Announcing the eight Annual CFT Underwater Photographers Facebook Exhibition for 2020 Dive Ireland. The Dive Ireland event is on 7th & 8th March in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick.
This year we will again accept about 100 photographs from members for exhibition at Dive Ireland 2020. We would like each photographer to contribute 3 or 4 pictures to give people an idea of what you do.
Again, there are now two categories of pictures for the exhibition,
Compact cameras: Aspect ratio 4:3
SLR cameras: Aspect ratio 3:2
This year again we intend to tour the exhibition. This will only happen if you guys get involved. The exhibition has been Past Exhibit at:
• Dive Ireland March 2015, Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh
• Wexford County Council June 2015
• Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival, Wexford, July 2015
• Science Week, Sligo Institute of Technology, December 2015
• Dublin City University, launch of The Water Institute, research institute based in DCU, January 2016.
• Dun Laoighre, Co Dublin, The LexIcon Library, 2nd February to 2nd March 2016
We want members/participants/exhibitors to take the exhibition to their own part of the country, to a local swimming pool, sports centre, community centre, local festival, just about any community-based location or event you can get. The added bonus for you is that you can use it to recruit for your local club and to promote the CFT Underwater Photography Facebook Group. Dive centres are also welcome to host the exhibition; we welcome all opportunities to promote underwater photography and scuba diving.
After the conference and when the touring is over you can collect your mounted pictures at Dive Ireland the following year, or, send CFT headquarters a stamped addressed envelope large enough to accommodate the photograph in its mount. Alternatively, you may arrange to have the photographs collected from the office by appointment. 2015 entrants can collect their pictures at Dive Ireland 2016. All uncollected photographs will be sent to CFT headquarters for a maximum of one month, after which the organisers will dispose of the photographs as we see fit.
Conns Cameras, Dublin, will again do the printing. The printing facilities are amongst the best in the country, colour calibrated and professional quality prints, not just the normal holiday-snap quality ink-jet printing, they are silver halide long life prints. The mounts are prepared by Framing Fantastic who have cut our mounts over the past three years.
This is an opportunity therefore to get high quality professional prints, and mounted too, at a fraction of the normal cost, and to get your photographs onto the national stage. I would remind you that photographs from the exhibition have appeared over the past four years in the Irish Times newspaper.