Competition Deadline Reminders


…A couple of reminders

Firstly, entries for the Summer Event Competition “The Season in Lockdown” must be submitted by midnight Tuesday September 29th.  The competition can be found on Photo Entry group heading Other Internal Competitions 2020-21. You may submit up to 3 entries of any picture taken from March 25th, 2020 through to September 29th, 2020. The winner gets to retain the Summer Events Cup for 1 year.



Points of View Recap

Many thanks to all those who were able to get to the POV event in Sharnbrook over the past weekend.

The weather was warm and sunny both days, so I guess we will be short of a few dramatic storm images

Just to let you know, you need to submit 6 images, one image for each of the 6 themes. Submit all six via the usual Photo Entry website by December 1st.


Points of View this Weekend

This weekend, September 12/13th, the club holds its first event for 2020-21

The Points of View location is Sharnbrook (8 miles north of Bedford via the A6.) You can photograph anytime over the 48 hours of Saturday AM to Sunday PM. All image content must have been taken over this weekend within the bounds of Sharnbrook.

The challenge is to get 6 images, one for each of the 6 themes, see below.READ MORE

Points of View 2020 Announcement

The first event of the 2020-21 program is the Points of View event to be held over the weekend September 12th and 13th.

I have written a PDF with all the details, location, six themes. Please download it and I hope I see you over that weekend.

The PDF includes details of what the POV event entails for those that are new to the competition.

Cliff has also volunteered to lead and assist a group of new members, details in the PDF.

We have the added concern over the COVID issue. I think we can run this event within the guidelines. I have included in the PDF some links to these guidelines and how we should work within them.

Download Points of View PDF

Any questions please do ask

Ian Whiting

Chris Upton

Chris Upton ARPS gave the BCC a well received talk in Feb 2019.

You might like to know about his online talk this Thursday




Weekly – The Last One

(Stuck at Home) Weekly Image

Week 16 images (Decay and Dreamy) are due in by midnight tonight (Sunday 19th July), details here

These will be uploaded to a new Event Album on Monday and could be discussed at the members’ Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening.

Week 17 – The Last One – Balance


Week 16 – Decay and Dreamy

(Stuck at Home) Weekly Image

Week 15 images (Triptych and Magic of Three) are due in by midnight tonight (Sunday 12th July), details here

These will be uploaded to a new Event Album on Monday and could be discussed at the members’ Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening.

Week 16 – Decay and Dreamy

Two themes again for week 16. Decay and/or Dreamy


Displacement Maps – Tattoos and Textures

At last night’s club meeting on Zoom I galloped through creating and using a displacement map to put a texture or tattoo onto a subject, be it a person or text onto some material.

I have now documented the Photoshop steps plus some additional information. Those interested in trying it out can work through it in a more leisurely fashion.

Displacement Map PDF

If you do work your way through it please let me know if I have made any mistakes in my document

Many thanks

Ian Whiting