2024 Programme

of Events

Our year is split between a mixture of club competitions throughout the winter months and outdoor activities when the weather is better. September to June, we usually meet on Thursday evenings at 8pm on Zoom, or at the Pembroke Hotel, Kilkenny.

Where possible, KPS host a number of activities for members, including studio lighting and practical workshops. From June, our outdoor calendar commences and the club aim to meet for photo-walks, visiting local areas to photograph and other group activities. Members are advised via email notifications on meeting times and locations.

Jan 25th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Kevin Lim

Street Photography

Feb 1st

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Rory O'Connor (FIPF and AFIAP), Blarney Photography Club

Rory is a landscape and wildlife photographer and will be showing us his Distinction panels including his recently awarded Fellowship Panel of seascapes

Feb 8th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Discussion Night

Member discussion based on short videos of different genres, styles & perspectives of photography, debating the value, originality, usefulness, creativity, imagination & techniques employed

Feb 15th

8pm | Castle Entrance, Parade

City After Dark

Outdoor meeting, bring your camera, tripod, shutter release, flash and any other useful accessory
Meet at the Castle

Feb 22nd

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Denis O'Reilly

Denis will share with us his planning and execution of creating images with flowers / studio still life

Feb 29th

8pm | Zoom

Sarah Howard

Sarah will give a presentation entitled "Capturing mood and atmosphere in landscapes discussing what we mean by ‘mood and atmosphere’ in our photographs. What sort of conditions we can look for to help us create atmospheric images and how can we work with them, plus telling a story in our photographs

Mar 7th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Liam Moylan

Liam will speak to us of his process of choosing, developing, executing and completing a photographic project.

Mar 14th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Hugo Reidy

Hugo will take us through workflows in Photoshop & Lightroom, concentrating on some of their new features

Mar 21st

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Members' Night

Members show their recently captured night-time images

Mar 28th

Closed

Easter Break

No scheduled activity for this week

April 4th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Emmanuelle Galisson

Emmanuelle of Portlaoise Camera Club holds IPF distinctions and is an accomplished nature, landscape and macro photographer.
She will be concentrating on her portraiture in this talk

April 11th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Outcomes of Stage 1 PotY

Feedback/results for participants of 'Open Colour' in Stage 1 of PotY 2024

April 18th

8pm | Zoom

Hugh O'Connor

Hugh O'Connor, actor, writer, director and photographer will give a presentation showing some of his insight and stories of photography (essentially portraits and landscape and people in the landscape)

April 25th

8pm | Zoom

Andrew McCarthy

Andrew is an award-winning nature photographer and professional ecologist. From Devon, he will present his macro work on insects

May 2nd

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Members' Night

Members show samples of their work / work in progress, seek feedback where necessary, discuss their practice or compare & share

May 9th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Outcomes of Stage 2 PotY

Feedback/results for participants of 'Environmental Awareness' in Stage 2 of PotY 2024

May 16th

8pm | Zoom

Paul Sanders

Paul will give a presentation called 'Solace' where he traces his career from fashion photographer to news photographer and picture editor before embarking on a journey of mindful landscape photography.
His presentation reveals what motivates his thoughts and image making, how he links wellbeing to photography and the impact it has had on his life.
A truly moving and inspirational presentation, covering landscape, architecture and portraits

May 23th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley (FIPF), of 'Dublin Camera Club, and his wife Helen will visit us in the Pembroke.
Paul who gained his FIPF in travel photography, will talk about all things 'salon', what they are / how to enter them and his wife, Helen, will be presenting a selection of her own work.

May 30th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Seamus Costelloe

Seamus will give a printing workshop, taking us from setting up the camera, profiling in Photoshop, different types of inks to different types of papers to see the different effects

June 6th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

TBC

Details to be confirmed, please check back for updates.

June 13th

8pm | Zoom

Outcomes of Stage 3 PotY

Feedback/results for participants of '7 Deadly Sins' in Stage 3 of PotY 2024

June 20th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Seamus Costelloe

Seamus will give a demonstration of off-camera flash including maximising the use of speedlights

June 27th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

TBC

Details to be confirmed, please check back for updates.

Sept 5th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

TBC

Details to be confirmed, please check back for updates.
See KPS programme of events from previous years: 2023 | 2022 | 2021.