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    Club Announcements - Tuesday March 7th 2023

    DCC Website Gallery - Helen Hanafin's "The People of Nepal" - Fellowship Panel Exhibition

    On the 25th of April 2015, Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake that shattered the lives of its gentle inhabitants.  On visiting the country later that year, I was deeply humbled by the resilience of these remarkable people.

    I have chosen not to show the devastation and destruction as a result of the earthquake.  Instead, the intention of my panel is to show the normality of daily life on the streets of Kathmandu.  My objective is to portray the Nepalese people getting on with their lives, maintaining their composure and returning to normality, regardless of events.

    Eddie Chandler Gallery

    A new exhibition is now in place.  UNITED Photographic Exhibitionwas created in response to the war in Ukraine. It is a collaboration between Irish and Ukrainian photographers and aims to highlight the ongoing war and its consequences.

    The photographers involved are Sharon Burrell, Pauric McGroder and a Ukrainian photographer - Uliya Ger who has sought refuge in Ireland.

    We need a volunteer for the Gallery for Saturday afternoon and the following week (both Morning and afternoon). Volunteering is the only way we can keep our gallery opens and it’s a great way to contribute to the club. Anyone who is interested in volunteering can register on the club website here.

    Highlights of the Week ahead

    PRINT EXHIBITION IN THE LEXICON, Dun Laoghaire – formal opening on Thursday @ 6PM. ALL WELCOME

    EDDIE CHANDLER GALLERY – United Photographic exhibition continues this week

    New Club NATURE COMPETITION for Advanced and Non Advanced photographers. Closing date 13 March.

    AGM this evening - New Council elected

    Congratulations and best wishes to our newly elected Council. The year ahead will be challenging one for the Club with important decisions to be made on the premises. We wish the Council well on this and all the other aspects of the Club.

    New Council

    Congratulations too to Gerry Andrews and Pauric McGroder who were awarded Life membership for their outstanding service to the Club and photography.

    The club offers its sincere condolences to Cathy Gurry whose mother passed recently. Cathy was a previous council member and outings secretary for the club.

    TRIP TO MALTA

    The trip Malta in conjunction with the Maltese Photographic Society was a great success and actually featured on Maltese Television – at this link https://youtu.be/A6_Y1ZxaTV4. Thanks again to Della for Organising.

     WINTER LEAGUE

    Two photographers in the Intermediate section tied at 156 points which was the highest score achieved across this year's Winter League of Mono and Colour digital images combined.

    They were Ruth Byrne and Bernie Carolan and will share the Peter Donovan Trophy. Congratulations to both.

    PRINT EXHIBITION IN THE LEXICON (Dun Laoghaire)

    This week the Print Exhibition at the Lexicon will be formally opened at a reception on Thursday (9th March) at 6.00pm. The exhibition will run until 11th April.

    Our club is founded on the printed image; this is the first chance we have had to showcase our talents since before Covid. We are very encouraged by the fact that 60 members submitted two images each.

    This is not a competition; there was no selection process nor will there be prizes.  The images are on a variety of subjects, in any genre (but Lexicon has asked us to bear in mind that it is a family venue). 

    Photography Course

    We are delighted to be launching a new on-site two-day photography course.  The course will take place on Saturdays 25th March and 1st April.  We would be delighted if some experienced members would like to be involved in either co-presenting or mentoring if you are interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Members who want to participate in the course can do so at a discounted rate of €50.  For more information on the course see https://www.dublincameraclub.ie/shop/photography-courses-dublin-camera-club/in-person-photography-course-march-23

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Full details of our activities are on the What’s On section of the club website at this link

    Saturday 11th March – The Saturday Shutters will visit the old lead mines at      Carrickgollogan next Saturday 11th March, meeting in the carpark at 10am.

    All welcome but please register by Thursday 9th at 6pm at this link

    Tuesday 14th March – Winter League Finals                   

    The judging of the Winter League Finals will take place next Tuesday 14th March (for mono) and Tuesday 21st March (for Colour). And we can be certain that there will be assessments which diverge from the original judgements.

    CLUB COMPETITIONS

    NATURE COMPETITION

    You are invited to submit up to 4 digital images for this Club competition.  There are two aspects to this competition.  Judging of individual images for Nature Image of the Year and also the highest aggregate score (of 4 images) will be awarded Nature Photographer of the Year.  There will be two divisions Non-advanced and Advanced.   

      Rules: 

    • All DCC Members are invited to submit up to 4 digital images in accordance with the guidance under Competitionson the website  
    • To be eligible for the Nature Photographer of the Year award Members must submit 4 images. The aggregated score of all 4 images will be used for placings. 
    • Images may be in colour or monochrome. 
    • All images should have been taken in Ireland (including territorial waters) 
    • IPF nature rules apply (link will be provided to the definition on IPF website or a link to copy of definition on our website) 

    The judge has stated that she applies the 'hand of man' rule when judging nature and wildlife images and members should therefore take care not to submit images where the 'hand of man' is visible.

    Photos must be submitted by midnight on 13th March 2023 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please size as per competition sizing.  Your files should be named as follows:  ADV_NomDePlume_ImageNo_Title (example ADV_ABCD_01_Puffin) or NONADV_NomDePlume_ImageNo_Title  (example NONADV_WXYZ_01_Robin). 

    Irish Photographic Federation (IPF)

    Distinction Assessment

    The IPF are pleased to announce that the next distinction assessments sitting will be on Saturday 11th March 2023 at the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise. Best of Luck to all members taking part on Saturday. The next distinction assessments sitting will be on Saturday 20th May in Mullingar.

    IPF National Photography Competition. Closing Date 30th March 2023

    The Irish Photographic Federation has announced a new National competition sponsored by Bermingham Cameras. It is open to all members of IPF affiliated clubs. It is an open competition (no grade distinctions) and there six categories, with competitors allowed to enter up to four images in each. There is a fee involved – a basic €20 for up to four images and €1 per image after that (so a full 24 images will cost €40). Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals (plus tow honourable mentions) will be awarded for each category and the “Image of the Year) will also receive a Nikon Z6 II camera + Nikkor 24-70mm f4.0 S lens.

    Full details of the competition, including categories and image specifications can be found here - Irish Photographic Federation — Serving Irish Photography

    FIAP NEWS

    FIAP Colour Biennial 2023 - Call for Entries. Closing Date 28th March 2023

    This year FIAP will hold a Colour Biennial – hosted by the Hellenic Photographic Society in Athens. The IPF plans to make an entry – as in previous years.

    Full details are here on the IPF website

    There will be two sections

     Colour Prints – a panel of 10 prints – with one per photographer

     Digital Images – a panel of 20 images – no more than 2 per photographer

    We are being asked to submit colour images to the IPF for consideration based on the following 3 themes -  People  Landscape  Portraiture

    This will be done using an online entry system – at www.ipfhost.org. You will need to register yourself – and when approved you will then be able to upload the images.

    They should be sized to be 3500 pixels on the longest side and not be any larger than 3.5 MB. There are lots of great images in the club – so please consider submitting your images. You never know, you might be selected to represent Ireland.

    FIAP Academy

    The next event will be "What is Photography Good For" with Tom Ang. It takes place on Saturday 15th April at 9am.........note the time to accommodate Tom who lives in New Zealand. Registration for this will open next week.

    Free Talk on Night Sky Photography

    Lucan Library are hosting a talk by Anthony Lynch on night sky photography on Tue, 21 March 2023, 19:00 – 22:00. Landscape and night sky photography are his passion and he loves teaching others about it. Admission is free but admission is by ticket. Click here for Tickets.

    ADMIN ITEMS

    Club Publicity - The PRO Group would be interested in contacting members who are willing to have their images appear on the Clubs Social Media platforms and who would also be interested in discussing their photography with the PRO group. Please contact Conor Ryan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    DCC Facebook page just a reminder that the Club has a Facebook page and an Instagram page. If you have your own then please like and follow us on either or both. For those who have a FaceBook page you might also like to join the DCC Private Group at this link  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1187882871582107

    Grading of members If you have never been graded and would like to be, please send 8 or 10 jpg images of your work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A member must be graded before they can participate in competitions.

    DON’T FORGET

    • Update on members - If you hear of the illness or bereavement of any member please let us know so that we can acknowledge that.
    • Subscriptions – please keep your subscriptions up to date. You can renew on the club website. If you do not know or have forgotten your password please contact Ruth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Please be aware that PayPal has a tendency to set up renewals as recurring. This is just to remind that you can switch this off in PayPal if it is not what you want.  Instructions to cancel recurring PayPay payments are here.
    • We have also been made aware that the Stripe service is also doing the same – so please check if you have renewed recently using a Credit Card
    • If you are looking to pay by cheque, please don’t send it to the club address as we are closed.  Instead, you can email our Treasurer who will happily help you.