James Crombie Sports Photography

A big thank you to our first special guest speaker of the year James Crombie and to Canon for sponsoring his visit to our club last Wednesday evening.

James is a renowned multiple award winning photographer based in Ireland.  In 2021 and then again in 2022 James was awarded the title of PPAI Irish Press Photographer of the year. He is a staff photographer working exclusively with Inpho Sports Photography (www.inpho.ie) in Dublin, apart from his own personal projects.


Through his work with INPHO Sports Photography, James has covered major sporting events worldwide. Notably the 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympics, the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand, the 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cup to name a few. His main passion is sports photography.

Outside of sport, James is currently working on a project with Offaly Down Syndrome consisting of 46 portraits of people based in Offaly with Down Syndrome. This will be exhibited in October 2022 throughout Offaly to coincide with Down Syndrome Awareness month.

James received worldwide acclaim when his murmuration project in which he undertook over 2 winters alongside his friend Colin Hogg, hit the international headlines with his now famous bird shaped murmuration. He plans to continue the project on the lake lands of the midlands and further afield in the coming years.

Imagery – https://jamescrombie.pixieset.com/jamescrombietalk2022/

New season begins 23rd September 2020 @ 8 P.M.

Despite the current Covid-19 crisis, we have exciting news. While we are restricted with what we can do as a club, the committee has been busy over recent weeks exploring new possibilities and putting together an interesting programme for the coming season.
Ensuring the Health & Safety of all our club members is our priority so we have decided for the 20/21 Season that club meetings will be scheduled online by ZOOM. We felt it was important to keep our club going for everyone with an interest in photography and we will continue to organise our events, competitions and outings while adhering to all safety guidelines.
To kick the season off, we welcome Club Members and New Members with an interest in photography to join us for an Online event on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 @ 8 P.M.
This will include a Welcome from the Committee, lookback over some of last year’s club photography and events, announcement of this year’s programme of talks and events and an awards ceremony for last season’s winners.
We hope you can join us on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 @ 8 P.M.
Please contact membershipsolas@gmail.com for more information and to receive your Zoom connection link. We will also post the link on our member’s Facebook page.
Photo courtesy of Don Soules


Photographer of the Year (POTY) 2019 Competition Themes Announced

Photographer of the Year (POTY) 2019 Competition themes

Photographer of the Year (POTY)
This Year’s P.O.T.Y . Competition will be over 6 themes. One theme will be PRINT ENTRIES ONLY and the remaining 5 themes will be DIGITAL ENTRIES ONLY with 2 themes being judged on each judging night by Guest Judge. Members can submit a max 2 Images per theme in either Colour or Black & White / Mono unless stated otherwise.
Themes for this year’s Photographer of the Year (POTY)
1. OPEN (Print Only)
2. OPEN (Digital Entries Only)
3. Black & White / Mono (Digital Entries Only)
4. IRISH WILDLIFE & NATURE (Digital Entries Only)
5. PORTRAITURE OF PEOPLE (Digital Entries Only)
6. MOTION (Digital Entries Only)
The Wild Atlantic Way Competition
This will be Annual competition where members can submit 2 mounted Images only (Colour or Mono) from anywhere along the Wild Atlantic Way. For more information competitions visit: http://www.solasphotographyclub.com/competitions/

New Season Commences 4th September 2019

Solas Photography Club new season Commences 4th Septempter 2019. We offer a varied programme including guest speakers, practical sessions, competition nights and the opportunity to simply discuss photography.

Club membership is now open, we function as a small and friendly club and only have limited membership spaces available

If you are interested or want to know more about joining us please click: http://www.solasphotographyclub.com/membership/

The Photographer of the Year 2018/19

The Photographer of the Year 2018/19

The Photographer of the Year 2018/19 winners were announced at the Club’s AGM and Awards Presentation Night which was held on Wednesday 5th June 2019.

Some photos of our Awards Presentations 2019, well done to all who won awards and everyone who took part in the competitions throughout the year

Our Annual Dublin Photography outing

Our Annual Dublin Photography outing was on the 1st of December 2018. We left from Galway and Athenry train station’s at about 7:30am and arrived in Dublin around 10am for a fun Day of Photography.
Some images from members on our Annual Dublin Photography outing