Monday, 17 June 2019

Flying Scotsman in Worcestershire

Many thanks to Andy for capturing this fantastic image of the Flying Scotsman as it sped through the county on its way to London Paddington.

Nice combination of technology both old and new!

Right time, right place eh Andy:-)

Flying Scotsman
By Andy Young

Sunday, 2 June 2019

It's all there in black and white

Exhibition of mono photography at The Regal, Port Street Evesham

Evesham's arthouse style cinema, The Regal, hosts the 2019 BPC summer exhibition of black and white images which depict an original mono movie.

Club Members: Ann, Graham, Steve, Tony and Angela submitted a total of 15 images, each one superbly executed, capturing the essence of their chosen film, which dated from the 1920's (Metropolis) to 1990's (Schindler's List).

The official opening event, held on Sunday 2nd June, proved to be a hugely popular event with all of the photographers present, models from some of the works and friends, family and acquaintances, all keen to see the work.

The Regal owners, Sue and Ian Wiper, were part of it and have bought Tony's image based on David Lean's 'Brief Encounter' which will grace the Regal's walls for the foreseeable future.

A 'People's Choice' vote for the most popular images was held at the opening event - one person, one vote with Angela winning both first and second prizes for her images based on the 1948 version of Crichton's 'Oliver Twist' and the 1951 David Lean comedy for Ealing Studios, 'The Lavender Hill Mob'.  Tony was awarded third prize for his image of another David Lean film, the love story, 'Brief Encounter' (not Close Encounter, which is a totally different thing altogether!).

BPC is in talks with Evesham Festival of Words and The Regal to find a suitable theme for a 2020 return to the cinema as part of next year's Festival.

The exhibition 

Back row L-R: Matt Richards, Tony Woods, Ann Kingscott-Marsh,
Graham Harber, Steve Reynolds, Karl Grimstone
Front row L-R: Elizabeth Smith, William Cook and Angela Fitch

Visit It's all there in black and white here - not the best video ever made, apologies from the videographer, she has a lot to learn!!

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Special event for BPC at Evesham's Regal cinema

'It's all there in black and white'... an exhibition of monochrome images which have been inspired by black and white cinematography.

As part of Evesham Festival of Words 2019, BPC Members have worked diligently to create a collection which is set to stun visitors to Evesham's Art Deco cinema, The Regal - WR11 3LD.

Regal staff have organised a special opening event where visitors can talk to the photographers and enjoy this wonderful building and its hospitality.

The exhibition will run throughout June 2019 and anyone wishing to attend the special opening event on Sunday 2nd June, 2pm - 3pm, should email to reserve their place.

Birlingham Photography Club
Summer Exhibition at The Regal Cinema, Evesham
Runs throughout June 2019
Free entry 

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

It's a colourful world

Photo Competition

The camera retailer, Park Cameras, has opened its competition for entries.

The rules are simple and much as any photographer would expect and the theme is 'It's a colourful world'.

Entry is free and the deadline is 30th June, so get out and about, whether it's Gaudiesque architecture,  playground adventures or urban graffiti, get out there and grab it!

More information is available at Park Cameras

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

New local source of quality used kit

Worcestershire top photographer, Richard Barley, announces his latest expansion into high quality, top pre-owned camera equipment sales.

Visit Richard Barley for more information.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Wow, what a weekend - BPC on tour!

2019 weekend away - Hope Valley, Derbyshire

Sixteen BPC Members left Worcestershire just after dawn on Saturday 23rd March on the first ever Club Photo Weekend.  The mini bus, superbly driven by Graham, AKA Parker, was  stuffed to the gunnels with cameras, tripods and chocolate (thanks Sweetie Jean:-))

First stop Mam Tor and after a steep climb to the top, at no extra expense whatsoever, we were greeted with a flight of hang gliders - silver-helmeted pilots and candy-bright canopy  dotting the beautiful bucolic landscape.  

Hang gliders over Mam Tor
By Angela Fitch

View from Mam Tor
By Angela Fitch 

Following Mam Tor back on the bus and off to Castleton for lunch at Tilly's Tearooms, anyone in the area drop in, whether you're looking for tea and cake or a full lunch Tilly's is the place to be! Off now to Padley Gorge, which has a babbling brook and a surreal wooded area which could be straight out of Lord of the Rings!  The golden hour wasn't as gold as it might have been so a slight change of plan and we're off to Chesterfield to capture the beautiful church of St. Mary's and All Saints, that's the one with the twisted spire!

Padley Gorge
By Angela Fitch 

The day done, we headed for the hotel, a pint and a comfortable bed.  

Day two started with a pre-dawn departure for Ladybower Reservoir, a huge body of water, which was as calm as a mill pond at five o'clock in the morning.  After a couple of hours at Ladybower, the chill nipping our fingers and noses, we made for a hearty breakfast at the Ladybower Inn, a lovely place, serving great food with a smile. 

Dawn over Ladybower Reservoir
By Angela Fitch 

A stroll to walk off the bacon and then back on the bus and a beautifully scenic drive to Edale, a walk up through this quintessential Derbyshire village, dodging the mountain bikers and hikers, coffee at Coopers and then off again for yet another delicious meal, this time The Snake Pass Inn.

It's time to be heading home now, but another nimble addition to the itinerary was a brief  stop-off at Dovedale before hitting the road south.

Many thanks to Graham, our wonderful driver, and to everyone for making our first BPC weekend away a big success.

Graham and Rose at Winnats Pass, Castelton 

Graham and Rose on the banks of Ladybower Reservoir 

For more photos of this wonderful weekend, click on the gallery page.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

£25 free voucher with Richard Barley Photography

Worcestershire-based pro photographer... giving away vouchers to the value of £25 against any training course that he offers!

The deal is limited to one per person/per course and for more information, to claim yours visit Richard's website at:

Richard is no stranger to Birlingham Photography Club, Members will remember his excellent presentation on portrait photography at a recent club meeting and many more have already pounded the streets of Worcester, enjoying the training packages that Richard delivers.