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Tomorrow, Sunday, there’s a club outing to a point-to-point meeting at The Folly, Palmerstown, Oldtown, Co. Dublin. Meet at the course at 12.30.


Then on Monday evening, we have a presentation by Anthony Horrigan, who will take us through the process of taking photographs with drones and show us some of his images.



A new edition of Lee Filters online magazine is out now. Always an interesting read even if you don’t use Lee Filters.

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 you need to 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 the 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
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
10th February
Club Outing – Point to Point

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

12th February

Club Outing – Powerscourt Waterfall

17th February

Club Outing – Primrose Hill

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

23rd February

Club Outing – Sunset at Sally Gap

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
SWM December 2018 – Capturing the Magic and Mystery of Fog
The theme of this Shoot With Me was 'Capturing the Magic and Mystery of Fog'. The plan was to get an early morning sunrise shoot with open bodies of...
SWM December 2018 - Joiners
The theme of this Shoot With Me was 'Joiners'. Taking the lead from David Hockney, the group created photo collages which capture more than just a...
SWM December 2018 - Beginners
The theme of this Shoot With Me was 'Beginners' and it was aimed at beginners in the club. Outings were held to Seapoint & Salthill with the aim...
Photo Quiz Question
As the aperture number goes up (gets bigger, e.g. f/2 to f/8) the area of the aperture:
A. Gets larger (lets more light in)
B. Gets smaller (lets less light in)
C. Stays the same
D. Depends if you’re in manual mode or not
Answer at the bottom of the Newsletter.
External Competitions
Life Framer Photography Prize
Life Framer is a photography award that sources and showcases outstanding work from amateur to established artists. Every Edition we run 12 monthly calls for entries, each overseen by a world-renowned photographer or industry professional. Details at
Exhibitions & Events
[In]Visible: Irish Women Artists from the Archives
National Gallery
To 28 February 2019
Room 11 | Free admission

Letters, scrapbooks, photographs, and art materials will shed light on the education, career and recognition of artists such as Mary Swanzy, Sarah Purser, Mainie Jellett, Elizabeth Corbet Yeats and Evie Hone. The exhibition showcases archival material related to Irish women artists, drawn from the collection of the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art, marking the start of the digitisation project Source—an ambitious three-year project to catalogue the Gallery’s archive and library collections relating to Irish art and make them accessible online.
Pro Foto Spring Exhibition
Tuesday 12 February at the Green Isle Hotel. Featuring a wide range of seminars and exhibitors on the day. Details available at
Photo Quiz Answer
B. Gets smaller (lets less light in) (
OffShoot Photography Society
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