The event was officially opened by Mike Foley of Kerry Film Festival and Foghlú Foto. Before Mike did the honours we had speeches from firstly the Kerry County Librarian and Ardfert native Tommy O’Connor. Then our own Chairman Steve Baker did the club proud with his oration and in the process embarrassed the writer of this piece with his praise.
Mike praised the club for the range and quality of the photographs on display. He lifted the spirits of the club members with the praise given and has spurred us to making even better photographs in the future.
The club are truly thankful to both Tommy O’Connor and the staff of the Library for hosting the event and for all of the help and assistance they gave to the club in setting up the exhibition. We had almost 100 pictures on display at the exhibition and we had excellent feedback from those who attended. We intend making this exhibition an annual event for which the planning has already started.
The next club meeting is Thursday 30th of June and the theme of the night is self-portrait. We are expecting people to think outside the box and not just hold the camera at arm’s length and take a snap of themselves. For an example of what other people are doing people should look up the 365 Projects on www.flickr.com, there are some truly outstanding self-portraits uploaded everyday as well as a lot more very ordinary ones.
The club season is drawing to a close with just two more meetings after this week’s one. The themes for the meeting are summer and finally an open competition at which the winner of photographer of the year will be announced, although it’s very unlikely at this stage that Steve Bakers lead will be overhauled.
For further information contact Francis Foley on 087 905 4161 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at http://ardfertcameraclub.weebly.com. Remember that we always welcome new members and guests to the club which has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, no need to have a fancy camera, come along and learn how to take better pictures.