Last Saturday seven BCC members joined 18 others for a large, successful RPS day’s walk, perfectly organised by Jonathan Vaines and Ann Miles, around the coast line of Dovercourt. Despite the threat from scary storm Hannah, which kindly just feather-edged us for part of the day, judging by all the smiling faces and laughter, everyone enjoyed it. We explored an area, rich in photographic potential, that I would never have been to otherwise. There was top notch help and advice whenever you looked confused (which is my normal expression.)
Following on from this Jonathan has just advised us that there is a RPS (Nature Group) walk planned at Sharpenhoe Clappers for Sunday 28th July 10am to 4pm.
Stowe Gardens – Walk Friday 5th July 2019 10am to 4pm
In July Jonathan Vaines is leading a new walk for the RPS. RPS members and non members are both invited to come along.
Shuttleworth Flying Festival Sunday 2 June 2019
Bedford Camera Club member Chris Barclay has forwarded the following information on what he believes will be a fabulous day and a great photoshoot opportunity.
Greensand Country Project
On our Social Evening, Bedford Camera Club is pleased to welcome
Eloise Markwick, Projects and Conservation Officer for the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership.
Summer is here and that tends to mean high contrast for sunny, midday, outdoor pictures.
Bracketing your shots and combining them into one HDR image can help mitigate some loss of burnt highlights and blocked shadows.
The Easter Photo-op Summer Event suggested by Bruce, the Canine Show at Keysoe on April 22nd, was a great place for both dog and people photographs (I rather think the people shots were as interesting as the dogs)
The Members’ photo album for the event is here https://adobe.ly/2UQeGa5
Any member who went to this event may submit images to be added to the event album
Instructions on how to submit images are on the foot of the Gallery page, but in brief send no more than 10 JPGs, sRGB, max 1600×1200 with the filename of “your name – image title”, e.g. Jane Smith – Keysoe 1234.jpg. Email them as attachments (or zip file or via WeTransfer.com) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Photo Opportunity
On Easter Monday 22nd April at the Keysoe Equestrian Centre (Keysoe is between Bedford Kimbolton, follow the signs) there is a Canine Show.
From past experience there is plenty of opportunity for candid shots of dogs and their owners.
Further to Paul’s announcement at the club last night…
I have contacted a firm called Frith @ co who supply mounts, backing boards, tape and picture frames. If we register as a club they will offer a discount of 15% on all orders of £300 or more. On smaller orders we may be able to get a smaller discount.
I have been in touch with the company. They will send me some samples which I can put out for you to look at.
Any questions please contact me at the next meeting.