Frequently Asked Questions
Who are South Kildare Photography Club (SKPC)?
SKPC was formed in October 2008 to bring together people with an interest in photography. The aims of the Club are to promote photography, photographic achievement and skills, in a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere.
Who can join?
Any adult with an interest in photography is welcome to join. When does the Club meet? Between September and June we meet on most Thursday evenings at 8pm. During the Summer we do ad-hoc practical nights.
Where does the Club meet?
We regularly meet upstairs at Ryston Sports and Social Club. Occasionally we go out for practical night so please check out our schedule on the homepage to see where we'll be meeting next.
How much is membership?
Membership is €25 per year and there is a €5 charge to attend club nights in Ryston. When can I join? You're welcome to join at any time. Come along to one of the club nights and check us out free of charge. If you like what you see then we'd love to have you join us.
Do I need a good camera to join?
No, any camera will do, in fact, there's no requirement to have a camera in order to be a member, all you need is an interest in photography.
Do I have to enter competitions?
No, we encourage members to enter our competitions as it helps you develop as a photographer but there's no pressure.
I'm only a beginner, should I wait till I'm good to join?
No, we welcome members of all abilities. We have in the past run beginners workshops for club members and our members are happy to answer any questions you have. If you would like to attend a beginners workshop, please let us know and we can run another, subject to demand.
Would I be expected to attend every week?
No, come as often or a little as you like. The more you come, the more you'll get out of the club, however, there's no pressure to attend.
What do you do at your meetings?
There's a varied schedule selected by the committee each month.
This normally consists of:
- Presentations/lectures by guest speaker
- Demonstrations or practical workshops
- Club competitions and critique
- Outings and exhibitions
The committee always welcomes suggestions from club members of what to schedule.
What if I want to take my photography to the next level?
We are affiliated with the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) who offer the IPF Distinctions service. Some members have already achieved these distinctions and there is help on hand within the Club to guide you through the process.