Thursday, 30 April 2020

Photography Online - probably the best YouTube prog for togs!

If you have yet to discover Photography Online it's really worth looking at.

Set in Scotland, these hour long, monthly YouTube videos are packed full of content to suit most photographers.

Although genres are mainly landscape and wildlife, there is plenty of stuff around kit and techniques to keep most photographers interested.

The May session includes a really clever bit about Depth of Field, so if you struggle with the concepts of focal length, FStops, focus and bokeh this is definitely for you!

Free to join, no hard sell, no cheesy links with third parties, just good honest info from people who know what they're doing.

Check it out here

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Digital Camera online tutorials

Many thanks to Jim for sending in this link to dozens of online tutorials provided by Digital Camera, one of the better camera glossies on the market.

Lots of stuff about camera techniques plus software including PS Elements, which is a bit of a rarity!

The BPC WhatsApp group offers lots of interesting snippets like this one and a bit of chat.  It's exclusive to BPC Members, if you haven't joined yet and would like to, send your mobile number to and we'll add your name.

Click here for Digital Camera tutorials

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Stuck at home? Learn Lightroom with The Lightroom Queen!

Many thanks to Jim for sending in the following.

The Lightroom Queen knows a thing or two about Adobe software and in particular Lightroom.  Many of her Ebooks are free and she offers a 'no-stings attached' newsletter.

To get you started, the following link will take you through to The Lightroom Queen's website.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Sometimes, things just work!

The following message was received this morning (17th March) from Barbara Lincoln. It's all pretty much self-explanatory and members might like to see that in our busy lives we have managed to help one of our young photography friends.

Well done Amelia, keep up the good work!

Good Afternoon Birlingham Photography Club members,

I just wanted to say a quick word of thanks! As a youth services librarian and educator, I've been running a fun beginner photography class for 12-14 year olds, and I thought you all might enjoy hearing that we were able to get some great use out of your club's website and photography links list. We were even able to use some of this information for our most recent group project! Thanks so much for sharing!

One of our youngest, Amelia has also asked me to share the article where she initially became interested in photography with you all, "Fashion Photography Tips for Beginners". I've listed it below if you'd like to review!

Initially I was a little hesitant to reach out, but I thought this actually could be a really fun photography addition for anyone else coming across your information as a beginner, like Amelia! Although we won't be meeting for a few weeks as a precaution due to the Coronavirus, I'm still in touch with the group and their parents, and wondered if you wouldn't mind adding this one to your list? I find a little encouragement goes a long way - and I would absolutely love to surprise Amelia and the rest of the library group if you do choose to include it! 

Thanks again for all your help,
Barbara Lincoln

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Sarah Howard's Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Stormy seas, fast-flowing rivers, skudding clouds, scurrying people, trailing car lights, swishy bare trees...

The list of subject matter for long exposure photography is enormous and it's time to get out there and see what you can create using a tripod, your camera, maybe a filter and a little patience!

Sarah Howard, who will make her first visit to BPC in September, has laid out in black and white how to capture creamy currents, crazy car lights and ghostly people.

Email for Sarah's guideline and for more information about Sarah, visit the Image Seen website at