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Club Announcements - Tuesday May 14th 2024

Eddie Chandler Gallery

This Saturday will see the opening of a new exhibition in our Eddie Chandler Gallery.  It is the AIPF Panel from Maria McCormack and the LIPF Panel from Alex McLean.

Volunteers are needed for the Gallery. Volunteering is the only way to keep our gallery open and is a great way to contribute to the club. Anyone who is interested in volunteering can register on the club website here.  

Annual Competition and Exhibition - Image Printing.
The Club will arrange a printing session for those who need images printed for the Annual Competition and exhibition. We have purchased paper and ink to print 100 images for members so you can get your images printed for the competition/exhibition. The date, time etc are to be announced.

Club Championships (Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th)
The IPF Club Championships take place in Mullingar this coming weekend. Below are the DCC entries in Colour and Mono. Well done to all selected and thanks to the selection committee for selecting, printing and mounting the images.

We look forward to seeing as many members as possible in Mullingar over the weekend to support the Club. The main event will be in The Atrium, County Buildings, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

The sponsors Canon will hold a workshop on printing, paper, and printing profiles for which they will bring printing expert Mark Padovan from the UK especially for the workshop. This will take place in Aras an Mhuilinn from 1.30pm to 3.00pm on Saturday.

The IPF will also hold a distinctions sitting on Saturday – all the best to all Club Members taking part.

Tuesday Meeting Tonight (May 14th)
A Trip to Antarctica with Tanya Martin Crosbie.Tonight we had a presentation of digital images from her recent trip to Antarctica. Tanya is a professional photographer based in Malahide where her business (Giggles and Smiles) specialises in photographing babies and children.

Portrait Group Meet-up (May 15th)
The Portrait Group will have another get-together on May 15th @ 7:30pm. Participants should come with an objective - that is an effect you'd like to achieve. You should also remember that you will be using off-camera flash, so will need some way to adjust the output from the flash - preferably from the camera. Open to ALL members.

Documentary and Street Photography Workshop (May 16th)
The next DSPW meeting will be held on 16th May @ 8pm.

As usual, you can present your own images or you can use the Image Submission app (https://streetphotography.ie).

Saturday Shutters (May 18th) Trinity College Walkabout
Next Saturday the Shutters are meeting at the main gate of Trinity College Dublin at 10 am. We will have a wander around the campus and then meet up for a coffee and chat. Location to be decided. Tom O’Dwyer will be the MIC for this outing.

All members are welcome to join us especially new members or those who have not joined us in the past BUT PLEASE REMEMBER TO REGISTER ON THE CLUB WEBSITE HERE BEFORE 6 pm FRIDAY May 10th

Novice Workshop (May 20th)
Each month the Novice Workshop seeks to provide a safe, non-competitive platform where people starting out in photography can learn. This is achieved by setting a theme for each evening and providing constructive critique on the images presented. Participants should send three images, less than 3MB in file size, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Some images may be adjusted to illustrate compositional, or photo editing techniques. Joining details will be sent to members closer to the date. The theme for tonight is: Rows of Things.

Next Tuesday Meeting (May 21st)
Laurie Campbell FIPF MFIAP will be our speaker. Laurie was recently awarded the MFIAP - one of only 3 people worldwide to receive it this year. A great achievement.

Laurie will be showing her successful panel - along with other images. AND it will be a print-only presentation. For the best experience please come into the Club (Zoom option is available as well but as always with prints you are better off in the Club to see them properly). You can see details here https://www.catchlightcameraclub.co.uk/post/laurie-campbell-achieves-fellowship-of-the-ipf

HEADS UP – first Walkabout of the Season
Tuesday 28 May 2024, 19:00 - 21:30 This walkabout will explore the Grand Canal environs between Leeson Street and Grand Canal Dock with its mix of modern architecture and old Georgian. Meet-up at the Pepper Canister Church, Mount Street @ 7:00pm

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

Pearse College Photography Graduate Exhibition
This exhibition presents a wide range of photographic works from students, including several members of the Club, in the final year of the QQI Advanced Certificate in Photography. See https://pearsecollege.ie/photo24/ for details.

Martin Cregg, the course co-ordinator, has offered to do a talk on the creation of the Graduate Exhibition on Friday 17th May at 11am. He will talk through the different stages from concept to initial proposals, images edit, mount frame, curate and hang. He's good at it !

The address is Pearse College, Clogher Road, Crumlin D12, D12 RC79.

People's Photography 2024
People's Photography 2024 will take place on the railings of St. Stephen's Green on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2024.

The website will shortly be opened for bookings and as you are on the People's Photography email list you will receive notification when this happens.

Interested in People's Photography to go to www.peoplesphotography.ie and subscribe to the Newsletter/Mailing List. Gerard Kelleher is coordinating this for the Club as usual – you can contact him on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IPF News
The next IPF Distinctions Assessment will take place on Saturday 18th May to coincide with the IPF Club Championships. Registration is now open at this link https://irishphoto.wufoo.com/forms/z17vi6w812vyi2r/

National Gallery of Ireland –Silent City (Photo Exhibition)
13 April - 21 July 2024 Print Gallery | Admission free

Exploring quiet urban landscapes, Silent City features photography, paintings, prints and drawings from the Gallery’s permanent collection. New acquisitions and works that have not yet been displayed in public will be highlighted. Curator: Dara McElligott. Thanks to Pauline Moreau for giving us the details.

Mark your calendars: online talks programme with a bang presenting a brilliant line up of online talks, curated by Charlotte Jansen, featuring artists presented in Discovery Satchel Lee (Cierra Britton Gallery), Ayana V Jackson & Senzeni Marasela (Koop Projects), Birgit Glatzel (nüüd.berlin gallery), Alix Marie, Lebohang Kganye, Mia Liu (UP Gallery) and others. Details on the website here

International WORKSHOP Underwater Photography in Malta (July 7-12 2024)
Our friends in the Malta Photography Society (MPS) have created a workshop with the intention of reaching as many underwater photography divers as possible and give them this unique opportunity to explore and capture the marine life in Malta and Gozo.

The workshop will be led by Malcolm H. Ross, a member of the MPS and a certified PADI Underwater Photographer Speciality; and is designed for underwater photographers who want to move beyond entry level as well; those experienced who seek new inspiration and to enhance their skills and techniques.

A mix of classroom modules, dive modules with mentor, independent dive modules to practice your skills, classroom review and mentoring of results will feature in this workshop; and macro underwater photography, wide-angle photography and ambient light are some of the topics that will be dealt with. Details are here www.discerngroup.com.mt

The latest edition of the FIAP News is now available on the FIAP Website - https://www.fiap.net/en/fiap-news.

It contains an article on Inch Beach by our own Helen Hanafin and news on the recent World Cup with the top 3 winners and the individual winners as well.

FIAP Photo Academy Online Events Saturday 25th May 2024 at 11:00 London Time

Travel Photography with Richard I’Anson. Presented by the FIAP Photo Academy Online Events. Richard is a documentary travel photographer who has built a career on his twin passions for travel and photography. Over the past 38 years he has travelled the world, amassing a substantial and compelling collection of images of people and places in more than 100 countries on all seven continents.

When he’s not on the road he lives in Sydney, Australia. For more information about Richard and his photography log onto www.richardianson.com, @richianson on Instagram and www.facebook.com/richardiansonphotography.

The presentation will focus on Richard’s career as a travel photographer including getting started, selling stock, setting up Lonely Planet Images, photo tours and publishing and a selection of images to illustrate what, why and how I shoot.

Register to attend at this link: https://bit.ly/3PScsld

FIAP Monochrome Biennial 2024 (Closing Date 17th May)
FIAP have announced details of the Monochrome Biennial to be held this year. The host country is India and the opening and awards ceremony will coincide with the FIAP Congress to be held in India in November.

The IPF have to send 10 prints by 10 different authors on a theme and with very strong cohesion. So the IPF selection committee is seeking images on these themes – from these we hope to make a choice.

The themes are · Environmental Portraits · Long Exposure Architecture.

Entries must be made via the IPF online competition management system at: https://ipfhost.org/main/main.php . There is no other entry system or process. First time users are required to register on this site in advance of uploading images. Previous users do not need to register again. Use the competitions tab, select ‘competitions for YOUR NAME) and available competitions will become available. You will see “FIAP Mono Biennial call for entries” available for you. If you have issues with the entry system, use the ‘contact us’ button on the top right of the system’s page. This ‘help’ function is delivered by people, not AI, so we will revert ASAP.

The closing date for entries to the IPF is Friday, 17th May 2024. Images should be sized to be 3500 pixels on the longest side and at 300ppi. You can enter up to 2 images per section.


Council Subgroups
A topic discussed at the AGM is the importance of wider membership participation in running the Club. We are a very active Club with lots of activities. Too often it is the same few people over and over organising these activities. While many take part and benefit from doing so, it would be great to see more members taking an active role so we can all benefit and we can all develop our photography even more. To help make it easier to broaden the participation we will be setting up several new subgroups in the coming weeks.

Print Mounts
The Club ordered a good supply of mounts for the Winter League. These are on sale in the club for €2.50 for Cut Mounts and €2 for uncut. Mounts will be on sale on Tuesday evenings in the Club. Please bring the right change for the number of mounts you would like to purchase.

PR and Social Media
If members of the club are involved in Special Interest Groups, organising workshops, outings our PRO welcomes an image with a short caption and hashtags which can be posted on our Facebook and Instagram Club Pages promoting the activity / group / club. Please email 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.


  • 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.