Fermoy Camera Club July competition winners announced

Fermoy Camera Club July competition winners announced
Photograph by Noel O’Keeffe who was named joint winner of the July competition run by Fermoy Camera Club along with Karen Fleming.

July's competition was judged by Killarney based photographer, Terry McSweeney, who deemed Noel O’Keeffe and Karen Fleming to be the joint winners.

Mr O'Keefe captured a powerful image of a recent storm at Whitegate whilst Ms Fleming opted for an indoor home studio image, created by consolidating four individual photos.

Second place was awarded to George O’Keeffe who combined firefighting training at his place of work with his love of photography to create a compelling action shot.

Third place was another tie between Mary Thornhill and Donagh Cronin.

Photograph by Karen Fleming.
Photograph by Karen Fleming.

Ms Thornhill submitted an experimental photograph with light trails, whilst Mr Cronin combined four elements into a studio shot, including a live fish!

The Grade Three winner was Norna Brennan with her atmospheric shot taken at evening light on a beach in West Cork.

Fermoy Camera Club was set up in October 2010 and is the brainchild of local man Jim Bartley. 

The club has attracted members from all over the Fermoy area and beyond. 

Starting with less than 40 members the club’s popularity quickly took off and within six months it had acquired  

over 70 enthusiastic amateur and professional photographers.

The club is now affiliated with the Irish Photographic Federation, the umbrella body for amateur photography in Ireland.

Photograph by George O'Keeffe.
Photograph by George O'Keeffe.

The club’s ethos is all about having fun with photography and to provide an association of like-minded people to enjoy, share and advance photographic skills, to encourage photography within the community and to use photography to the benefit of the community by providing pictorial records of the community, its people and events and its environs.

Fermoy Camera Club meets twice a month and new members are always welcome. 

Membership is €50 per year with the club year running from October to October.

The club runs a monthly competition based on a specific theme.

The theme for the next competition is 'light'.

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