Finbarr O'Shea LIPF, took first place in Grade A and first overall also in our recent 'Selfie' competition with the clever image above. This is how he made the shot:
My selfie picture for last week's competition was a bit of struggle as my first plan didn't workout so, with a day to go to the deadline, I had to come up with plan B. My new plan was a selfie with a silhouette picture in front of my face.
I took some silhouette head and shoulder shots, with the intention of using the best image. To take the pictures, I stood in front of a white wall with a flash at my back, I set the camera at f22, 1/200 sec. at ISO 100 using at 24-70 mm at 35mm.using the 10 sec timer. I then printed 4 pictures, so instead of 1 picture in front of my face I decided to use the other three as well. That is where the string and pegs came in to play.
So for the final shot with the the 3 prints pegged in place and I holding the 4th print in front of my face, with the flash repositioned to the front, I was then ready for action. I set the camera this time at f11, 1/200, ISO 100 using the 24-70mm at 45mm on a 10 sec timer. I held a cable plunger in my right hand for effect .
After many shots taken, this was the end result.
What a fantastic concept and execution. Well worth its final placings. Well done Finbarr.
Click here to see a gallery of images from the competition.
How I took that Shot - Noelle Lowney
How I took that Shot - Jim Curtin
Winners Presentation Photos
Competition Results and 2017 League Table
Apart from completing the normal hectic schedule of over fifty shoots, twenty club meetings, several competitions, a beginners' photography course and a one-month exhibition of fifty framed images to name just a few, the last twelve months has truly been an eventful period for East Cork Camera Group.
Finbarr OShea LIPF
Back in March 2016, Finbarr O'Shea went to the Irish Photographic Federation Distinction (IPF) Sittings in Portlaoise where his panel was successful and gained him a Licentiate of the Irish Photographic Federation (LIPF).
Click here to see Finbarr's successful panel.
Zane Llewellyn LIPF
In September 2016, Zane Llewellyn went to the IPF Distinction Sittings in Celbridge, Co. Kildare and he too entered a successful panel and was awarded an LIPF.
Click here to see Zane's successful panel.
At the IPF Distinction Sittings at Thurles, Co. Tipperary the following November, Gráinne Davies became the first ever member of East Cork Camera Group to be awarded an Associateship of the Irish Photographic Federation (AIPF) which was the cause of great celebration for Gráinne and the club. Also at this sitting, Anthony O'Connor and Denis Barry were both successful and were awarded LIPFs on the day.
Gráinne Davies AIPF
Anthony OConnor LIPF
Denis Barry LIPF
Click the links to check out Gráinne's, Anthony's and Denis's successful panels.
Gold Medal Winner - Kevin Day
To round out the year, Kevin Day went to the Southern Association of Camera Clubs (SACC) Qualifying Round of the IPF Nature Photographer of the Year 2016/17 in January this year and scooped one Gold, one Silver and two Bronze medals and three Honourable Mentions. This fantastic result qualified Kevin to go forward to the IPF Nature Photographer of the Year 2016/17 earlier this month where he won one Gold and two Bronze medals as well as one Honourable Mention for his Red Squirrel studies.
You can see Kevin's impressive winning images here.
All in all, a very successful year and 2017 is already as busy as last year and who knows what more good fortune the year will bring.
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