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Club Announcements - Tuesday September 20th 2022

DCC Website Gallery - Photo '22 Annual Exhibition

Our current home-page exhibition is a set of images representing our Photo '22 Annual Exhibition.  In addition to the award-winning images, the exhibition features images from all members who entered the competion..

The three judges (Anne Cassidy FIPF FRPS - Northern Ireland, David Gibbins ARPS APAGB EFIAP/b - UK and Reha Bilir AFIAP ESFIAP – Director of the FIAP Exhibition Centre, Konya, Turkey) were presented with 869 images in 28 Catedgopries from 61 authors.  So, it was a huge task and they managed it over four days.

Eddie Chandler Gallery

The Eddie Chandler Gallery, which is the club’s interface with the public, is now open again. 
Now that we have completed the remedial work on the premises we will be able to open the Gallery on Saturdays and to continue showing exhibitions – as we have done since 1990. We are one of the longest running galleries in Ireland dedicated to photography – a great tradition which we hope to be able to continue for a few more years.  It would be great if members could volunteer to be attendants in the Gallery on Saturdays.
You can volunteer here.

Tonight - Tuesday 20th September Tonight we had the judging of the Colour entries in the Summer Competition. Our guest judge was Sue Clark LRPS CPAGB AWPF. Sue is a member of Conwy Camera Club in North Wales. She is an experienced photographer and judge and we thank her for the time she has taken to assess our images and the feedback she presented.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday 27th September Following our remedial works to improve the Fire and Safety measures in our clubhouse in Camden Street, we have started to host small workshops in the clubhouse.

We would now like to host an in-person Tuesday meeting which we would also broadcast over Zoom to those who cannot make it. 

Combined with this we are also aware of a great interest among members for printed images.

So we will trial a print presentation next Tuesday in the clubhouse starting at 8pm and have it broadcast over Zoom to those who cannot attend.

The clubhouse has limited accommodation so we have created an event on the website where members can register to attend in-person. Please go to this link to register to attend in-person for this event. 

We are aware that this will be a trial and we would appreciate any feedback - positive or negative - from both the members who attend in-person and those who are there via Zoom.

The presentation will be given by Helen Hanafin FIPF EFIAP/g and Paul Stanley FIPF EFIAP/p - it will be a print-based presentation and is called "Exploring the World of the Printed Image".

It will be marvellous to see as many people present as possible. This would be really ideal for members who are not familiar with the printed image.

Introduction to Photography course – Our next ITP course will start tomorrow,  Wednesday 21st September and will be held online via Zoom – as we have done for the past number of years. Everyone agrees that this is a good course, is excellent value for money and provides lots of information. We would be most grateful if you could let all your friends and families know about it and anyone else who is interested. It is open for booking on our website at this link.

Current members can attend the course at a reduced fee of €60 – but this is not bookable on the website. If you are interested please contact Tony Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements to enrol.  

Culture Night – Takes place this Friday 23rd September. We are participating with our current exhibition – the 6 Panels from our members. The clubhouse in Camden Street will be open from 4pm to 10pm and we are seeking volunteers to help as stewards in the Gallery for any period of time you are available. It would also be great to see members there and please spread the word.

Volunteers: We need volunteers to cover one hour slots between these times – or even increments of one hour. You will get the see the fantastic prints displayed and to meet other club members and those members of the public who call in. You might have to answer basic questions about the club or the exhibition – but nothing too taxing. And any strange queries can be directed to the club website.

Please consider this and please let me know by email at this This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can see our listing on the Culture Night website here - https://culturenightdublin.ie/event/dublin-camera-club-photographic-exhibition/

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Thursday 22nd September A Meeting of the Nature Group online via Zoom. Tonight we will be joined by Patrick Bolger who will present his images from Dublin zoo and describe his work, equipment and techniques.  Guests are welcome to attend - for a small fee of €5. Register and pay at https://www.dublincameraclub.ie/shop/guest-presenters

Saturday Shutters – Saturday 24th September  This Saturday the group plans to visit Dublin Zoo - On Saturday 24th they will visit Dublin Zoo.  Meet at 10.30 am inside the entrance gate of the Zoo. All members are welcome – but please register by 6pm on Thursday 1st September at this link.

Monday 26th September The first Distinctions Workshop of this new season will be next Monday. This Workshop seeks to provide guidance and advice for those who are planning to submit a panel for an IPF Distinction. The meeting will be held online via Zoom.

Advanced Notice the next Studio Workshop will take place on Saturday 5th November – starting at 9am. There is a limit of 4 people and a cost of €40 (to cover the model’s expenses). Booking will open on the club website on 1st October.

Print Special Interest Group We are planning to setup a Special Interest group for those who are interested in art of Prints. The inaugural meeting will take place on Saturday 8th October - at 2pm in the Gallery. Please come along with your prints or question in relation to printing. If you are in town this Saturday do drop in as well – maybe I can help with your questions.

OUTINGS

Possible Trip to Malta – We have received a great response from members and partners and it looks as if the trip will be possible. Della is on holiday at the moment – but if you are interested please let her know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – she will respond when she returns.

Just to remind you that if the trip does go ahead, half of the cost will be payable at the end of November.

November w/e in DonegalA lot of members have indicated their intention and interest in this outing and have now received booking instructions from Della. Because of the interest in the event, we were able to extend the number of rooms on hold and there is now just one left if anyone has missed out. Thanks to Bernie Carolan who has done some excellent research of the area - beaches, lighthouses, etc, together with timings from the hotel to each venue. This will be shared with the group shortly. Contact as usual is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EXHIBITIONS, COMPETITIONS AND OTHER ITEMS

FIAP Exhibition Centre – Lishiu, China – We have received an invitation for DCC members to submit images for the opening exhibition to be held in this new centre. This is a great opportunity for us and it would be great if some of us could participate – perhaps some of our images will be exhibited. See the attachments.

Irish Light Big Day A reminder that this is taking place in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire this Sunday 25th September. There is a good line up of speakers including Alex Nail, Isabella Tabacchi, Mark Littlejohn and Peter Gordon. Good luck to our members who have registered to attend – I know I am looking forward to it.

Request for Cameras – David Larkin has received this request.

Hi everyone. I work in a local secondary school and I am looking for a donation of digital cameras. I am teaching photography to my students and I want them to learn with a real SLR digital camera. It is a small class.
I have donated my own (old) Canon Eos SLR, its an antique at this stage.
I am looking for cameras that have actual lenses if that is not too ridiculous. If you have any cameras taking up space in your drawers please contact me.

If anyone is able to help please contact David at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Request for Images – The club has been contacted by a researcher working for RTE. They are looking for images taken in Smithfield in the 1960s when the film “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold” was being made. Does anyone have anything of this nature – or know of anyone who has? If so please let Ruth know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Camera on offer – The club has also been contacted by someone who has a Nikon F60 camera to give away. This camera is a film-based one – and in it’s day was an entry level one. Anyone interested can contact Ruth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OTHER ITEMS

Membership Renewals - Tony Davis, our treasurer has asked me to remind you about checking when you are renewing your membership if it has been previously set up on PayPal / Stripe as an automatic renewal.  We've had to refund four double payments in the past few weeks.  Instructions to cancel recurring PayPal payments are here.

Club PublicityThe 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.

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.