Summer Events Update 17 June 2021


Summer Events Update 17 June 2021
Visit to Kathy Brown's Gardens
Reply needed by Monday 21 June

Linda has provisionally arranged a private visit to the gardens on the evening Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 or Thursday 29 July at 18:30.

The cost of entrance is £7 and if you want cake at the end of the visit that will cost £6.

We need a minimum of 12 people to make this viable.

If you would like to join us, please get in touch via summerevents@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk stating your preferred date and your second choice of date. Please reply by next Monday 21 June in order that we can reserve the booking.

Jim Boud
17 June 2021



Summer Events Update 14 June 2021

Summer Events Update 14 June 2021


This is an update to my Newsletter of 10 June 2021.

A revised list of events is here, and a list of photo opportunities is here.

I have added two potential events to the list which will go ahead if enough people are interested.  Kathy Browns is open to the public but we could organise a club only event. Linda has also offered to lead a visit to Segenhoe Church with limited numbers. Please get in touch in the usual way if you are interested.

At Linda's suggestion I have added some photo opportunity sites for you to think about, Hitchen Lavender, Summerleys and Rushmere Park. No organised events are planned here yet.  A visit to the lavender fields needs to be booked online.

Please get in touch via summerevents@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk for further information about anything on these lists.

Jim Boud

14 June 2021.




Summer Events Update 10 June 2021

Summer Events Update 10 June 2021

Last call for Woburn Walk on 15 June 2021



This is an update to my Newsletter of 3 June 2021.


A revised list of events is here, and a list of photo opportunities is here.


This is the last reminder for the Woburn Walk on Tuesday 15th. We expect there will be wild flowers and ferns to photograph, rhododendrons and deer.  Also wallabies through the fence and any other safari park animals that show.  Anyone who has not already expressed interest please get in touch via summerevents@bedfordcameraclub and I will make sure you get all the details. The weather is set fair so what's not to like?


The visit to Totternhoe Knolls has now been confirmed for Friday 2 July.  This is a great place to see bugs and plants.  Please get in touch if you would like to attend.


As ever you can contact me via summerevents@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk  for more details on any of the outings or if you have any ideas for more Summer Events. 


Jim Boud

10 June 2021


Photography TV programme on Sky Arts

 

We are indebted to Paul Hayward who has discovered another useful TV programme covering photography. This one is called “Master of Photography” and it is currently being shown on the Sky Arts channel which IS available on Freeview so you don’t have to subscribe to any TV streaming services.  The programme is shown on Tuesdays at 8pm and the format is rather like MasterChef where a challenge is set each week and one contestant is eliminated. It seems to be a mixture of Europeans competing, including some British photographers. Look out for the lippy lady from Liverpool! Great fun!

 

Canon + Adobe

For Canon camera users only: get 2 months free Adobe Photography Plan (i.e. the Lightroom and Photoshop subscription) worth £20.

  1. If you do not yet have a Canon CPS ** account then open one up (free) or, if you already have a CPS account, sign in.
  2. On your CPS account overview page, click the Adobe offer and follow the simple instructions

This offer applies both to existing Adobe subscribers (it appears to suspend your monthly payments for 2 months) and those not already using the apps (the latter effectively get 2 months free trial)

** CPS stands for “Canon Professional Services” but as far as I know anyone who registers a Canon camera can join CPS at the basic level and take this free offer.

Summer Events Update 3 June 2021


Summer Events Update 3 June 2021



This is an update to my Newsletter of 1 June 2021.


A revised list of events is here, and a list of photo opportunities is here.


Two events have been added to the Events List, Kimbolton town and Box End Watersports.


A date has been fixed for the trip to Kimbolton, 29 June @18;00hrs. If you are interested please get in touch with Clive Williams via summerevents@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk .  Previous responses have been noted. Clive will be in touch with further details in due course.


A new event has been added at the Box End Watersports centre.  We are invited to photograph one of their club evenings on payment of sharing the results of our endeavours. The date is 13 July.  Get in touch with Steve Newman via summerevents@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk for further details.


There are two additions to the Photo opportunities list.


First this coming Sunday, 6 June , the Grafman triathlon, link here and second the Great Balloon Race at Shuttleworth on 25-27 June, link here.  


Both these events are public. We could coordinate a visit if enough interest is shown or you can turn up under your own steam.


As ever you can get in touch via summerevents@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk for more details or if you have any ideas for more Summer Events. And don't forget the early morning flower shoot tomorrow.


Jim Boud

03 June 2021

Summer Events Update 1 June 2021


Summer Events Update 1 June 2021

This is an update to my Newsletter of 26 May 2021.

A revised list of events is here, and a list of photo opportunities is here.


There is an addition to both lists of a photoshoot at a commercial flower farm on the outskirts of Bedford on 4 June. More details here.


As ever you can get in touch via summerevents@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk for more details or if you have any ideas for more Summer Events.


Jim Boud

01 June 2021

Summer Events Update 26 May 2021


Summer Events Update 26 May 2021


This is an update to my Newsletter of 25 May 2021.


A revised list of events is here, and a list of photo opportunities is here.


Addition to the potential event list, is a trip to the Birds of Prey Centre at Wilstead, contact Paul Curtis.  A private evening session can be arranged for 8-10 people at a cost of £25 per head. We have had successful visits here in previous summers and I can personally recommend it.  Get in touch via summerevents@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk if you are interested. 


I have added to the Photo opportunity list a number of ideas from Paul Curtis


1 American Cemetery at Madingley


2 Woburn Safari Park


3 IWM at Duxford


4 Shuttleworth (including Swiss Garden and Hangers)


A visit to these venues would be as a regular punter during the working day, there would be no special facilities to the club as a group, but if there is sufficient interest a group outing could be arranged.  More details of each are available on the websites. As ever get in touch via summerevents@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk 



Jim Boud

26 May 2021