We are proud to announce our 30th birthday anniversary of Navan Camera Club
First, I would like to show our history:
”Navan photographic club was set up in 1987 by a group of ten enthusiasts
following their completion of beginners & intermediate courses in photography held in the VEC (currently Beaufort College, Navan).
Those heady days, some 30 years ago bring back many great memories of our
fledgling club, the wonder of watching an image appear on a sheet of paper in the darkroom, striving to win competitions, the struggle to attract members, the desire to programme content that would entertain and educate people, while also helping the club to grow ….. the list goes on.
We initially met in the Irish National Foresters hall on the 23rd April 1987 and
subsequently made it our home for 7 years, finally moving (courtesy of Tara
Mines) to our current premises at Liscarton, Kells Road in 1994.
The Navan Photographic club membership waxed & wained during those early
years, where attendance would sometimes drop as low as 4 – 5 people, and on
occasion – an additional injection of funds was required from members to defray immediate expenses, but a tireless and undaunted committee bolstered with an enthusiasm for photography soldiered on to keep the club active. In the early 2000`s, a name change to Navan Camera Club and the growth of digital photography seen a significant increase in pubic interest in photography, and this was reflected in an ever increasing membership. This renewed interest coupled with the introduction of “Beginners courses in Digital Photography” proved to be a turning point where we attracted some 95 members in 2012.
The camera club has successfully retained an annual membership of 60 – 70
people and provides a comprehensive programme of events from September
through to May each year. The aim of the camera club has always been to
promote photography through encouragement and exposure to the work of
other photographers (both professional & enthusiast).
It is with a great sense of pride that we – Navan Camera Club are still active and growing on this celebration of our 30th anniversary – a testament to the
dedication, hard work and never-ending enthusiasm of so many members – past and present.”
Second, I would like to invite all ours fans, members and all people interested in photography to visit our exhibition in Navan Library from 1st to 31st August 2017
NAVAN LIBRARY LOCATION:
Quick report from club annual weekend away.
This year club members decide for weekend away location around Cork.
We pick Little Island, Cork at our base.
At Friday morning we start trip to do photography world 😀 .
First stop , Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig), also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick’s Rock, is a historic site located at Cashel, County Tipperary . (Wikipedia)
Second day we visit Spike Island
Spike Island (Inis Píc) is an island of 103 acres in Cork Harbour, Ireland. Originally the site of a monastic settlement, the island is dominated by an 18th-century star fort named Fort Mitchel. The island’s strategic location within the harbour meant it was used at times for defence and as a prison. Since the early 21st century the island has been developed as a heritage tourist attraction, with €5.5m investment in exhibition and visitor spaces and accompanying tourism marketing. There were in excess of 10,000 visitors to the island during the month of August 2016 (wikipedia)
BUT BEFORE THE BOAT:
Time for relax, and more pictures….
Then …. on the way to the boat :
At the island, we pick a option with tour guide in Cork style…… fast talk 🙂
As the latest use for Spike Ireland was a prison, then main part of tour was dedicated that part of history. Few pictures from there:
From the Spike Island we can find stunning view of Cobh with huge Cathedral
Also we found Titanic Memorial Gardens in Cobh
Of course we had social experience at the nice dinner.
At the way back in Sunday we visit 2 another places:
First, Fota House and Gardens with colourful flowers,
and second, Roches Point lighthouse where club members take a lot of pictures,
and unfortunately we have to back home after amazing weekend with
very special Thank You for person who organise this event hon. secretary Dave D.
Today we had enjoyable day at Dublin Falconry http://www.dublinfalconry.com . This outing was for make some pictures of birds as still photography and also in the move. We were lucky with the dry and sunny weather.
There are some pictutes from the day:
This is our 5th competition judging and a lot of photos is on the board for intermediate section. A lot of advises received by photographers.
Neil McShane @mononeil enjoying judging our club competition tonight.
We had last night lecture by Eimhear Collins Photography about seascape long exposure photos and landscapes . A lot of amazing pictures from Ireland and Norway. Enjoyable night.