Programme Summary

September

03/09/16   Club Outing - Festival of Flight, Portrush. Meet at the Club at 10.30am.  The                            programme for the Festival of Flight includes the Red Arrows.

07/09/17   Opening Night & Guest Speaker – Alistair Hamill.  Open to all – come along with                      no obligation if you are interested in joining. Hear an outline of plans for new                          season and enjoy our guest speaker, Alistair Hamill.  Annual Exhibition prints will                    be on display.

14/09/17   Competitions – and image preparation. Overview of NIPA Inter Club Competition,                    and the link to POTY & an overview of POTY. How images are selected for NIPA.                      What is a NIPA star? Why enter competitions? How to get images printed, how to                    mount images, how to resize images (Photoshop/Lightroom etc.) Also an                                opportunity for critique of proposed entries to Round 1.

21/09/17   NIPA Round 1 Selection (Open). Judged by Gary Johnston CBCC

24/09/17   Club Outing - Titanic Photo Walk. Opportunity for new members and novices                            to refresh camera settings, depth of field, the exposure triangle etc.  Meet at the                      Titanic Sign.

28/09/17   Workshop/Practical night - Members as Models - an introduction to studio                                portraiture.  Bring along your own camera!

 

October

05/10/16   Guest Speaker – Trevor Cole. Mono Photography – Landscapes & Portraits

12/10/17   Workshop/Practical night, Macro Photography with Kevin Vernon.  

19/10/17   Round 2 - Preparation, preview and critique.  Refresher course on resizing and                        mounting of images using Photoshop/LR/free software.    

25/10/17   NIPA Round 1 Adjudication at Morton (Big Hall). Joint hosting with CPA           

26/10/17   NIPA Round 2 Selection (Open). Judged by Billy Leahey

 

November  

02/11/17   Guest Speaker – Darren Brown – Dog Photography.  Darren will be accompanied                      by his beautiful (& hairy) assistants Cassie & Ria.           

04/11/17   Club Outing – Ulster American Folk Park. A trip to the Ulster American Folk Park.                      Great environmental portraiture opportunities.

08/11/17   ***NOTE CHANGE OF DAY & DATE***

DUE TO THE INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL MATCH AT WINDSOR PARK ON ON USUAL THURSDAY NIGHT SLOT, THIS WEEK WE WILL MEET ON WEDNESDAY

                   Distinctions Night - with LIPF panels from Kevin Vernon and Mark Overell.

16/11/17   Workshop/Practical night – Workflows - processing tips using Lightroom &                                Photoshop.

23/11/17   Guest Speaker/Practical night – Nigel Fleming. Studio photography with Nigel                          Fleming + model

30/11/17   Critique evening re Round 3 Infrastructure

                       

December

07/12/17   Workshop/Practical night – Advanced Photoshop techniques - Ross McKelvey                            MPAGB FIPF EFIAP/S FBPE

14/12/17   NIPA Round 3 Selection (Infrastructure). Judged by Donal McCann FRPS         

21/12/17   No Meeting – Christmas Break

28/12/17   No Meeting – Christmas Break

 

January

04/01/18    Guest Speaker – An Evening with Donal McCann FRPS

11/01/18    Guest Speaker - Brendan Hinds - "Wildlife - Home & Away".

18/01/18    Critique evening for R4.

25/01/18    NIPA Round 4 Selection (Open). Judged by Vittorio Silvestri    

25/01/18 - 31/01/18  Club Trip -Venice Carnival of Mask.

 

February

01/02/18    Guest Speaker – an evening with Gareth Wray (Landscape and Drone                                     Photography)

08/02/18    Workshop/Practical night

15/02/18    Back to basics - a refresher evening - bring your camera.

22/02/18    Critique evening - R5 Food Photography   

March

01/03/18    No Meeting due to adverse weather.         

08/03/18    NIPA Round 5 Selection - Food Photography - Still life or creative photography of                      food and drink (suitable for human consumption). - Judged by Donal McCann                          FRPS

15/03/18    Guest Speaker - Louise Borbely - Fungi Photography

17/03/18-20/03/18  Club Trip to The Photography Show, Birmingham    

22/03/18    BCH Big Print Competition – enter as many mounted A3 as you like but                                  maximum of two images per member will be selected.

29/03/18    POTY – Round 1 – Novice & Advanced – PDI only -   Open to both Novice &                             Advanced members, this is a PDI only round.         

 

April

05/04/18   No Meeting – Easter Break

12/04/18   Guest Speaker – Paul Stanley FIPF EFIAP/b EsFIAP IPF FIAP Dublin Camera Club

19/04/18    Guest Speaker – Paul Hanley LRPS

26/04/18   POTY – Novice – Final - The Novice Photographer of the Year (and winner of the                      Lesley Porter Shield) will be crowned. This is a Novice only round.

                   Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd placed members.       

27/04/18 – 29/04/18  Club Trip – Donegal Weekend. Superb landscape photography opportunities.      

 

May

03/05/18   POTY – Advanced – Final. The Advanced Photographer of the Year (and winner of                    the POTY Trophy) will be crowned. This is an Advanced only round.

                   Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd placed members.     

10/05/18   Club Outings – a display of images taken on club outings this season

                   Prizes for best novice images

17/05/18   AGM

24/05/18   Planning Night

31/05/18   No Meeting

01/06/18   Annual Dinner & Prize-giving