We are looking for your images

The SACC Interclub Competition due to take place on Sunday 13th March and the committee are hoping to enter the competition.  What we are asking members is to look into their photo archives and pick out some of your favourite images that can be used for this and upcoming events



David Lawlor 

The Annual IPF Shield Competition took place last weekend 7th November in Malahide Community School. The event was attended by over 27 camera clubs from all over Ireland. CPS was represented by two panels, one mono and one colour. This is the second successive year that CPS has entered the Shield competition. Again we presented two very good panels with a very high standard of work. CPS were placed 11th overall this year. That represents an improvement of seven places on last year albeit in  a larger field of entries.

Click HERE to view the IPC Shield full results. Below are snapshots of result sheets.

A very special thanks to all the members who submitted images for the panels, both those that had images go forward and those that did not. Thanks also to Linda and Richard for their time and judgement in selecting panels and to Liam for help in erecting the panels on the day.


Shield Resultsindividual results

The IPF National Shield is an annual inter club competition which is open to all clubs who are affiliated to the IPF. This competition showcases the work of photographers from clubs all over the country. Each competing club may submit a panel of colour prints and/or a panel of monochrome prints. Note that only those clubs who enter both sections will be eligible for the overall award. It’s a highly competitive day, but also filled with good humour and stories as colleagues and friends catch up.

Carlpw Photographic Society is again represented in the IPF shield. Last year we submitted two panels; colour and mono. While we were not placed in the top section, we did however represent the club with a high standard of entries. We are again hoping to feature in this year's competition and with some luck will advance further up the rankings of the clubs in Ireland.

A special thanks to everyone who submitted images for the panels and apologies to those whose images haven't made onto the panels



WS9F0001pWell Done to Roger Jones on his 1st place prize at the digital projected images section of the SACC competition. He received a gold medal and perpetual trophy, and has been entered (again!) on our Honours Roll. Visit our facebook page to view Roger's amazing image of horse and jockey biting the dust. Also congratulations to all the members who contributed to our digital panel which came joint second in the overall digital projected category.

Most of the tips so far, and indeed most of those still to come, have been of a more-or-less technical nature, but this week we have one that is a little different. It is always fun to wander around with the camera, taking pictures of birds, bees, landscapes, passing strangers or anything else that catches your eye as something a little interesting or different or just snap-worthy. But if you want to improve, you really must have a project, something that will challenge you, that will make you really work to complete.

When you choose your project, do not go for something easy, for if you go for something easy it will be difficult to learn from it, difficult to improve. You need to find something that will move you out of your “zone of comfort” and into something different.

I have a project, and I have to confess that it is not going well. I started it over a year ago, and so far have managed only some possible pictures for the first image in the series. The problem has been that I am not overly-happy with the candidates for the first image, and have totally failed to find any candidates for the second. So I have now decided, not to drop the project – although even in dropping a project there is something to learn – but to skip ahead, and start working on some of the later pictures, in the hope that finding these will help me with the challenging earlier ones.

What to choose? Well, if nothing comes to mind, just Google “photography project ideas” – you will get 224 million pages of them!