Kate's travels

Thanks to club member and Cuture Vulture Kate Murphy for showing us her wonderful collection of photos from around the globe.
Kate inspired and educated us all on all travel destinations, architectural anecdotes, carnival cultures, fascinating flora and fauna and off the beaten track adventures. From Cuba to China, from Alaska to France, it really was Around the world in 80 minutes. Who needs Trip Advisor when we have Kate.

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Helen Arnold
May 2019 - Shapes and Curves

Super images last night ,a nice mix of creative ideas for shapes and curves.Well done to all our winners and a huge thank you to Duntalk Photographic society for all the detailed critiquing they did for us,I am sure we all learned something from them

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Helen Arnold
April 2019 - The Village

Another great night of learning and fun with photography at last week’s meeting of FCC. 17 entries were received for out April competition – The village. Well done to all who entered photos. Many miles travelled and many home towns revisited over the last few weeks. 

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March 2019 - Emotion

It’s been a busy week for FCC members starting on Sunday 24th saw on outing to Fota. The sun came out, the tripods, monopods, cameras were packed and off we went for a bit of Fun with photography. It was a great day to get out and be at one with nature and the animals.... some members maybe took it a little bit far. No animals were hurt in the making of this outing, just intimidated. 

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February 2019 - Iñaki enthralls

We were thrilled to have Iñaki Hernández-Lasa visit our club last week. He gave us a presentation of his incredible work in fine art architectural photography. Inaki showed us his superb panel of photos of exterior shots of the Guggenheim museum, Bilbao for which he received a Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Society in 2013. Followed by a presentation of his Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society panel which he received in 2018. Beautifully shot abstract images taken in the atrium of the Guggenheim museum. 

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February 2019 - Exhibition at AIB Fermoy.

FCC currently has an exhibition running at AIB Fermoy. Be sure to pop in to see the array of phots on display from the 2018 Frank Morgan Memorial Photograph of the Year competition. The competition which runs each year is a fitting tribute to our dear friend Frank RIP. Our thanks to Breeda and Helen for their continued support and for sponsoring the coveted trophy. Thanks to Marie Barry at AIB for giving the space for the exhibition. Thanks also to Battie, Deirdre, Niall, Una, Jim & Bill for setting up the exhibition.

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February 2019 "Your Choice"

Thirty-two fabulous entries were received for our February challenge, the theme was open and photos could have been taken at any time, so it was an opportunity for some of us to root around in the archive and see what we fancied.

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Jan 2019 - The Sky's The Limit

Our fist competition of the year was “The Sky’s The Limit” leaving plenty scope for imagination. 28 entries were received and Catherine, Terence, Máire and Helen C were the POTTY judges – thanks folks.

This was a color printed competition with some really lovely images. We had an opportunity to see each one up close during the table critique and it was great to get feedback on our images for our colleagues.

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December 2018 - Photograph of the year 2018

Fermoy Camera Club had a busy meeting on Tuesday night. There was a very large number of members in attendance for the second running of the Frank Morgan Memorial Cup. Frank Morgan was one of the founder members of Fermoy Camera Club. As well as being an extremely talented photographer, Frank was a great asset to the club. He served time on the early committees as well as working with the Outings Group for many years.

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November 2018 - Brian Hopper Visit

We were honoured to have renowned National & International photographer Brian Hopper attend our club last week. Thank you, Brian, for the wonderful talk, empowering us with your vast knowledge in photography and inspiring us with your many genres of photography.

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October 2018 - Disappearing Ireland

‘Disappearing Ireland’ in colour print was the focus of this month’s challenge at Fermoy Camera Club (FCC).  Over 20 entries were displayed at our meeting on Tuesday 23rd Oct. Well done to all who challenged themselves and entered the competition. Thanks to our 4 person Judging Panel - Sheena, Helen, Sineád & Dave. 

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September 2018 - Perfect Timing

Fermoy Camera Club (FCC) members have been busy preparing for our Perfect Timing challenge and 22 members submitted entries for our printed competition this month which was judges internally.

Congratulations to our winners: Karen Fleming 1st overall and Grade 1 winner with a perfectly timed sliotar dropping into water. Tom Quish 2nd with an amazing shot of a handball player in flight.  Finbarr O’Hanlon 3rd with a photo of a canoeist taken in Slovenia.. Donagh Cronin Grade 2 winner with a picture that caused much debate – a tree creeper on the underside of a mossy branch. Sheena Hanrahan Grade 3 winner with a photo of a surfer taken recently in Co Antrim.  Congratulations to all who entered and special congrats to all our winners. 

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August 2018 - Architecture of The World

Twenty seven entries were received for our August challenge with images from all over the world- Singapore, New Orleans, Cologne, Bordeaux, Pisa, Venice and East Ferry, Cork and Kilkenny to mention just a few.  The competition was projected and judged by our colleagues from Blarney Camera Club. We are indebted to Fergal O’Callaghan and Henry O’Brien who joined us on Tuesday night and gave us a very detailed critique of each photograph. They also showed us some of their work.

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July 2018 - The Little Things

28 entries were submitted for our July competition – ‘The Little Things’.  This was a printed competition and judged by club members who attended on the night.  There was a great variety of entries and some very interesting interpretations of ‘little things’. Well done to all who participated and special congrats to our winners;

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June 2018 - Land or Sea

It was with great sadness that FCC learned of the passing of our friend and club member Anne O'Sullivan. Anne was a member of FCC since our founding year 2011. She had a great interest in photography as she did with travel, history and many other subjects and was invaluable and very generous with her knowledge especially on our Club Outings - it was a rare destination that Anne hadn't already been to and her advice and guidance was a huge benefit to every trip.

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May 2018 - Signs of Spring

Fermoy Camera Club (FCC) members have been busy ‘snapping’ Signs of Spring for the past few weeks and 30 members submitted entries for our projected competition this month which was judges by our friends from Mallow Camera Club.

We’re very thankful to Neilly Curtin, Pat O’Meara, Neil O’Mullane and Jim McSweeney for all the work they put into judging our entries and for the fantastic critique they gave each photo. The critique is really valuable to our members and gives us an understanding of how others view of photos. 

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April 2018 - Wow

There were 34 entries in our April competition, The ‘WOW’ Challenge – any subject with just a little something special that makes it stand out, something out of the ordinary, larger than life, powerful or impressive. Something that stands out as special, unique, wonderful or beautiful. That’s WOW!

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March 2018 - Portraiture

Human Portraiture in mono print was the focus of this month’s challenge at Fermoy Camera Club (FCC).  37 entries were displayed at our meeting on Tuesday 27th March. Well done to all who challenged themselves and entered the competition. Thanks to our 4 person Judging Panel -  Karen Fleming, Basil O’Sullivan, Carmel Finegan and Thomas Walsh. Special thanks to Karen for delivering a great critic on each picture from the 4 judge’s comments.  The winners were; 1st overall & grade 1 winner Karen Fleming. 2nd overall Tom Quish. 3rd overall and grade 2 winner Terence Rumley. Grade 3 winners Sheena Hanrahan.

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January 2018 - Winter On The Street

There was much anticipation as we arrived for our January Competition night. Winter on the Street was the Theme and members had been using over the previous 2 weeks out taking photos and searching the archives to find their best picture.  In all 28 wonderful images were on display, across all three grades – images of the local area in recent weeks or previous winters when we had a covering of snow and some images came from faraway places with snow being the icing on the cake!

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