Society visits Castlereagh Civic Centre
Mayor of Castlereagh, Alderman Jack Beattie, MBE, 'turned the tables'
, on members of City of Belfast Photographic Society, when they
visited Castlereagh Borough Council Civic Centre. Alderman Beattie,
a camera club member for many years, certainly knows his "f
stops from his shutter speeds".
Included are, (from left), Gary Donaldson, Honor Ross, Ann-Marie
Beattie, (Lady Mayoress), Peter Knott, Edwin Doherty, Eddie Larmour,
and Jim Walker.
Picture: Stanley Matchett.
Annual Exhibition 2014
Throughout May we had the
facilities of Dundonald library; both on the ‘Back Wall Gallery’
and in the ‘Multipurpose Room’ to display our Annual
Exhibition. Our three judges this year were Paul Hanley LRPS, Martin
Spackman ARPS and Peter Wilkin ARPS CPAGB. We had the honour of
the Mayor of Castlereagh, Councillor David Drysdale to open the
Honor Ross, Councillor
(Mayor of Castlereagh),
Adrian Wheeler, Peter Knott
(President of the Photographic Society)
'sweeps the boards' at Exhibition!
A smiling Adrian Wheeler with the winning trophies he won at the
Keep them well polished Adrian!!!
Annual Exhibition 2013
The highlight of the Photographic
Season ends with our Annual Exhibition and as in previous years
is held in Dundonald Library. The ‘Back Wall’ Gallery
and the ‘Multipurpose’ Room of the library are both
used for the display of Colour and Monochrome prints. A wide selection
of subjects are on show from members ranging from beginners to advanced.
See photos from the exhibition night on our Facebook
Exhibition will be on show throughout May during library opening
Mon & Tue 10 - 5; Wed 1 - 8; Thur 10 - 6; Fri 10 - 5; Sat 10
Dundonald Library, 16 Church Road, Dundonald BT16 2LN
Click for map
Semple, Gary Donaldson and Angela Van Wel with their winning prints
in the picture is Peter Knott and Honor Ross (President of the Photographic
Trish and Angela is Ray Magill (President of the Northern Ireland
Photographic Association NIPA)
Annual Exhibition 2012
Silver for Sarah
Long with some of the trophies she won at the City of Belfast Photographic
Society’s Annual Exhibition. Sarah, the youngest member of
the Photographic Society, won awards in monochrome prints, colour
prints as well as digital projected images.
With Sarah is (L to R) Stanley Matchett MBE FRPS LBIPP Honorary
Patron of the Photographic Society and her father Michael Barbour.
The Exhibition of over 100 prints is currently on show in Dundonald
Library throughout May (during library hours).
of another season at the Photo Society
We come to the end of another club year (2011/12) and it has been
a successful season at the Photo Society with an increase in membership
as well as gaining results in the NIPA interclub competitions. Winning
is not everything, it’s enjoying your photography that’s
more important and enjoying the Wednesday evenings at our Photo
had a variety of events in our weekly programme with something for
everyone from beginner to advanced. I think our members will agree
it was an excellent programme and enjoyed by all.
NIPA Interclub Competitions we had “Starred Entries”
Trish Semple Barbour - Monochrome Print
Michael Barbour - 2 Colour Prints
Jay Palisoc - Colour Print
Peter Knott - Projected Digital Image
NIPA Novice Competition it was a runaway success for Jay
2nd Place - Colour Print
Commended - Colour Print
1st place - Projected Digital Image
3rd Place - Projected Digital Image
Commended - Projected Digital Image
In the NIPA
Top Print and Projected Digital Image Competition
Jay Palisoc - Highly Commended - Colour Print
NIPA Annual Exhibition
Peter Knott - 4 Colour Prints accepted, 1 of which gained a PAGB
major event of the season is our Annual Exhibition which as usual
will be held in Dundonald Library and will be on display throughout
Final Preparations for Annual Exhibition 2011
Members of the City of Belfast Photographic
Society putting the final touches to their annual exhibition in
Dundonald Library. The Exhibition consists of one hundred colour
and monochrome images. They will be on display on the "Back
Wall Gallery" and the "Multipurpose Room" of Dundonald
Library during May. The "Opening Night and Presentation of
Awards" evening is on 4th May at 8.00pm when the PDIs (Projected
Digital Images) will also be shown. Everyone is welcome.
Double score for the Photo Society
the final round of the Northern Ireland Photographic Association
(NIPA) inter-club competitions, saw the Photo Society gain two ‘Starred’
Projected Digital Image (PDI) entries. These were by Lawson Piggott
and Michael Barbour with titles ‘Engine Man’ and ‘Pulling
the Beard’ respectively. This round had the theme ‘Environmental
Portraiture’. Congratulations to both Lawson and Michael.
set the subjects for next season’s (2011/2012) inter-club
competitions. Of the five rounds; three are ‘open’ and
two have set themes of ‘reflections’ and ‘shadows’.
Man" by Lawson Piggott
"Starred Entry" Joint 5th Place - Projected
Digital Image (PDI)
NIPA Inter-club round 5 "Environmental Portraiture"
the Beard" by Michael Barbour
"Starred Entry" Joint 5th
Place - Projected Digital Image (PDI)
NIPA Inter-club round 5 "Environmental Portraiture"
Annual Exhibition 2011
and PDI exhibition will be on show during March 2011 at the Belfast
Waterfront Hall. This consists of a selection of 75 framed prints
from the 340 prints entered. The judge was Libby Smith, MPAGB, EFIAP
from the Scottish Photographic Federation.
Four of the selected prints (3 colour and 1 Monochrome) were by
our member, Peter Knott. “It makes it all worthwhile when
you see your work on show to the public”, said Peter. The
exhibition continues until 26 March, then it will travel to other
venues in Northern Ireland.
latest member to receive a starred entry in the recent NIPA inter-club
competitions was Michael Norton. Michael was awarded his certificate
at round 4 of the inter-club hosted by Antrim Camera Club. His striking
colour print entitled Owl gained a joint 5th place.
by Michael Norton
"Starred Entry" Joint 5th Place - Colour
NIPA Inter-club round 4 "Open"
only was Michael successful at NIPA he also had his print exhibited
on the Calumet Photographic ‘Picture of the Week’ website
(for 20 October 2010). Click
for website. This is a great achievement as only the top prints
from top photographers are selected from the many submitted.
'Starred Entry' in NIPA Inter-club Competition
The City of Belfast Photographic Society start the new season off
with a 'Starred Entry' in the Northern Ireland Photographic Association
(NIPA) Inter-club competition round 1.
Congratulations go to Trish Semple with her Projected Digital Image
(PDI) entitled 'Seasick Steve'. They are five rounds of inter-clubs
competitions in the 2010-2011 season so fingers are crossed for
success in the forthcoming rounds!
Steve" by Trish Semple
"Starred Entry" Joint 3rd Place
- Projected Digital Image (PDI)
NIPA Inter-club round 1 "Open"
Stan & Yann - City of Belfast Photo Society's Patron is caught
of Belfast Photo Society's Patron,
Stanley Matchett, with celebrated French photographer
at the "Earth from the Air" Exhibition in Armagh
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, one of the top photographers
in the world, visited his outdoor exhibition of superb images
which portray the "Earth from the Air", (in Armagh
City). 120 Giant floodlit pictures were certainly "the
most amazing pictures you will ever see" as quoted by
the Daily Mail. Pictures by Maureen Matchett.
once Matchett is
lost for words!!
‘Peoples Photography Exhibition 2010’ – We’ll
go anywhere to show our photographs!
was an early start on Saturday 28th August as we were off to Dublin
for the ‘Peoples Photography Exhibition’. This popular
annual event, now in its 23rd year, attracts photographers throughout
Ireland so we wanted Belfast to be represented. Six of our members
made the journey to hang their photographs on the railings of St.
Stephen's Green. Unfortunately someone, due to a last minute rush
out of the house, forgot their prints, but we won’t say who
she is, so your secret is safe with us Trish.
weather - that was our worry. In fact it turned out to be a great
day, the sun shone most of the day with only a slight drizzle for
a few minutes when we had to use our emergency plastic covering
had many people passing-by looking at our work and making enquiries
especially when they saw we were from Belfast. Without doubt St.
Stephen's Green is an excellent venue, being at one end of the very
busy Grafton Street.
took it in turns to see the work and have a chat to some of the
other photographers; you always learn something new. We were amazed
by the sheer quantity of prints which covered the railings on two
sides of St. Stephen’s Green. Every style of photography was
on display and in every size right up to five foot wide landscapes!
was time for lunch and again we took it in turns to go for a bite
to eat and a walk through Grafton Street with cameras at the ready
for any photo opportunities. Dublin certainly is a very busy city.
‘Peoples Photography Exhibition’ is well recommended
to see for anyone interested in photography even if you don’t
wish to exhibit, and with the special offer train tickets, you can
be in Dublin in two hours with plenty of time to spend on an enjoyable
day. We certainly had a wonderful time!