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Club Announcements - Tuesday May 23rd 2023

Malta Experience Exhibition

Our current Home-Page exhibition features images entered into a competition hosted by the Malta Photographic Society on May 4th last. Each of the 17 club members who travelled to Malta the end of April was invited to submit four images into the competition. The sum of the scores for Bernie Hickey’s four images was the highest and she was awarded first place.

Eddie Chandler Gallery

Seen to be Heard is an award-winning exhibition by photographer Jennifer Willis launches at 2.00 pm on Saturday 6th May.
It is the fulfilment of a promise by Jennifer to her friend, Cheryl, that she would help to raise awareness of Secondary Breast Cancer – the disease with which Cheryl had been recently diagnosed. (Secondary Breast Cancer is also known as Metastatic Breast Cancer or Stage 4 Breast Cancer). Jennifer promised that she would produce raw, powerful and dignified images of Cheryl and a group of women all living with the disease and that they would be shown as an exhibition. Their images would be seen so that their voices be heard. In this exhibition the images reveal the physical and emotional pain of living with this incurable disease. It is accompanied by audio visuals of the women telling of some of their own experiences.

We decided to open the gallery during the week as well as on Saturdays during May. An email seeking volunteers was sent out earlier this week. Thank you to all those who volunteered. However we still need more.

We need volunteers for the Gallery for this Saturday (April 8th) and for the following week (Saturday 15th April). Volunteering is the only way we can keep our gallery open and it’s a great way to contribute to the club. Anyone who is interested in volunteering can register on the club website here.  

Tonight’s Tuesday Meeting

We were delighted to have husband and wife team - Sue O'Connell and Peter Brisley present in our Clubhouse tonight. Sue has travelled to many parts of the world and her photography is focused primarily on the people she meets on these travels.  Originally a designer, Peter now channels his creative energies into photography. Together with Sue he has documented countries on the brink of change.  This event is part of the FIAP Exhibition Centre programme of events.

Nature Group (May 25th)

The next Nature meeting will take place on Thursday 25th of May at 8.00 pm. The night will start with Gerard Connell talking about his Nature Journey. The latter half of the night will feature four members of our committee talking about nature equipment, settings and important considerations for nature photography. This was requested by members in our survey earlier this year. There will be no Members Showcase this month but please submit five images for the next gallery. See our website group page for more details.

Saturday Shutters (27th May)

The Saturday Shutters are planning to visit Howth and take a stroll around the harbour and its environs, meeting at 9.30am at the Dart Station. There are plenty of opportunities for seascape, landscape, nautical, street and architectural photography.   We will arrange a place to have a coffee when we get to Howth. All welcome, especially new members but please register. See details on the website and register by 6pm on Thursday, 25th May

Distinctions Workshop (May 29nd)

This Workshop is designed to help members prepare for photographic distinctions. 

Next Tuesday Summer walkabouts NO MEETING (May 30th)

Our first two summer walkabouts, Grand Canal Dock area and The Follies in St Anne's Park, Raheny, are available for registration on the website before Saturday 27th May at 6pm.
Thanks again to Peter Brennan and Patrick Walsh who are facilitating these outings. Places in each case are limited to 15 members so early booking is advisable.

· Tour of the Follies in St Anne’s Park, Raheny
· Grand Canal Dock area

Full details of times and venues are also on the Website..
Remember that these are in lieu of a club evening.

Photography Courses

We are currently promoting our three courses that are available to non-club members as well as members. Please tell your family and friends about these courses:
• More than a Snapshot – 2 Day In-person Photography Course on Saturdays 17th and 24th June (€120)
• More than a Snapshot Editing – 1 Day In-person Editing with Camera Raw on Sunday 25th June (€60)
• Introduction to Photography – 9 Week Online Course starting 20th September (€150)
Check out ‘Learn with Us’ on our website for more information and to book.


The next two walkabouts, facilitated by (i)  President David/Pat Hogan  and (ii) Susan Quin on June 6th will be available on the website for registration at the weekend. The Pat Hogan/David Larkin walkabout will be followed by a Skills workshop on architecture presented by Pat Hogan on June 12th where images processed from the walkabout will be discussed.

A visit for up to 10 members has been arranged with the curator for Wednesday 31st May at 11.30am. This is now available for registration in the members' area on the website here

SUMMER BBQ (July 1st)
Keep the date: Saturday 1st July will be BBQ evening in the Camden Court Hotel, the same venue for our successful outing last year. Prizes from the Annual Exhibition will be awarded at this event.


PHOTO ’23 (Entries Closed)
We have a total of 903 images from 63 members.

These are great numbers and thank you to all who entered. Judging will take place in a closed session on Saturday and results will be announced at the Club Meeting on June 13th.

Arthur Murrells Panels Competition
Heads up for this competition coming on June 20th. Full details to follow but as last year this will be a digital only competition. 5 Images per panel.

 CALL FOR IMAGES - Interclub Competitions

The selection committee is still looking for images for the National League Finals. They are particularly looking for new images that have not appeared in recent competitions. Please contact Helen Hanafin by email.

Irish Photographic Federation (IPF)

Distinction Assessment & Interclub Finals ( May 20 and 21 Mullingar)

Congratulations to our own Alex McLean who obtained his Licentiateship (LIPF) at the distinctions assessment.

Thank you also to all those who travelled to Mullingar for the Interclub Competition. The overall winner was Catchlight Camera Club with Drogheda Photographic Society in 2nd place and Blarney Photographic Club in 3rd. Dublin Camera Club came 15th.


The latest edition of the FIAP News is now available on the FIAP Website at this link - https://www.fiap.net/en/fiap-news It contains an article about the "United Photographers Exhibition" by Sharon Burrell and others in our Gallery.


Club Publicity - The 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  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.