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28st May 2016 


This Monday we will have our "Shoot With Me" showcase.  We look forward to a great variety of images, original perspectives and projects.  The "Shoot With Me" programme is a great way for new members to meet others in the club, develop skills related to a particular theme or subject matter and generally participate in the club and with it's members.

Looking forward to a great night.


Other upcoming events include the trip to the Saltee Islands on the 4th of June (see details here).  Remember you must book directly with the boat skipper. The  Motor Cycle Race Track Day is fully subscribed and takes place on the 5th of June (see details here).


Photo Of The Week

Kitchens by Kazi Ushioda.

Club Calendar


30th May - Shoot With Me Showcase

4th June - Saltee Islands

5th June - Motor Cycle Race Track Day

What on? Click here to see the clubs full programme.




None until the Autumn.




The Aesthetica Art Prize

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is now open for entries. The Prize presents an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work and further their engagement with the international art world. Submissions close 31st August 2016.

Submissions close 31st August 2016.

To enter, visit

Exhibitions & Events


Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition at the dlr Lexicon – 11 May – 22 June

The Municipal Gallery in dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire is delighted to host the prestigious 158th International Print Exhibition from the Royal Photographic Society. Striking images of a huge variety of subjects by international photographers, from portraits to landscapes to wildlife, will give visitors an insight into life around the world. The exhibition will open on 11 May and continue until 22 June. 

IPPA Event: Joe McNally Seminar – 19 June

The 2015 PDMA Photographer of the Year, described by American Photo magazine as "perhaps the most versatile photographer working today" and named by the same magazine as "one of the 100 most important people in photography", Joe McNally is a highly sought after lecturer worldwide, is probably the world's leading expert in off camera flash, and has been shooting assignments in 60 countries over 35 years for publications such as Life, Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, New York Times, National Geographic, as well as commercial work for clients.

He has lectured for National Geographic Society, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Gulf Photo Plus, the Smithsonian Institute, US Department of Defense, Kelby Training, and now the IPPA.

The Language of Light Seminar

This will be open to members and non-members of the association. We can host up to 120 people at this event. In the seminar format, Joe shoots tethered on a stage using a whole range of modifiers and anything from one to many speed lights live in front of the audience, often using members of the audience as models, and he does so for a full day with every single shot going up on screen as he shoots. More details here.



We are sticking with the bird tutorial for another week in preparation for the upcoming Saltee Island trip.



Lee Filters Exposure (Issue 4) Magazine


  • Commercial photographer Karl Taylor captures the (nearly) impossible.
  • Differences and similarities between the LEE 100mm, Seven5 and SW150 systems.
  • Chris Prescott takes filters to the edge.
  • Composition with wildlife photographer Luke Massey.
  • Anatomy of a Seascape.

Digital Photography School – A website with simple tips to help digital camera owners get the most out of their cameras.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Auto ISO

How to Get the Correct Exposure at Night with These Helpful Tips 

How to Improve Your Night Photos – Add Reflections


Digital Camera World – News, Tips & Tutorials

How to shoot amazing videos with your camera 

Top tips for shooting with external flash




Hall of Fame

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”    Ansel Adams 


Club Outing – Red Kites in Wales (May 27, 2016)


On a bright weekend in May four intrepid members crossed the sea and followed a tortuous route to Rhayadar in the heart of Wales. Near this small market town lies the lovely scenery of the Elan Valley with its reservoirs and 6 dams. The magnet for any visitor to Rhayadar is Gigrin Farm to watch the fabulous aerial display as hundreds of Red Kites are being fed. See more. 


IPF Club Championship  (Mullingar, May 14th & 15th, 2016)


On May 14th and 15th Offshoot entered a Colour panel and Black & White panel into the annual IPF National Clubs Championships which were held this year in Mullingar.  The panels were drawn from over 300 great images which were submitted by Offshoot members for consideration.  See the images here.








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