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

Contact Sheet For SACC interclub compettition 13-03-2016 web

DLP_4620 web

This is our panel we put forward to the sacc interclub competition in cork's old water works building on lee road

Although we did not do well in the competition over all. It was great to see all the clubs photographs that were on show and hear all the judges’ comments on each panel.  All members that had photos in the panel and had comments made toward there photos have been given there comments. I think members should attend these competitions to see how the competition is run and see the quality of all the work on show.

Going forward:

For our club to do well we need to be entering all three competition (Colour Print Monochrome Print, and projected Images as it’s an overall score that decides the winners.

We have another competition coming up in May and we would like to enter Colour  Monochrome Print panels so please add your photos to the competition folder. 

David lawlor

Dear Members


I would like to share with you my observations of our Sunday outing last week.

When you opened your curtains or blinds at 6:30 on that faithful morning in your Sponge Bob pj’s and said to yourself “well no one is going to take photographs in that weather” you were wrong five people turned up.

When you have good company and great conversation in the car and you get to your destination before you realise it.

When we got to Waterford, I said to Linda “Shit are we in Waterford?” and I will never forget her reply as long as I live “Yep” (Powerful)

                        We only got lost once, started heading back the way we came.

We arrived at Mahon Falls and Linda needed to find a rock, let’s just say the area around the rock will take a little bit longer to dry out then the rest of the field.

When all five people arrived at the carpark we headed to the falls, a twenty-minute trek on a level gravel track, God it was tough. Sherpas and donkeys at the front and we followed at the rear.

We all assumed our positions and had our first casualty, Linda caught her finger in her tripod. A rooky mistake, blood everywhere. I gave her my only tissue, I found out later that was a big mistake.   

I ventured into the water close to the waterfall, wanted to re-enact the Timotei ad where the girl washes her hair with shampoo under the waterfall naked but for some reason everyone shouted out “NO” “Don’t do it” I didn’t.

Back to photography. I set up my camera and realised my big mistake I should not have given Linda my only tissue, I needed it to wipe the spray off the front of my lens. Rooky mistake.

I moved to higher ground, took some photos and started back down a steep incline. Leaned back too far, tried to regain my balance but fell right on my back and camera bag. The weight of my bag was too much and gravity took over. I was like a turtle on its back rocking back and forward trying to get up. Eventually I managed to get up and realised no one saw what had happened. My pride was still intact.

I found out that Cepta loves “Dutch Gold” so much so when she found an empty can in the water she nearly wet herself with excitement.

Ursula dose a mean impression of Scarlet O Hara from Gone with The Wind.

Linda found out it only takes .035555 seconds to get your bum soaked when you fall on wet mud. (What a sight looking from the back)

We all took our photos and went back to our cars. We headed off to Waterford for a nice cuppa and a scone wondering why Mike and Ursula were not following behind us, we found out later back in the Granville Hotel (which by the way is mad busy on Sundays for a carvery lunch, be prepared to wait in a que for a long time.) Mikes car had got stuck in the mud and needed three people plus Ursula to push him out.

We also found out that Ken is a very good landscape photographer, he showed us some of his photos of lakes and mountain on his tablet (who would have known). He told us a great story of when himself and his wife walked up to the top of Croagh Patrick and his wife needed to do a wee, I have to redact the rest of this story from my diary as I did not get permission from Ken or more importantly his wife to tell the rest of it. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Everyone had a great laugh and “thank you” Ken for finishing off a brilliant day.

Myself, Linda, Cepta, and Ken left the hotel while Ursula and Mike finish their lunch.


The rest of the events from that day fall under the category

“What Goes On Tour Stays On Tour”





The End.

Liam Beattie AIPF



Austin. I am sure this is full of grammatical errors. (Too bad)

Dear Members on Wednesday night we ask members who travelled to Waterford on Sunday to show two images each from the outing.

Our Project sub-committee wish to update us on our upcoming exhibition.

The SACC folder is up on our website. Have a look and make sure you add something to it.If not bring in your images on USB for David.

If members still need assistance on putting up images on web site we can go through the steps for same.



“There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.” 

                             Abraham Lincoln

The Sunday outing this month is to the Comeragh Mountains and the Mahon Falls. 

This is are February outing distination and we would encourage all members to go. This is where you learn the most in a short time about different aspects of photography. Lighting, depth of field, composition and how different function in your camera work. Everone is there to help fellow members of the club and don't forget you can ask questions. Meeting at the Liberty Tree in Carlow Town at 8:30am. (Weather permitting)

Dont forget to charge your batteries. 


Comeragh Mountains

The Comeragh Mountains are a remarkable and varied range, stretching from the coast near Dungarvan inland as far as Clonmel.

Mahon Falls

The falls may be reached by turning west off the R676 (Dungarvan/Carrick-on-Suir road) at Mahon Bridge. Take a right turn immediately by a shop following the signs for 'Comeragh Drive'. Continue on for about 1 ½ km turn right and travel inwards having the Mahon river on your right. There is parking on your left close by the pathway to the falls. 


Comeragh Mountains


AA Route Planner


5 Tips for Photographing Water


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