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. 


A Wonderful Opportunity for the BCC..!

The BCC has been offered exhibit space on the 1st floor of the Bromham Mill (Bridge End, Bromham, Bedford MK43 8LP).  We have accepted their offer, and are looking forward to showing our efforts to the local community!  But there will be work involved, so anyone wishing to exhibit will also be required to provide helping hands throughout the process.  No help, no image(s).

Here are the particulars;


Mail to BCC may bounce

We have had one report that a member was unable to send their PDIs to the normal mail box. Instead they received a “bounce” message.

When you send in your images (for a PDI or Print competition) please do check you get back the automatic “received” confirmation. If you get a bounce or do not see the confirmation after 60 minutes please let me know the details


Architects’ Association Trophy

A Happy New Year to you all.

I hope you are all back in the real world and are raring to go in our first competition of 2018.

The competition for the Architects’ Association Trophy takes place on Tuesday 16th January with a deadline of next Tuesday, 9th January at midnight.  It is for PDIs only.

Please send in your images, maximum 3, on the theme of Architectural Emotion.

I look forward to see how you all interpret the theme.

Free Photographer Academy Offer

Just received this that I thought BCC members might like to have…

A free 12-month membership offer for the The Photographer Academy

It’s British, carries over 2,000 video tutorials, regular online webcasts and magazine (PDF.) You can upload one image twice a month for a professional critique held online.

Their email follows…READ MORE

CCOTY 2017/18 Portraits

Camera Club of the Year (CCOTY) Update

The results of the first round of the competition have now been published in Issue 50 of the Photography News. We (the BCC) scored a creditable 80 points against the winner, Eastbourne Photographic Society, who scored 90 points. Leighton Buzzard Photographic Club scored 89 points.