An Eventful Twelve Months for ECCG


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 O'Shea LIPF

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

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.

Click the links to check out Gráinne's, Anthony's and Denis's successful panels.

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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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SACC Competition in Kilkenny

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On Sunday 22/3/14, myself and Finbarr O'Shea headed for Kilkenny for the Inter-Club competition run by Southern Association of Camera Clubs (SACC ).

There were sixteen clubs represented and the standard was very high. Each club could enter panels of ten prints in the colour and black competition and ten digital colour or black and white images in the projected competition. The prints were arranged in a certain format to form a panel while the digital images were projected in the sequence selected by the entrant. ECCG entered just one panel in the projected competition to ‘dip our toes’ in the water this time and we intend to enter the National Inter-Club Competition next May. On the day, the Cork Camera Club was the overall winner.

The SACC said they will bring UK photographer Tim Pile over this year for a series of talks to the various clubs. They also organise the 'Celtic Challenge' which will be to Spike Island and Gougane Barra this year.

When the work was done, we got out the cameras and headed for the Castle in the city center. On the way we stopped at St. Kieran’s College, where we got some great shots. We arrived at the river on time for a nice sunset.

We were very lucky with the day, blue skies, sunshine and the water was like glass!

Kevin Day

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