It's only now we're coming down from the high following our clubs 2013 Gala in aid of COPE Fermoy!! What a night!
A packed Grand Hotel was the venue for a display of over 200 fabulous FCC photographs complimented by a display of beautiful pictures from COPE clients. The vast crowds were entertained by wonderful seasonal music from members of the Fermoy Concert Band before being serenaded by the Castlelyons Gospel Choir which all added to an amazing atmosphere and a very successful night!
Huge well done to the GALA sub-committee consisting of Kate Murphy, Ger Dorgan, Dave McCarthy and Frank Morgan, they did trojan work and it definitely showed on the night. Well done also to all members who helped them in putting this night together.
A big thank you to Maurice Gubbins editor of the Evening Echo who judged the Photo of The Year and who again gave a great endorsement to Fermoy Camera Club with his kind words. Thank you also to Fermoy Mayor, Olive Corcoran for also attending on the night and for her nice words.
Congratulations to Michael Walsh who's great photograph of a frozen Blackwater won Photo of The Year.
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2013 Gala, your support was and is very much appreciated by Fermoy Camera Club and the Fermoy Branch of COPE. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.
At the recent Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) Distinction Sittings seven members of Fermoy Camera Club (FCC) went forward for their Licentiateship Distinction (LIPF). This is the first distinction of three that are achievable from the IPF.
To achieve this award each photographer must present a Panel of ten Photographs which display that the photographer not only understands the technical principles and aspects of photography but who can also transfer that knowledge to the production of ten Images that are aesthetically pleasing as well as gelling together in a cohesive manner.
The Photographers who achieved their "L"'s were Kaye English, Anne O'Sullivan, Geraldine Dorgan, Kate Murphy, Una Finn, Eileen Sykes and Batt Arnold. They now join Joe Hughes, Karen Fleming (both former FCC members) and Bill Power as holders of an L.I.P.F. Bill is also a holder of an AIPF (Associateship, the second highest Distinction available from the IPF).
Also included in the photo are Bill Power AIPF and John Cuddihy AIPF, President of the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF)