Monday, October 8, 2018

Agenda - Club AGM Meeting - Tuesday 9th October 2018

Boyle Camera Club will hold it's Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 9th October in St. Joseph's Resource Centre, Boyle. Door opens at 7.45pm, with meeting beginning PROMPTLY at 8pm. All club members and interested members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Agenda for the meeting is as follows;
  • Chairperson's Address;
    • Annoucements
    • Motivation theme for November.
    • AOB
  • Motivation Slideshow - Presented by Joe Kennedy . The theme for this month's Motivation was 'From Low Down'. Entries can be viewed here on Flickr.
  • Tea/Coffee Break
  • Annual General Meeting - See Below for further details
  • Informal talkImprovements,talk through setting up flickr and dropbox accounts and perhaps youtube tutorials to show the steps involved regarding these subjects.

Annual General Meeting

Club members interested in putting their name forward for election to the new committee should notify the club secretary at info@boylecameraclub.com as soon as possible. 

The Agenda for the AGM is as follows;
  • Chairperson's Address
  • Officers Reports - Treasurer's Report
  • Election of Committee for 2018-2019

All members are encouraged to attend.
We look forward to seeing you all.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The 'Typology' Challenge

We would like to thank everyone who attended last nights meeting, especially all the new people who sampled the club for the first time. We would also like to thank John Mee for his excellent presentation on the night.

We briefly discussed the members projects which are ongoing - 'The Alphabet Challenge' and 'Typology Challenge' and we mentioned that we would post some information regarding the challenges on the website. 

We have set the December meeting as a deadline to complete The Alphabet Challenge' and 'Typology Challenge', with a view to showing the finished work at the December meeting. So its not too late to get involved and take part. Both challenges are an excellent way of training your eye to see photos all around you and to get thinking about taking photos.

The following are some useful links for Typology Challenge (we will discuss the Alphabet Challenge separately).

This article will give you an overview of Photographic Typologies. 
Also, check out a previous post on the website here.
Tony Murphy put a video together, demonstrating how to put your Typology together here. You will find the templates Tony uses here.

We would encourage you to take part in the challenge. Hopefully you find this post helpful - If you have any questions, just ask a member for help or contact us via email (boylecameraclubinfo@gmail.com).

The following are examples of Typologies put together by members previously.

Brian Munnelly - Post Offices in Sligo

Andy Rimmer - Tulsk Ruins  
Marty Cooke - Wild Roses

Monday, September 3, 2018

Agenda - Club Meeting - 11th September

Door opens at 7.45pm. Meeting will begin PROMPTLY at 8pm.

The Agenda for our September meeting this Tuesday night is as follows;
  • Chairperson's Address;
    • Announcements
  • Motivation Slideshow - Presented by Joe Kennedy and judged by Martina Morris. The theme for this month's Motivation is open. Entries will be posted here on Flickr.
  • Tea/Coffee Break
  • Guest Speaker John Mee from Mayo Photographic Society
girl in red dress
  • Group Sessions - Members are asked to bring their project work to the meeting. This is for both the Typology project and the Alphabet project.

Meetings are held in St Joseph's Resource Centre, Boyle. We look forward to seeing you all. As always, new members are very welcome

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Boyle Camera Club - 11th Annual Exhibition - in association with Boyle Arts Festival


We will be launching our 11th annual photographic exhibition at Boyle Library, on Thursday night, 19th July, at 7pm. This Boyle Camera Club exhibition is in association with the Boyle Arts Festival, and will be opened by Swedish born, Sligo-based family and portrait photographer Sara Leahy. There will be 30 images on display, taken by club members, covering a broad range of photographic subject matter. Framed and unframed prints are for sale with proceeds being donated to Touch Ireland Shannonside Group. The club also have a raffle where the prize is a framed print of your choice. The exhibition runs until 30th July.

Founded in 2007, Boyle Camera Club is one of the most active and innovative clubs west of the Shannon and were the Irish Photographic Federation National Shield Winners in 2013. Members have attained citations and numerous national awards for their work in recent years.

Open to new members from beginners to advanced, we meet the second Tuesday of each month at St. Joseph's Resource Centre in Boyle. Presently on Summer Holidays, our next meeting is on Tuesday 11th September. We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Agenda - Club Meeting - 10th July

Door opens at 7.45pm. Meeting will begin PROMPTLY at 8pm!

The Agenda for our March meeting this Tuesday night is as follows;
  • Chairperson's Address
    • Announcements
  • Motivation Slideshow - This months motivation theme is detail, Darragh to judge the movitation.
  • Tea/Coffee Break
  • Print Workflow - Darragh Sherwin will give a presentation on printing workflow and colour management
Please remember subscriptions are now due for 2018, they can be paid online at https://boylecameraclub123.blogspot.ie/p/membership.html

Meetings are held in St Joseph's Resource Centre, Boyle. We look forward to seeing you all. As always, new members are very welcome

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Agenda - Club Meeting - 12th June

Door opens at 7.45pm. Meeting will begin PROMPTLY at 8pm!

The Agenda for our March meeting this Tuesday night is as follows;
  • Chairperson's Address
    • Announcements
  • PhotoWalk - This month we are going to break up into groups and do a photowalk around the town. Bring your camera gear! In the event of bad weather, we will have table top setups.
  • Tea/Coffee Break at 9.30
  • Motivation - Silhouettes
Please remember subscriptions are now due for 2018, they can be paid online at https://boylecameraclub123.blogspot.ie/p/membership.html

Meetings are held in St Joseph's Resource Centre, Boyle. We look forward to seeing you all. As always, new members are very welcome

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Agenda - Club Meeting - 8th of May

Door opens at 7.45pm. Meeting will begin PROMPTLY at 8pm!

The Agenda for our March meeting this Tuesday night is as follows;
  • Chairperson's Address
    • Announcements
  • Motivation Slideshow - This months motivation theme is Wildlife, Joe Kennedy will present the images. There will be review and discussion afterwards. To be judged by Kevin Murphy FIPF from Mayo Photographic Society
  • Tea/Coffee Break
  • Mayo Photographic Society - Slideshow of images from club members with review by members of Mayo Photographic Society
  • Tony Murphy - Presentation
Please remember subscriptions are now due for 2018, they can be paid online at https://boylecameraclub123.blogspot.ie/p/membership.html

Meetings are held in St Joseph's Resource Centre, Boyle. We look forward to seeing you all. As always, new members are very welcome

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Annual Club Outing - Clare Island - 15th to 17th June

For any one interested in joining in our annual outing, which this year is to Clare Island, please respond to the forum post about the accommodation arrangements here. This promises to be a great weekend of photography and fun, just like it was in 2012 when we visited there.

Photo - Martina Morris

The ferry to the island leaves from Roonagh Pier, in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. There are a range of departure times on the Friday (15th June) from 9.30 in the morning to 7.45 in the evening (9.30, 11.00, 13.45, 17.20, 18.30, 19.45). For more info keep an eye on the forum post. More information on the island and ferry times can be found here.

Here is a taster from our last trip to  Clare Island.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Boyle: A Moment in Time 2018

Capturing the people and faces that shape our community

We are delighted to announce our upcoming project 'Boyle: A Moment in Time 2018'. This is an ambitious project aimed at photographing the people of Boyle on a particular day, Friday May 11th, to create a lasting and historic record. A selection of the photos will form an exhibition later in the year. See more details below.




On Friday, May 11th, Boyle Camera Club members will photograph people in the town of Boyle for a special project – ‘Boyle: A Moment in Time 2018’.

Like every society in Ireland, Boyle is changing. Our community is made up of people from a range of backgrounds, cultures and places. One thing they do have in common is a decision to live or work in Boyle, and they are all actively shaping how our community works and the way our town will develop beyond 2018.

The ‘Boyle: A Moment in Time 2018’ project aims to document and capture, at one point in time, the people who live, work, visit and travel through Boyle on a typical day. The project aims to represent as many of those people as possible, whether they be people from local businesses and workplaces, teachers, school-goers, farmers, retired, members of local clubs and societies, everyone is welcome.

The Boyle Camera Club will set up an outdoor photo studio at 9am on the Friday morning, on the Crescent in Boyle (outside the Courthouse). Members will spend 12 hours photographing the people who make Boyle the vibrant town it is today. The project is supported by Roscommon County Council. There is no charge to take part in the project and a selection of the images will form part of an exhibition later in the year.

We would like to invite you, your family, friends or colleagues to drop by and have your portrait taken, and be part of this special project. So if you are heading to school or work, meeting friends or family in town, out shopping, going for lunch, collecting the kids or heading out for the night, whatever you are doing – why not take a moment out of your day to be a part of A Moment in Time. We look forward to seeing you there!

Photoshoot - Eagle Flying - Sunday 29th April

A photoshoot to Eagles Flying, has been organised for this Sunday 29th April at 10.30am. This has proved to be a very enjoyable shoot in the past and is well worth a visit. It is also an ideal place to get some shots for this months motivation - 'Wildlife'.

Photo - Martina Morris

Members should meet at Eagles Flying at 10.30am. We will post this on the forum as well. If members want to car pool - they can organise it in the forum. The entry fee is €11.90.
Directions are here. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Agenda - Club Meeting - 10th April

Door opens at 7.45pm. Meeting will begin PROMPTLY at 8pm!

Please note this months door fee will be 5 euros

The Agenda for our March meeting this Tuesday night is as follows;
  • Chairperson's Address
    • Announcements
  • Motivation Slideshow - This months motivation theme is Dynamic Composition, Joe Kennedy will present the images. There will be review and discussion afterwards. 
  • Tea/Coffee Break
  • Ita Martin LIPF - IPF Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 Ita Martin from Malahide Camera Club will talk about her nature photography, see her Flickr profile for her work
Please remember subscriptions are now due for 2018, they can be paid online at https://boylecameraclub123.blogspot.ie/p/membership.html

Meetings are held in St Joseph's Resource Centre, Boyle. We look forward to seeing you all. As always, new members are very welcome

Thursday, March 22, 2018

March 2018 Meeting Review

Opening

The meeting opened with the chairpersons address by Brian Munnelly.

Movitation

The monthly motivation was presented  by Joe Kennedy. Judged by Hugh Rooney.
The theme was 'Signs' and the entries can be viewed:

Next month's motivation theme is 'Dynamic Composition'.
For examples of Dynamic Composition, see http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2017/11/01/10-dynamic-photography-composition-tips/

Presentation - IPF and FIAP Competitions and Distinctions

Darragh Sherwin showed the following presentation on IPF and FIAP competitions and distinctions

All successful distinction panels since 2012 are availabe on the IPF website:
IPF Club Championship entries from 2017
  1. Monochrome Entries
  2. Colour Entries
All accepted digital entries in the Tallaght Salon 2016

Monday, March 12, 2018

Feburary 2018 Meeting Review

Opening

The meeting opened with the chairpersons address by Brian Munnelly.

Movitation

The monthly motivation was presented  by Joe Kennedy. and judged by Joe Kennedy and Darragh Sherwin.
The theme was 'Portraiture' and the entries can be viewed:

Next month's motivation theme is 'Signs'.

Presentation - Boyle: A Moment in Time


Thank you to Brian Farrell for a fascinating talking on the Mohill: A portrait of an Irish town.
He gave some interesting insights for our upcoming project in conjunction with Roscommon Co Co: Boyle: A Moment in Time

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Agenda - Club Meeting - 13th March

Door opens at 7.45pm. Meeting will begin PROMPTLY at 8pm!

The Agenda for our March meeting this Tuesday night is as follows;
  • Chairperson's Address
    • Announcements
  • Motivation Slideshow - This months motivation theme is Signs, Joe Kennedy will present the images. There will be review and discussion afterwards. 
  • Tea/Coffee Break
  • IPF and FIAP -  Darragh Sherwin will discuss Irish Photographic Federation and FIAP  Competitions and Distinctions. What are FIAP salons, how to enter FIAP salons, 
Please remember subscriptions are now due for 2018, they can be paid online at https://boylecameraclub123.blogspot.ie/p/membership.html

Meetings are held in St Joseph's Resource Centre, Boyle. We look forward to seeing you all. As always, new members are very welcome

Monday, February 12, 2018

Agenda - Club Meeting - 13th Feburary

Door opens at 7.45pm. Meeting will begin PROMPTLY at 8pm!

The Agenda for our January meeting this Tuesday night is as follows;
  • Chairperson's Address
    • Reminder of subscriptions
    • Social Inclusion update
  • Motivation Slideshow - This months motivation theme is Portraiture, Joe Kennedy will present the images. There will be review and discussion afterwards. To be judged by Joe and Darragh.
  • Tea/Coffee Break
  • Boyle: A moment in time -  Brian Farrell will be attending the club next week to talk of previous projects in hope of bringing thoughts and ideas forward for the upcoming Snapshots Of Boyle 2018 in conjunction with Roscommon Co Co. 
Please remember subscriptions are now due for 2018, they can be paid online at https://boylecameraclub123.blogspot.ie/p/membership.html

Meetings are held in St Joseph's Resource Centre, Boyle. We look forward to seeing you all. As always, new members are very welcome

BCC King House PhotoShoot

BCC King House PhotoShoot

On Sunday 29th of January, we took over King House for a special photoshoot.

It was a great day for the club and hopefully, our members got some great shots.

With the aid of Mike LePage and Karl Bergin demonstrating alternative techniques for portraiture, members were able to practice studio and portraiture photography.

Thank you to our fantastic models for the day. They were
Seán O'Luanaigh
Melissa Carton Moore
Jocelyn Deegan

Dex and Pam provided makeup and hairdressing for the shoot

We'd like to ask all members who attended the shoot, to upload their best images for the models.










Thursday, January 25, 2018

King House Photoshoot - Sunday January 29th

Our photo shoot will be happening this Sunday, 29th of Janurary in King House, Boyle.
We will be starting at 11am, so remember to charge up your batteries and clear off your memory cards.

Our guides for the day will be
Mike LePage https://www.facebook.com/ml.photography.dublin
KArl Bergin https://www.facebook.com/Sneachta-Pix-291629367661787

Cover charge to pay for model expenses: 5 euros

All members are welcomed and we request any members attending the event to send a selection of images within 3 weeks for the models portfolios.

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 2018 Meeting Review


The meeting opened with the chairpersons address by Brian Munnelly which can be seen here.


Club Person of the Year 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the Club Persons of the year 
Beginners Club Person of the Year - Gary Fitzgerald
Intermediate Club Person of the Year - Margaret Mulligan and Derek Featherstone
Advanced Club Person of the Year - Marty Cooke


Motion to increase fees

It was put to the club to increase the fee for student/oap/unwaged from €15 to €25. 
The motion was carried by a majority. The increased fee will apply for 2018.


Subscriptions for 2018

Subscriptions are now due for 2018. 
The subscription fees are:
  • Standard Membership - €45
  • Student/OAP/Unwaged - €25
Fees can be paid online at membership page or the monthly meeting.


Visit to Mayo Photographic Club

All Members of Boyle Camera Club have been kindly invited to attend a Mayo Photographic Club weekly meeting on Monday 5th February next. The Mayo Photographic Club are a long established club and their members have visited Boyle Camera Club many years ago when we were just starting out. We are delighted to renew that connection and hopefully continue it into the future. 
On the night, they will be giving us an insight into their club and some of their members work, which covers many different genres of photography. This promises to be a very interesting and fun evening, with plenty of photography and discussion and a great opportunity to meet our neighbouring photographers.

Mayo Photographic Club meetings take place at 8pm in Macalla Hall, Lough Lannagh Village, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. This is just over an hours drive from Boyle and Sligo. Depending on numbers we may car pool from Sligo and Boyle. 
There is a post on the forum here for people interested in going.


Photoshoot in King House

The photoshoot in King House will take place on Sunday the 28th of January.
We are asking members to arrive around 11am. There is a cover charge of €5 to contribute to the costs of models, etc
We will have Karl Bergin and Mike LePage from Tallaght Photographic Society helping demonstrate studio work.

Lighting Demo and Typology

Thank you to Tony for demonstrating lighting techniques. 
He provided a through demonstration of single light setups with reflectors.
Also he provided a great overview of typology

Tony demonstrating studio lighting


Next meeting

Next meeting will take place on the 13th of Feburary. "Portraiture" is the motivation. 
New members are always welcome.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

24/12 Challenge 2018



A reminder to all out members that the 24/12 challenge for 2018 is underway! 2 photos a month for 12 months. The 24/12 replaces the previous 52/52 format. Rules are on the website. Good luck to all entrants!

See the Boyle 24/12 Flickr Group

Friday, January 5, 2018

Agenda - Club Meeting - 9th January

Door opens at 7.45pm. Meeting will begin PROMPTLY at 8pm!

Happy new year to all our members and friends.

The Agenda for our January meeting this Tuesday night is as follows;
  • Chairperson's Address
    • Reminder of subscriptions
    • Reminder to fill out membership form 
    • Check if everyone is getting texts
    • Reminder of 24/12 challenge (5 euro to be collected from entrants)
    • January Photoshoot in King House
    • Visit to Mayo Photographic Society
    • Social Inclusion update
  • Vote on Subscriptions - vote on motion to raise subscription fee for unwaged/student/oap from 15 to 25 euros 
  • Photographer of the Year Presentation
  • Motivation Slideshow - This months motivation theme is Reflections, Joe Kennedy will present the images. There will be review and discussion afterwards. To be judged by Joe and Brian.
  • Lighting Demonstration - Tony will demonstrate setting up the club lights in preparation for the club shoot 
  • Tea/Coffee Break
  • Projects - Typology/Alphabet project - Tony to talk about Typology project
Please remember subscriptions are now due for 2018, they can be paid online at https://boylecameraclub123.blogspot.ie/p/membership.html

Meetings are held in St Joseph's Resource Centre, Boyle. We look forward to seeing you all. As always, new members are very welcome