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Ards Camera Club exists to
encourage both Traditional
and Digital Photography.

It has its own Clubroom with Studio Lighting Equipment,
Darkroom Facilities and Computer Equipment for all members.

You will be very welcome to join in the friendly atmosphere of
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Photos by Ards Camera Club members in the new Macmillan Cancer Care Centre at the Ulster Hospital


Ards Camera Club are delighted to welcome the opening of the new Macmillan Cancer Care Centre at the Ulster Hospital today by Health Minister Robin Swann. The Club was excited to be invited to send local images on the theme of Flight and Movement to adorn the Unit and we are honoured that 8 photographers had 14 of their photographs chosen.

Congratulations to Ted McKee, Jenny McCrea, Claire Russell, Elizabeth Campbell, Keith Malcolm, Marty Coney, Marlene Hazlehurst and Sean Evans. This unique building provides welcoming, uplifting spaces that support the comfort and wellbeing of patients.

You can catch some glimpses of the artwork in the news coverage and the photos taken below by Hospital staff as, of course, we can't visit at the moment. We will add some more photographs here soon. We also appreciate the work of last year's committee in managing this valuable project.

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust  News Article & Video

Photographs by Marty Coney and Keith Malcolm in the Entrance Hall



'Saltwater Brig' by Ted McKee in the Unit

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Ards Photographer awarded Royal
Photographic Society Membership


Another great success for Ards Camera Club this week as member
Patricia Mackey was awarded Licentiate membership of The Royal Photographic Society.
Her successful panel is a carefully constructed, coordinated and complementary collection
from both her worldwide travels and her back garden.
Patricia is also one of our members always willing to help support beginner photographers
to improve their skills.

Click on panel above for larger view

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'Opening Night' of new season
Friday 27 August 2021
Note: Meetings are via Zoom.
Please contact secretary via email for details.

secretaryardscameraclub@gmail.com

New season programme available here.
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Our 2021/22 Season opens on Zoom Friday 27th August at 7.30pm
and we look forward to welcoming back our existing members and
also meeting our new members.

Please send an email to
secretaryardscameraclub@gmail.com
if you would like our Zoom link to come along to find out more about us.

We will be launching our full Friday and Wednesday evening programme
then but here is a taster for our September speakers kindly funded by
Ards and North Down Borough Council

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Newtownards Chronicle 15 July 2021

Images by Sinclair Adair which were accepted for the NIPA Exhibition
ABOVE: "You go first";
BOTTOM: left, "Oh lonesome me"; right, "Innocence"

Ards Camera Club successes in NIPA Exhibiton

Seven members of Ards camera club have had work accepted for the
Northern Ireland Photographic Exhibition (NIPA) 2021.

Those who had photographs accepted are Jonnny Andrews, Patricia Mackey,
Alan Hillen, Sinclair Adair,
Sian Kerr, Collette Andrews and Ted McKee.

In addition the club was delighted to see Alan Hillen and Sinclair Adair
awarded PAGB ribbons.

Congratulations to all those who had an image accepted and especially
to those who received an award.

To view the Ards Camera Club accepted and awarded
images click
here


Also congratulations to Catchlight Camera Club, whose members were
awarded all six PAGB medals for the six best photographs.

All the selected photographs can be viewed on the NIPA website:
https://www.niphoto.co.uk/nipa-exhib-2021

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+++ CONGRATULATIONS +++

Three Ards Camera Club members awarded distinctions!

Sian Kerr, Sinclair (Rusty) Adair and Linda Hutchinson
were successful in gaining distinctions for their photography.

Sian was also awarded the One Crown Award from British Photographic Exhibitions
in recognition of her success in Exhibitions across the UK.


Click on panel above for larger view



Sian Kerr LRPS
BPE1*


Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society

British Photographic Exhibitions
BPE1 Crown Award

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Click on panel above for larger view





Sinclair (Rusty) Adair CPAGB

 

 

Credit of The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain


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Click on panel above for larger view





Linda Hutchinson LIPF



Licentiate of The Irish Photographic Federation

 

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Light and Dark Mournes Competition

Richard Cowan won 1st Place in a Light and Dark
Mournes Competition recently.

There were hundreds of entrants so this was quite an achievement.
Congratulations Richard.

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Ards CC member Alan Hillen has had an image, taken at Gosford Park
in October 2020, published in the daily broadsheet newspaper,
The Daily Telegraph. As far as I know this is certainly a first for an
Ards member.

Alan joined Ards as a novice photographer in 2019 gaining in his first year
6 stars in NIPA Inter-club competitions 2019/20 - along with 3 top images
in different rounds and 2 commended images, also 3 commended images
in the Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition.

Alan finished off the NIPA Competition year by being awarded a
Gold medal in the NIPA 2020 Exhibition.

Whilst that year will be hard to top, Alan shows no sign of letting up,
already gaining 2 NIPA Stars in the 2020/21 inter-club Competitions.

We look forward to yet more success from Alan in the years ahead.

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NIPA Exhibition 2020

Congratulations to all those who entered the NIPA exhibition -
they had over 600 entries and Ards has done spectacularly well!
Please see below the results:

Colour

82 selected in the Colour category, 11 from Ards :

Alan Hillen - Brown Hooded Kingfisher
Alan Hillen - Collared Dove
Sian Kerr - Ellie
Ted McKee - Female Sparrowhawk with (another wee bird)
Jonny Andrews - Head On
Sean Evans - Life on the Seafront
Alan Hillen - Little Egret
Ted McKee - Male Sparrowhawk
Ted McKee - Mating Blue Tailed Damselfly
Sarah Shaw - The House at the End of the World
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Patricia MacKey - Velvet and Fur
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Mono

88 selected in the Mono category, 11 from Ards:

Alan Hillen - Causeways End
Sian Kerr - Declan
Patricia Mackey - Gondar Singer
Jonny Andrews - Little Egret
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Marlene Hazlehurst - Memories
Sean Evans - Midnight Stranger
Sara Shaw - Pett Level Defences
Jacqueline Evans - Sean
Sarah Shaw - Storm Emma at Ballyhalbert
Alan Hillen - The Tinker
Richard Cowan - You talking to me



Gold Medal Winner in Mono - Alan Hillen 'Causeway's End
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Bronze Medal Winner in Mono - Jonny Andrews 'Little Egret'

Thanks as well to Linda for noting this down for us during the Zoom session.
Titles with a
* beside them were commented on by the judges on the night.

All images are now available to view on the NIPA website:
https://www.niphoto.co.uk/2020exhib-pdis

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Congratulations to member Neal Ritchie
on his recent NIPA success!


Top print mono print in NIPA Round 4 (transport) and a voucher for WEX photography
was his reward for his trouble - well done Neal
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'The Passenger' by Neal Ritchie

I'd like to thank everyone at the Northern Ireland Photographic Association (NIPA)
for choosing my photo as the top print in the latest round of competition!

The shot was taken while walking down a trail towards the back entrance to
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia .
We all walked by the bike parked by the side of the track - it wasn't until
I turned around that I even noticed the little stowaway!
I was using my old, trusty Fujifilm XT1.


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Top Marks to Ted McKee and Alan Hillen
Ards Camera Club

As Competition Secretary, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who
has put images into the first two rounds of the 19/20 season.

Two rounds, two stars and a fair number of 12 points scoring close shaves...
Ards CC is more than holding its own and is in joint 2nd place.

Can I encourage you all to get snapping and processing in the next 10 days ..
lets make Round 3 even better.

Also, the travelling support that Ards brings is brilliant. Keep it up folks.

So Ted McKee and Alan Hillen congratulations again.

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Our new season starts
Friday 30th August 2019


New 2019-20 Programme

Keep up to date with Facebook

www.facebook.com/cameraclubards

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Some of the latest successes for
Ards Camera Club members

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Northern Ireland Photographic Association’s
Top Print and PDI Competition 2018




Top Colour Print: 'Aerial Warfare' by Keith Malcolm

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Northern Ireland Photographic Association’s
Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2017




'Toadheaded Agama' by Michael Loane
Overall Winning Image - Colour Print
Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2017



'Common Terns With Sand Eel' by Keith Malcolm
Highly Commended Colour Print
Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2017



'Ringlet' by Ted McKee
Highly Commended Projected Digital Image (PDI)
Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2017



'Honeycomb Moray' by Michael Loane
Highly Commended Projected Digital Image (PDI)
Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2017
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Northern Ireland Photographic Association’s
Inter-club competitions 2017-2018




'Aerial Warfare' by Keith Malcolm
Starred Colour Print - NIPA Inter-club Competition
Round 1 - October 2017 - Subject: 'Open'



'Early Morning Orange-tip' by Ted McKee
Starred Projected Image - NIPA Inter-club Competition
Round 1
- October 2017 - Subject: 'Open'


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Some of the latest successes for
Ards Camera club members

Congratulations...


to everyone involved with Round 1 NIPA 2017.
A wonderful diverse range of entries and well done to
Ards Camera Club members representing the club
especially Neal, Ted and Keith.




Ards Camera Club succcess at
Northern Ireland Photographic Association’s
Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2016



'Zebra' by Patricia Mackey
Commended Colour Print
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oy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2016



'The Kiss' by Keith Malcolm
Commended Colour Print
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oy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2016



'Gannets' by Ted McKee
Highly Commended Projected Digital Image (PDI)
R
oy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2016




'Emerald Damselfly' by Ted McKee
Highly Commended Projected Digital Image (PDI)
R
oy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2016




'Greened Veined White Butterfly' by Ted McKee
Commended
Projected Digital Image (PDI)
R
oy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition 2016


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Ards Camera Club succcess at
Northern Ireland Photographic Association’s
Annual Novice Competition
2016

Congratulations to Neal Ritchie for obtaining top print in both the Monochrome
and Colour sections of the NIPA Novice Competition 2016 and
winning the competition overall for his monochrome print 'Souq Waqif'

Souq Waqif' by Neal Ritchie
Top Monochrome Print - NIPA Novice Competition 2016

'Silent Night at Cook Street' by Neal Ritchie
Top Colour Print - NIPA Novice Competition 2016

A delighted Neal Ritchie with his winning prints at the
NIPA Novice Competition held in Bangor

Members of Ards Camera Club at the NIPA Novice Competition

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"Starred Entry" in the NIPA -

(Northern Ireland Photographic Association)
Inter-club Competition - Round 2 - November 2015

'Blue Tailed Damsel' by Ted McKee
Starred Projected Image - NIPA Inter-club Competition - Round 2
Subject: 'Open'


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Success for Ards Camera Club Novices
at the Northern Ireland Photographic Association’s
Annual Novice Competition


See 'Notes' page for details

'Walkies' by Cathy Paraskevas
Joint 2nd Place - NIPA Novice Competition 2015

'The Librarian' by Irvine Ferguson
Joint 3rd Place - NIPA Novice Competition 2015

'Structure' by Patricia Mackey
Highly Commended - NIPA Novice Competition 2015

Decayed Dreams' by Linda Hutchinson
Commended - NIPA Novice Competition 2015

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"Starred Entry" in the NIPA -

(Northern Ireland Photographic Association)
Inter-club Competition - Round 2 - November 2014


'Digital Clock' by Ted McKee
Starred Projected Image - NIPA Inter-club Competition - Round 2
Subject: 'Open'

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Below are a small selection of the Projected Digital Images
from the 2014 Annual Exhibition held in the
Ards Arts Centre during June 2014

'Ballerina Dance' by David S Adair
1st Place - Advanced - 2014 Annual Exhibition - PDIs

'Stormy Morning' by Ted McKee
2nd Place - Advanced - 2014 Annual Exhibition - PDIs

'Scrabo' by JohnMcKernan
Advanced - 2014 Annual Exhibition - PDIs

'The Window' by Peter Knott
Advanced - 2014 Annual Exhibition - PDIs

'The Lone Surfer' by Kieran Close
Advanced - 2014 Annual Exhibition - PDIs

'Venetian Eyes' by Patricia Mackey
1st Place - General - 2014 Annual Exhibition - PDIs

'Go Faster' by Stephen Weatherall[
2nd Place - General - 2014 Annual Exhibition - PDIs

'Morning Rose' by Linda_Hutchinson
3rd Place - General - 2014 Annual Exhibition - PDIs

'Lone Bicycle' by Rebecca Cockerill
General - 2014 Annual Exhibition - PDIs

'Star' by Elizabeth Campbell
General - 2014 Annual Exhibition - PDIs

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