Through The Lens: Camera club inviting photographers to join weekly meetings

Through The Lens: Camera club inviting photographers to join weekly meetings

By Aideen O'Flaherty

The Palmerstown Camera Club is inviting budding photographers to join their weekly meetings on Wednesday evenings via Zoom, and each meeting has a different presenter who shares their photography tips and tricks with the club.

The Palmerstown Camera Club, which is based in the Palmerstown Community Centre and was founded in 2009, has seen numerous members go on to win awards in recognition of their skills behind the camera, and they are hoping to welcome more people into the fold.

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Waterfall photo by Andrew Duff

Tony McIntryre, PRO of the Palmerstown Camera Club, said: “Palmerstown Camera Club is one of the leading photographic clubs in Ireland and is a member of the Irish Photographic Federation and the Photographic Society of America (PSA).

“We are open to all adults and we have a great mixture of photographers, both male and female, who range in photography skills from beginners to the very experienced.

“You can benefit by improving your photography in our friendly, sociable, progressive photography club.”

While transitioning from holding in-person meetings to holding meetings via Zoom has taken some adjustment, the club is using it to their advantage by featuring guest presenters from further afield.

“The benefit of Zoom is that we can get interesting Irish and international photographers, from further afield, to show us their images and explain to us how they took them,” explained Tony.

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Photo by Maura Boyle, winner of the annual John Thorpe Nature Competition

“All the presenters give us their special tips, techniques and recommendations. You can ask them questions as well. The presentations are very interesting, educational and motivating.”

The club members can then put the new tips they’ve learned into effect by taking photos to be entered into the club’s monthly competitions. The images are then evaluated by a different, independent judge each month.

“You will find that the very friendly Palmerstown Camera Club will encourage and motivate you to improve your photography,” added Tony.

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Dandelion by Susan kearney

“This applies whether you are a beginner or more advanced. You can benefit from the training, lectures and presentations from some of the best photographers in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.”

The camera club’s meetings are held between 8pm and 10pm every Wednesday night, and you can email for more details.

Membership for one year is €110, however you can attend two of the camera club’s meetings for free before deciding to purchase a membership.

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