Photo Fest Ireland 2009

Following the overwhelming success of Photo Fest Ireland 2008 for both Exhibitors and Visitors – IPN are delighted to announce an even larger event for 2009, which will be held in the new ‘state-of-the-art’ Conference and Event Centre in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin Airport. Photo Fest Ireland continues to be the largest Photography Trade and Seminar Event held in Ireland – mixing Trade, Photographers and Creatives at a professional level.

Whether you are a professional or freelance photographer, a buyer of image making equipment or materials, a distributor or manufacturer of photographic related products or services – this is an event for you. In addition, if you are in the creative media who require photographic related products and services, this annual event will also have interest to you.

This event will be happening on 29th March 2009 from 10am to 6pm

ExploreLight Workshops

ExploreLight photographers Ed and Peter Gordon are pleased to announce a new date for a group weekend landscape workshop (max 6 people) in Co Wicklow which will be taking place from February 20-22. The workshop will involve a full weekend of shooting from sunrise to sunset at prime locations hand picked by Peter from years of experience exploring Wicklow’s landscape as well as an introductory meeting on Friday evening. The purpose of the weekend is to take you to the best locations under the prevailing light conditions and teach you the technical skills you need to make those good photo’s great. With the advent of digital photography our focus will be on this medium both in the field and also during post processing. To this end the workshop will involve a detailed critique of images taken during the weekend as well as post processing techniques in Photoshop. Film users are also more very welcome as both Ed and Peter have vast experience in this regard and continue to use medium format transparency. For further information please visit our workshops page by clicking on the link below..

North Eastern Region Nature Comp

Hi all… This years North Eastern region nature competition will take place on Tuesday the 27th January at 8:30pm in Mid-Louth Camera Club, Dunleer. Please arrive early for registration etc. Our judge on the night will be Cyrus  Sangari LIPF from Celbridge Camera Club. A print and projected image (digital or slide) section will  be held on the night. Please refer to the IPF Nature Competition Rules document for entry information as well  as the FIAP Nature Competition Definitions (both available from IPF website). Please note that it has been clarified to us that  Landscape photographs will be accepted this year. As on previous occasions all entries will be retained and  entered into the National Nature Photography Finals on the 22nd March. Any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I’ll do my best to answer…!!!

Regards Richard Hatch Club Secretary

Mid Louth Camera Club

RTE Weather Competition

Shootin’ the Breeze – Weather Photo Competition!

The Winter quarter of the RTÉ Weather Photo competition is now open.

Eric O Neill, Oldbridge Estate, Oldbridge, Drogheda, Co. Louth Shoot the breeze or any other element of the weather that takes your fancy over the coming weeks and enter for RTÉ Weather’s Winter photo competition. You could be the next lucky person to have your photograph used as the backdrop for RTÉ Weather bulletins!

Develop your photographic talents and enter a photograph which best encapsulates some aspect of Ireland and its weather in Winter. Six winners and a number of finalists from the season will have their photographs selected to provide the backdrop for RTÉ Weather’s on screen broadcasts. Whether it is a local landmark, a favourite spot or an evening or morning skyscape your photograph could set the scene for RTÉ Weather bulletins.

You can see the winner and runners-up from the previous RTÉ Weather photographic competition here.

To give you the best chance of winning, and to make sure that the photographs will work as part of the weather bulletins, we have put together a few guidelines and pointers for you.

Photographs may be taken in any Irish location and should have a seasonal theme. The winning photographs will be on screen at the same time as the weather presenters so it is best not to include people or brands and to keep the focal point of the picture on the right hand side. Only colour photographs in a landscape format and only medium to wide shots are acceptable. A panel of judges nominated by RTÉ will select winners and their decision is final. Amateur photographers only.

The Winter quarter of the RTÉ Weather photography competition is now open. Entries can only be accepted attached to an email and only one entry per person is allowed. The minimum size of each photograph entered must be 2,400 x 3,000 pixels in digital format or have a file size of at least 1.5mb. All entries should give a description and location of the photo, plus the name, address and daytime contact phone number of the photographer, along with the date the photo was taken. Send your entry to The closing date is on Friday, 23 January 2009 at midnight.

Oh My Deer !

A couple of images from the Trip to The Phoenix Park today by Photographer Eric





Any one else got images from the Park please email them in.

2009 IPF National Nature Competition

The rules and entry forms for the 2009 IPF National Nature Competition are now available for download from the IPF Downloads page of the website.

The competition consists of two separate categories: Colour Print, and Colour Projected Image.  Entry is via Regional Rounds leading to a National Final.  The details of the National Final will be published shortly.

Please read the rules in conjunciton with the FIAP definition of nature, which is also available for download from the site, before entering the competition.