Some of these web sites may stretch the definition of “education” slightly but even looking at photos is an education if they inspire you. Here are the links I talked about at last night’s club meeting:
And of course, Luminous Landscape.
On Monday April 14th Donncha O Caoimh will present a educational Tutorial evening. Donncha will inform fellow club members of useful websites that will help many photographers.
Reminder for all club members, the upcoming Photographer of the year is fast approaching. This is the first year that the club has introduced a closing date. All mono prints, colour prints, digital files and slides must be delivered to David Lavery competition secretary by Tuesday 13th may. Please note images accepted after this date may not be guaranteed a place in the final. Images accepted on the night of the competition (May 19) will not be accepted.
Max Print size is 16inx12in
Max mount size is 16inx20in
Smallest size print is 5inx7in
Please note it is not compulsory to have images mounted. Images used in previous photographer of the year competitions are not allowed. Images that have been commissioned (been paid to carry out) are also exempt from the competition.
The next big event is the National Photographic Finals Thurles Co.Tiopperary april 26/27th
On Sunday next, March 9th, a number of photographers will meet at The Lough in Cork for a photowalk around this scenic area. I’ll be there for 3pm and all are welcome to come, no matter what type of camera you have or your skill level.
For further details and a map, take a look at the Photowalking around The Lough post on my blog. Unfortunately it does clash with a few other events (who’d have thought a Sunday was so busy?) but hopefully we’ll see a few members there.
Due to family reasons our special guest Gerrit Groshart, who was due to visit the club on Monday night 10th March, has had to cancel his visit. Gerrit will not be judging the IPF Natioal Nature Finls on Sunday 9th March either.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
An alternative item will be included in the club programme.
Theme: TODAY’S IRELAND
The Irish Examiner has teamed up with Ford to give amateur photographers the chance to win a new model Ford Mondeo Ghia.
There are also prizes for under 12 years of age category, and 12 to 18 years of age category.
Simply take a photo of anywhere, anything or anyone that you think captures the theme –
‘Today’s Ireland – its people, culture, landscape, or architecture’
How To Enter: Send your digital photo along with a caption explaining your photo (less than 30 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org or post your entry to: Ford Photo Competition, Irish Examiner, City Quarter, Lapps Quay, Cork.Closing Date: Friday, March 7th, 2008
THE PRIZE: 2008 Ford Mondeo Ghia With greater levels of quality, style and equipment, the new Ford Mondeo redefines standards in its class. Its crisp exterior lines are now accentuated by deep new bumpers, elegant front grille and dynamic alloy wheels. Inside, premium materials and textures emphasise refined craftsmanship and elegance.
Under 18 Prize Categories: Winners in the under 12 years of age category and 12 to 18 years of age category will both win a top of the range digital camera and printing system.
Closing Date: Friday March 7th, 2008
The Results: A special Irish Examiner feature on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, will announce the winner and show a selection of the best photos submitted.
The competition is open to amateur photographers only. For a full list of terms and conditions see the Irish Examiner newspaper.
Note: The inclusion of details of any photographic competition on this website should not be taken to imply that Mallow Camera Club supports that competition.
At the time of writing MCC has not seen the full terms and conditions of entry for this competition. It is up to each entrant to satisfy himself/herself that the terms and conditions of entry are acceptable to him/her.
Mallow Camera Club members Denise O’Connor and Seán O’Riordan travelled to South Africa last November to work with the Niall Mellon Township Trust. Both worked extremely hard but managed to take some photographs to document their experiences on the trip. They presented their shots to Mallow CC on Monday night last, 18th February, which generated a lot of debate and interest in the project.
Seán has produced photobooks of his images and supplied photographs to the trust for use in publicity, Christmas cards etc.
Niall Mellon is travelling to New York this weekend to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu. During their meeting Niall will present the Archbishop with one of Seán’s photographs (above) overprinted with the pledge to build 7,000 homes in 2008.
Congratulation and well done to Seán.
Click for more information on the Niall Mellon Township trust.
Seán is travelling to South Africa again later this year. If you want to sponsor him he can be contacted at 086 2579830 or via email at sean@NOSPAMrota.ie (remove “NOSPAM” to email him).
All photographs in Mallow Camera Club’s Annual Exhibition held last September were donated by members for sale in aid of the Niall Mellon Trust, raising over €3,000 – Approximately the cost of building one house.