Monday, 14 August 2017

Know your copyright!

Copyright specialists to speak at BPC September meeting

In these days of instant access to almost anything creative, work can find its way to the other side of the planet within seconds.  If you’ve created something: a design, piece of writing, piece of music, logo, photo and so on, you automatically own the copyright.  But how do you go about protecting it?

In particular, this applies to photographers.  If you've captured an image which has the potential to enhance your portfolio, a possible exhibition piece or has what it takes to make you some money, or even rich and famous, you need to protect it.

Birlingham Photography Club (BPC) welcomes the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to the September 5th meeting at Birlingham Village Hall.  The IPO is the UK’s go to organisation for information on such things as: copyright, patents, trademarks, designs and so on.   September’s  BPC meeting will bring the experts to town when they will explain the type of work that a copyright can be applied to, how to license copyrighted work for third party use and how to sell creative work safely. 

The meeting starts at 7.30pm, Birlingham Village Hall, near Pershore WR10 3AB.  £3 per person, includes light refreshments.  Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Bonusprint 30% discount

Thanks Jim...

Eagle-eyed BPC member, Jim, has spotted a 30% discount on Bonusprint products. for more information and if anyone can send a review of the quality, delivery, value for money on the deal please email

Happy snapping:-)

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Macro Photography Workshop

Macro workshop - big hit for small subjects!

Many thanks to BPC members Ann Kingscott-Marsh and Kevin Williams for leading an excellent workshop on the fine art of macro photography.

After a short presentation members used their own equipment to capture images of random objects including: circuit boards, model cars, red peppers and much more.

Necessity is the mother of invention was the order of the day, when torches and table lamps as well as studio lamps were used to light objects to their best effect.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Club exhibition - Evesham

Get yourself down to The Word of Mouth, Vine Street, Evesham to check out a collection of 20 images taken by Club Members.

The exhibition, the first public exhibition for BPC, is part of Evesham Festival of Words -, is entitled 'A Picture Paints 1000 Words' and the images do indeed provoke thought and your interpretation of any of them may well differ from another's!

BPC thanks Evesham Festival of Words for inviting the club to be part of things and also to Louise and her staff at Word of Mouth Café, as it could never have happened without their support.

And - images are selling fast!  At just £6 each, snap up something special for your own home or workplace.

Trading secrets?
By Angela Fitch

By Sue Allen

Gateway to freedom
By Andy Crooks

Bridging the gap
By Andy Crooks

Pose for the camera guys!
By Graham Harber

Hay there, or is it straw?
By Graham Harber

By Angela Fitch

BPC exhibition at Word of Mouth Café,
Vine Street, Evesham

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Members return from BPC wetlands photo shoot

An early start for BPC Members to catch the early morning activity of local wetland wildlife.

14 Members spent an enjoyable hour or so, when they were lucky enough to spot a Great Crested Grebe and a Lapwing, along with regular visitors: Canada Geese, Greylags and Mallards.

We had a good time, but the photos show that folks were ready for their breakfast at Revill's Farm Shop and Café!

Photo courtesy of Paul Marsh

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

BPC Autumn Programme Announced!

Take a look at our programme page - we've go so much going on over the coming months it will make you dizzy!

London Camera Exchange continue to give us their fantastic support and will return for their third visit during the autumn.  We also, by popular demand, have James Greenoff return for a second presentation. 

New to BPC - The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will tell Members all about copyright, what it is, what it means and how to protect your work.  If you have your work on websites, libraries, catalogues, albums - anything that you don't have total control over - you need to be copyright conversant - it's your work and nobody has the right to use it without your express permission.  Find out more from the experts at the September meeting!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Autumn programme shaping up nicely!

We're still waiting to finalise the content for the July and August meetings, but take a look at what's happening in the autumn!  There is something for everyone.  Further details will be released as soon as possible.

If you have yet to make your first visit to Birlingham Photography Club we meet on the first Tuesday of the month, 7pm - 8.30pm, at Birlingham Village Hall, WR10 3AB and it's just £3 per person per meeting - no joining fee, no up-front payments, just turn up and enjoy our presentations, workshops, guest speakers and the freely available photo-chat from fellow members.

Hope to see you soon!