IPF – A Celebration of Distinctions

The IPF are delighted to announce “A Celebration of Distinctions” on June 17th at Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise which will give members of clubs an opportunity to see successful Fellowship, Associate and Licentiate panels up close and appreciate the quality of the images and printing. They will also be able to speak to the successful photographers about how the panels were put together and get valuable tips on how to build up panels – and what to avoid!

They are also delighted to confirm our keynote talk will be by Steven Le Prevost on his recent stunning FIPF and FRPS panels, which will be of special interest to Visual Art photographers.

It will be an opportunity to get an insight into the thinking behind successful images, and to get inspiration for new images. If you are planning to go for a distinction, and any level, Dunamaise Art Centre will be the place to be!

Throughout the day, everyone attending will be able to see Nature and Travel Fellowship panels by Bill Power and Gerry Kerr, Associate panels by Marie Phelan, Clodagh Tumilty, Paul Lanigan and Brian Mulligan, covering Flower Studies, Beaches, Street Photography, and Music and Licentiate panels by Jean Johnston, John Mee, Bernie Joyce and Emmanuelle Galisson.

The Celebration of Distinctions will be a must for all who enjoy seeing photographic excellence and creativity, and meeting other photographers to talk about photographs.

The event will also include advice by Des Clinton FIPF and Paul Stanley FIPF, the Chair and Vice-Chair of IPF Distinctions, on preparing panels of assessment with mini feedback sessions available for potential applicants. These will be strictly limited so book early!   Those seeking this advise should prepare by bringing a selection of prints (6×4/7×5 size sufficient). Images on computer are not suitable. There is no extra charge for this service.

This event costs €40 per person with discounts available for group bookings from IPF clubs and for paid up IPF distinction holders.

For more information see: http://irishphoto.ie/a-celebration-of-distinctions/

Rikki O’Neill December 2016 Tour

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– Rikki O’ Neill, FPRPS, MPAGB, FIPF, Hon SPF  –

The Cork International Salon of Photography and the SACC are delighted to announce that Rikki O’Neill FRPS will be conducting a lecture tour in the Southern region this December.  There will be a €5 cover charge for each talk.

The lecture tour title is “ Visual Alchemy “, and in Rikki’s own words is ……..” basically about my influences as to my style of photography showing other artist/photographers images that inspire me as well as giving my reasons as to the purpose of Photoshop and followed by a large selection of past and present images”.

Rikki, who is a self taught artist, began his career as a cartoonist with D C Thomson Ltd. and has produced hundreds of cartoons for the Sunday Post as well as story illustrating for the My Weekly magazine.

He is a creative photographer and artist by profession. Rikki combines his artistic and photographic skills to produce award-winning images in monochrome and colour, and has worked in both film and in digital in the course of his artistic career. He describes his photography as being about images that try to evoke emotion with the viewer by creating a “painterly, illustrative” quality. Through his unique vision, artistry and digital skills he has produced many unique and emotive images. Many of his images have won acclaim both nationally in the UK and internationally!

Rikki has served on the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) Visual Arts Associate and Fellowship panels and was until recently the Chair of the panel. He is also on the Roll of Honour of the Scottish Photographic Federation (hon SPF), a Fellow of the Irish Photographic Federation (FIPF), a Master of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (MPAGB) and has also been elected as a member of The London Salon. Rikki has exhibited widely.

The talks will take place at the dates and venue below – see posters at the top of this post for additional details:

  • Thursday, December 8th at 8:00pm in The Pembroke Hotel, Kilkenny.
  • Monday, December 12th at 8pm in the Mercy Centre, Mallow.
  • Tuesday, December 13th at 8.00pm in 36 Patrick’s Quay, Cork.

 We encourage all SACC members to avail of one of these opportunities to hear from an international leader and authority in the sphere of creative art and photography.

SACC Next Season Event Schedule

SACC Update  – Event Schedule 2016 / 2017

With the new photographic season about to get under way the upcoming SACC events are as follows:

The SACC Creative Photography competition will be held on Sunday, October 23rd hosted by Dungarvan Camera Club in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. This competition is open to members of both SACC and IPF affiliated clubs. We are honoured to have Martin Spackman ARPS of NIPA judging this competition for us.

 Sunday, November 20th sees the SACC Photographer of the Year competition and the venue for this contest as in previous years is the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Co Tipperary.

 In January we have the Nature Photographer of the Year which will be hosted by Thurles Camera Club at a venue to be decided. We very much appreciate Dungarvan and Thurles hosting these competitions for us.

March will see the SACC Inter Club competition also at a venue to be decided.

The rules for each of our competitions are on our website SACC.ie

Last season we were delighted to have two outstanding photographers speak at a number of member clubs and we hope to arrange some visits to clubs this coming season.

Further updates will be published on our website and in the IPF newsletter.