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Thanks to Helen for organising the car boot sale last Monday. Hope people went away as either happy buyers or happy sellers!


This coming Monday is judging of our first competition of the year – a projected image competition with the theme of Best of 2018. The judge is Aidan White - see

2019 Annual Subscription

The annual subscription for 2019 of €90 is now due. Please ensure that you pay by 28th February 2019. Payment can be made by PayPal at or by cash/cheque at the door.

OffShoot Exhibition 2019 - 7th May until 17th June
The club exhibition will be in Deansgrange Library again this year. All members, new and old, may submit up to 2 images for the exhibition and we guarantee to display at least one, depending on the number of entries. When choosing your images be mindful that the exhibition is in a family library. The space in the library has been restricted, so get your images in early to avoid disappointment!

Images may be submitted from now up to 7th April. 

The file name for your images must include 'Exhibition-Your Name-Image Title' and they must be submitted at
Your pictures will all be mounted and framed in a white frame 21x17ins. The cost will be 30 Euro each. This is a very special price for exhibition only.

There will be a party in the Grange Pub on the night of the opening and all members and guests will be welcome.

NB.  Images will only be accepted from paid up 2019 members.

Any queries?
Dave  086 173 1166
Tony   086 236 2828
Member's Photo of the Week
Whiterock, Killiney by Paul O'Brien
Just a note for new members – if you want any of your pictures considered for photo of the week, you just have to post them to the OffShoot Flickr group at

There’s also a link from the OffShoot home page.
What's On
26th January
Club Outing – Sunrise at Coliemore Harbour

28th January
Club Meeting – Competition #1 (Projected) Judging

4th February
Club Meeting – Practical Evening

11th February
Club Meeting – Photography Using Drones (Anthony Horrigan)

18th February
Club Meeting – Underwater Photography (Tim Gleeson) / Project #1 Hand-In

25th February
Club Meeting – Project #1 Review

4th March
Club Meeting – Weather and Photography (Evelyn Cusack)
Keep an eye on your email and the What's On (click here) section on the website for updates.
Club Competition / Projects
The first project hand in will be on 18th February, with the first review session on 25th February. So for those of you who want to take on a project, time to get your thinking caps on and get that first shot of your project.
News from
Club Outing - Greystones Ladies Rugby
On 13th January eight club members gathered at Greystones on a very pleasant Sunday afternoon to photograph a fast-moving and intense contest...
Photo Quiz Question
What famous group is known for only using large format view cameras with extensive depth of field visible in the photographs?
A. F64
B. F1.8
C. F16
D. F11
Answer at the bottom of the Newsletter.
External Competitions
Click&Go Holiday Snaps Competition
Welcome to the inaugural Click&Go Holiday Snaps Competition! We love to travel, to explore new and old destinations and to make memories and capture those perfect moments. We want you to share your best holiday and travel photos with us from the made-for-Instagram locations to the amazing architecture and breathtaking landscapes.

Every 6 weeks, we'll have two new categories for you to enter and we'll announce the winner for the previous two.
Our first two categories #christmasmarkets and #wintersun are open for entries from Dec 13th to January 24th at
Exhibitions & Events
Butterflies of Ireland

An exhibition of 14 of OffShoot's Robbie O'Leary's pictures entitled “Butterflies of Ireland” is currently running in Dublin West Education Centre, Tallaght (in the grounds of IT Tallaght) and members of the public are welcome to drop in during normal working hours.

Prix Pictet Space – Photography Exhibition

16 Nov – 20 Jan (Tue-Sat: 11:00-18:00, Sun+Mon: 13:00-18:00)

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The theme for the seventh cycle of the Prix Pictet is Space. Prix Pictet is a global photography prize and the 12 shortlisted photographers explore marine pollution, migration, overpopulation and the planet’s great wilderness.
Photo Quiz Answer
A. F64 (
OffShoot Photography Society
© 2018 OffShoot Photography Society and the Individual Members where their images are used.
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