Cork International Salon of Photography

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Cork International Salon of Photography

Date: 6th May

Place: St Peter's Cork

Tickets: Free entry to trade show and exhibition, tickets for seminars available in venue on the Day €5

The 4th Cork International Salon of Photography has completed judging. You may find details of all award winners and a list of accepted titles over on the salon website (big red button at the end of this page!). Once again, our sincere thanks for your participation.

We now move onto the next exciting phase of our 4th salon – the awards ceremony and exhibition. As with previous years, we have planned a big event with a full day of photography seminars and a trade show plus our exhibition will be running throughout the day.

This event takes place on Saturday May 6th at St Peter’s, North Main Street, Cork City with their support and that of Cork City Council.


Our exhibition is free to attend and open to the public throughout the day.

10am-4pm Exhibition

Wondering what it takes to have an image accepted in an international photography competition or simply want to be inspired by some great images? Join us as we present the collection of images which were accepted into our exhibition this year from all six sections of our competition; colour, monochrome, nature, creative, photo travel and landscape.

Maybe one of your images will feature in next year’s exhibition?

Trade Show

Our mini trade show is free to attend and open to the public throughout the day.

10am-4.00pm Trade Show
Barker Photographic


The cost to attend each seminar is €5.  No booking required.  Purchase your ticket at the event.  First come, first served!

10.15am Distinctions – Preparing for Licentiate

Are you preparing for a licentiate distinction assessment or interested in knowing more about the standards required to be successful? Niamh Whitty FIPF, a member of the IPF distinctions adjudication pane, will present this seminar using her experience and a range of previous panels to illustrate both the level required and common pitfalls. Don’t miss this opportunity!

11.45am Marek Biegalski – Chasing the Aurora


Marek is a commercial, portrait, nature and landscape photographer. Born in Poland in early 70’s, he have moved to Ireland in 2006 and is a self-thought photographer. His work captures sublime moments of light and surroundings, which is a result of meticulous planning and preparation, looking for patterns within the landscape and the hidden link between reality and the imagination. He currently living in Co Dublin in Skerries. Over the past eight years he has organised a series of photographic workshops to Norway, Italy, Czech Rebublic, Poland, France and Ireland and his work has been widely published. In this seminar, he shares with us his love for the aurora and the photographic process involved in chasing these most magical of lights!

1.15pm Kevin Murphy – Wildlife Photography and Conservation

Kevin, a fellow of the IPF, specialises in wildlife photography with a penchant for macro. He has a degree in Zoology and possesses an expert knowledge of Irish wildlife. His photographs and articles have been published in many natural history books and magazines.


Kevin is a regular adjudicator of IPF distinctions and wildlife photography competitions. He gives workshops and lectures on photography and wildlife with a stated goal to “aim to educate and increase awareness of our natural heritage”.


In this seminar he will discuss how amateur wildlife photographers can use their images to help promote wildlife conservation. He will give examples of how our wildlife images can be used to document our unique natural heritage and raise awareness of our intriguing flora and fauna. He will also discuss how nature photographers can link up with wildlife charities, government organisations, local community initiatives and social media.

2.45pm Morgan O’Neill – Textures in Creative Portraiture


Having recently added EFIAP/gold to his impressive list of achievements, Morgan’s presentation will focus on how he captures and creates the high quality textures that give his images their distinctive look. He believes that in creative portraiture, high-quality textures are an integral part of creating artwork with depth, realism and visual interest.


One of the best ways of adding believable detail to any digitally created element or illustration is to use good textures. But where do you get these textures? One of the best places is to develop them yourself. Come and join Morgan as he shares some of the secrets of his stunning award winning composites.

Royal Photographic Society

We are pleased to announce that we are running this event in association with the Royal Photographic Society – Eire Division.


Join us from 4pm for the awards ceremony for the 4th Cork International Salon of Photography.  We are delighted to announce that Cork City Lord Mayor Cllr Des Cahill will attend the awards ceremony.


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Cork, City in the Republic of Ireland H62 DV76

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