Programme dates have been updated. Catchlight Camera Club will now be hosting the Adjudication of Round 2 on 26.11.14 and CBPPUCC will be hosting the Adjudication of Round 5 on 19.3.15. Kind regards, Mark L Allen, NIPA Secretary
Hi Members Here is a kind invitation from Island Camera Club to some interesting lectures from Northern Ireland based experts. Photographic dates for your diary to while away the long winter nights!!! Note that there is a small fee for each event.
On behalf of Island Camera Club, I would like to invite you and your members along to our series of “Season 2014/2015 Guest Lectures”. The members of Island Camera Club look forward to seeing you during the season.
Lecture Programme 2014/2015
23rd Sept 2014 - Lecture: "Using Adobe Photoshop" - Ross McKelvey MPAGB ARPS BPE3* (www.rossmckelvey.com) Ross is well known for his Portrait Composite Photography which has won him numerous awards and medals. Tonight Ross will demonstrate some of the techniques that has made his work so popular with the judges.
21st Oct 2014 - Lecture: "Memorable Northern Ireland Moments" - Stanley Matchett Former Belfast Telegraph snapper Stanley Matchett has been at the pinnacle of the photographic profession in Northern Ireland for more than 40 years, as his work tonight shows. Matchett is still known as "the man who shot the Beatles" for his famous snaps of the Fab Four when they came to Belfast. During an outstanding career he has photographed presidents and prime ministers, and various personalities.
11th Nov 2014 - Lecture: "Fashion & Glamour" - Jim Crone
Jim has over 25 years experience in Fashion and Hair & Beauty Photography and is one of a group of photographers in the UK recommended by the Hairdressers Journal. He concentrates on Hair & Beauty and travels to salons and studios throughout the UK and abroad.
This evening is aimed at giving photographers an understanding of how and why to use off-camera flash and the equipment required. A live demonstration will take place allowing the members to clearly see the advantages of different lighting arrangements.
Dylan McBurney is a local wedding photographer shooting weddings in Belfast, Dublin and across Ireland. Occasionally traveling further afield he has covered weddings all over Europe in places as far apart as London, Barcelona, Cyprus, Prague and across France. His mission is to provide stunning authentic and artistic wedding imagery and exceptional customer service.
George Pennock has been a keen photographer since his childhood and it has remained one of his greatest passions. A graduate from Art College his background has also involved working in the graphic design industry. As a creative professional his portfolio illustrates many different themes. He is passionate about covering weddings and exploring portraiture and documentary work. His photos have featured in the Belfast Telegraph Fashion and Ulster Life magazines as well as other publications both in the UK and USA.
Nominal fee for each Lecture is £3 which will include refreshments and a chat.
Jim Smith Island Camera Club Programme Secretary / EAPU Representitve
Hi folks just a reminder to say this coming Wednesday 17th is Competition Evening, please arrive early and give a helping hand setup the rooms etc. Also please do not be handing images in on the evening as they will not be accepted, we need to stick to the cut off dates so the competition secretaries can keep things running smooth and also to give them some free time to enjoy the evening with other members instead of being stuck in a room on their own sorting out late arrivals. Cheers Gareth
We will be having a studio evening on the 10th of September, please make sure and turn up on time and please wait in Room 1, as these evenings can be rather busy and stressful for the organisers and model, please do not enter Room 2 until everything is setup and ready.
For those that have not attended a studio evening before, please note the following:-
During these sessions the use of your onboard flash or flash gun is not permitted. You will be supplied a hotshoe flash controller to control the studio lights. Camera in single shot mode only. ie not 10 frames a second.
Only two people will be allowed in the studio to take photos. Usually this would be an advanced and novice member. Depending on the total number of members attending on these evenings will determine the allocated time to take images.
A basic understanding of your cameras menus and controls to put the camera in manual mode and be able to enter F-Stop Shutter Speed ISO White Balance
(If you don't understand how to make the adjustments don't panic help will be at hand. Just ask.)
Following the settings given on the evening will produce the results that the studio lighting has been setup for and are never wrong (well sometimes).
Last on this list is Enjoy Yourself, say thank you to your model and those that made the evening possible.
I have just learned that Bernard's wife Hazel passed away earlier today. Her remains will be at her home from midday Monday. A service will be held in their home at 1300hrs on Wednesday with burial afterwards at Antrim Cemetery at 1400hrs. Refreshments for friends and family at Top Of The Town restaurant afterwards.
Image of Fanad Lighthouse in Co Donegal, where myself and dear friend John McCourt had been taking photos on Sunday 17-08-2014. In Memory and Celebration For the life of a Very Special friend John McCourt 1955 - 17-08-2014. (image by Gareth)