Photofest Ireland 2018

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018


Following the continued success of Photofest Ireland for both Exhibitors and Visitors to date – the Irish Photo Agency is delighted to announce a new location and venue for 2018, which will be held in the recently refurbished Hotel and  Conference  Event Centre in the Midlands Park Hotel, located in the Midlands of Ireland, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Photofest Ireland continues to be one of the most popular Photography Trade and Seminar Events held in Ireland – mixing Trade, Photographers and Creatives of all status at a professional level..

Whether you are a professional or freelance photographer or videographer, a buyer of image making equipment or materials, a distributor or manufacturer of photographic related products or services – this is an event for you. In addition, if you are in the creative media who require photographic/media  related products and services, this annual event will also have interest to you.

“We are excited to be moving to a new location with ‘state of the art’ facilities.  So many photographers and media related contacts have asked ‘why every event happens in Dublin’ – So for the first time in over a decade we are moving the Photofest event to the Midlands of Ireland – where many visitors from around Ireland will have easier access to this event”.
Helen Burke, Event Director.

Key activities will involve –

  • Irish trade representatives you are familiar with to date – meet them to update relationships, develop feedback – while they introduce new products and services for your business.
  • New Irish companies introducing their services to the photographic industry. Meet with new photographic related industries based in Ireland.
  • An international trade presence from the UK and other countries. Keep yourself informed on international photographic activity. Be introduced to new products, services and systems photographers are using successfully abroad.
  • Seminars & Lecturers – Irish and international speakers and company representatives. Agenda & speakers will be confirmed shortly.
  • Additional Photographic related activity at this event will include:
    • Latest Product & Services from the Industry
    • Product demonstrations;
    • Pilot Commercial Shooting;
    • Introductions to new Styles & Finishings;
    • B2B Opportunities;
    • Training Solutions;
    • Stock Photography;
    • Galleries;
    • Careers;
    • Photographic Publications
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Gerry Andrews FIPF, ARPS

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018

See you all at the Gerry Andrews presentation at the Ennis Camera Club in Powers pub Clarecastle on Tuesday night April 3rd at 8pm. Be seated by 7:45pm.       Thanks to Ennis Camera Club for the invitation to attend.

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25th Spring Trail Congratulations

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018

Congratulations to Jim Brennan winner of this years Spring Trail and also to Colin Bunce in second place and Jimmy Doyle third.

Photos: Jim Brennan winner with Chairperson Helen McQuillan, Some of the club members, and Jimmy Doyle whose idea the Spring Trail was 25 years ago.

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Congratulations Edwin

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

Edwin Bailey HM NIPA 2018

Edwin Bailey receiving his Highly Commended award from Anne Given DPAGB, LRPS, LIPF, BPE3, Vice President NIPA, for his sequence “The one and only” in the All Ireland at the NIPA Audio Visual Festival at Ballyearl, Newtownabbey last Saturday.

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NIPA Audio Visual Festival 2018

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018

Congratulations Edwin Bailey awarded an Honourable Mention for his sequence “The one and only” at the NIPA Audio Visual Festival in Ballyearl, Newtownabbey, yesterday.

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Congratulations Helen

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018

NPOTY 2018

Helen McQuillan  receiving her Honourable Mention Certificate from IPF President Dominic Reddin

at the Nature Photographer of The Year (NPOTY) finals in Carlow today.

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Programme January 8th – March 26th 2018

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018

Jan 8th                 Photo League. Open.          My Christmas.

Exercise: Extraordinary/Ordinary, creative in the house, for Jan. 22nd.

Jan 13th          SACC / IPF Nature Regional Rround, Cabragh Wetlands Centre, Thurles 

Jan 15th           Photo League.  Open.

Lens perspective, practical. Richard Park. Bring cameras.

Jan 22nd        Photo League: Theme High Key / Low Key.

                        Bring back Extraordinary/Ordinary, creative in the house.

Exercise: Red  for February 5th. 

Jan 29th          Photo League.   Theme, Candid unposed photo.

Black &  White in Photoshop, practical.

Feb 5th            Photo League. Open.

Bring back Red.

                        Exercise: Motion Blur for February 26th.

Feb 12th           Photo League, Black & White (Mono) only.

                        Composition presentation by Maria O’Brien

Feb 17th/18th    IPF Photographer of the Year and Nature Photographer of The Year, Talbot Hotel, Carlow. 

Feb 19th           Guest Speaker  Chris Copley AIPF.

Feb 24th           Distinctions Workshop, Millmount, Drogheda. 

Feb 26th           Photo League, Open.       Bring back Motion Blur.

                         Exercise: Texture for March 12th. 

March 5th        Photo League. Theme, Rain.

                         Practical: Understanding the camera. Bring camera, lens, Flashgun etc..

March 12th       Photo League. Open. Announce Spring Trail.

                         Bring back Texture

March 17th – 19thth          Shoot Spring Trail. 

Mar 24th          Distinctions, Dumamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise. Ls & As only.        


March 26th       Spring Trail Judging.                              

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