Saturday, 26 October 2019

Black Friday deal on Affinity, Designer and Illustrator

Many thanks to Barbara for the following heads up...

If any members are thinking of buying Serifs Affinity Photo, Designer or Illustrator Programmes,  I received a good tip that they will be running a special ‘Black Friday’ deal - end of November(ish).  

They do a 10 day free trial on their website if you want to check it out.

Get on their mailing list to hear about the offer.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

BPC 2020 Weekend Bash - sells out in 8 hours!

Reserve list is now open

Many thanks to everyone who booked their places on the minibus for the 2020 BPC Weekend Bash - the bus sold out in eight hours!

We also have four people using their own cars, so if anyone would like to consider doing that please let me know and I can add you to the supplementary list so that you're included on all communications about the group meals, changes to the itinerary and so on.

If you would like to add your name to the reserve list please let me know.  This list, subject to demand, may turn into a list for a similar weekend event in autumn 2020 - no commitment at this stage and this will only run if there is sufficient interest to hire the minibus.

Those booked on the minibus will pay £10pp, which includes vehicle hire, vehicle insurance, driver (thanks Graham), fuel and car parking throughout the weekend.  I will collect the transport payments at the January BPC meeting.

Overnight accommodation may be booked at the Premier Inn, Morland Road, Glastonbury BA6 9FW.   

We shall stay overnight on the 4th April, make an early start for a sunrise photo shoot and then return to the hotel for breakfast at the adjoining Brewer's Fayre pub/restaurant and check out of the hotel.

The itinerary is action packed and there is a wet weather plan - just in case.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Starry, starry, cloudy night

Many thanks to Gareth Watson, from London Camera Exchange (LCE), Worcester for an excellent presentation on night sky photography.

Sadly the weather didn't play ball, however, all was not lost and the resourceful Gareth had devised his own 'Plan B' which, although can't compete with the real thing, gave BPC Members the opportunity to put some extreme camera settings into play and have a go.

So, with a set up of a trusty tripod and an LED torch playing the starring role, Birlingham Village Hall was plunged into darkness and the members set to work.

Congratulation to everyone who rose to the challenge, not an easy challenge, and thanks to Tony for sending in the two images below, which were taken in a room which was in total darkness!

f1.6, ISO 1250 and shutter speed of 10 sec

f4, ISO 3200 and shutter speed of 25 sec