Programme

Welcome to Birlingham Photography Club

All meetings, unless stated otherwise, are held on the first 
Tuesday of every month
7pm - 8.30pm at:

Birlingham Village Hall 
Birlingham
Pershore 
WR10 3AB

£4 per person, to include light refreshments, everyone is welcome, 
under 18's to be accompanied.


DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID 19 HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUES, BPC MEETINGS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL THE END OF JUNE, WHEN A REVIEW WILL BE MADE AND IF THE SITUATION HAS SUFFICIENTLY IMPROVED THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY 7TH JULY.

MANY APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, THOUGH I'M SURE THAT EVERYONE IS IN AGREEMENT THAT THE SUSPENSION OF MEETINGS WAS THE ONLY OPTION AVAILABLE TO US.

STAY SAFE AND WELL AND MAYBE BRUSH UP ON YOUR STUDIO AND LIGHTING TECHNIQUES DURING THIS ENFORCED DOWN TIME!

BEST WISHES
ANGELA



Tuesday, 7th July
Walkabout workshop

Hopefully the Covid 19 Virus is behind us by the July meeting, when we shall meet at Birlingham Village Hall and go on for a gentle stroll around the village to capture local flora, fauna and landscapes.  It the weather is against us, we shall have a practical lighting workshop in the hall.

This is the perfect opportunity for some peer group support and to put into practice some of the techniques that our speakers have talked about.

Bring your camera, tripod, filters (if you have them) and your favourite lens or lenses!  The walk will be followed by an optional visit to The Swan Inn at Birlingham for a glass of squash (other beverages are available) to celebrate the return to normality!


Tuesday, August 4th
BPC Club Print Competition

Fantastic opportunity for any member to showcase up to three of their favourite images at this year's print competition.

Any genre, any size, mono or colour.  Exclusive to BPC members and free entry.

This year's judge is Terry Livesey - www.terrylivesey.co.uk.  This is Terry's second visit to BPC, members will remember his excellent presentation in November 2019.

Framing and mounting of images is not required, but please back your prints with card so that they stand in the Perspex stands - thanks.

There are two categories: Foundation and Experienced.  The 2020 competitions will not include a 'members' vote' as experience has demonstrated that the same images win both the judge's and the vote prizes.  This, however, means that though there will be fewer prizes they will be better prizes!

Deadline for submissions is Saturday, 1st August, 11am - 12noon at The Angel Hotel, Pershore or by prior arrangement with Angela.

Tuesday, 1st September
Sarah Howard - more information tbc.

Tuesday, 6th October
AVs, what are they and how to create them by Peter Young

In this illustrated talk, Peter Young will offer his personal view on the Art of the Audio Visual. 

He will cover:

•    The types of AV in terms of style, and the formal requirements for RPS competitions.
•    The practical steps and the challenges that arise in making an AV, not just with the photography, but with sound recording and music selection.
•    Aspects of editing an AV.
•    Choosing the type of AV you want to make: Is it about you, about the world you live in, or about current or historical events?
•    The importance of ‘attitude’ to make the AV interesting for the viewer.
•    Moving beyond the info-documentary to explore the creative possibilities of AV making,

The AV provides many challenges for the photographer who is not used to shooting sequences of images and editing them into a coherent whole. Peter will show several of his own attempts at developing this art, and consider where AV making could go in the future.


Tuesday, November 3rd
Perpetuity in Motion - Part 2, by Claire Carter

Claire Carter makes stunningly beautiful images in natural settings.  Landscape, wildlife and portrait are the photography passions that make up Clare's photography world.

She has a long-running working relationship with movement and uses movement in the natural world to create a different approach to what might be considered 'the norm'.

Claire also runs photography workshops for individuals and small groups.  For more information and to see more of Claire's work visit www.carterart.co.uk


Tuesday, December 1st
Annual Digital Image Competition

Similar to the print competition in August, but exclusively digital submissions.

Any member may submit up to three prints from any genre, in mono or colour.
Your image must be JPEG and the size should be 1600 pixels x 1200 pixels and have a file size no larger than 3Mb

Please submit no later than midnight on Sunday 22nd November.

The judge will be Claire Carter - www.carterart.co.uk