, from Marie Phelan, Clodagh Tumilty, Paul Lanigan and Brian Mulligan will be on display, subject matter covering Flower Studies, Beaches, Street Photography, and Music.

Licentiate panels by Jean Johnston, John Mee, Bernie Joyce and Emmanuelle Galisson will be on display and attendees will have the opportunity to speak to the authors about the very diverse range of photography represented in their panels.

The event will be a Celebration of Distinctions, and of IPF club photography as whole. Much of the excellent imagery seen at the recent IPF Club Championships in Mullingar stems from the work done to gain distinctions, and this will be an opportunity to a better insight into that work, and to get inspiration for images to come.

The event will also include an update by Des Clinton FIPF and Paul Stanley FIPF, the Chair and Vice-Chair of IPF Distinctions, on developments in the assessing of subjects such as Travel and Nature photography.


Distinction Holders €30 each; non-Distinction Holders €40 each;

Group Rate – €30 each for club groups of 5 or more (whether or not Distinction Holders)



10.00               Welcome and Introduction by Vice-President IPF

10.15               Presentation by Steve Le Prevost

Nurturing an idea through to a successful Fellowship Panel

11.45               Introduction of the Guest Distinction Holders

Presentation by Des Clinton FIPF and Paul Stanley FIPF

New developments in the requirements for Nature and Travel panels

12.15               Steve Le Prevost’s panels on display until 1.00

12.15               Advice Centre for prospective distinction applicants

Des Clinton and Paul Stanley (continuing after lunch)

1.00                 Lunch break

2.00                 PANELS ON DISPLAY: (Authors in attendance to discuss the panels)

Stage Area:  Fellowship panel by Bill Power

Room above Auditorium: Associate panels

Brian Mulligan and Marie Phelan

Gallery:  Licentiate panels

Bernie Joyce and John Mee

3.00                 CHANGE PANELS: (Authors in attendance to discuss the panels)

Stage Area:  Fellowship panel by Gerry Kerr

Auditorium Room above Auditorium: Associate panels

Paul Lanigan and Clodagh Tumilty

Gallery:  Licentiate panels

Jean Johnston and Adele Spencer

4.00                 Conclusion

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End of Year 2016-2017

Posted by on May 29, 2017

The club met for the last session of the year 2016-2017 tonight Monday May 29th and will return again on Monday September 18th 2017.

We look forward to seeing you all then for another great year of  photography. In the meantime the Summer is the ideal time to get out and about with the camera when the world is bright and cheerful and full of life  and colour.

Enjoy it.

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Photo Expo May 24th, Treacys West County Hotel

Posted by on May 7, 2017

Here is the latest news from Fine Art Papers

PhotoExpo: 3 Great Events for May. 10th-Killarney, 11th-Cork & 24th-Ennis, 2pm-5pm & 6:30pm-9:30pm. Looking forward to bringing PhotoExpo back to Killarney and Cork again and our first ever Expo in Ennis. This year sees us join forces with three new Irish suppliers and a slight change of programme to previous years. In the afternoon and evening, we will have the usual tradeshow & mini-seminars but in addition, Podge Kelly will be running a full-day, limited number, hands-on workshop on lighting at the event for a nominal charge with further details below. The event sponsors are Nice Light. To book click…    (


Training: Podge Kelly Training, will be hosting an all day lighting workshop at the Gleneagle Hotel, The Cork International Hotel and the Treacys West County Hotel in Ennis on the same days as the PhotoExpo tradeshows. Using a professional model, Podge will guide and assist the attendees on the best ways to get professional results using various forms of lighting and computer skills while getting the best shots available from the venues in question. All attendees will be able to use their images for their portfolios.  Course cost is €99 and includes lunch. Click for more info (

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Annual Exhibition

Posted by on May 7, 2017

The Club members annual exhibition is currently on show in the Sean Lemass  Library, Shannon until June 2nd.

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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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