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Collective Spectacle Curated by Northern Ireland Photographic Association

"This group show of selected works offers a variety of interpretations of visual spectacle by a range of Northern Ireland based photographers."

This exhibition comprises of 33 prints and 8 triptychs.

Of the 33 prints a staggering 11 of them are from BPIC members;

  • Brian Bennett - Flowers
  • Helen Weir - Suncatcher
  • Mark Winning - Chasing Pigeons
  • Mark Winning - The Cranes Belfast
  • Mark Winning - The Peace Camp Downhill
  • Mark Winning - Titanic Quarter Belfast
  • Matthew Jeanes - Rough Skin
  • Matthew Jeanes - The Rise
  • Ryan Wilson - Cotopaxi Dawn
  • Stephen Wilson - A Dark Tree
  • Suzi McBride - Ghost Train

Congratulations everyone!

Please take a minute to stop by The Belfast Waterfront and view this exhibition, it is on display until the 29th June. 

This exhibition is part of the 2013 Belfast Photo Festival

End Of Season Dinner

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Last night was the end of season dinner, there was good company, pizza and beer aplenty.  There were even a few prizes given out!

The Day After The Night Before

Hi Everyone.

Just to confirm that, following the AGM on Thursday evening, the Club Officers for the remainder of this season and for the 2013/2014 season, are as follows:

  • Chairman: Brian Maguire
  • Vice-Chairman: Barry Lau
  • Secretary: Helen Weir
  • Treasurer: Matt Jeanes
  • NIPA Rep: Mark Overell

Other Committee Members: Gerald Gribbon, Russell Birch, Paul McGivern

Barry will also be taking on the role of Beginners Liaison officer. Donal McCann, whilst he has stepped down from the Committee, has indicated he is willing to continue to act as mentor for those members seeking accreditation. Michael Byrne has taken on the role of Club Outings Organiser and Gareth O'Cathain has agreed to assist Mark in the NIPA Rep role.

Thanks to all those who attended the AGM and engaged in the lively discussion. Minutes of the AGM and Chairman's report from Barry are attached.

Details of how to renew membership online will soon be circulated - I would encourage all members who intend to rejoin to do so as soon as possible, as this will greatly assist us in planning for the new season.

Finally, a special word of thanks to Barry for his exceptional performance as Chairman over the past year, and for agreeing to stay on as vice-chairman this year, despite the imminent new addition to the Lau family!

I'm looking forward to another great year ahead for BPIC.

Regards

Brian
Club Chairman

13th Sep - Basics & Distinctions

Last night was the first proper session of the this season and we kicked things off with a packed session.

Basics

Karen McCrea gave a great presentation on the basics of photography.  For those that are still struggling with the juggling act you might find this cheatsheet useful, it's a handy resource for your camera bag and was found here.

Distinctions

Donal McCann  FRPS then gave a fascinating talk on distinction panels, specifically RPS and IPF distinctions.  We were treated to a selection of club members who displayed and discussed their distinction panels;

  • L Panels: Helen Weir   LRPS & Melissa Gordon  LIPF
  • A Panel: Brian Bennett  ARPS
Brian Bennett discussing his A panel

Brian Bennett discussing his A panel

Brain's ARPS Panel

Brain's ARPS Panel

Next up Jim Moreland   FRPS FBIPP talked about the RPS and Fellowship panels.

Finally Ross McKelvey  ARPS DPAGB BPE2 discussed PAGB and FIAP distinction routes.

Information

Here is a handout detailing RPS assessment dates throughout 2012/2013.  

Housekeeping

The Committee would like to extend its thanks to everyone that helped to setup and clear away the room.  As you can see, with such a large turnout that help is invaluable in ensuring that we kick off and finish in good time.  There'll be plenty to do throughout the year and we'd ask that people pitch in as and when they can.  Thank you.

A First for BPIC

Congratulations to Helen Weir who has successfully been recommended for the Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society on 20th May 2012. Helen is the first female member of BPIC to be awarded with such distinction. Well done!

Helen's hanging plan of her submission:

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Shadows Interpretation

BPIC won the Top Club Title with a strong performance in the Final 'Shadows' themed Round of the NIPA Inter-club competition. The members put a lot of effort into producing creative pictures with shadows as the main theme - the brief given to members was to produce pictures where a neutral person would say 'that picture is all about shadows' - rather than producing a picture that simply had a shadow in it. The distinction is crucial to success in a themed Round!

The following are some of the images which members produced, some of which were selected as part of the Club entry, and some of which were not selected - but the Club Committee would like to extend its thanks to members for putting so much effort and imagination into the Shadows Competition.

Ross McKelvey

Chairman

Helen Weir

Helen Weir

Terry McCreesh

Terry McCreesh

Gerald Gribbon (Selected)

Gerald Gribbon (Selected)

Tommy Dickson

Tommy Dickson

Ross McKelvey

Ross McKelvey

John Lawell

John Lawell

Paul Jepps

Paul Jepps

Matt Jeanes (Selected)

Matt Jeanes (Selected)

Ross McKelvey (Selected)

Ross McKelvey (Selected)