2022 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 (check current restrictions).

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 6th

8pm | Zoom

Nigel Forster

'Techniques and Creativity in Long Exposure Photography' and 'The Use of Filters in Outdoor Photography'.

Jan 13th

8pm | Zoom

Deborah & Duncan Armour

'South: In the Footsteps of Shackleton'. An extended journey through the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic interwoven with the story of Shackleton's greatest expedition. A mixture of wildlife and landscape photography.

Jan 20th

8pm | Zoom

KPS AGM

Kilkenny Photographic Society's Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of new committee members for the year. This meeting is open to members only.

Jan 27th

8pm | Zoom

David Gilliver

'The Magical Art of Light Painting'. A detailed look at settings, gear and how weather conditions can have a profound impact on an outdoor Light Painting shoot.

Feb 3rd

8pm | Zoom

Carol McNiven Young

'Creative Studio Portraiture - Dispelling the Mystery'. Covering the main techniques and methods of creative studio portraiture including posing models, selecting costumes and props and explaining compositing.

Feb 10th

8pm | Zoom

Bob Holman

'iPhoneography, Part 1: Use your iPhone to shoot incredible images - including RAW'. Bob will share his knowledge on how to achieve the best results with your mobile phone.

Feb 17th

8pm | Zoom

Mono (Open) Judging

The first KPS competition for PotY 2022 will be judged tonight. Good luck to all members who entered images.

Feb 24th

8pm | Zoom

Roger Hance

'Photographing Wildlife in your Garden'. A digital presentation showing how to attract and photograph birds, buttterflies, moths, damselflies, dragonflies and amphibitans in an average town garden.

Mar 3rd

8pm | Zoom

Paul Stanley

This is an ever-changing review of my recent photography - showing images in the genres of Travel, Landscape, Long Exposure and Architecture.

Mar 10th

8pm | Zoom

Bob Holman

'iPhoneography, Part 2: Learn to edit your images on your phone with outstandingly powerful software - which is free!'

Mar 17th

No Activity

St. Patrick's Day

KPS Closed.

Mar 24th

8pm | Zoom

Andrea Hargreaves

'Art of Metamorphosis, Part 1'. A step by step of my approach and workflow, not only the technical details of the manipulations I use but my creative vision. We go from photoshoot to finished competition image detailing how the 'Mermaids' and the 'Ladies' series.developed.

Mar 31st

8pm | Zoom

Passion Judging

The second KPS competition for PotY 2022 will be judged tonight. Good luck to all members who entered images.

Apr 7th

8pm | Zoom

Members' Night

Tonight, we turn the floor over to our members to show us their photography.

Apr 14th

8pm | Zoom

Joe Houghton

* Due to unforeseen circumstances, this was changed to a members' night.* Processing in Mono: A fun and highly informative demonstration of the art and craft of mono image processing in Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex, from an Adobe Certified Expert.

Apr 24th

8pm | Zoom

Depth of Field Judging

The third KPS competition for PotY 2022 will be judged tonight. Good luck to all members who entered images.

Apr 28th

8pm | Zoom

Martin Patten

Critique your own images: We all find it difficult to critique our images. Understanding how images are judged and what judges look for can really help us look at our images in a more constructive and detailed way.

May 5th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

KPS Awards Night

Our first physical meet. A night to catch up, have a drink and for us to present awards to our members.

May 12th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Still Life Experiments

A talk by our Chairperson, Denis O'Reilly on creating and photographing Still Life compositions in the Pembroke Hotel. We will follow this up on 26th May with a Still Life practical night for members.

May 19th

8pm | Zoom

Vintage Judging

The fourth KPS competition for PotY 2022 will be judged tonight. Good luck to all members who entered images.

May 26th

8pm | Pembroke Hotel

Still Life Practical Session

Practice composition and different lighting set ups. Make sure to bring in your camera and Tripod. A remote release and a flash might be handy but are not essential. We will have objects for you to practice with but if you have some small objects you want to try out – bring them in.

Jun 2nd

Outdoor | Check emails for details

Kilkenny by Night

This week, we kick off our outdoor programme photographing Kilkenny City. Details on when and where to meet-up will be emailed to members.

Jun 9th

Outdoor | Check emails for details

Graignamanagh

This week, we're off to photograph Graignamanagh. Details on when and where to meet-up will be emailed to members.

Jun 16th

8pm | Zoom

Everyday Objects Judging

The fifth KPS competition for PotY 2022 will be judged tonight. Good luck to all members who entered images.

Jun 23rd

Outdoor | Check emails for details

Kells

This week, we're photographing Kells. Details on when and where to meet-up will be emailed to members.

Jun 30th

Outdoor | Check emails for details

Kilfarrasy

This week, we're off to photograph Kilfarrasy (weather permitting). Details on when and where to meet-up will be emailed to members.

Jul 7th

Outdoor | Check emails for details

Milford & Duckett's Grove

This week, we're off to Milford and then on to Duckett's Grove in the hope of a sunset. Details on when and where to meet-up will be emailed to members.

Jul 14th

Outdoor | Check emails for details

Rock of Dunamase & Stradbally Woods

This week, we're off to the Rock of Dunamase and Stradbally Woods. Details on when and where to meet-up will be emailed to members.
See KPS programme of events from previous years: 2021.