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Photography Group

Page history last edited by An Glór (Jenny) 12 years, 1 month ago

Scott has been taking some photographs for the Ceardlann page and on his travels around the village has met a few people who expressed an interest in a photography club. Is anyone interested? His idea would be to record events and things within the Spiddal area which could then be made communally available, perhaps through the Library. Please leave a comment below or send an email if you are interested.


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Comments (8)

Scott Anderson said

at 2:34 pm on Oct 12, 2008

Thanks Jenny. I am not sure that I had envisioned this outcome but so be it.
A few years ago I started taking still and digital video of the the scenery and events around Connemare and putting some form of music behind them, purely for my own benefit for the occasions I went back to the UK. At that stage someone mentioned that, as a consequnce of living amidst all this beauty, they had lost sight of its attractions. That is point 1; familiarity and the belief that it will go on for ever.
Point 2. The area is changing so rapidly that there will be few opportunities to record the history. It may have been disappeared.
Point 3. There are so many activities, such as Craft Shows Displays etc, into which the organisers and the entrants have put a great deal of effort. The event come and goes and there is often no record. There may be a short formal one but little at the pesonal level. Pity that.
One of the more interesting displays was a few years when some youngsters were given disposable cameras and asked to record what they wished. The outcome was very broad and excellent.
I have enthusiasm but limited ability. I would like to meet others who might have similar interests. What then happens and what the outcome is is up for grabs. It costs nothing to express an interest. I was going to put a notice in the Library and may well do so as well as this statement.

Ronan Browne said

at 2:53 pm on Oct 13, 2008

That all looks great Scott.
Sign me up.
I'll be all over the place for most of the next two weeks so if you're organising meeting I'd love it to be after Monday the 27th

Scott Anderson said

at 5:25 pm on Oct 13, 2008

Thanks for the support Ronan. Even if you are away I would appreciate any suggestions that you might have.

At this stage it is very much open for ideas. I don't mind, for the present anyway, doing any footwork required.
Being lazy I think we could start by seeing what turns up on this site, before I try and get some sort of get together going.

I would see the group - rather than a Club which sort of implies formality - being for all ages and experience levels.

Any suggestions for topics we could concentrate on? How about looking at the Ceardleann Village? - I have been asked by Jenny to take some photos there so that will be my start point. Or "Spiddal through a Tourists Eyes"? Disappearing Spiddal? New Spiddal?
An early problem might be how to collate inputs. Maybe Jenny has a suggestion on this through the site or we could download digital material to CD etc.
In fact do we need a list of 'challenge' areas? Such as copywrite, distribution, availability, archiving etc.

Caoimhín Ó Gallchobhair said

at 9:46 pm on Oct 13, 2008

Sounds good to me too. I don't have that much free time but I'm certainly interested in tagging along. I think that this site will be a good place to coordinate and communicate. However, I think that we should use something purpose-built like flickr (http://www.flickr.com) to publish and share photos. We could link to the pictures there from here. Maybe we could get Jenny to put a "photo of the week" on the front page of this site and have that hyperlinked to this page. I can have a look a few photo sites (flickr, picasa etc.) and come back with what I find.

Caoimhín Ó Gallchobhair said

at 9:52 pm on Oct 13, 2008

I just renamed the page from "club" to "group" as per your comment. Not sure if you are happy to stick with "Scott's Photography Group" long term or want to come up with a different name. I guess we should see how far we get with it before worrying about the name! :-)

Wallace said

at 2:29 pm on Oct 17, 2008

Hey guys! I would love a photography group... even if it was just for the sake of getting together to learn from each other/shoot together. I'm in the states until the new year, but I'll keep watching the site and would love to join when I'm back home in Spiddle!

Scott Anderson said

at 5:22 pm on Dec 9, 2008

This portion of Jenny’s website seems to have dried up a bit, perhaps those that visit it have nothing to add or perhaps they are looking for some suggestion.
I see this weekend is the Craft Fair. Perhaps those that feel like it might take some photographs whilst there to recognise the hard work that the stand-holders have put in and the enjoyment the visitors are having. It could provide a record of the day at least and give the focus of a small project.

May see you there.


Wallace said

at 4:51 pm on Feb 4, 2009

hey guys... just a quick note to say that I am having a photo exhibition in the Spiddal library. It opens this Friday (the 6th of Feb) from 7 to 9PM and will be up the rest of the month. All are welcome... and I would love to talk about getting a photography club together!

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