All posts by Michael Russell

Members you may be interested in the upcoming talk given by Doug Allen in Visual 11th November 8:00pm.

"Wildlife cameramen don't come much more special than Doug."  Sir David Attenborough

"Big Animals are my passion." That's how multi-award winning cameraman, Doug Allan (Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Ocean Giants, Wild Cameraman at Work) introduces his new show – In the Company of Giants. What's it like to face a hungry polar bear and its cubs as they emerge from their den? Or to swim eye to eye with an enormous Southern Right Whale? How do you look for killer whales in vast reaches of the seas around Antarctica?

Join Doug for an unforgettable evening of extraordinary animal adventures and unique wildlife film footage. Ask Doug questions about his encounters and travels, and discover what it's like to be up close and personal with nature's biggest creatures.

Click on the link below to view for booking

Mike the secretary.

Congratulations to Liam on winning the Club Shield competition tonight. Well done on all entrants to the shield and in particular to the five finalists. Thanks to Paul Stanley who judged the competition and gave some very meaningful feedback to all the finalists.

Liam & pau & Davidl copy all5 Liam & paul

Dear members,

Please be reminded that you will need to bring your image in digital format for the COLLAGE PROJECT and also your image for EXPOSURE 13 tomorrow night.

The Collage image should be saved at 300DPI and be A2 in dimension, (That is 410 X 594mm)

The Exposure image should also be saved at 300DPI in A4 size (i.e. 210 X 297mm)


May i take this opportunity to congratulate Liam Beattie on his election to the National Council of the Irish Photographic Federation. 


Finally best of luck to the five finalists of the Club Shield being judged tomorrow night.


Mike the Secretary.

Hi all.

please remember if you are travelling to Portlaoise tomorrow night you need to be at the Seven Oaks Hotel by 6:00pm. Meeting in Kavanagh's Bar Main Street Portlaoise at 7:00pm.

No meeting in the Seven Oaks Hotel this week.

Also The sub-committee wish to remind those participating in the collage Project to be busy getting your ideas on paper. Following on from the meeting tonight it has been decided by members that the format is open to individuals regarding the number of elements making up the collage. Images can be mono, colour or a mix. Must fit into an A2 footprint. latest date for submission of work is 18th May.


please remember this Wednesday we need images for the Club Shield. 8 images in digital format to be submitted within a folder with your membership number as the folder name. Each file should have a unique name

e.g. My folder is 03-019

       My images are; "Lake View", "The Road Ahead", etc.

Best of Luck and may the best member win!

Mike the Secretary