Next Meeting

Our next meeting is tomorrow, Tue 14th. Doreen will be running though choosing the right aperture, an essential skill for beginners and a good refresher for the rest of us! It’ll be a hands on session so BRING YOUR CAMERA!
For the more advanced, Karl will set up the studio lights so we can practice what Jason taught us in the last workshop. I’m going to restrict this to just 4 or 5 people so each person will get the most out of it; but if it’s successful we’ll run it again the next meeting (and again and again if necessary!). Let me know if you are interested either in the comments below or by email.

Night Shoot

It looks like the weather will be fine on Tuesday night so we’re on for our now annual night shoot. we will meet at the coffee house at 8:00 and head off no later than 8:15. Don’t forget your tripod and warm clothes!

Link to night shot tutorials:

Common Obstacles in Night Photography



Wildlife Photography Talk

Subject to final confirmation we have organised Andrew Kelly ( to give a talk on Wildlife Photography on Nov 22nd @ 7pm.
This is open to current members of Longford/Westmeath Irish Wildlife Trust Branch, Cavan Camera Club and Longford Camera Club and we will not be charging members to attend. If you are not a member you can join either of the clubs on the night.
Please email to register your interest, thanks.

Notes from Meeting

Instead of competitions this year everyone is to decide on a project with the aim of having 3-5 related photographs that they are proud of by Christmas. This could be learning a new type of photography, showing the different side to your pets, based around a theme like sunsets, etc.  We will help each other improve at the meeting and through the (private) social network pages.

Business Centre:
Business centre: members have the opportunity to display (and sell?) photos upstairs in the ‘Tesco’ shopping centre. Photos are to be printed by members sized 10×8. We will look at getting frames 12×10 – more details to come

Next Meetings

Next meeting will take place 11/October.

  • Generally, talk about projects and social network pages
  • Karl will give a talk on the basics for beginners.
  • Intermediates / Advanced will use the studio lights and light meters

The meeting on the 24th will be a night shoot (weather dependent) locate to be decided

The meeting on the 8/Nov

  • Show photos from night shoot
  • Beginners talk on improving composition (we need someone to facilitate this, please let me know if you are interested email
  • Technical talk / workshop on DOF, Hyperfocal distance etc by Karl


I’ve sent around a separate mail on this – important point: get your photos in by the 22nd of Oct!

New Session 2016-2017

A little later than planned, we are starting back on the Tuesday the 27th of September at 8:00pm (map).

We are opened to everyone who wants who is interested in photography and improving their own photographic skills. This year we are going to change things a bit and for some meetings we will divide up into two groups for workshops / talks.

The very provisional plan for the first term is:


 Planned Content

 27/Sept  Welcome. Discuss plan for the year. Details for members only facebook/flickr pages. Talk about each members “project” for the year/
  11/Oct  Beginners talk / workshop on terminology (e.g. aperture, shutter speed, iso etc) Experienced talk on ??To be decided??
 25/Oct  Night shoot – meet somewhere around the town to take low light shots (weather dependent)
 8/Nov  Beginners talk on improving composition Techical talk / workshop on DOF, Hyperfocal distance etc.
 22/Nov  Workshop by professional photographer (Topic TBC – probably on on-camera flash use)
6/Dec Show and tell – talk about members project and what they learned from them.
20/Dec  Christmas party, date may change


Presentation of Cheques

We were very pleased to present our two charities from the 2014 calendar with a cheque for €600 each.  The cheques were gratefully received by Longford Social Services (Meals on Wheels) and the Longford Hospice.

Thanks to everyone who supported us, and keep an eye out for the 2015 calendar around the middle of November.

Presentation of check to Longford Social Services
Presentation of check to Longford Social Services
Presentation of Cheque to Longford Hospice
Presentation of Cheque to Longford Hospice

Call for photos for the calendar

A call to this year’s members: please send your images for this year’s calendar to We need these by mid October as we need to get to the printers earlier this year.

Just to recap
* the theme is “Longford” so all images must be Longford related.
* The photos don’t have to be a landscape, for example if you attended an event, or  a close up of something related to Longford like a native flower, a sheep, an old iron gate … and so on.
*We want all members to be included so please send in any images you may have even if it’s an older one.  We need 14 images for the calendar and a selection for the back cover so every member should be represented.
Continue reading Call for photos for the calendar

We’re back!

Our first meeting of the new term will be on Tuesday 16th September @ 8:30.  It’s the same meeting place as last year (back of the coffee house ).
This year we hope to have
* monthly competitions
* workshops / tutorials for all abilities including basic camera operation, using   studio lights, using RAW, mounting photos and different photographic techniques
* talks by professional photographers
All in addition to the support and advice of fellow members.

Membership is open to all adults, with any type of camera so please come along and check us out.