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Des Clinton FRPS FIPF
(Drogheda Camera Club)
‘Ireland and Beyond’


Wednesday 25th November 2015 at 7.30pm

City of Belfast Photographic Society
Sandy Row Community Centre
BT12 5ER

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This is a ticketed event.

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Photography Weekends
with Stanley Matchett
Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal

Spring Weekend:
Friday 17th - Sunday 19th April 2015

Autumn Weekend:
Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th October 2015

  • 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 17th - Sunday 19th April 2015

Autumn Weekend:
Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th October 2015

Tariff: €289 per person sharing. 2 dinner / bed & breakfast. SINGLE ROOMS AVAILABLE,
Non participants 2 dinner/bed & Breakfast €194 p.p.s.



  Belfast Parks
Photographic Competition

'ParkLife' 2015

Calling all amateur photographers!

Enter our annual Belfast Parks Photographic Competition for your chance to win a share of £1,000. This year’s competition is sponsored by John McQuillan (Contracts) Ltd.

Simply take a photo in one of our parks or open spaces, and make sure it relates to one of our award categories.

For full details and entry form including prizes also 2014 winners entries:

Visit: http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/leisure/parks-openspaces/park-photo-competition.aspx

The closing date for the competition is:
4pm on Friday 15 May 2015


Belfast Zoo Annual
Photographic Competition 2015

The Zoo - Belfast Zoological Gardens

The annual photographic competition challenges budding and amateur photographers to take a picture of our animals during a visit to the zoo.

The 2015 photographic competition is open from Monday 13 April to Friday 18 September 2015.

There are six categories:

• Category A - best picture taken by a club photographer
• Category B - best picture taken by a zoo visitor
• Category C - best black and white picture
• Category D - best funny caption
• Category E - best picture taken by someone under 16
• Category F - best adventurer photo

For full details and entry form also 2014 winners entries:

Visit: http://www.belfastzoo.co.uk/photocomp

The closing date for the competition is:
Friday 18 September 2015


The above events may be subject to change.  The information on the above events is for your convenience only.
The City of Belfast Photographic Society is not responsible for the accuracy of the information above
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