Autumn_Winter Programme 2017

 All meetings are held on a Wednesday evening in O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty, beginning at 8.00pm unless stated otherwise

August 30th

BBQ, Warren Strand. An informal gathering to start the new season off. Meet up from 7pm. Bring along a bite to eat (not sausages as there are loads left from last time!). Sun due to set at around 8.30pm so bring your camera and tripod too.


September 6th

Registration. Membership fees for the new club year are due (€50).

We’ll take a look at what’s been happening over the summer break including the FIAP acceptances and the ’Number Challenge.’

We also fill in some details about the forthcoming programme including the Portrait Challenge, the new fortnightly photography talk, a design competition and explain the upcoming Nature competition.


September 20th

Saltees revisited. Following on from the recent visit to the Saltees we’ll take a look at the photos taken by members over the weekend away. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and we will also discuss options for possible future photo trips.

This will be preceded by two 5-minute talks on an aspect of photography. (As outlined in the previous meeting).

Following the Saltees presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions on the Portrait Challenge and any other photography-based issues.


October 4th

Portrait Challenge. We will once again have two 5-minute member talks to start the meeting off.

The Portrait Challenge will be a projected image ‘competition.’ Members will assess one another’s photographs and offer a constructive critique on the technical and aesthetic aspects of the photographs.

Following this details regarding the annual Nature Photography competition will be provided.


October 18th

Guest Speaker; Anne Scallan. Anne is a local artist who incorporates photography into her art. Anne uses a variety of photographic techniques in her work including cyanotypes, a process that dates back to the mid 19th Century! You can see examples of Anne’s work and follow her activities on her Facebook page.


October 22nd                

Sunset shoot. This is an additional meeting to give members the opportunity to develop their skills in photographing the amazing west Cork sunsets. We will visit a local beach and attempt to capture that stunning photo we’ve always wanted.

The sun is due to set around 6.30 pm so we should meet up around 5.30 to set up and ask questions.


November 1st

Guest speaker. Following the two 5-minute talks, Tom is going to show us some photos that he took on his trip to Japan earlier this year. Tom went on a workshop with Rohan Reilly and has some fantastic photos that he made. Tom will also show us photos that reveal the things the group got up to and some insights on life in Japan. We’ll get to see some of the gear Tom used and maybe he’ll throw a few tips our way too! A great night.


November 15th

Johnny Creedon Annual Nature Photographer of the Year competition. Entries will be due in for this competition this evening. This is a print competition. Details and rules will have been provided earlier on in the programme. Judging will take place this evening.

Two more 5-minute talks will be given and we’ll take a look at some of the images from the earlier sunset shoot.


November 29th

Guest speaker. We are hoping to organise a speaker to demonstrate long-exposure, night photography. Hopefully not only we will get to see examples, but we’ll get to go out on a workshop and try our hand ourselves under instruction.


December 13th

POTY. Entries for this year’s Photographer of the Year (POTY) are due in on this date.

We’ll wind up the year with an open forum where members will have the chance to express their wants for the Spring/Summer Programme to commence after the Christmas break.

You can download a pdf version of the programme here.

 Programme subject to change.

There are of course many opportunities for days or evenings out so if you are aware of any events or happenings or there are pursuits you wish to follow then let us know.