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Club Announcements - Tuesday 12th January 2021


The exhibition, comprising 113images is now available on the main page of the DCC website.  Thank you to everybody who has contributed.


Our membership System recently experienced an issue with PayPal subscriptions where some members had their subscriptions retaken by PayPal without authorisation. To be on the safe side, our Treasurer has terminated all recurring payments from PayPal.  You can of course revert to recurrent payments if you wish by changing the settings on your PayPal account. If you are setting up a PayPal payment, be aware that PayPal will automatically make it recurrent – so check your account if you don’t want this feature.  Please notify the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you see any irregular activity in relation to your subscriptions.

Instructiuons on cancelling a recurring payment are here.



Monday 18th January – the first Novice Workshop of the year takes place.  The image theme is Swings; the lesson will be about Converting to Black and White.

Tuesday 19th January– Judging of the colour images for the January Winter League

Thursday 21st January – the Documentary and Street Photography Group is meeting at 8pm.  The group is seeking volunteers to present street/documentary images in colour.  Please contact David Gray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 13th January if you are interested in presenting.

Tuesday 26th January – we will have a presentation of landscapes and farm life in Patagonia from multi award winning Luis Franke, Director of FIAP’s Biennial Services



The next on-line Introduction to Photography Course is starting on 27th January – the most recent course got superb reviews.  The cost is €120 but members can buy a place as a gift for €99 or can buy a place for themselves for just €60.  Please help our marketing effort by recommending it to friends and family and supporting social media mentions. 



RTÉ and The National Botanic Gardens are launching a wildlife photographic competition, ‘Eye On Nature’. The closing date is Friday 5 February.

The competition will be judged by a panel of three: award-winning wildlife and nature photographer Sheena Jolley, Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland and Dr Matthew Jebb, Director of The National Botanic Gardens. The finalists and overall winner will be announced live on a special edition of The Today Show from The Botanic Gardens in March. 

The overall winner will receive a cash prize of €1000 and the 12 finalists’ photographs will be exhibited at The Botanic Gardens from mid-March. The finalists will also receive an annual family pass to all OPW attractions.  

Full details are available here - rte.ie/eyeoonnature


The next event from the Academy is a Zoom presentation from Ross McKelvey taking place at 2pm on Saturday 23rd January.  We will pass on registration details when we have them.


Donal Russell has passed on information about a world-wide competition being organised by Lions Club of Seregno (Italy). The competition is being held in association with the United Nations Water Policy Agency) and has the theme “THE VALUE OF WATER”.  The closing date is 18th February 2021 and there are entry fees involved; the net proceeds will go towards the construction of an artesian well in Burkina Faso.  Registration and regulation is on the official website: http://worldwaterday.it/it/ - the main site is in Italian but there is an English version.

Edward Doherty has alerted us to the existence of a lovely specialist magazine – “B&W MINIMALIST MAGAZINE” – which is currently running a competition (deadline 31st January 2021).  There is a fee of $20 per image entered.  Further details can be found at BNW Minimalist Photography Prize - B&W Minimalism Magazine


  • 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; it’s important for our health

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 to make alternative arrangements.