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

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 www.wordofmouthcafe.co.uk 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 - www.eveshamfestivalofwords.org, 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

Departure
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


Arches
By Angela Fitch


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