Stuck at Home – Week 1 album

WOW

The club members have really stepped up to the mark. All the images submitted to our week 1 Stuck At Home Event have been nothing short of excellent.

I have had some short paragraphs kindly submitted to explain what, how or why they took one or more of their images, these images have been isolated to precede their images with their text. But due to my incompetence I managed to mislay those paragraphs sent to me. I have recovered two, (Bruce and Chris H.) If you have sent one and it is not in the album, I do apologise, please send it me again and I’ll update the album.

The images are in the author’s name sequence, click a thumbnail to view full screen, click the I (letter eye) icon to view the author’s name and title, and right arrow to move forward.

The link to the album can be found in the club’s GALLERY > EVENTS webpage  bedfordcameraclub.co.uk/stuck-at-home-weekly-image/

The new theme this week is SHADOW(S), pictures must be taken this week, closing date April 12th, upload to the usual PhotoEntry website. If you wish to say something about your image(s) please email it to me and I’ll try my best to take better care of it this time.

 

Stuck At Home Photo Week 2

Week 1’s theme was MACRO/CLOSE UP. The closing date is tonight, 5th April, 11.59pm. The album will go online on Monday and the link will be found on this page

The Week 2 theme of our Stuck at Home Photo Event will be SHADOW(S)

The closing date will be April 12th 11.59pm. Photos have to be taken in the week before. Submit your photos by the usual PhotoEntry website. 

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Stuck At Home Week 1 Photos

This is just a reminder that the very first Members’ Stuck At Home Weekly Photo event closes on Sunday evening at 11.59pm. We are getting some good feedback and several images submitted already.

The first theme is MACRO (though Nigel has suggested CLOSE UP would be a better description and I agree with him.) Get in close and see what you can photograph.

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Glyn Dewis is Timeless at 8.30pm

The club has had Glyn Dewis talk a couple of times and he has been very popular. Glyn has been in the national news over the last few months about his WWII soldier portrait series. He has now released a new video course, Timeless , which describes how he goes out to take his classic/timeless portraits and his post processing techniques. Glyn is an excellent teacher and I am sure his video course is value for money. For a few days this week he has an opening offer, the price is reduced from £49 to £29.

Thursday April 2nd 8.30pm he is also running an online video extra with some added lighting technique and post processing work, you are invited to tune in to this from this webpage and you have the chance to ask questions in the chat box.

 

Self Isolation Tut’s

If you are looking for something to do when it is raining (or after you have finished redecorating the house) there are many good, photographic, video tutorials on the net. Some sites worth exploring…

 

Creative Live – Many paid, classroom style tutorials running from 1 hour to 3 days each. If you purchase a course it can be watched online or the videos downloaded to your PC; I suggest you do the latter as one never knows if the organisation will go out of business. Be aware, some are a few years old, I suggest you find the last page of the reviews to see when the first review was posted, if you are learning a software package, e.g. Photoshop, an old tutorial will be using an older version of the software although the content may still be relevant. They run a daily free viewing of one of their tutorials, usually starting at about 4pm or 5pm and running on a repeat loop until the next afternoon. You can find the current list of free videos being run from the CLASSES > ON AIR NOW menu. They also do a monthly and annual subscription deal whereby all videos are available online for that month/year.

 

Adorama – This is a photographic shop based in New York, USA. They have many free video tutorials on their Adorama TV YouTube channel. These run from 3 minutes to 90 minutes long.

 

B&H – This is also a photographic shop based in New York, USA. They have many free video tutorials on their B&H Events site. These are often 60 to 120 minutes long by very well known photographers.

 

Adobe TV – Many free tutorials on Photoshop and Lightroom

 

The Photoshop Training Channel – Run by Jesus Ramirez, many free and some paid tutorials on Photoshop, well worth learning new techniques from

 

The BBC I-Player has interesting programmes on Photography in general, try: The Genius of Photography (5 years old, no longer on I-Player but this archive site has it) and The Age of The Image (also currently on BBC 4)  –  Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love and War  

 

The Open University has some free courses and articles: Detecting Fake Images  –  Reading Visual Images  –  Designing the User Interface, Text, Colour, Images…  –  Word and Image  –  A Brief History of the Lens  –  Seeing a Life Through a Lens

 

Many more ideas on our BCC Resources page under TUTORIALS and our BCC How To page

 

Happy viewing

Ian

 

Bedfordshire Archives Greensand Country Photo Project

‘Filling the Archives Gap’

Just a reminder that the first workshop session for The Archives Project will take place this coming Saturday.

All are welcome to join in, just turn up.

Meet at the Greensand Trust’s Working Woodlands Centre, Maulden Wood, Haynes West End, MK45 3UZ at 9.30am

 Please see the original post regarding the project, sent out on 9th February, for full details.

Portrait Evening

On March 10th Cliff is arranging a portrait evening. This is a fun, practical workshop for everyone.

There will be 2 or more setups with off-camera strobe lights where you can practice photographing the models.

If you would like more information I have put together some notes to explain what happens and how you can get the most out of the experience.

Portrait Shoot Evening Notes (PDF)

Any questions please ask me, Cliff or Jim Boud

Photographs in the local newspaper

We have been approached by Hannah Richardson who is the community reporter with the Bedfordshire Times and Citizen newspaper.

The newspaper always includes a “Reader’s Photograph” on the “Readers’ Letters” page and she asked if BCC members might like to send in the occasional photograph to be considered for this purpose.

There is no payment but the picture would always be credited.

Images can be sent by email to: editorial@timesandcitizen.co.uk with “Reader’s Photograph” in the subject line. Images should be sent in jpeg format and they should be about 1Mb in size.

For further information you can contact Hannah directly

Bedfordshire Archives ‘Filling the Archives Gap’ Project

Bedfordshire Archives Greensand Country Photo Project

 

The County Archives are looking for photographers to take part in a project to create a research resource by capturing record quality photographs of the Greensand Country.

Through a series of three workshops you will find out what is needed and help to curate an exhibition at the end of the project.

Between workshops, you will get out and about capturing images.

The workshops will be held at the Greensand Trust’s Working Woodlands Centre, Maulden Wood, Haynes West End, MK45 3UZ from 9.30am to 12.30pm on:

Saturday 29th February – meet Archive staff, discuss what makes a good archive photograph, decide on target images

Saturday 14th March – progress check – discuss images captured so far

Saturday 18th April – select images for the Archives and the exhibition

During May the exhibition of selected images will be in place as part of the Greensand Country Festival

To take part, see Linda Swain for more details or contact the Archives on 01234 228833 or archive@bedford.gov.uk to reserve a place