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Club Announcements - Tuesday February 13th 2024

Eddie Chandler Gallery

An exhibition showing images from Il Cupolone Club from Florence is showing in the Gallary. With members of the Il Cupolone Club we will open the exhibition on Saturday at 3PM. All welcome.

Volunteers are needed for the Gallery. Volunteering is the only way to keep our gallery open and is 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 (February 13th)
Tonight we had Judging of the Winter League – digital images by our judge, Sandie Cox. You can see her images here Sandie Cox DPAGB ARPS - https://sandiecox.zenfolio.com/

Documentary and Street Photography Workshop (February 15th)
The next DSPW meeting will be held on 15th February@ 8pm. As usual, you can present your own images or you can use the Image Submission app (https://streetphotography.ie). Please use the green collection for these images. The app has had some changes, so if you encounter any problems please contact David Gray.

If you have been influenced by a photographer and would like to give a short talk about their work, please contact David Gray.

Saturday Shutters (February 17th)
The Saturday Shutters are going to St Stephen's Green on Saturday 17th February, meeting at the main entrance (opposite top of Grafton St) at 10am. As usual all members are welcome to join the group, especially if you are new or have not previously met up with them, but please remember to register by 6pm on Friday 16th on the website.

 Darkroom Printing Workshop (17th February)

Do you want to know how to make your own Darkroom Monochrome Prints in the Darkroom - from Monochrome Film? Then this Workshop is ideal for you.

Gerard Kelleher is arranging a darkroom printing workshop on Saturday, 17th February, starting at 2pm. There will be no charge for this event.

It is open to all club members and to those who are participating in the ITP course.

Places are restricted so that all participants can see exactly what happens. Register here to reserve a place for yourself.

Novice Workshop (February 19th)
This workshop will be hosted by Alice O'Brien and the theme for tonight is: Curves

The Novice Workshop seeks to provide a safe, non-competitive platform where people starting out in photography can learn. This is achieved by setting a theme for each evening and providing constructive critique on the images presented. Participants should send up to three images, less than 3MB in file size, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Some images may be adjusted to illustrate compositional, or photo editing techniques.

Joining details will be sent to members closer to the date and we are inviting participants on the Introduction to Photography course to submit images - particularly images they are considering submitting for the Exhibition - and they don't have to be on the theme.

Next Tuesday Meeting (February 20th)
Judging of Print Images - February round of Winter League

The next Nature Group Meeting will be held on 22 February 2024. Marie Ryan will give a presentation on her recent trip to Botswana and Zimbabwe, including wonderful images that she took in the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, a Rhino Sanctuary and Victoria Falls.

 Public Relations

If members have any eye-catching Christmas images that could be used for promoting the Introduction to Photography course as a Christmas gift please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. THANK YOU


A big thank you to all those who sent in images to the Selection Committee. Anyone else who has images that might be suitable are encouraged to send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As an additional step, we are asking all competition entrants with PRINT images to submit a digital version of their image to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. following the naming convention below. This is because the printed images go to the judge straight away and this way the selection committee can see your images earlier and in time to be considered for selection.


WL_NOV23_A_DECO_P_My Printed Image (There's no need to identify the image as colour or mono)

Helen Hanafin will continue to be the leader of the selection committee and with their help will prepare our entries for these events. The other committee members are Noel Dunne, Alice O’Brien, Gerard Kelleher and Charlie O’Neill.

The Dublin Street Photography Festival (May 3 – 6 2024)
In May 2024, the DSPF will bring together the talent and artistic visions of both seasoned and emerging street photographers, by showcasing their work to the general public. The Dublin Street Photography Festival aims to raise awareness and attract new street photography enthusiasts. In addition to exhibition and networking opportunities, the festival also offers a photo competition, lectures, workshops, photo walks and feedback to excite image makers, inspire them and further develop their talents. Full details on https://www.dspfestival.com/

Check out the IPF Images of Distinction flipbook here. This flipbook shows the successful distinctions from the November sitting including 3 of our own – Maria McCormick AIPF, Ruth Byrne LIPF and Brian Cooney LIPF. Hopefully you will be inspired !

The latest edition of the FIAP News was published last night and is now available on the FIAP Website - https://www.fiap.net/en/fiap-news. It includes an article on the recent FIAP distinction holder’s exhibition in the Eddie Chandler Gallery.

Photography in Shrinking Natural Habitats with Marco Gaiotti
Friday 23rd February 2024 at 19:00 London Time. Presented by the FIAP Photo Academy Online Events.

Born and raised in Genoa, Italy. In 2007 the award-winning photographer Marco Gaiotti discovered, almost by chance, the wild environments of Southern Africa, and with them the passion for nature photography, which drives him every year to explore the most uncontaminated habitats of our planet.

In 2009 he spent a month in Alaska to observe the fauna and the spectacular local landscapes, in complete autonomy, camping in the wilderness. From this experience the desire to give a more professional tone to the passion for photography grew.

In the fall of 2013 he participated in an expedition to the Svalbard Islands, a few days before the Arctic night. The results of this photographic adventure are translated into publications in the most important international newspapers, including a double page print in the paper edition of The Guardian.

He has been honoured with numerous awards in the main international nature photography competitions, including: The SONY WPA (Open Shortlist), Nature's Best, Windland Smith Rice International Awards, Memorial Maria Luisa. Other awards were obtained at Asferico, GDT European Photographer of the Year, Montphoto, Oasis, Glanzlichter, SIPA, Nature Photographer of the year, Global Arctic Awards.

Marco loves unspoiled natural landscapes. In his landscape he subtly gives way to different animal species such as polar bears, walruses, arctic foxes and seals. His photos are distinguished by the magical soft lights that illuminate the landscape. Or because of dramatic skies. Marco’s images are in any case a feast for the eyes

This will be Marco's second presentation to the FIAP Photo Academy and will include new work not shown to the academy before now. Register to attend at this link: https://bit.ly/49lxccz

Oasis Photo Contest - International Award of Wildlife Photography (Deadline extended)
The Oasis Photo Contest is based in Italy and is dedicated to wildlife and landscape photography. It is now in its 16th year. It is organised by the Oasis Magazine, the oldest and most important Italian magazine for Wildlife Photography.

Over the past number of years the Oasis Photo Contest has been established as one of the most important wildlife contests worldwide. The 16th edition has just been launched and is now open for submissions in the following categories:

Landscape, People, Vegetable World, Underwater, Mammals, Birds and Bats, Other Animals, Storyboard, Naturalistic Journalism, Diversity World Food.

The closing date for entries has been extended to 15 March 2024. Full details are available on the website https://www.oasisphotocontest.com/ And you can enter your images via this website.


Paypal is now working again for your annual subscriptions. If anyone has been experiencing problems (particularly with automatic renewals) please contact Tony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PR and Social Media
If members of the club are involved in Special Interest Groups, organising workshops, outings our PRO welcomes an image with a short caption and hashtags which can be posted on our Facebook and Instagram Club Pages promoting the activity / group / club. Please email 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.