Monday, 30 January 2017

Round 2 competition images

Many thanks to the many Members who have taken part in round 2 of the Best Camera Club competition, hosted by Absolute Photo.

BPC has dozens of images to vote for - each BPC Member has three votes - all you need to do is go to the competitions page on this website, take a look at all of them, pick the three you like best and email Angela with your choices.

Voting closes on 3rd February so that the winning images can be uploaded to the Absolute Photo site in time to meet the 5th February deadline.

Please take a few minutes to vote - the hard work is done, we just need to select five excellent images from the many submitted, not an easy task, but well worth it.

Thanks for taking part.
Best wishes
Angela

Saturday, 28 January 2017

New photos added to comps page

Many thanks to BPC Members who have submitted their wildlife images for the Club vote. The closing date for submissions is close of play 30th January, if you have anything that you would like to be included please send as a jpeg attachment to Angela's email address.

Voting starts on 31st January, please cast your votes, by email, for the three images that you think say 'wildlife'.  Voting closes on 3rd February to allow for time to upload to the Absolute Photo site and meet their 5th February deadline.

Thanks to everyone for taking part, whether by submitting images or voting.
Best wishes
Angela

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Submissions open for BPC entries to
Absolute Photo Round 2 - WILDLIFE


The first rush of wildlife images have been submitted by BPC Members - visit our competitions page to see everything from butterflies to a white tiger!

The closing date for upload is end of 30th January, after which voting will commence.

BPC Members are invited to email their submissions as jpeg files, file size to be about 1MB, but there's not much time, so check your back catalogue or get out their with your camera.

Best wishes
Angela

Monday, 16 January 2017

BPC Launches Facebook Page


You can now visit Birlingham Photography Club's brand new Facebook page.  It's a work in progress and we hope that BPC Members will take the opportunity to air some of their work via posting.

https://www.facebook.com/birlinghamphoto/

Best wishes
Angela @ BPC

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Photo opportunities for BPC Members

If, like most keen amateur photographers, you're out there on these crisp morning, rigging up home studios or investing in a macro lens to capture those awesome close ups, now is the time to start thinking about what you're going to do with the best photos you make.

BPC Members' first exhibition will take place over the last week in June/first week in July at The Word of Mouth CafĂ©, Evesham (www.wordofmouth.co.uk).  The theme is 'A picture tells 1000 words' and the exhibition is part of Evesham Festival of Words (www.eveshamfestivalofwords.org). 

Entry to the exhibition is exclusive to BPC Members and each entry costs £5.  The next meeting is on 7th February, 7pm - 8.30pm, at Birlingham Village Hall WR10 3AB (www.birlinghamvillagehall.org).

Saturday, 7 January 2017

At last!
BPC images are up on the Absolute Photo
Best Camera Club Competition page


Phew - after much phaphing about (why don't they tell you that images should be low resolution??) the five short listed entries for BPC are up and they're as good as anything else up there, so let's wait and see what happens.

Visit www.absolutephoto.com to see the gallery of submissions from about 30 clubs across the UK.

BPC entries are:

Wild West by Kevin Williams
English Rose by Kevin Pugh
Model by Steve Diston
Man in Turban by Peter Allies
Rocker at Rest by Angela Fitch

View all of the images on our competitions page.

Thanks to all BPC Members for submitting and voting - as soon as we know the theme for round two you'll receive an email.

All the best
Angela @ BPC



Thursday, 5 January 2017

An amazing day of frost and sunshine

What a great day the weather gave us photographers today!  Whether you were up at dawn to catch the white landscape and crispy, crunchy macro images or maybe you left it until the sunshine worked its magic to leave so many interesting patterns on almost everything, BPC hopes you enjoyed yourself.


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Photography Show - March 18 - 21
NEC, J6 M42 - B40 1NT


This amazing four day show is packed with workshops, demonstrations, training opportunities and more stands than anyone can cope with in a single day!

You will find everything from the very latest  camera must-have to art papers, specialist printers and just about every accessory on the planet!

Watch out for discount codes - currently https://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/search/?q=The%20Photography%20Show&ghost=true&oid=4428233 is offering £3 off a standard day visitor ticket.

For more information about the venue and the Show visit https://www.photographyshow.com/

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Great start to the New Year for BPC!

Wow!  What a fantastic meeting at Birlingham Photography Club this evening. 

Worcestershire top photographer, James Greenoff, educated and informed around thirty local photographers all of whom were keen to understand the art of making 'good enough' photographs great photographs.

James' presentation came in three parts: composition, depth of field and shutter speed and the role each plays in creating images that stand out from the crowd.

James sees a good photo as one which communicates with its audience - something which evokes a memory, tells a story or makes the viewer take a step back and think.

BPC plans for a further visit by James later in the year - more details to be available shortly.  For further information about James Greenoff and his work visit his website at jamesgreenoff.com

Monday, 2 January 2017

Day two of the new year almost over!


Back to planet normal tomorrow for most of us - kids to school, off to work, clear the fridge out...

Whatever you find yourself doing tomorrow don't forget it's Birlingham Photography Club's first meeting of 2017 - 7pm at the Village Hall, WR10 3AB - £3pp.

Top Worcestershire photographer, James Greenoff, jamesgreenoff.com, will join us to help Members understand what's needed to make our photos great photos.

So, if your photos sometimes lack that special ingredient, that bit of magic that the pros seem to have in abundance, get yourself down to Birlingham, 7 miles off J7 of the M5, for a great evening with some local talent!

Hope to see you there.
Best wishes
Angela @ BPC

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Wishing photographers everywhere a
happy, snappy and focussed
New Year


How many resolutions have you made?

What about getting that workstream sorted or maybe improving your cataloguing to avoid wading through the entire collection in the hunt for something specific?

Birlingham Photography Club offers workshops, presentations and tutorials to help local photographers get the most out of their image making.

The next meeting is Tuesday 3rd January, when pro photographer, James Greenoff, will kick 2017 off to a good start with his presentation about what makes a good photo a great photo.

As a rule of thumb, if we want more exciting shots we should stand in front of more exciting subject matter, but it's more than that.  Getting the lighting right, a couple of degrees left or right could improve composition or using that most rare of resources, patience, and wait for the variables in your desired shot to line themselves up before hitting the shutter button.


Join us on Tuesday 3rd, for an informal and informative gathering.
Birlingham Village Hall, WR10 3AB, 7pm - 8.30pm, £3pp.