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Johnny Creedon Nature Photographer of the Year, 2020.

The judging for this year’s competition was a little different to previous years in that Mike Brown appeared virtually rather than in person. Yes, yet another Zoom meeting. However the critique and commentary by Mike was exceptional and much appreciated by all.

First up, congratulations to Patricia R for her winning photo of a rook on the sea wall in Rosscarbery. The detail and colour in the bird’s plumage has been captured skillfully and Patricia’s use of depth of field gives us a tantalising glimpse of the gull in the background. Excellent.

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Seven Ages of Man

Our Summer Challenge for the past couple of months has to been to complete a photographic essay/interpretation of the Seven Ages of Man which appears in William Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’, Act II scene vii.

You can see the entire speech at the end of this post. To summarise, the seven ages are

  1. The infant
  2. The whining school-boy/girl
  3. The lover
  4. The Soldier
  5. The Justice
  6. The lean and slipper’d pantaloon
  7. Second childishness

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Landscape photography and your smartphone

The latest meeting was held over Zoom and was presented by Nicholas.

Thanks to John for setting up the meeting as usual.

After an initial screen-sharing hiccup, Nicholas shared with us some thoughts and ideas on landscape photography whilst emphasising how  to utilise your smartphone to achieve the best outcomes. This was followed up with a summary of an earlier talk Nicholas had given on how to use the camera/camera app on your phone.

Nicholas also showed us a short video by Thomas Heaton, who regularly posts vlogs on YouTube. In this video he cast a critical eye over some of his own landscape photos, pointing out deficiencies in areas such as lack of a strong subject, imbalance in composition and empty space as opposed to negative space.

The slides used in both talks can be found on Google Drive by following this link.

This page is password protected.

Thanks, Nicholas

 

Annual Fundraising Exhibition 2020

Each year, for the past dozen years or more, Clonakilty Camera Club has held a photographic exhibition of members’ work in the Celtic Ross Hotel. Money for a nominated charity has been raised through the sale of exhibited photographs and proceeds from a raffle held on the Opening Night of the exhibition.

This year, due to the outbreak of Covid-19, we are unable to hold our exhibition as usual. We have decided to put our exhibition online which is why we hope you have come to this page! This year, the nominated charity is the Irish Community Rapid Response© or ICRR.

 

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