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Club Announcements - Tuesday May 17th 2022

DCC Website Gallery 

Our current exhibition is a set of images from Muff Fair by Richard Whelan

The photos shown here are part of a story of the people who attend the Muff Horse Fair.

The photographs were taken over a 10-year period up to 2019.

My images try to show ordinary people enjoying a day out at the fair.  A special atmosphere prevails at the Rock of Muff nearby.  It is there that people, old and young, sit, eating, drinking, and watching the neighbours dance to the rousing beat of the band.  Many revellers get up to dance to the country music and some enter the singing and dancing competitions.

Tonight– We had a fun club night devised by Charlie O’Neill – 11 images submitted by members have been processed in different ways by two other members.  Discussion of the contrasting styles and approaches to processing proved fascinating, entertaining and of course very educational.

Thursday 19th May – The Documentary and Street Photography (DSPW) group will hold their next meeting, commencing at 19.30.  There will be a short presentation of future plans for the DSPW and some members will present Street Portrait images and/or images of protests, parades or other events.  Anyone who would like to show images should contact David Gray by noon on 18th May.

Saturday 21st May The Saturday Shooters will visit Knocksink Wood  near Enniskerry. Meet at 10.00am in the carpark and the visit will end with the usual picnic.  As always, you must register on the DCC website here before 6pm on Thursday 19th May.

Monday 23rd May – we have the regular monthly Distinctions Workshop which provides advice and guidance (including image critique) for anyone considering applying for an IPF or other distinction. 

Tuesday 24th May – The renowned wildlife photographer Tom Way will present “The Greater Picture”.  Among his many accolades, Tom has been awarded European Wildlife Photographer of the Year.  You can see examples of his work at www.tomway.co.uk

Thursday 26th May – The Nature Group will hold its next monthly meeting.  It will feature the PARK CHALLENGE following on a theme from the talk on Park Photography.  Members will show photographs they have taken in a park (local or otherwise) or along a river or canal.  They can show the range of nature available, or focus on a specific plant or creature, perhaps comparing the location across seasons or even comparing the different locations.  The group are looking for volunteers so you might send them an email ASAP to (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if  you are prepared to take part - you don't have to have the photos available until the day before the event.

Saturday 28th May – We are hosting the first Awards Ceremony since before the Covid lockdowns.  It will take place in the Teachers' Club, Parnell Square, starting at 3pm. The afternoon will be a social occasion with snacks and refreshments and the room will be set up as an arrangement of tables.  It will be open to all members, but we will ask everyone who wants to attend to register here

Tuesday 31st May – We will have the first of the walkabouts being planned for a number of Tuesday evenings during the summer months.  Details of this walkabout will be available next week.   There will be no presentation event that night.

Walkabouts We are planning a number of Tuesday evening walkabouts during the summer months. The first will be at the end of May. Della is looking for volunteers to facilitate these – contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IPF National Club Championships

Please see below for an invite and link to the Awards Ceremony for the IPF National Club Championships which will take place next Saturday May 21st @ 11 am, with the Zoom open from 10:45. The judges will give comments on all the club panels entered and we will announce the Club and Individual awards for this year's event.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8217560801?pwd=zAKJHfqcZjJyMIwnQnZVrwm6W36jMk.1

Meeting ID: 821 756 0801
Passcode: IPFNCC2022

DCC Annual Exhibition: This year we will hold our end of year competition and Exhibition. As for last year, it will be held online. The closing date for receipt of entries will be Wednesday 15th June and the exhibition will be on the Club website during July.  All the entries that you had for the Summer Competition last September and the Winter League can be entered into this one as well.  The only exclusions are images which have been chosen for inclusion in previous Annual Exhibitions.  See the club website here for rules and definitions.

Note: We plan to have a print-based non-competitive exhibition later in the year.

Membership RenewalsTony 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.

Gallery of Photography: The current exhibition is Protest! Photography, activism and social change in Ireland. It runs until 11 June 2022.

South Manchester Camera Club 70th Anniversary Online Exhibition – This exhibition which launched on 8th May includes images from 10 of our members - Bernadette Crawford, Helen Hanafin, Gerard Kelleher, Seán Kennedy, Alice O’Brien, Martin McCormick, Maria McCormick, Della Meade, Liz Roulston and David Traynor.  The exhibition can be viewed here

A recording of the official opening night of the online exhibition can be viewed here, which includes critique of the 75 "Selectors' pick" images (out of 192 submissions).  Congratulations to Bernadette Crawford, Gerard Kelleher, Seán Kennedy, Alice O'Brien, Liz Roulston and David Traynor who were included in the "Selectors' pick".

FIAP Competition in response to the humanitarian crisis in the Ukraine – FIAP have announced this competition. Entry is free and acceptances and awards will count towards FIAP distinctions. There are 2 themes – Open and “What is Sense of Humanity”. The closing date is 19th May 2022; you can enter at https://fiap-humanity.fotogenius.es

FIAP Wildlife Only competition Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 27th at 7.00pm. FIAP President, Riccardo Busi, and the FIAP Patronage Service Director, Romain Nero, will present the results and awards during this Zoom Program. You can register here if you want to attend.  A Zoom link will be sent on Thursday, May 26.

And speaking of FIAP, the May edition of FIAP NEWS has just been published and includes an article by our Vie President Della Meade.  You can find it here https://www.fiap.net/en/fiap-news

.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.