Marie Phelan - Presentation
Posted: Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Marie Phelan's presentation of her work was nothing but absolutely Stunning!! It looked amazing on the screen but then when we saw the actual prints we were all left speechless... Her garden must be something else, as all of her work is based on flowers from it! She also had some samples of greeting cards with her, having been approached by a card company to use her work in greeting cards! Such a nice lady along with it!
Wewbsite Gallery updates
Posted: Fri, Jun 9, 2017
Gallery pages have been updates with some new photos from the follwoing members
Project work and Slideshows 04-05-2017
Posted: Wed, May 3, 2017
Tonight saw some great project work from members - the theme was "Look up". we also had several slideshows from various members.
Arklow - Wicklow Intercounty Competition - 19-Oct 2016
Posted: Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Hi everyone. What a great night was had by all in the Bridge Hotel on Wednesday night when it was the turn of the TBPS to host the third year of the InterClub competition with Wicklow Photographic Club. Many thanks to our esteemed Judge Podge Kelly who had the unenviable task of trawling through well over 60 Black and white images, this being the theme for 2016. Many thanks to Podge for his professional input, time and feedback. May we also thank all at the Bridge Hotel for their hospitality and refreshments which were much appreciated. Huge congratulations to all who entered, the standard just goes up every year.
Well done to the top placed photographers, who were...
1st Place – Chris Mc’Carthy
2nd Place – John Kehoe
Joint 3rd Place – Chris Howes & John Kehoe
Highly Commended were
Alan Easter, James Walsh & Andy Byrne
We are very happy to say that the trophy for the overall competition winners stays again this year with the Tommy Byrne Photographic Society, but...... This year was the closest call ever!! Next year.... Who knows! Many thanks to our competition secretary Fergus Reid, and Wicklow’s competition secretary, Egita Feldberga, for their hard work and input. Looking forward to next year already!!! Bring it on!!!!!
TBPS Photography Exhibition
Posted: Sun, Nov 8, 2015
The Tommy Byrne Photographic Society's exhibition launched in the Arklow Visual Arts (Sunbeam House Services Building) on the 3rd of November. The exhibition runs 2 weeks until this Friday the 13th of November. In conjunction we are running a raffle with lots of prize in support of the Arklow Lifeboat – the Main prize is a framed print from Podge Kelly - FIPF - EFIAP – LSWPP. So why not pop by and take a look and support the Arklow Lifeboat.
wicklow / Arklow Interclub Competition
Posted: Wed, Oct 14, 2015
Tommy Byrne Photographic Society Arklow and Wicklow Photography Club had a competition last night 13-10-2015 at the Wicklow Golf Club. Well done to the both clubs and all the individual photographers for taking part. Combined there was a total of 80 entries in the competition and the judge Malcolm McCamley AIPF had his work cut out but he gave great constructive comments to all the individual entries. Many thanks to Wicklow camera club for hosting the night. Scoring was given as follows each photographer had two photos, their scores were averaged and added together and the club with the most points won. The highest scoring images were as follows. Two Highly Commendeds went to Lawrence Timmons & Bernie Nuzum. Third Place – Lawrence Timmons, Second Place - Stewart Case and First Place went to John Kehoe. The overall winning club was the Tommy Byrne Photographic Society.
TBPS turns 10
Posted: Thu, May 21, 2015
The Tommy Byrne Photographic Society celebrated it's 10th Birthday last night in the Bridge Hotel, Arklow. 10 years of great successes including many Ipf distinctions, a gold pin, not to mention many other awards including our own competitions and now inter-club competitions. What is just as important is the friendliness of the Society, the backup and support each member gives and receives from fellow members in relation to their photography, the craic, camaraderie, encouragement and welcome that is part of the TBPS. Many congratulations to Fiona on winning the "Birthday Cake Competition" with her replica of a Canon eos camera, and to CathyAnn and Marie for winning the quiz based on the last 10 years. Many, many thanks to Stewart for organising the quiz, Elena for organising the cake competition and the beautiful prize, and for putting together the wonderful slide show covering the past 10 years of the TBPS.Also a big "Thank You" to Gerry from the Dainty Bakery for judging the cake competition, and to Pat, Jim and Noreen from the "Bridge Hotel" for the lovely finger food, and for all your help and hospitality over the years. Personally I would like to thank the committee and members for the beautiful bunch of flowers I was presented with for my work as secretary, totally unexpected and very much appreciated. I really love them! So here's to the next great 10 years at the TBPS. Anyone who is interested in Photography and would like to join a friendly Society drop in and meet us at the Bridge any Wednesday night from 8pm. We would love to meet you.... We have just began the start of an amazing 10 years at the TBPS, so come along and be part of it
Maratime Comeptition 2015 Winners
Posted: Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Many, many congratulations to our worthy winners of the Maritime Competition on Wednesday the 25th of February.
It was really terrific to see three new members come in the top 5.
1st place Paul Canavan, 2nd Robert Hudson, 3rd Jim Humphries, Highly Commended James Walsh, and Highly Commended Emma Flood.
Well done all of you, and well deserved! Many thanks to the Hoey family & the Bridge Hotel for their continued sponsorship and judging of this Competition.
Architecture - Project work
Posted: Thu, Feb 5, 2015
Hi all there was a great turn out on Wednesday night the 4th of Feb for our Architecture project work. The work was shown after out 4th seek of the PhotoSchool finished (ISO was this weeks PhotoSchool topic). There was 150 project photos to go true and there was not a bad one in the bunch. Well done to all and keep up the good work.
Bridgewater on the 3rd and 4th of January
Posted: Tue, Dec 23, 2014
We will be in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre on the 3rd and 4th of January 2015 advertising for our PhotoSchool which starts on Wednesday the 7th of January 2015 @ 8:00pm with a "Meet and Greet" night in the Bridge Hotel. If you want to know more about your camera or you want to get the best from it why not come along to The Bridgewater Shopping Centre on the 3rd and 4th and have a chat with us.
The First TBPS - WPC Interclub Landscape Competition. - 3rd Dec 2014
Posted: Sun, Dec 7, 2014
Wednesday the 3rd of December saw our Inter Club landscape competition take place in the Bridge Hotel between the Tommy Byrne Photographic Society and the Wicklow Photography Club. With approx. 60 photographs between the two clubs the standard of the entries was extremely high and the judge admitted that he had a hard task on his hands. Even though it was an interclub competition there was great camaraderie and atmosphere between the two clubs as we all waited for the judge’s decision.
Running order on the night was.
1st Place...John Kehoe...TBPS.
2nd Place..John Durston.. WPC.
3rd Place....Bev Nickelson..TBPS.
Highly Commended...John Smyth..WPC
Highly Commended....Dave Brennan....WPC.
We have the subject for next year’s Interclub Competition; its “Open”. Members are already thinking of photos for that one. This competition will be an annual competition between Arklow and Wicklow. Wicklow are the host for next year’s competition. We also plan to meet up next for different occasions.
VIsit from Wicklow Camera Club
Posted: Thu, Sep 25, 2014
Well, what a night the 24th turned out to be! Our first meeting with Wicklow Camera Club, and it turned out to be such a success!! Already, early this morning I had an email from Dave Brennan, their Secretary, thanking us for such a wonderful night, for our hospitality, sharing our work and ideas with them, and they are all looking forward to the inter-club competition in December.
From all of us at the Tommy Byrne Photographic Society I would like to thank everyone from the Wicklow Camera Club who took the time to take the trip down to meet us in Arklow. Hopefully this will be the first of many such trips.
Night out in Gorey (Nightime photography)
Posted: Thu, Sep 18, 2014
Last night Wednesday the 17th of September saw the society taking a trip down to Gorey for some night time photography. Some of the shots included; Street Photography, Light Trails and also Painting with Light. Some of the members upon returning home to arklow also went out and about around Arklow and they also captured some interesting shots.