It was a huge honour to be hosting the Irish Photographic Federation Distinction Sitting in such a fantastic venue, The George Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow on Saturday.

Members of the Carlow Photographic Society had the privilege of assisting on the day next to such a high calibre of judges and with IPF President Dom Reddin and Bob Morrison.
It was also a pleasure to welcome council member Ray Spence from The Royal Photographic Society who sat in and viewed how the IPF operate their Distinction Sittings.

We would like to extend huge congratulations to everyone who went forward for their Distinction, successful or not, you all produced some amazing photography and certainly gave us as a club, inspiration for going forward for our own Distinctions in the near future. We look forward to hosting this event again some day.

Photo – CPS Members (l-r: Richard Smyth, Michael Kinsella, Liam Beattie, Mary Tierney, Joe Rattigan, Patrycja Przybysz, Gilbert Smyth, Sabrina Dunny, Michael Russell, Nuala Grogan)

We are really looking forward to hosting the Irish Photographic Federation Distinction Sitting taking place tomorrow in The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow.

To those coming to view the Distinction Sitting, we would recommend you bring binoculars to clearly see and admire the images being judged on stage.

We would like to wish all those taking part the very best of luck 😊🍀

 

Thank you to all who came along to our Open Night last night, it was lovely seeing so many new faces. We look forward to getting back into the swing of things and the cameras going again 📸

We’re delighted for Carlow Photographic Society member David Lawlor. His fantastic photograph of Duckett’s Grove has been used in this article for The Irish Times. A place he loves to photograph regularly, well done David 🌟

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/crinolines-and-croquet-in-co-carlow-1.3611353

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Carlow Photographic Society’s open night is on tonight in the Seven Oaks Hotel at 8pm.

We look forward to welcoming back regular members and openly welcome new members.

We are a group of people who are passionate about photography. We enjoy sharing knowledge and experiences while encouraging each other to continuously develop our photographic skills.

We meet every Wednesday night in the Seven Oaks Hotel from 8pm, September – May, with members continuing to meet up for social photo opportunities over the summer period.

We have regular guest speakers, photo workshops, outings and competitions. We also have an annual exhibition which allows members the opportunity to display their photography to a wider audience.

Images courtesy of: Joe Rattigan LIPF, Liam Beattie AIPF, Gilbert Smyth and Michael Russell.

I’ve moved the Interesting Places page from the Members’ Menu to the renamed How and Where to do stuff Menu (it was simply Education – not terribly eye catching), changing its name in the process to Some Photogenic places. It is a map with about a dozen markers, showing places that photographers visiting Carlow might like to visit for a few photographs.

But there are probably another dozen or so other places that might be added to the map, so please take a look, and if you don’t see one that you think you should, add a comment on the page and I’ll update the map.

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*** NEW MEMBERS WELCOME ***

Carlow Photographic Society’s open night is on Wednesday the 5th of September.

We look forward to welcoming back regular members and openly welcome new members.

We are a group of people who are passionate about photography. We enjoy sharing knowledge and experiences while encouraging each other to continuously develop our photographic skills.

We meet every Wednesday night in the Seven Oaks Hotel from 8pm, September – May, with members continuing to meet up for social photo opportunities over the summer period.

We have regular guest speakers, photo workshops, outings and competitions. We also have an annual exhibition which allows members the opportunity to display their photography to a wider audience.

Images courtesy of: Joe Rattigan LIPF, Liam Beattie AIPF, Gilbert Smyth and Michael Russell.

All members have access to the CPS website’s albums, where they can post their photos for others to see. Those who also use facebook can post their pictures in the CPS Group there, so which to use? Both have advantages and disadvantages.

  • Ease of Posting: It is probably a bit easier to put a picture on our website, as you can upload up to 20 pictures at a time
  • Visibility: Only CPS members can see pictures posted in our group on facebook, while anyone can see pictures posted in the albums, unless you (or the administrator) specifically restricts them
  • Discussion: With the latest album system, it is easy for members to rate or comment on a photo, and if you have several you would like opinions on, the website is easier. There is, or will be, a mechanism for exchange of comments between the website and facebook
  • Picture quality: You will generally get higher quality results in pictures on the website
  • Organisation: Everyone gets their own album in the gallery and there are generally separate albums for various projects. Within their album members can create sub-albums, so pictures can be organised into various categories. In the facebook group all the pictures go into one big album (generally).
  • Permanence: Facebook isn’t. The webpage is.

If you had pictures in our previous Gallery system and would like them transferred to your new album, let me (Austin) know. It is a simple operation but does require admin rights.