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Nature Group Page

Welcome to the Dublin Camera Club Nature Group’s web page

The DCC Nature Group is a special interest group for members of Dublin Camera Club.  We share a love of Nature and Wildlife photography, and we are at all different levels in the club some very Novice and some very Advanced, most somewhere in between.  With Covid restrictions in place and with the limitations on the use of the Club building, we meet on Zoom on the 4th Thursday of the month.  Over the year some meetings will have invited speakers on specific nature topics while other meetings will be members discussing issues around Nature & Wildlife (N&W) Photography.

 

Monthly Zoom Meetings

22nd September 2022: Guest Speaker - Patrick Bolger ‘Dublin Zoo Photography’

27th October 2022:  My Nature Journey | On location in Ireland | Members Showcase

24th November 2022:  Celebrating 22 Our Nature Year 

 

Our Gallery 

We have, in addition to this web page, a gallery of Nature Images which is now live with images submitted by members based on the current theme.  

The next gallery update will be in October.  Photos for this update should reflect 'captive creatures' hopefully Patrick Bolger's talk will have inspired you.  You can submit up to ten of your favorite nature images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. not later than 10.00 pm on the 25th October.

The November / December gallery will be Celebrating 2022.  Photos for this update should reflect 'Celebrating Nature in 2022' and is a nice way to celebrate the end of year.  You can submit up to twelve of your favorite nature images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. not later than 10.00 pm on the 22nd November.

 

Click HERE for our current Gallery 

Click HERE for our Gallery archive.

 

What is Nature or Wildlife photography?

Most members just want to enjoy photographing nature and wildlife but there is a precise definition of what is Nature or Wildlife photography (they do differ) and what you can do to an image in post processing to enter it in a competition under either heading. If you are entering competitions in either genre then these definitions are necessary.  These are set out by FIAP/PSA HERE  and endorsed by Dublin Camera Club for any of its competitions under either category.  An easy to understand interpretation is on this LINK 

 

Nature Photographers' Code of Practice 

Linked HERE is a code of practice from the UK RPS Nature Group.  Basically it is a code of practice that we would subscribe to.  There are references in it to pieces of legislation which are of course UK Acts.  We will in due course identify the Irish equivalents where such exist.  Meanwhile we remember that we are nature lovers first and photographers second so the basic principle is: The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph. 

 

Nature Links

Competition Websites - Images / Results

Nature Photographer of the Year

Close-up Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year (Not completely nature but some images are of interest to nature photographers)

Websites of Guest Speakers

Kevin Morgans

Tina Claffey

Bill Power

 

Other links

Some Nature links have been moved to the Useful Links page

 

Contact Us

Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to join the group or if you have ideas, suggestions, tell us what we are doing wrong or even right or any other reason.