Friday 22nd Septemper 2023 was culture night- and Solas are proud to participate with our third annual member’s online photo exhibition. Please visit https://bit.ly/solasphoto23 . If you would then circulate the exhibition on all your instas, twitter/Xs , facebooks, tiktocs, BeReal, Snapchats… whatever your social media, lets get the great work of Solas out there and celebrate one night of culture for all together !!
Solas Photography Club are back for the new Club Year on Wednesday 6th Septemper 2023 @ 8 P.M. in the Ard Na Mara Oranmore ( Blueroom) Eircode H91 1ETN5. All Potential, New and Existing members welcome
Unlock the Art of Photography while improving and learning new skills.
Membership is open for new and exsiting members who are willing learn and share photography skills, able to attend the Club meetings and will actively take part in the club and its activities on a regular basis thoughtout the season. Our club programme runs from September through to the following June.
Contact us at Solas Photography Club if you would like to part of the new club year starting on 06th September or email us at email@example.com
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.
NEW SEASON 2022/23
Our new season 2022/23 kicks off on Tuesday 6th September 22 @ 8pm in the Function Room @ Keanes Bar & Restaurant, Main Street, Oranmore,County Galway.
We welcome Club Members and New Members with an interest in photography to join us for our opening night when we will present our exciting programme of Talks, Workshops, Competitions and Day Trips for the coming season
There will light refreshments available on the night
If you would like more information or you are interested in to joining Solas Photography Club please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- OPEN COLOUR (Digital Entries Only)
- OPEN BLACK & WHITE / MONO (Digital Entries Only)
- PEOPLE OR PET PORTRAITURE (Digital Entries Only)
- PLANES,TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES (Digital Entries Only)
- PURE LANDSCAPES & SEASCAPES (No Man Made objects) (Digital Entries Only)
- SOLO NATURE (Digital Entries Only)
NEW SEASON 2021/22
Our new season 2021/22 starts on the 8th September 21 @ 8pm and we welcome Club Members and New Members with an interest in photography to join us for a free Online opening night on Wednesday 8th September 2020 @ 8 P.M.
If you are interested in joining our opening night event please send email to: email@example.com
Membership is open for new and exsiting members who are willing learn and share photography skills, able to attend the Club ZOOM meetings and will actively take part in the club and its activities on a regular basis thoughtout the season. The club programme runs from September through to the following May. Meetings are held on the First and Third Wednesday of each Month from 8.00pm to 10pm. These consist of lectures by Special Guest speakers and club members, club competitions, workshops, practical’s and occasional studio sessions. We also organise regular monthly club outings.
Membership fee for 2021/22 is €60
If you would like more information or you are interested in to joining Solas Photography Club please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject title: Membership)
As you may have guessed from the title, Solas is an amateur photography club, who, in ordinary times meet up twice monthly in Oranmore and hope to do so again during the upcoming season which kicks off in September. For the past four years, Solas have hosted an annual series of lectures with some of the leading national and international experts in the field, offering members the opportunity to stretch their talents and enhance their skills and abilities in this absorbing hobby. The past season has been challenging because of their inability to physically meet up, but through remote technology the club has successfully continued their programme of lectures and competitions online. Solas is a small club of 35 to 40 members who recognise camaraderie is essential and learning from each other is one of the key elements of their success. Outdoor workshops and field trips are also part of the annual programme and they take full advantage of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Burren and Connemara on our doorstep.
The competitive edge is also encouraged and throughout the year a number of competitions are organised to give members an opportunity to have their work anonymously critiqued and scored by external judges for the purposes of enhancing their skills and abilities. The club has also been successful in national competitions, and several members have won national and international awards for their work.
This year for the first time, Solas invite you to enjoy samples of their member’s award winning work at an inaugural virtual exhibition. The club hope to have a physical exhibition in the not too distant future, but in the meantime their member’s exhibition is online at www.bit.ly/solasphoto21 . So come and have a look at local photographic talent from the comfort of your armchair or even lying in bed. After all, what use is art if it is not appreciated and admired by good people like you? If you would like further details or wish to contact the club regarding the upcoming season, see www.solasphotographyclub.com.