Uploading Portraits – Warnings

As you know, members attending on Tuesday are asked to upload a selection of their best images to the Photo Entry system, see details here

Please be aware of the following…

I have set the target dimensions to be 6000 x 6000px. You can, and probably will, upload smaller or larger images.

If they are smaller than 6000 x 6000 you will see an amber warning message “TOO SMALL”. Please ignore this message, it just means it is smaller than 6000 x 6000 but that is OK.

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Portraits Evening

I am sure you all had a great evening’s photography last night with our excellent models.

The Next Step

Now it is  time to upload your best images so they can be passed to each of the models.

When you log in to PhotoEntry you will see that under the heading ‘Other Internal Competitions’ there is a listing ‘Portraits 23rd October’.

Please upload your best images to here.  You may add up to 20 images of up to 6000 x 6000 pixels, with the normal file size maximum of 10MB per image.

(On PhotoEntry, when you go to upload your images, you will see:  Target Dimensions  width 6000, height 6000. For this time, in fact, this is the maximum size and not a target to aim for, so just upload your largest image up to this dimension.)

Please make the effort to add your images so we can reward the models for their hard work.

Thank you

Linda

 

Off Camera Flash Studio Workshop Feb 8th

As you will know from the club programme, in February (Tuesday 20th) Cliff is organising a practical studio shoot. This will be a great opportunity to bring your cameras and take portraits, from face to full height shoots. The plan is to build three separate sets in the school hall, each with its own lighting.  There will be one or more models at each set.  You can move between sets, connect your camera to the lights and conduct your own shoot. 

Prior to this evening I am offering to run a preliminary studio workshop for any member interested in gaining some experience of a studio shoot before this event.

This preliminary workshop will be on Thursday 8th February at Cople Village Hall, 7pm to 9.40pm.

The evening is open to any member who wishes to learn or refresh the basics of flash photography using both flashguns (AKA speedlights) and studio lights. 

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Shooting With Light – Missing Image

Yesterday’s post had a rather strange cryptic note at the top, starting “(A 2013 investigative documentary broadcast”

It was originally under Robert Capa’s iconic photograph “Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death” but the photo didn’t get included when the post was automatically converted into the 7pm mail shot.

Most of you will, by now, realise that you can click the link near the bottom of a post (in yesterday’s post it read “The post Shooting With Light appeared first on Bedford Camera Club“) to read the correctly formatted post.

So, to see the picture and post in full please click here:   Shooting With Light

(and if that link goes wrong please go to our club home page and click the NEWS link in the menu)

Ian

 

Quarry Theatre Exhibition – Now On

Visitors to the BCC Quarry Theatre Exhibition

The Bedford Camera Club’s Quarry Theatre Exhibition is now up and running.

The Quarry Theatre, financed by the Harpur Trust, is in St Peter’s Street, Bedford, and is both a resource for Bedford School and the Bedford community. You will find it a few yards past Pizza Express on the way out of town. It is an award winning conversion of an old building and well worth visiting. Why not also get tickets for one of their performances, usually performed by professional touring groups.

The club’s special exhibition is in their foyer and open to the public from 10am to noon Monday to Saturday plus whenever there is a public performance on.

It will be on for the rest of September and expected to carry forward to October, end date yet TBD

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Zack Arias Image

Get to Work

Zack Arias is an Atlanta-based “people” photographer and placed in the world’s top 10 of current commercial photographers. He used to be known as “One Light Arias” due to working with (and only able to afford) one speedlight for his professional come-back. His lectures encouraged students to get the most out of very simple gear. His downloadable video training course One Light 2 is affordable and well worth every penny when you want to learn about lighting. He is considered to be one of the best teachers around.

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