Stuck At Home Photo Week 3

Week 2’s theme has been SHADOW(S). The closing date is tonight, 12th April, 11.59pm. The album will go online on Monday and the link will be found on this page

The Week 3 theme of our Stuck at Home Photo Event will be FOOD

The closing date will be April 19th 11.59pm. Photos have to be taken in the week before. Submit your photos by the usual PhotoEntry website. 

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Landscape Contest

Nigel Danson is a good landscape photographer, he posts regular videos on YouTube.

With the lock-in most landscapers are stuck at home.

He has arranged a competition with some excellent, donated prizes including a Nikon Z50 with lenses, carbon fibre tripod from Benro, Kase magnetic filters and aTenba Axis bag. The cost of entry per person is £10 and for this you can upload up to 5 images. Six good judges will select the winners. All proceeds go to both help fight Covid-19 and benefit those affected by the virus.

Submitted landscape photos must have been taken BEFORE March 1st otherwise it doesn’t matter how old they are. Closing date May 31st

Details here www.worldlandscapephotographer.com

 

Stuck at Home Week 2

 

We were really pleased with the response to Week 1 event (Macros) with 70 brilliant photos, well done everyone.

They were reviewed at the first club’s Coffee Morning via Zoom on Thursday 9th, very ably hosted by John Gough. Keep a look out for the one.

Just a reminder that the Stuck at Home Weekly Image event closes on Sunday 12th April. The subject is SHADOW(S)

Take up to 3 shots this week and post them in the normal PhotoEntry website. I’ll upload them to the Adobe Album on Monday.

If you would like a critique of your image please email critiques@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk with your image title, tell the critic if you would like it to be private or open.

 

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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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.