Please follow the link to the annual exhibition poster.
The new NIPA secretary, Mark Allen, has started a blog to publicise matters which may be of interest to members. The blog can be accessed at http://nipasec.blogspot.co.uk/ and I recommend that you bookmark this address and visit from time to time.
Anything of immediate importance to members will of course continue to be posted here and/or promulgated by email.
David Parker (Secretary)
Visit to Florence Court
Members please note that we will meet at the Forest Car Park at 7.30pm on Thursday 25th April. If you go in the main entrance and carry on down the drive it’s signposted on your right just before a cattle grid.
Raymond Millar (Chair)
I have attached a brochure about the forest trails.
City of Belfast Photographic Society
Annual Exhibition 2013
Opening Night and Presentation of Awards
Wednesday 1 May 2013 at 8.00pm
(Viewing from 7.30pm)
16 Church Road
The Exhibition will also be on display from 1st to 31st May 2013 during library opening hours:
Monday 10:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 13:00 – 20:00
Thursday 10:00 – 18:00
Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 – 14:00
Library Tel: 028 9048 3994
For further details please visit:
Members please note:
Golden Hour Fieldtrip to Florencecourt Estate on Thu. 25th April – We will meet at 7.30pm at the car park. Please wrap up well and bring your camera and tripod. I hope we get clement weather. We hope to see you all then. If you have any queries please contact me or the secretary (David Parker).
According to the Golden Hour Calculator the GH starts at 20:03 on that date at Florencecourt and sunset is at 20:54.
You can also check out “The Photographer’s Ephemeris” http://photoephemeris.com/ .(free for desktop PC)
The collection of prints and images for the Annual Exhibition will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2013. The prints and images for the various categories will be collected in Ardhowen from 8pm on that date. Jpegs for the DPI sections may be submitted on CD or DVD at the same time or may be sent by Email attachment to myself.
The various classes and regulations for the annual exhibition are outlined below.
Annual Exhibition Regulations
The categories/classes are as follows and each member may submit up to 5 prints/images for each class (advanced members may not enter novice categories).
Cups will be awarded to the winning entry in each of the following classes:
1. Black and white print Portraiture
2. Black and white print Pictorial (Open)
3. Colour print Portraiture
4. Colour print Pictorial (Open)
5. Projected Digital Image Portraiture
6. Projected Digital Image Pictorial (Open)
7. A series of at least 4 prints mounted on a single 50cm x 40cm board depicting a theme. (Black and white or colour).
Novice Classes:Confined to members who have not won cups in any previous annual exhibition and who qualify as a novice according to the rules entitled ‘Novice’.
8. Black and white print Open
9. Colour print Open
The Fermanagh District Council cup will be awarded to the best overall entry in the above classes 1 to 9.
Mounts MUST be either off-white or white and MUST be 50cm by 40 cm (to accommodate our newly acquired metric frames). The prints can of course be any size.
An administration fee of £1 per print or image submitted should be paid on the collection night. The DPI images may be submitted on CD/DVD on the collection night (along with the fee) or e-mailed to me prior to the collection night and the fee paid on the collection night or by other arrangement.
The competition will be judged (see above) externally and approx. 10 prints from each class will be displayed in Ardhowen for the duration of the exhibition.
The exhibition will be launched on Thursday 16th May 2013 @ 8.00pm in Ardhowen.
Any queries? Please e-mail me.
AGM and Annual Dinner – Thu 23rd May 2013 (venue to be arranged)
If you are holding a cup or shield from the 2012 Exhibition can you please bring it along on 2nd May or contact me for other arrangements.
Raymond Millar (Chairperson)
The following pdf was supplied by Des Clinton prior to his recent visit to talk about judging and print selection.
Click on the link (above) to access the Glasgow District Photographic Union publication on Judging Practice.
CALUMET SPRINGS INTO OPEN DAY ACTION IN BELFAST
The popular Calumet Open Days are back for the spring – including an event at Calumet Belfast.
Six stores in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland are participating in the promotion, which again features ‘hands-on’ involvement with many key manufacturers.
The Open Day event at Calumet Belfast is on Thursday April 18 (10am to 4pm)
Sian Hamer, Calumet marketing executive said: “As usual at these popular events our customers can come and get expert advice completely free of charge, whatever their level of skill. In Belfast we will have experts on hand from many of the leading imaging organisations including, Nikon, Canon, Epson, Lowepro, Fujifilm and Profoto. We’ll have special offers available and free sensor cleaning for Nikon and Canon bodies (all cameras must have fully charged batteries and will be limited to one clean per person)”.
In addition – Glenn Norwood, multi-award-winning photographer and faculty member at the Metropolitan College, Belfast, will be presenting ‘Off Camera Speedlight’ demos outside the Calumet store – using Genesis Speedlights and Calumet light modifiers. Additionally, a professional model will be on hand for live portrait shoots.
For more information visit: http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk/eng/pages/spring-open-days.cfm
About Calumet Photographic – Your one-stop-shop for all your photographic equipment – For more than 75 years, Calumet has been supplying professional and budding photographers with the right tools for the job. From top-of-the-range cameras and tripods to printers, filters and software, Calumet’s quality customer service and unbeatable prices are second to none. Calumet having been operating in Belfast for many years and were previously based in Dargan area before moving to Boucher Road in August 2008. Our store is located on Boucher Road which is on the south side of the city and runs beside the M1, the main Dublin to Belfast carriageway. We are just two minutes from junction 1 or 2 of the MI with parking at the door.
Angus Bicker is the manager at Belfast and has been working for Calumet for the last six years. He has always had a keen interest in photography throughout his life. He is looking forward to getting out and meeting customers, and developing our business further in Ireland. If you are interested in meeting with Angus to discuss your photographic requirements, please find contact details below:-
C Angus Bicker
T Dialling from North of Ireland – 028-9077 7770
T Dialling from Rep of Ireland – 048-9077 7770
L Boucher Plaza Unit 2, 4-6 Boucher Road | Belfast | BT12 6