Photography Outing to Birr Golf Club – 15th June 2017

Despite the weather and light being against us, we visited Birr Golf Club to try and photograph the Sand Martins nesting in a sand bank in the middle of the golf club. Unfortunately, the light was too dim to get any quality images. We had to use very high ISO settings to try and capture these … Continue reading

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)