Since we started back last September, we’re had a really great year with lots of achievements at both individual and club level that we are very proud of. While the committee works on plans to make our next year even better, we’re just taking a moment to share this past year in our club with you (in no particular order!). Thanks for reading 🙂
During the year we were delighted to welcome
Brian Hopper FIPF ARPS EFIAP
Des Clinton FIPF FRPS MFIAP
John Hooton FIPF FRPS MFIAP
Catherine McBride AIPF
Scott McBride AIPF
Gabriel O’Shaughnessy FIPF FRPS MFIAP.
In conjunction with SACC, we also hosted an evening with Steven Le Prevost FRPS AFIAP MGAPB
Monthly outings all organised by Paul proved very popular with trips to Spike Island, The Black Valley, Garretstown, Christmas lights in Cork City, Cork Docklands, Cork Airport, Fota and The Saltee Islands.
We had a fantastic year in the distinctions department this year with two new fellowships, one new associateship and seven new licentiateships. Congratulations to all, but especially to Michael & Niamh on their fellowships!!
FRPS – Michael O’Sullivan
FIPF – Niamh Whitty
AIPF – Jason Town
LIPF – Seán Moriarty, Virginia Kelleher, Andrew O’Connell, Helen Devitt, John Finn & Ann Francis
LRPS – John Finn
We hosted two exhibitions again last year, both organised and run to perfection by Audrey, with our thanks!
School of Music in October – Opened by John Hooton
Cork Vision Centre in March – Opened by John Creedon. Congrats to Niamh Whitty on winning the Kevin Ryan memorial cup at this exhibition.
Our annual table quiz (again organised by Audrey) took place in April with proceeds going to Cork Penny Dinners.
During the year, we visited Blarney & Clonakilty Camera Clubs, and we also had Ballincollig, Cobh & Mallow Camera Clubs come and visit us. Always very enjoyable nights and great to meet other clubs!
National Shield Competition
This year was our first time entering the IPF National Shield competition and we finished joint 4th place overall – just one point away from 3rd place! Even better though, our colour print panel was best colour print panel, helped by Virginia Kelleher’s beautiful image which won her a gold medal for best colour print! Thanks to Jason & Niamh for organising entry, to Michael for printing & to Paul for travelling to hang it.
SACC Interclub Competition
We took second place overall at for the second year running (runners up to Mallow Camera Club – the current national champions). Our colour print panel placed joint 3rd, monochrome print panel 5th and projected panel joint 2nd (just one point away from the winning projected panel!). Thanks to Jason & Niamh for organising entry and travelling to hang panels and to Michael for printing them.
IPF Club Finals Competition
We finished 4th overall at the National Club Finals, taking 3rd place in colour and 4th place in monochrome, plus an honourable mention to Michael O’Sullivan for his image ‘Fallen Angel’. Again, thanks to Jason & Niamh for organising entry and to Niamh & Paul for travelling to hang panels!
SACC Nature Competition
Congrats to Jason Town on a SACC bronze medal for one of his images in this competition.
IPF Print & Projected Images Competition
Congrats to Nathan Richardson on an honourable mention for one of this images in this competition.
Photography Ireland Yearbook
Six members had their work accepted and published in the yearbook last year.
Our website got a major makeover last summer and we also launched our own Facebook page. Thanks to Niamh on both counts.
Thanks to everyone who donated their time and experience over the year running tutorials and to the new members who bravely stood up and showed us their images. We really appreciate it!! Thanks also to our chairman, Michael, for standing up and keeping the show running every week. Not a job most of us would take on!
A massive thank you to each member of the committee for their work over the last year and continued success to them next year as the entire committee remains unchanged going into 2012/2013 with the exception of addition of Danny Foley who joins in a newly created position of New Member Liaison Officer.
It was great to see such a big entry into all our internal competitions this year. Congratulations of course to the various winners, but congratulations also to everyone who entered and allowed their images to be judged. Thanks to Jaosn and Niamh for organising & running The Monthly League, Photographer of the Year, AV Competition & Team Competition.
We saw a considerable intake of new members last year and we’re very excited to see so much new talent. Thanks are due to our secretary, Paul, for his hard work dealing with new membership applications & queries.
Told you it was a busy year 🙂
Onwards and upwards then…