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

 

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

Glyn Dewis Appeal

Glyn Dewis, a professional portrait and Photoshop trainer, gave two interesting talks to our members, the last one a couple of years ago. Recently he has been working on a World War II series and among many others, met and photographed Ted Owens, 95 years old, D Day Veteran, 41 Commando hero. Story here.

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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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