The first module of the Education Programme will be the Novice Classes. The classes will run for 6 nights in Scoil Iosa – Room G04- starting next Tuesday 7th
October and finishing 25th November.
Details of each week are as follows:
Week 1 – 7th Oct – Know Your Camera – Peter
Week 2 – 14th Oct – Control Your Camera – Michelle
Week 3 – 21st Oct – Lens – Pete
Week 4 – 4th Nov – Composition – Bryan Hanna
Week 5 – 18th Nov – Importing & Basic Editing in Lightroom
Week 6 – 25th Nov – Resize and Printing
Thanks to everyone who has registered already. We have just 5 places left for the course. To get a place on the course just reply to the email address , giving your name, grade, P No., email address, telephone no., and indicating if you are a new member or not. Alternatively you can speak to Éamon at our meeting tonight.
The Education Sub-Committee
Joe Doye,
Michael Killen,
Éamon Ó Murchú.


The 32nd Irish Photographic Federation’s National Audio Visual Championships & 2nd All Ireland Competition organised by the Irish Photographic Federation’s Audio Visual Group Committee and hosted by the East Leinster Audio Visual Group will be held on Saturday, 18th & Sunday, 19th October, 2014 at Aras Chronain ionad Culturtha, Watery Lane, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
The judge is Martin Fry.
Martin Fry, FRPS, AFIAP, AV-AVIAP, APAGB, BPE2* – The Cotswold lad
Martin is one of the leading exponents of audio-visual in Great Britain.  His passion for AV stems from his love of photography and combining images, in particular the “magical” third image.  He is a past chairman of Cheltenham Camera Club and is at the moment co-ordinating Cheltenham’s 150th year celebrations in 2015.  Last year, the club honoured Martin with a Life Membership for his outstanding contribution over four decades.  He is also a committee member of the highly acclaimed Cheltenham International Salon of Photography and produces the AV for this event.  A great deal of Martin’s audio-visuals are inspired by the beauty of his native Gloucestershire and the spectacular Cornish landscape.  He feels audio-visual is such a creative medium, giving the image make the freedom to express ideas, share experiences or communicate a message through vision and sound.  For over a decade Martin has produced AV’s to accompany singer/songwriter Johnny Coppin’s Christmas Tour and this year with Johnny has staged a celebration to mark the centenary of Gloucestershire author, Laurie Lee’s birth.  Martin gained his Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in AV using 4 projectors and since the digital age has developed this art form.  He has won major awards in Britain as well as numerous FIAP awards in 31 countries for both his still images and audio-visuals.  He has lectured to over 300 clubs across Britain and is well known as an International judge in all areas of photography, and a past member of both the RPS and PAGB distinction panels.  Martin received an APAGB for services to the Midland Counties Federation in 2004 and the coveted Dobson Henry medal for Services to AV in 2013.
The Weekend Timetable.
Saturday, 18th October Sunday, 19th October
10.00 a.m. Doors open.  Registration Doors open. Registration
10.30 a.m. Welcome.  Judging Judge’s presentation
1.00 p.m. Lunch Lunch
2.00 p.m. Judging session  Raffle.
Distinction sittingPrize winning sequences.
Prize giving.
5.30 p.m. Close Close of championships.
7.30 p.m. Arrive for
Dinner at 8 p.m.
There will be a full day of judging on the Saturday with entries in all sections – novice, club, intermediate, advanced and All Ireland, with comments by Martin on the sequences.
On Sunday morning, Martin will show some of his prize winning sequences and tell how he made them.  While, after lunch, there will be a showing of the prize winning sequences and presentation of awards.
Each day there will be soup and sandwiches available at the lunch breaks.  On Saturday, you are also invited to the gala dinner – also in Aras Chronain – a time to socialise!
You are invited to come along to any/all of the weekend.  Clubs taking part are Enniscorthy, Shannon, Celbridge, Ennis, Malahide, IPF AV Group, Antrim, Bangor, Donaghadee, & Merville & Newtownabbey.
There will be charge at the door to help defray costs.
The committee look forward to seeing you.
Due to continuing works at Newlands Cross the attached map is a suggestive alternative route for those arriving from the south to Áras Chrónan for the IPF AV Festival

Those coming from the north should leave the M50 at Junction 7 (After the Toll Bridge) and follow signs for Galway. Take next exit for Liffey Valley SC and follow R113 to turn for Ninth Lock Rd Leading to Clondalkin.