Weekly Newsletter 12th January

Hi BPS members.

What a fun time we had at our last meeting. I think we all learned a thing or two from Keith as he demonstrated loads of different ways to achieve that special shot from freaky creative images. He used himself as the model, even for serious portrait photography, showing us the way flash lighting can enhance a photo. If you wish to discuss any points with him he is now a member of our closed FB group and is more than happy to help you understand the art of using flash. He will also be with us on our portrait evening to help anyone who would like a little guidance.

Reminder: We now have a tool on our website which allows members to resize their digital image. They will be automatically be resized (to 1400px x 1050px) ready for use on our club’s laptop. Link to software http://bwps.org.uk/resizer/

Ken has informed us that, due to such a big entry, he will be removing each member’s 4th choice digital image. We have over 30 prints and over 50 DIs in this month’s competition.

Next Week

We have a visit from Ralph Snook, who I believe to be one of the best judges and lecturers in our region. He is going to present his lecture ‘Towards Distinctions and Critique’, which is placed very nicely in our calendar as the new 2018 season of National and PGAB competitions is about to start.

Photo Opportunities

Since the colder weather has arrived at last why not take a trip to the Somerset Levels to see many 10’000’s of winter visiting birds. I can recommend RSPB Greylake, Ham Wall and Catcott Lows, Take the longest lens you have.

The starling murmuration at Ham Wall is also worth a trip on a fine evening, be there at least 30mins before sunset.

Brian