Our participation in the IPF
Greystones Camera Club is relatively new as a member club of the IPF, in most part this is due to the young age of the club, we now aim to participate in the National Club competitions;
The National Club Championships – this is one of the more popular events each year, with clubs from all over the country submitting their best images selected from its members.
The National Shield – is a club competition where the images must come from club members who do not yet hold distinctions.
Members of the club can also participate in the IPF “Print and Projected Images" Competition as well as the “National Nature" Competition.
A number of our members now hold distinctions with the IPF which is a fantastic achievement and a recognition on a bigger stage for their work.
About: The Irish Photographic Federation (IPF)
The Irish Photographic federation is comprised of photographic clubs throughout the Republic of Ireland. It is governed by a National Council, the members of the Council being elected at the AGM from member clubs.
The Federation is very much a co-operative movement which is dedicated to helping Irish photographers advance the standard of their photography. It also promotes awareness of photography as a highly satisfying artistic outlet and as a leisure persuit. Activities include running annual championships in all aspects of photography and the organisation of lecture tours by internationally renowned photographers.
International connections are regarded as an essential part of the Federation’s activities as a means of keeping Irish photographers in touch with outer styles and techniques.
The Federation is a member of the Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP), sends panels of images to FIAP’s annual world Championships in various photographic disiplines and generally achieves high ranking in these competitions.
The Federation also adminsiters a distinctions scheme for its members as a means of promoting photographic excellence. Photographers can progress from Licenciate, through Associateship to the highest level of Fellowship. The IPF distinctions are highly prized internationally, with many foreign photographers submitting panels for consideration.
The Irish Photographic Federation is 34 years old. We look forward to expanding our activities and to meeting the challenges of the ever-changing art of photography in this new decade.
For more info about the IPF please visit their website here.