Thursday, 4 October 2018

Wex's Guide to Using Filters

Are you a landscape photographer?
Do you use on-camera filters?

Neutral Density Graduated Filters (ND Grads) are just the thing to transform landscape images which have bland or uninteresting skies into something quite extraordinary.

Wex Photo Video has a useful guide to using filters.  
Visit to https://bit.ly/2O4HvfT to find out more

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

BPC Christmas Do!

Saturday, 8th December, 7pm arrival
Whistlers, Broad Street, Pershore
£24.95pp - partners welcome

What a fantastic year BPC has had!

Visits to Slimbridge Wetlands Trust, Croome Park and Gloucester Prison, a stunning exhibition of work at Evesham's library and a further exhibition to open in October at Revill's Farm Shop and Cafe, Defford.  Over 20 members have exhibited work, many photographers exhibiting for the first time.  Congratulations to everyone on capturing those wonderful images that have been part of the Club's exhibitions.

Added to which, 17 members have taken part in interactive training days with local pro photographer Richard Barley.

Perhaps it's time for a rest?  The Christmas Do is just what we all need to round off a fantastic year over some excellent food, good wine and first class company.

Bookings are being taken now, email birlinghamphoto@btinternet.com.
£24.95 per person, partners are welcome.

Deposits of £10pp will be collected at the November meeting and the balance at December's meeting.

Absolute Beginners Photoshop Workshop

Saturday, 1st December, 10am - 1pm
Birlingham Village Hall
£7 for members, £10 for non-members - booking essential


Several BPC Members have suggested that they need some basic training in Photoshop and to meet demand this three hour absolute beginners workshop has been designed for photographers who are new to Photoshop or have tried it in the past but given up.

The workshop is totally interactive.  Four mentors will lead small groups and cover everything from the basics of opening and saving images, throughout the essentials of adjusting exposure, dealing with shadows and highlights and colour saturation, converting to mono, controlling contrast and brightness and move on to cropping, straightening horizons, adding text to an image, cloning, healing, dodging and burning.

Each attendee will need to bring their own laptop with a version of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements fully installed.  Attendees will also need some images on which to work in real time.  A free seven day trial of Adobe Photoshop is available at https://www.adobe.com/uk/products/photoshop/free-trial-download.html 

The workshop is open to anyone, but is particularly designed with beginners in mind.  Bookings are being taken - please email birlinghamphoto@btinternet.com