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WEDNESDAY 1st NOVEMBER:  
 

A short talk on our facebook page.

Our recent photos taken in Kilkenny at night.  Members, please bring in your best images, on a memory stick, from that night.

 

REMINDERS:

Guest speaker, Dominic Reddin, on Wednesday 8th.

Club League Entry night on Wednesday 15th – 2 digital images – 1 with theme "Night" (black and white or monochrome) and 1 colour (no theme).

Points from this seasions league will be added to the list below.

Points required to acchive a distinction are as followed  

   Bronze. 7                                               Silver  20                                                  Gold  33 

Number

Points

2015/16

Points

 2017

Shield Distinction

Bronze /          Year

Sliver /  Year

Gold /

 Year

03/001

12

1

1

B         2016

 

 

03/003

01

 

 

 

 

 

03/007

10

1

 

B         2016     

 

 

03/009

17

4

6

B         2015

S       2017

 

03/011

09

2

 

B         2016

 

 

03/014

03

1

 

 

 

 

03/019

18

4

6

B        2015

S        2017

 

04/024

12

 

 

B         2015

 

 

04/028

04

 

 

 

 

 

04/031

01

3

 

 

 

 

04/038

25

5

8

 

S        2016

G          2017

04/049

03

 

 

 

 

 

06/071

02

 

 

 

 

 

07/002

07

 

 

B         2015

 

 

07/012

12

2

3

B         2016

 

 

07/013

16

2

7

B         2015

S      2017

 

07/022

01

2

2

 

 

 

07/026

19

6

6

B         2015

S     2017

 

08/016

16

2

5

B         2015

S     2017

 

09/044

04

7

8

B        2017

 

 

08/033

19

4

5

B         2015

S      2017

 

09/058

03

 

 

 

 

 

09/060

06

 

 

 

 

 

09/061

10

3

 

   B       2016

 

 

10/076

15

7

 

B        2015

S        2017

 

10/078

11

 

 

 B        2015

 

 

10/083

02

 

 

 

 

 

10/085

07

 

 

  B         2015

 

 

10/086

07

5

5

B         2016

 

 

12/105

26

7

7

 

S        2016

G       2017

12/106

07

4

 

B         2016

 

 

12/107

20

 

 

 

S        2016

 

12/108

08

4

4

B        2016

 

 

12/115

04

 

 

 

 

 

13/129

01

2

 

 

 

 

13/132

04

4

 

B         2017

 

 

14/147

05

2

4

B         2017

 

 

14/152

 

4

 

 

 

 

14/152

 

6

 

 

 

 

14/153

16

 

 

B         2015

 

 

14/158

13

3

3

B         2016

 

 

16/169

 

2

 

 

 

 

16/170

 

1

2

 

 

 

16/173

 

2

2

 

 

 

16/174

 

3

5

 

 

 

16/172

 

2

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the latest IPF Newsletter

 

Event Date Venue
     
IPF AV Championship October 21st & 22nd 2017 Áras Chrónáin, Clondalkin, Dublin
IPF Distinction Sitting November 25th 2017 LIT Thurles, Tipperary
IPF National Shield November 26th 2017 Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick
IPF NPOTY Final February 17th 2018 Talbot Hotel, Carlow
IPF POTY Final February 18th 2018 Talbot Hotel, Carlow
IPF Distinction Sitting March 24th 2018 Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
IPF Distinction Sitting May 19th 2018 Mullingar Arts Centre, Westmeath
IPF Club Championships May 19th & 20th 2018 County Buildings, Mullingar, Westmeath

In criticizing images there are two elements that affect the photographer’s work, 1 the score and 2 the comment.  I would hope that while the comment aims to give a fair and realistic portrayal of my impression of the image in an instructive and supportive fashion, the score is definitive in terms of the overall placing of the quality of the image within the club’s total submission.  Generally I feel giving very low marks does little to raise the buoyancy of the photographer’s enthusiasm; it must be measured against the spread of quality and experience within the membership of the club.  I would hope that photographers would be astute enough in their own judgement while composing, selection of settings on camera and post processing work to act as judges of their own images, and that it would to a large extent reflect their personal judgement.  12 points I feel would be considered a base line score, and one that would separate the acceptable from the unacceptable.  12 would be awarded to an image that has no significant technical flaws, but likewise has no significant strengths.

10 would be a 12 if not for a significant flaw.  The flaw might be for example, over or under exposure by 1 stop, or a subject that might be out of focus when it needed to be in focus.

14 is a good solid image.  An image towards which every member should be striving as a minimum, such an image is technically correct and more.  It exhibits at least one element towards which photographers who are working at polishing their craft would be aiming.  Examples are showing knowledge of the importance of a choice of subject, of good lighting, of dramatic composition, of handling DOF.  If there are flaws they are minor.

16, this is a strong image.  Technically correct and much more.  The elements must work together; the flaws if they exist are difficult to see.  And in general do not impact visually.  If rules are broken they are broken for impact.  Examples are images taken in difficult exposure situations.  Effective use of selective focusing and DOF, as well as other advanced photographic techniques.  The images exhibit SEVERAL elements towards which those who are working at polishing their craft should strive.  The difference between 14 and 16 is how strong the image is.

18 is an exceptionally strong image;  i.e., true photographic excellence, maybe not totally perfect, but very strong.  It is technically correct and much more.  The elements of the image must work together to form a whole that is far greater than the sum of its parts.  There should not be any obvious flaws.  18 scoring images can break rules for impact.  Difficult exposure is overcome; effective use of selective focusing and DOF as well as other advanced photographic techniques are common in such images.  The image exhibits many elements towards which those working at polishing their craft should be striving.

20, for all of the above, but used to separate those who exhibit that something else that makes the  particular image unique.

Congratulations to JJ Rattigan on winning the Clubs Photographer of the year competition tonight. (great images over the year) Also well done on all he Members who sent images over the year to be judged. I look forward to next years competitions.   

First of all I would like to thank all members that took part in the league over the past seven months.

It has been a great competition with some great photos on show 

 

The results are in and with only ten points between 5th and 1st

Liam Beatte 5th          124 Points.

Michael Russell 4th     126 Points.

Joe Rattigan  3rd         132 Points.

Maria Martin 2nd         133 Points.

Michael Blade 1st        134 Points.

Congratlations  Michael you are our League winner for 2015-16 Season. 

See results below 

Results

 

David