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NIPA Inter-club Round 2

Wednesday 26 November 2014 at 7.30pm
(Arrive earlier to view prints)

Hosted by Catchlight Camera Club


Finaghy Community Centre
1-6 Geeragh Place
Benmore Drive
Finaghy Road South
Belfast
BT10 0ER

Link to Google Map

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Photography Weekends
with Stanley Matchett
MBE FRPS LBIPP
Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal

Spring Weekend:
Friday 11th - Sunday 13th April 2014

Autumn Weekend:
Friday 10th - Sunday 12th October 2014

  • We expect to be welcoming our 1,000 visitor in either April or October!
    This will be a special occasion and the lucky person will receive a special
    prize to mark the occasion.

  • In addition there will be a free mid-week break for two, for the best picture taken over the weekend.

  • What if it rains - we have an indoor photo shoot with model.

The landscape is rugged, spectacular, breathtaking and diverse. From beaches of silvery sand to magnificent Mount Errigal, Donegal has been described as a landscape photographers' paradise.

Just bought yourself a new digital camera? Not too familiar with your software/hardware, gigabytes and megabytes? Maybe you still like film?

Why not join award-winning professional photographer, Stanley Matchett, F.R.P.S., B.I.P.P.
He recently received an M.B.E., in recognition of his contribution to Photo-Journalism.

You will learn how to transform your 'snaps' into memorable pictures. You will be part of a small friendly group where all levels of ability are welcome. Individual help and advise is always available.

Presentations will show the abundance of photo opportunities in Dunfanaghy area. However, if you
prefer 'people' pictures, we will show you how... A location shoot with a model in an exquisitely
made period dress from the collection of one of Belfast's top designers.

As a contrast, a character study of a local 'old timer' will capture the atmosphere of the area. Stunning pictures are assured.

The weekends have attracted almost 900 guests from as far away as Germany, England, Scotland, Dublin, Cork, and off course many from Northern Ireland.

One visitor, John A Stringer, former chief executive N.I. Chamber of Commerce and Industry commented, "Stanley, a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, is a well experienced lecturer and leader with the ability to weld together a diverse group and deliver education and encouragement in a friendly and helpful manner".

The photography courses now in their 21st year, have been featured on the 'Holiday Ireland" travel programme on Ulster Television and RTE, which is an indication of the quality and popularity of the courses.

Stanley has also presented several programmes featuring Photography on UTV and his pictures
have been exhibited on the World Press Photo at the Hague in Holland. He was three times Northern
Ireland Sports Photographer of the year and also Rothmans Press Photographer of the year.

Further details contact:
Arnolds's Hotel, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal
Tel: 00.35374. 9136208 (from N.I.)

(email) enquiries@arnoldshotel.com
(website) www.arnoldshotel.com
Special Offers www.arnoldshotel.com/offers

Spring Weekend:
Friday 11th - Sunday 13th April 2014

Autumn Weekend:
Friday 10th - Sunday 12th October 2014

Tariff: 275.00 euros - per person sharing -
2x dinner/bed and breakfast.

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Belfast Parks
Photographic Competition


'ParkLife' 2014



The 2014 Competition has now closed

Click here for 2014 winners.

Calling all amateur photographers!

Enter our annual Belfast Parks Photographic Competition for your chance to win a share of £1,000. The competition is open to amateur photographers of all ages. It is sponsored by McQuillan (Contracts) Ltd.

Submit some of your favourite views and scenes of our parks and open spaces for the following award categories:

• People in parks

• Wildlife in our parks – for example, landscapes, animals, trees, plants and horticultural displays in a recognisable park setting.

• Buildings and art – for example, parks buildings and structures such as railings, gates, statues and sculptures.

Click here for further information

To find out more about the terms and conditions of the competition and how to enter, download our competition leaflet.

Prize money will be awarded for the best photographs in each category and there will be prizes for the best photos submitted by under 16s.

For more information on the competition, call us on 028 9027 0467.

The closing date for the competition is:
Friday 16 May 2014


Click here for 2014 winners.

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Belfast Zoo Annual
Photographic Competition 2014


The Zoo - Belfast Zoological Gardens

The competition is open to all zoo visitors and photography clubs and will end on 19 September 2014.

There are cash prizes for the best entries so make sure you get your photos in - and make it snappy!

For more information, competition rules and an entry form, click www.belfastzoo.co.uk/photocomp

For more information, call us on 028 9077 6277
or email photocomp@belfastzoo.co.uk



The closing date for the competition is:
Friday 19 September 2014

Click here for 2013 winners
Click here for 2012 winners


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The 2014 BBC Countryfile Photographic Competition

The competition closes at midnight on Friday 25th July 2014

The Countryfile Photographic competition is now open for entries. The theme of this year’s contest is 'Animal Magic' and we want your pictures of bugs, birds and beasts. The best twelve will then make up the Countryfile Calendar 2015, which we’ll sell in aid of BBC Children in Need.

From all your entries, the best twelve photographs will make up the Countryfile Calendar for 2015. We’ll also have an overall winner who can choose from a range of the latest photography equipment to the value of £1000. The person who takes the judges’ favourite photo will get to choose equipment to the value of £500.

For full details visit www.bbc.co.uk/countryfile

Click to see the winning images in the 2012
Photographic Competition.

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