About Us

The club meets on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm in Merville House, Merville Garden Village, Whitehouse, Newtownabbey.
We may occasionally meet online via Zoom.
The programme includes lectures, competitions and practical workshops during the season - September to May - with informal meetings and outings in the summer months. MNPC is a member of the Northern Ireland Photographic Association (NIPA) and participates actively in Inter-Club competitions and other events.

Chairman: Ian Lyons
Treasurer: David McIlwaine

Competition Secretary
Alastair Jack

Email  info@mnpc.org.uk

 

MNPC Programme January – February 2024
(Click here for Full Programme)

 

 

January 2024

4

Ian Lyons – ‘People in their Environment’ (Images from Nepal & Route 66)

11

Practical Night – ‘Costume Night’ (Brian Garner to Organise)

18 *

Kieran Murray ‘India, an assault on the senses’ Members Photos – ‘Parks and Graveyards’

25

Competition Round 4 – ‘Entertainment/Arts’ Judge - Daria Casement

 

 

February 2024

1

Kieran Murray ‘India, an assault on the senses’

8

Hugh Rooney – ‘The FRPS Journey’

15

PAGB Recorded Lecture – ‘Colours of India with Jane and Adrian Lines’

22 *

Pauline O’Flaherty – ‘Photo Editing with Lightroom & Photoshop’

29

Round 5 – ‘Open’ Judge - Martin Spackman

 

 

The themes and genres for NIPA Inter-Club Competition Rounds until 2029 / 30 are:-

 

2023 / 24
Round 2 (genre): Still Life Photography
Round 4 (theme): Entertainment / Arts

2024 / 25
Round 2 (genre): Architecture
Round 4 (theme): Flowers

2025 / 2026
Round 2 (genre): Macro
Round 4 (theme): Intentional Camera Movement

2026 / 2027
Round 2 (genre): Pets
Round 4 (theme): Minimalism

2027 / 2028
Round 2 (genre): Nature
Round 4 (theme): Long Exposure

2028 / 2029
Round 2 (genre): Sport
Round 4 (theme): The colour red

2029 / 2030
Round 2 (genre): Human Portraits
Round 4 (theme): Film or TV show titles

 

 

MNPC League Competition Dates
2023-24

Entries Due - Subject

Judging Date

21 Sept

Round 1  -OPEN

28 Sept

19 Oct

Round 2 - Still Life Photography

26 Oct

7 Dec

Round 3  OPEN

14 Dec

18 Jan

Round 4 - Entertainment / Arts

25 Jan

22 Feb

Round 5 -OPEN

29 Feb

 

 

 

 

MNPC League 2015-16 – Round 2 – Open

 

Top PDI

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Mating Tree Swallows, West Thumb Geyser Basin
by Ian Lyons

Determination
by Raymond Hughes

Man With Hat Durbar Square Kathmandu
by Ian Lyons

Evening Light
by Alan Stewart

Twilight Titanic
by Colin Greenway

 

Commended PDI

Commended PDI

Top Novice PDI

Commended Novice PDI

Rising Mist Yosemite Valley by Ian Lyons

Causeway Sunset
by Steve Lathe

Hoverfly On Shasta Daisy
by Jeremy Chambers

Mull Of Galloway lighthouse
by Jeremy Chambers

 

 

MNPC League 2015-16 – Round 1 – Open

 

Top PDI

Commended PDI

Commended PDI

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Elder Pokhara
by Ian Lyons

Aston Martin Mono
by Colin Greenway

Durdle Door
by Alan Stewart

Sea Defence
by Alan Stewart

Solitary
by Alan Stewart

 

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Commended PDI

Top Novice PDI

Commended Novice PDI

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Shadows on the Beach by Alastair Jack

Yuka Plants Whitesands by Ian Lyons

Magic Drink
by Lukas Chudziak

Glencolumcille Village by Jeremy Chambers

Graham
by Lukas Chudziak

 

 

MNPC League 2014-15 – Round 5 – Landscape/ Seascape

Top PDI

Commended PDI

Commended PDI

Commended PDI

Skeleton Trees In Morning Light-Tangled Creek
by Ian Lyons

The Homestead
by Raymond Hughes

Rocks & Lighthouse at Sunset-Bandon Beach
by Ian Lyons

Skeleton Tree Cupid Spring
by Ian Lyons

Commended PDI

Commended PDI

Top Novice PDI

Commended Novice PDI

The Quay Ramelton
by Raymond Hughes

The Stile
by Raymond Hughes

Dawn Glow
by
Alan Stewart

Winter Sun
by
Alan Stewart

 

 

MNPC League 2014-15 – Round 4 – Open

Top PDI

Commended PDI

Commended PDI

Commended PDI

The Meeting
by Steve Lathe

Down & Out, Seattle
by Ian Lyons

Nest Building
by Steve Lathe

Tree & Cross, Laguna Mission
by Ian Lyons

Commended PDI

Top Novice PDI

Commended PDI

Commended PDI

Splash
by Steve Lathe

Causeway Sunset
by
Alan Stewart

Scope
by
Lukas Chudziak

Poisioned Glen, Dunlewey
by
Alan Stewart

 

 

MNPC League 2014-15 – Round 3 – Structure

Top PDI

Commended PDI

Commended PDI

Commended PDI

EMP Museum
by Ian Lyons

Monochrome Architecture
by Colin Greenway

Embarcadero Centre
by Ian Lyons

Sun Canopy Supports
by Alastair Jack

Commended PDI

Commended PDI

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Red Flower, Monte Carlo
by Philip McKenna

Seed Structure
by Raymond Hughes

Cell Block Armagh Jail
by Trevor Gibb

Big Wheel
by Trevor Gibb

Commended PDI

Top Novice PDI

Commended Novice PDI

Commended Novice PDI

Jay Pritzker Pavillion Chicago
by Ian Lyons

Titanic Belfast
by Alan Stewart

Cornered
by Alan Stewart

 

 

Presentation to Brian Stanley on his retirement after serving as MNPC treasurer for more than 40 years.

 

 

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