2010 North Eastern Region Nature Competition

Hi all…


This years North Eastern region nature competition will take place on Monday 8th February at 8:30pm in Mid-Louth Camera Club, Dunleer. Due to the large numbers of entries and participants we have had to change the venue. This year the competition will be held in the Scoraiocht Lann Léire Centre which is located here on the Barn road in Dunleer, only a stones throw from the previous venue. Its a small white building on the right hand side with a large car park just after the Seat Car garage.
Afterwards we will return to Connors pub for cakes, buns and refreshments. Please arrive early for registration etc. A print and projected image (digital or slide) section will also 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 attached). Please pay particular attention to the digital section and the file size and naming details as any discrepancies might not be accepted on the night and could be disqualified from the finals. Entry forms can be filled in before arriving if that suits. Again Landscape photographs will be accepted once they fall within the FIAP rules. As on previous occasions all entries, entry forms and fees will be retained and entered into the National Nature Photography Finals on Sunday 7th March.

Any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I’ll do my best to answer…!!!

Regards
Richard Hatch LIPF
Club Secretary

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Mid Louth Camera Club

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Irish Photographic Federation
09 January 2010

Dear

Happy New Year to all IPF Club members from the IPF Council.

This is the first email of 2010, it is hoped to send occassional emails throughout the year with information on upcoming IPF events. Don’t forget to also keep an eye on the website www.irishphoto.ie.

In this mailing I have included details of workshops and events on the weekend of the Print and Projected Image Competition which will be held in the Athlone Institute of Technology on 13 & 14 February 2010.

Print & Projected Image Competition Weekend

As part of the weekend of the National Print and Projected Image Competition two workshops will be given by Mr Nicolas Berlingieri MFIAP, EFIAP, APSA, AISF, who is also one of the judges for the event. Nicolas is a computer programmer, software analyst, and university lecturer on Photoshop. His articles on various styles of photography have been published in numerous countries. His images on Surrealism were exhibited jointly with the paintings of Salvador Dali in Argentina.

Participants in the workshops will receive a Power Point CD which will contain the content of the workshops. Each CD will also include illustrated articles by Nicolas on the Creative Use of Reflections, Surrealism and Mixing Photographic Images with Computer Generated Graphics, which should certainly be a great source of inspiration for all keen photographers.

Early indications are that the workshops will be very well attended, and as places are limited, it is advisable that you book you seat as soon as possible. Tickets are available from Denis Whelehan – denis.whelehan@gmail.com. PROGRAMME – SATURDAY, 13th FEBRUARY 2010 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Enhancing your images in Photoshop. The various tools up to and including adjustment layers. 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Application of HDR and Filter Plug-ins.

Fees: Morning session only 25 Euro. Afternoon session only 25.00 Euro. If you wish to attend both sessions, the reduced fee will be 40.00 Euro. A discount of 5 Euro will be given to current IPF distinction holders off the 40.00 Euro fee. Each participant will also receive a Power Point C.D. on the workshop.

Click on the link below for more information, or visit the IPF website.

Weekend Programme for Print and Projected Image Competition

Programme

'Empty Head' by Nicolas Berlingieri Saturday Evening
Dinner (20 Euro), in the Creggan Court Hotel at 7:30 p.m., followed by a short lecture by Jackie Martin. This will be an ideal opportunity to meet and discuss photography with other amateur and experienced photographers.

Sunday 14th February 2010 The judging of the Finals of the Print and Projected Image Competition will commence at 10.00 a.m. There will be no admission fee but the IPF request that you support the raffle to help towards the costs of the competition.

Competition Judges
Mr. Nicolas Berlingieri MFIAP, EFIAP, APSA, AISF. www.berlingieri-photo.com
Mr. Jackie Martin Chief Editor Phot’ Art International Magazine, Member of FIAP Directory Board http://jm.web-photo.net/home.php
Mr. Leo Palmer FPSA, EFIAP, PPSA, APAGB, ASIIPC http://www.leopalmerphotography.co.uk

Lunch (7.50 Euro) and snacks will be available in the canteen at the Institute on both days if there is sufficient demand. Because of this it will be necessary for each club to advise Denis Whelehan on the numbers of wishing to avail of the lunch each day, to enable catering staff and provisions to be arranged. Further enquiries and bookings to: Denis Whelehan, Competition Coordinator, Email: denis.whelehan@gmail.com

In the week following the Competiton Leo Palmer will be giving lectures at four regional locatons, sponsored by the IPF. Check out the IPF website for venues and times.

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The IPF have negotiated a deal with Ink Maestro to give a special discount to members of IPF clubs. Click on the Ink Maestro link below for more information.

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Don’t forget to book early for the Workshops.

Keep an eye on the IPF Website for news on upcoming IPF events, competitions, and exhibitions.

Sincerely,

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John Doheny

Webmaster, Irish Photographic Federation