Thursday, 19 October 2017

Club Competition

December Meeting

BPC Members will rise to the challenge with the Club's second annual photography competition.

The competition is open to all BPC Members and is free to enter.

The deadline for submissions is Saturday 2nd December.

All works must be original, previously unpublished and taken by the submitting member.  Works should measure more more than A3, landscape, panoramic or portrait and should be backed or mounted (but not framed or glazed) to allow for easy display.

Judging will be made on the night and prizes will be awarded to the winner and two runners up.
More information from birlinghamphoto@btinternet.com 

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Saturday, 4th November, 10am - 12pm
Birlingham Village Hall


Have you ever wondered how the pros take such amazing photos?  Well sometimes they don't, they get the basics right and then add a bit of digital wizardry via one of the many photo manipulation software packages.

One of the biggest names in the field is Adobe's Photoshop and it's baby brother, Photoshop Elements.  These packages, in the right hands, can turn a mediocre image into something stunning.

Naturally, you have to get the basics right in camera - a blurred photo will always be a blurred photo, but given that you have something decent to start with you can really work some magic on it if you know how.

BPC Club Member, Mark Waidson, will lead a one-off introduction to Photoshop interactive session, where members will get to work on their own images as Mark explains the basics and possibly a bit beyond.

Attendance is free of charge but booking is essential.  Please email birlinghamphoto@btinternet.com to reserve your place.


Monday, 11 September 2017

Happy Birthday BPC!


Hard to believe, but it's one whole year since a dozen or so local photo enthusiasts turned up at Birmingham's Village Hall to try out the new kid on the block - Birmingham Photography Club.

Since then, we've enjoyed exhibitions, competitions, speakers, workshops, photo walks and have plans for loads more in the year to come.

Membership has gradually grown from just 16 at that first meeting to a very healthy 60 at the birthday bash on 5th September.

Membership is open to anyone who is interested in photography (under 18's to be accompanied).  It doesn't matter what kit you use or what you like to take photographs of, BPC has something for everyone.

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month, 7pm - 8.30pm, Birmingham Village Hall, Birmingham, Pershore WR10 3AB. 

£3 per person and that includes refreshments, a speaker or workshop and lots of new friends along the way.

Happy Birthday BPC! 



Founder Members L-R:
Irene, Val, Graham, Jeanne, Steve, Kevin, Colin and Angela


Latest additions to Autumn line up!

London Camera Exchange and local pro photographer, James Greenoff, return and bring with them the techniques, guidance and experience to help you get more out of your kit and the images just that bit better!

Check out our Programme Page for further information.  It all happens, first Tuesday of the month, Birmingham Village Hall, WR10 3AB, 7pm - 8.30pm, £3pp and that includes refreshments!

See you on the 3rd October!

Sunday, 27 August 2017

BPC success at Worcesteshire Open Studios!


Congratulations to Jim Fergusson, Graham Harber and Angela Fitch, all of whom have sold works.
If you haven't yet visited, opening hours are 11am - 6pm Sunday 27th August and 11am - 4pm Monday 28th August.

Birlingham Village Hall, WR10 3AB - free entry and there's cake!!




Check out that ceiling!



BPC Members Graham and Ann view the BPC stand





The Private View



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 7.00pm, 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.
https://www.bonusprint.co.uk/ for more information and if anyone can send a review of the quality, delivery, value for money on the deal please email birlinghamphoto@btinternet.com

Happy snapping:-)
Angela