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.    

“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

Midlands Photography Group Clubs Challenge Competition 20th November 2016

The 2nd Midlands Photography Group Clubs Challenge was held at the Tullamore Court Hotel, County Offaly, Ireland on Sunday 20th November 2016. The 7 clubs: South Kildare Photography Club; Mountrath and District Camera Club; Slieve Bloom Photography Club; Birr Photography Group; Athy Photographic Society; Happy Snappers; and Mountmellick Camera Club. Each club entered 2 panels, 1 colour … Continue reading

Night Shoot – John’s Mall, Birr 27th October 2016

Photo outing in John’s Mall, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland to shoot night photography on 27th October 2017.   There was a good turnout at Johns Place to practice some low light photography by shooting Johns Mall.   Several photographers then went on to photograph St Brendan’s Church by the Camcor River. It was a fine evening and … Continue reading

Light Painting at Portumna Abbey 5th November 2015

  Light Painting Photographic Outing to Portumna Abbey, County Galway by Birr Photography Group on 5th November 2015. (Click on a thumbnail for Gallery).

Inaugural Midlands Photography Group Clubs Competition 1st November 2015

The inaugural Midlands Photography Group Clubs Competition was held at the Tullamore Court Hotel, County Offaly, Ireland on 1st November 2015. The 5 clubs: South Kildare Photography Club; Mountrath and District Camera Club; Slieve Bloom Photography Club; Birr Photography Group; and Athy Photographic Society. Each club entered 2 panels, 1 colour and 1 black and white, … Continue reading

“Lough Boora” Photography Exhibition – Birr Library October 2015

The “Lough Boora” exhibition by Birr Photography Group at Birr Library, County Offaly, Ireland for the month of October 2015. The exhibition features photographic art by 7 members of Birr Photography Group. Lough Boora Discovery Park presents an ever changing canvas where sculptures emerge from the landscape against a backdrop of wildflowers, grasslands, lakes and wetlands in … Continue reading

“Forced Perspective” Photography Exhibition – Birr Vintage Week August 2015

“Forced Perspective” – a photographic exhibition inspired by the age old cinematic technique, whereby optical illusion is employed to manipulate visual perception. The exhibition was on display in Xtravision’s shop window during the 47th Annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival from Friday 31st July to Friday 7th August 2015. (Click on a thumbnail for Gallery).