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Photography Outing to Holy Island – 28th May 2017

Photography trip to Holy Island (Inis Cealtra), an island off the western shore of Lough Derg, on Sunday 28th May. The Island is now uninhabited and was once a monastic settlement. There are the ruins of several small churches and a round tower. Just a short boat ride from Mountshannon, County Clare, to the Island. An … Continue reading

Landscape Photography Talk by Gareth McCormack – 22nd May 2017

Talk by award winning landscape photographer Gareth McCormack on Monday 22nd May at Athy Arts Centre, organised by the Midlands Photography Group.     It was a very good evening, Gareth gave an interesting and informative talk.    

“Contrast” Photo Theme Night 18th May 2017

Photo Theme Night on Thursday 18th May on the topic “Contrast”. Use the metering modes and techniques on your camera to correctly expose a high contrast image, whether it be a dark subject against a bright background or a bright subject against a dark background. We had a wide variety of images from animals to sculptures. … Continue reading

Photography Outing to Charlesville Castle Estate – 7th May 2017

Visit to Charlesville Castle Estate, County Offaly on Sunday 7th May to photograph bluebells and wild garlic in the woodland around “The Grotto”. It was a sunny warm afternoon with some great photo opportunities of wide carpets of colour and close up macro shots in the woods . (Click on a thumbnail for Gallery).       … Continue reading

“How to Shoot Bluebells” Talk – 4th May 2017

Talk by Robert Revill on how to shoot woodland bluebells given to Birr Photography Group on Thursday 4th May 2017 in Craughwell’s Pub, Castle Street, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland. Topics covered included weather, time of day, composition, lens choice, exposure, white balance and post processing. (Notes from the talk available in the “Members Only” Section)  

“Metering Modes” Talk – 27th April 2017

Talk by Robert Revill on metering modes and how to use them to get the correct exposure for your shot given to Birr Photography Group on Thursday 27th April 2017 in Craughwell’s Pub, Castle Street, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland. (Notes from the talk available in the “Members Only” Section)

“Depth” Photo Theme Night 20th April 2017

Photo Theme Night on the topic “Depth”. Use the aperture control on your camera to show depth of field in your images, whether it be wide for a shallow depth of field to highlight your subject or narrow to have everything in sharp focus. There was a great variety of images from flowers, birds, boats … Continue reading

“Motion Capture” Photo Theme Night 9th March 2017

  Use the shutter speed on your camera to capture motion in your images, whether it be fast to freeze motion or slow to blur motion There was a great variety of images shown including water, animals, vehicles and sport. Slow shutter speeds to show motion by blur and fast shutter speeds to freeze the … Continue reading

“Best of 2016” – 9th February 2017

Our 3rd Annual Club Photography Competition, “The Best of 2016”, on 9th February in the Birr Social Club. The only criteria for images is that it had to be have been taken within the year 2016. The idea is for everyone to show one image from the last year that they consider to be one of … Continue reading

Still Life Light Painting Photography Workshop – 2nd February 2017

  Light painting photography workshop in Dooley’s Hotel, Thursday 2nd February. Lighting still life subjects using only torch light or flash. (Click on a thumbnail for Gallery).   The idea was to practice total control over lighting your subjects and experiment with various lighting set ups to observe the effects. It was a lot of fun … Continue reading