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Nature Group Page

Nature Group

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.  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 Schedule of Thursday Meetings

JUNE 22nd :  Summer Walkabout (Location & time TBC)

JULY 27th :  Summer Walkabout (Location & time TBC)

AUGUEST 24th @ 8.00 PM via Zoom ( Extended Members Showcase of Summer images)

SEPTEMBER 28th @ 8.00 via Zoom (Claire Sullivan - My Nature Journey | Educational Piece  |  Members Showcase)


Nature Competition 

Congratulations to Alex McLean winning the Advanced Nature Photographer of the Year and Nature Image of the Year Awards.  Contratulations to Ruth Byrne on winning the Non-advanced Nature Photographer of the Year and to Bernie Carolan for winning Non-advanced Nature Image of the Year.  Well done Alex, Ruth and Bernie.  Their images along with those who finished second and third are on display in our gallery.

Our Gallery 

Click HERE for our current Gallery which features the winning images from our recent Nature Competition.  

The next Gallery update be in June.  This gallery will profile our nature club members so each member is invited to submit 5 images to showcase their nature photography.  Ideally, these should be images that haven't already featured in previous galleries. Images should be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than midnight on Sunday 28th May, early submission of images would be appreciated.  All images should be sized to 2000 pixels HIGH to fit on the display area.  The file name should be the title of the image as you want it to appear in the caption.


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.