Welcome to Birlingham Photography Club

All meetings, unless stated otherwise, are held on the first 
Tuesday of every month
7pm - 8.30pm at:

Birlingham Village Hall 
WR10 3AB

£3 per person, to include light refreshments, everyone is welcome, 
under 18's to be accompanied.

2018 Programme Announced!

Come and see what we've got lined up for you this year

May 1st

Learn about Lighting - interactive workshop 
by professional photographer, Richard Barley

Richard Barley is one of the top wedding photographers across Worcestershire, and has  many years experience and a substantial portfolio.

However, he joins Birmingham Photography Club not for a wedding demo, but for an interactive lighting workshop which will help members to understand the importance of lighting, the right lighting, whether that is natural or artificial.

Richard says that you can achieve fantastic results without laying out for expensive studio lighting.  Bring your camera and flashgun if you have one and learn from one of the best!

For more information about Richard's work and the photography training courses he runs visit and

Sunday, May 20th
Croome Park Photography Walk - 9am arrival - meet outside the restaurant

BPC Members and guests are invited to take part in an informal photography walk through the grounds of one of the National Trust's most beguiling properties, Croome Court and Park, which is situated between Pershore and Worcester at WR8 9DW.

The property has excellent access for all, a restaurant, RAF museum, shop and toilets.
Admittance and parking is free to NT members, please visit for current non-member visitor charges.

The park walk will start shortly after 9am, the Court opens at 11am for anyone wishing to visit and members are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or use the restaurant for a Club lunch afterwards.

Please email for further information or to register your interest for this 'pay as you go' event.

June 5th
Slow shutter speeds by Gareth Watson, London Camera Exchange, Worcester

Shutter speeds can be your masterstroke in turning a regular image into something quite magical.  Whether you go for the fastest speed and freeze frame the action or you're looking for the dreaminess of the controlled 'smudgery' of clouds, flowing water or the wind as it catches leaves and grasses in its path.

BPC's June meeting will include a presentation by Gareth Watson, Manager for LCE Worcester Branch, who will explain the technical side of capturing those slow shutter speed images that you're looking for.

July 3rd
Vintage Aircraft Photo Shoot

This is a strictly Member only evening when the Club will visit a private collection of vintage aircraft.
Arrive at Birlingham Village Hall 6.45pm for car sharing to the site. Be prepared for a slightly later finish and if it's raining bring umbrellas - this shoot will happen irrespective of the weather on the night.

Please bring cameras and tripods.

August 7th
Richard Olpin - 'Getting out of your comfort zone'

Richard's popular presentation comes highly recommended by people who have already learned a great deal from what he has to say.

Richard says:

“It’s not all Glamour. Getting out of your comfort zone”
‘Whilst many people know Richard for his glamour and art nude images, his personal photographic journey encompasses many styles and topics, you’ll be surprised to see his favourite images often don’t involve people at all!  
In his talk he’ll discuss his photographic journey from early darkroom experiments as a child, through to teaching in stunning foreign locations and cover shoots for international magazines.  Known as a bit of a ‘maverick’ amongst his photographic friends. Richard is an experienced and successful teacher who will dispel a few common myths and help you overcome some of the self-limiting excuses which hold us all back from achieving our best work.

For more information about Richard and the variety of styles he shoots in, visit 

September 4th
Peter Siviter - 'Photo Synthesis'

Anyone who is familiar with Peter Siviter's work will know that it's a little out of the ordinary. Not for Peter the regular portrait or street scene - check out some of his award winning images at 

He makes his second visit to BPC in September when he will show a mixture of AVs and DPIs and go on to explain the process which takes him from the original image through to the final, and often award-winning, version. 

Peter is a member of Smethwick Photography Society -