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This Monday (weather permitting!) is judging of the second competition of the year. The theme of the competition is the weather, so come prepared for all climates and conditions! 

IPF National Club Competition
We are looking for images  to represent the club at the IPF National Club Competition. This year we have very little time to select and prepare images, so early submission would be really really appreciated.

Your club needs your best images.   The following are good reasons to enter images.

•    Opportunity to represent your club.

•    Images from the IPF Club Competition are used to select Irish entries for international competitions. Who          knows, this might be your big break.

•    Images selected will be printed to Exhibition standard and will be presented to the photographer.


We are inviting all members (of all levels) to submit images for consideration. You may submit up to a max of 3 mono and 3 colour images.  The images should be jpgs,  approx. 2000 pixels on the long side with filenames as follows.


NNN = Your membership number.

TTTTTTTTTTT is your title for the image.


Example 456_DalkeySoundSunrise.jpg.


Please use the following link as the upload destination for your images.

Any queries to



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?
Tony   086 236 2828
Member's Photo of the Week
"Untitled" by Seamus MacKenna
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

8th April
Club Meeting - Competition #2 Judging

9th April
Club Outing - Farmleigh House

13th April
Club Outing – Sunset at Lough Tay

15th April
Club Meeting – Image Critique – Interactive Evening / Project #2 Hand-in

22nd April      No Meeting Due to Easter Monday Bank Holiday
Keep an eye on your email and the What's On (click here) section on the website for updates.

Club Competition / Projects

This Monday is judging of the next competition.


The second project hand in date is 15th April. The review meeting will be on 29 April.

News from
Club Outing - Irish Open Canoe Slalom
Lucan Sluice Weir was the venue on Sunday, March 24th for the Irish Open Canoe Slalom championship. Six OffShoot members gathered to capture the...
Photo Quiz Question
What does the ‘f’ in f-stop stand for?
A. Focal 
B. Filter
C. File
D. Fecked if I know
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

National Geographic Travel Photo Contest 2019
The National Geographic Travel Photo Contest is accepting entries until 3 May. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe. Enter your most powerful photos for a chance to win the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest. We are looking for images that show us the world: its people, places, and cultures. Photos that tell the story of a place and travel moments that reveal what inspires you.
Submit to three categories: nature, cities, and people. Submit your photos that tell the story of a place, show us the natural world, or share visions of people from around the globe. Help us explore and experience our world through your travels.
Exhibitions & Events
Architectural Photography Workshop.

Iñaki Hernandez-Lasa is conducting a photography architectural workshop in Valencia on 13th -16th of June. 

There are a few places left. The price for the workshop is 500 euros and covers the tuition. Flights, hotel, food, drinks etc must be paid for by the participants. Contact Inaki before making any flight or hotel reservations at

"Some people have approached me saying that they have no experience in this genre. Don't be afraid if you have not shot architectural photography before...

There are some fantastic and experienced photographers joining me but they have not necessarily shot architecture before so why not join us? I will be covering fundamentals and will help all participants with conceptualisation, shooting, processing, panelling ideas, different architectural styles and much more.

There will be also ample opportunities to shoot travel and street photography type images which can be used for salons or distinctions.

Please feel free to contact me if you wish to know more about this workshop in this amazing location."
Field Notes from the Border # 1
Gallery of Photography.
7 March – 7 April 2019.

Field Notes from the Border presents new work by contemporary artists working along the border in Ireland. A series of cross border exhibitions and engagement programmes curated by Gallery of Photography will respond to the anxiety raised by the prospect of the imposition of a hard border and the unfolding events brought about by Brexit.
Photo Quiz Answer
OffShoot Photography Society
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