Faces of Shandon Exhibition

Photography is a slice of frozen time. When its a slice of time, photography becomes a historical tool. Documentation for future generations. This is exactly what Martin Duggan has done to Shandon Street. It’s not just history, but life and people in and around the street, a slice of Cork. a real one. An absolute reflection of the street and life displayed and archived in Cork City Library, Grand Parade, Cork

Running from the 25th of October to 14th of November, 2018 In the Cork City Library. Exhibited images and other Shandon Street images will be archived as ‘The Shandon Archives’ by the library for the public. The exhibition will be opened at 19:00 by award-winning photographer and former Deputy Editor of The Evening Post, Mr Vincent Kelly L.I.P.F. All are welcome.

Faces of Shandon Exhibition Cork

We’re back for the 2018/2019 season!

Cork Camera Group kicked off the 2018/2019 year this evening, holding its first meeting of the year in the club rooms at 36 St Patrick’s Quay, Cork. The first night back was our usual catch up with club members not seen since before the summer, and we laid out our plan for the year in terms of events, guest speakers,  competition themes, the Cork International Salon of Photography,  and proposed outings. 

Next Tuesday we have a presentation from Charlie O’Donovan  – ‘My Photographic Journey – an Awakening’.

See you then


If you would be interested in joining the Cork Camera Group and have an interest in photography as a hobby or would like to learn a bit more about photography the club is open to new members of all levels.  You will find a bit more about the club below.


Cork Camera Group

Cork Camera Group (CCG)  is a  medium-sized camera club situated in the heart of Cork city, based at 36 Patrick’s Quay,  a short distance from Brian Boru Bridge. We welcome all types of members, everyone from beginners to the more advanced. We organise workshops, host visiting speakers and go on outings in order to gain practical experience in the field of photography. We also run advice and critique nights at which members are given constructive and friendly feedback on their work. Members have a wide variety of interests. Some are keen landscape/seascape photographers; others prefer wildlife photography whilst others are interested in people and portrait photography. There are also those who are interested in experimental photography, using their camera and Photoshop or other software skills to create works that challenge the imagination and push the boundaries of creativity.

We hold a monthly in club competition. For this members submit three works. The themes for half of the competitions are open; the remainder are supplied by the club. CCG s a member of the Southern Association of Camera Clubs (SACC) and as such take part in interclub competitions. We are also affiliated to the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) and as such take part in competitions at a national level.

Members are united by a love of photography in all its aspects. You are most welcome to come along to one of our meetings to see if it is a club that meets your needs and you would care to belong to.

We meet each Tuesday of the month at 7.45pm at 36 Patrick’s Quay.

Success for Cork Camera Club members at the SACC Nature photographer of the year competition

Success for Cork Camera Club members at the SACC Nature photographer of the year competition, which was held last Saturday at The Cabra wetlands centre in Thurles.

A huge congratulations to club members Dave Harris, Vincent Kelly andJohn Tait who took home awards today from the SACC NPOTY competition.

Dave Harris won a silver medal in the Projected Natural World Advanced and he also got an Honourable Mention Print Open Advanced

Vincent Kelly took home the bronze medal in the colour print Open Advanced and got an Honourable Mention in the Projected Theme

John Tait was awarded an Honourable Mention in the Open Projected Advanced !

We’re back for 2018 !

Cork Camera Group is back for the second half of the 2017/2018 year. Our first meeting was a general discussion on the direction of the club and what members would like from the club for the next 6 months or so. The general feeling is that people are happy with how the year has gone so far, but would like to see an increase in practical sessions, and more communication from the committee in  relation to up coming events, competitors and the ever present need for images for competitions!!

To facilitate the addition of more practical sessions we will be making changes to the published calendar and will publish an updated version as soon as possible.

In the mean time, please respond to the email Paul sent out and watch out for an email this weekend regarding images for club panels.

Also, in a change to our schedule for next Tuesday, our guest speaker has cancelled again, so next Tuesday we doing Image Conversion to B&W  in photoshop & lightroom and we will also touch on exporting images for printing, and we’ll try fit in some time for photoshop / processing images should there be any.



New Club Committee

Written by: John Finn

At tonight’s AGM a new committee was elected.

The photo shows, from left: Outings Secretary – Diarmuid O’Sullivan; Secretary – Paul Maher; Treasurer – John D Sullivan; Chairperson – Mark McGranaghan; Webmaster – Massimo Berta; Competition Secretary – Niall Brownen

We wish Mark and his team all the best for the new season which will begin in September. (In the meantime, as in the previous two years, various outings will take place over the summer under the auspices of Martin Duggan. Details will be emailed to members shortly.)

Stepping down were: Chairperson, Noel O’Connell; Secretary, Fidelma Read, and Webmaster, Danny Foley.

Many thanks to Noel, Fidelma and Danny for their hard work over the last while and for helping the CCG to be the success that it is.

New Committee:

Photographer of the Year 2017

Written by: Niall Brownen

This years photographer of the year competition saw 26 members enter 6 prints each, which gave our judges a sizeable amount of prints to judge. 
The Judges this year were John Sexton, Seammus Costello, and Paddy Barker:
  • John Sexton is a local professional photographer who used to be a member of cork camera group and also teaches photographer in St John’s college. John shoots primarily Weddings and Portraits, however has previous club experience and has even produced the odd landscape or two.
  • Seamus Costello is no stranger to Cork Camera Group. A fellow of the Irish Photographic Federation, FIAP and a regular judge on the distinction panels, he’s an excellent judge of all area’s of club photography and gives great feedback to photographers no their images. 
  • Paddy Barker, another local photographer and probably no stranger to may members of the club, as i am sure many of you will have been to his shop, Barker Photographic, and Paddy is the main sponsor of the Rebel Cup, The Cork Salon, and has always been generous tot he club and club members. Paddy is also another professional photographer, having worked as a dark room technician for the Irish Examiner, before working as a Photographer, and then working as the Picture editor for the Examiner for 13 years. 
This year the winners and runner up’s were as follows.
Grade 1
First Place: Niall Brownen             111 pts
Runner Up: Danny Foley               110 pts
Grade 2
First Place: Diarmuid O’Sullivan   115 pts
Runner Up: Massimo Berta           111 pts 
Grade 3
First Place:  Lynda Kenny            108 pts
Runner Up:  John D Sullivan        103 pts
A full break down of the results is attached. 

Club Member FIAP Distinctions

Written by: Niall Brownen

Congratulations to club members Ann FrancesBill Power and Morgan O Neill on on being awarded their EFIAP bronze & EFIAP gold awards respectively. 

There are only a handful of people in the country with the EFIAP gold award, and to give you and idea of what’s required to get the EFIAP gold,

You must first get your EFIAP award, which requires you to get 
250 acceptances, from 50 different images, from 30 salons, in no less than 20 different countries, and you must have at least 2 awarded images. At least 12 of your acceptances must be for printed images and at least 5 of your images must have gained at least 3 acceptances each.

Once you get this distinction, the “clock ” is reset to Zero and you must start from the beginning for all remaining distinctions. You can not use any of the images or awards again towards your future distinctions.

So starting again from scratch , got your EFIAP gold, you now require a further 
500 acceptances from 150 different images from 15 countries and you require another 6 awards from 6 different countries and at least 6 images must have gotten at least 3 acceptances each.