OffShoot Photography Society We believe that the image is everything!

Hope you all enjoyed the celebrations last Monday and not too many sore heads or stomachs overfull of cake! Thanks to John, Helen and Liam for their presentations from their IPF successes, and to Matt for his presentation on our successful National Shield panels.

A big thanks to the members who worked hard to have the tables set up, refreshments carried in (they are heavy and don't walk in by themselves) and those who helped with the cleanup afterwards. A job well done.

Christmas Party

The Christmas party will be held in the Horse And Hound, Cabinteely on the 16th of December at 8 pm. Please email if you have any special dietary requirements.


This Monday is the AGM. Please come along to hear a review of the past year, to elect a new committee and to participate in this event which is so important to the future well-being of our Society. 

There is still time to volunteer to join the Committee for 2020. Please contact if you would like to know more or are interested in joining.

Details of the rules managing the running of the Society, the AGM and the roles of committee members can be found in OffShoot Constitution which can be accessed here.

Member's Photo of the Week

Baily Lighthouse B&W by Pat Divilly

Just a note for new members – if you want any of your pictures considered for the photo of the week, you just have to post them to the OffShoot Flickr group at

There’s also the latest images published on Flickr that are displayed on the OffShoot home page.


What's On

The latest details can be found on our What's On web page (


Club Competitions / Projects

None until the New Year.  The Theme will be "Best of 2019".  Projected (for all).  Remember, Best of 2019 might include your Christmas pics, excursions or projects over the coming holiday season. 

If you have any queries please send them to


IPF Links & Events

The following links should be useful. Unfortunately,  the IPF web site is not always up-to-date and often the information sought for needs to be assembled from several locations.

Irish Photographic Federation Web Site:

Most recent news and articles posted:

Distinction Sittings and Availability:

Closing Dates for POTY/NPOTY 2020 Entries (Sunday, November 24th, 2019)

IPF November Distinction Sittings  (Saturday, November 30th, 2019)


Photo Quiz Question

George Eastman, an entrepreneur from Waterville, New York, founded the Eastman Kodak Company. Where did George Eastman state that he got the name for his company, Kodak?

A. He liked the sound of the letter K

B. A dog he had as a small child

C. After his maternal grandfather

D. An Alaskan adventure setting he had filmed


Answer at bottom of the Newsletter.

News from our Website
Club Outing – The Baily Lighthouse

On Saturday 23rd November 10 of OffShoot members arrived at the Howth summit on a very wet windy cold morning and as if miraculously the rain...

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Club Competition – People Projected and Printed

On 18th November the 5th formal competition for 2019, ‘People’, was judged by Sheena Griffin a former member of OffShoot...

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External Competitions

Blarney Castle and Gardens Photography Competition

IGPOTY are proud to return to Blarney in summer 2020 with our outdoor exhibition. Enter this special award for a chance to have your winning image exhibited there at this world famous magical location in the green and friendly location of County Cork, Ireland. Look for recognisable scenes of Blarney Castle but also try to explore the wider gardens to capture something original. Avoid out-of-context macro shots of plants. Details available at 


The Societies Photography Competitions

Great Adventures Photography Competition 

This month’s travel photography competition is Great Adventures. Images are welcome from anything that you have captured whilst being on your adventures across the globe. 

Enter here 

Event Photography Competition

Images are welcome from any type of events that you have covered or attended including sporting events, music festivals, local bands, weddings, family parties, press conferences, VIP events, conferences are just a few examples... get entering!

Enter here

External Exhibitions and Events

Malahide Camera Club Exhibition

Opened on Friday 22nd November and runs for two weeks. In the Parish Centre Malahide.

Ireland in Focus: Photographing the 1950s

In the National Museum of Ireland. The exhibition seeks to highlight the way in which three photographers, from France and North America, saw and portrayed Ireland of the 1950s, through the places they visited and the people they photographed. Details at

Zurich Portrait Prize 2019, National Gallery of Ireland

4 October 2019 – 12 January 2020

Free admission

The annual competition showcasing contemporary portraiture attracts entries from across the island of Ireland, and from Irish artists living abroad. This exhibition will feature a shortlist of portraits chosen by the 2019 judging panel.

Photo Quiz Answer

A. He liked the sound of the letter K

Click here for more details




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