East Cork Camera Group was delighted to welcome Bill Power FIPF, to their regular meeting at the MIdleton Park Hotel on 4/11/14. As current chairperson of both Mallow Camera Club and the Southern Association of Camera Clubs and having only recently achieved his Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation, we were eager to see his work and hear his views on the current trends in photography
Bill began with his panel with which he gained his Licentiateship of the IPF and then moved on through his Associateship and Fellowship panels, explaining how each image came about, the technical aspects of them and what the Distinctions judges said about them. Bill finished with a selection of fine art nude images of a variety of professional models.
Following his talk, Bill went on to speak about a recently initiated benevolent fund set up by the SACC for which they were appealing for assistance from camera clubs and photographers in general from across the country. Chairperson of ECCG, Denis Barry, said that ECCG members were more than happy to assist with the fund and had already supplied the SACC with a number of images for their recent fundraising sale. Denis then presented Bill with a cheque for the fund on behalf of ECCG.
Bill's wonderful and insightful presentation was, in effect, a masterclass on preparing for, shooting for and presenting winning Distinctions panels and ECCG wish to thank him for coming to our meeting and for his thoroughness and willingness to share his knowledge and expertise.