2018-19 programme details

The outline programme for 2018-19 is now available on the website.

A PDF version for printing will be prepared for the start of the new year on 4th September.

Remember to check the Events calendar regularly to see all the BCC events – including Cuppa & Capture and Monochrome Interest Group – that are taking place during the year.

C&C ‘Adornment’ images available

The images from the Cuppa & Capture outing on 23rd July are available here. The theme was “adornment”.

Cuppa & Capture – “Adornment”

Street adornment by Daniel Firth

Interesting to see predominantly colour images this time, but then I guess one automatically associates adornment with colour. Good range of ideas and compositions, although I think it is the first time I have seen almost exactly the same shot from two different people…

Now we have an opportunity to recharge our batteries (camera, creative, emotional,…) over the summer break.

See you in September.

C&C images of ‘entrances’ available

The gallery of images from the latest Cuppa & Capture on “entrances” has been published – it is
available here.

Results of annual print competition 2018

The results of the annual print competition for 2018 can be found in this PDF document. There were two competitions on the night: colour and monochrome.

Results of annual projected image competitions 2018

The 2017-18 annual projected image competitions – for monochrome and colour – were held on 19th June 2018. In the galleries below you will see those images that received recognition on the night.

The images in each gallery are in the order of first prize, second prize, third prize, highly commended, and imagination points.

Click on an image to bring up a larger version with details of the creator, title and award. From there you can step through all of the images in that gallery.

Monochrome

There were 36 images submitted in the monochrome category of which 10 received some form of recognition. For a table of results see this PDF document.

Colour

There were 48 images submitted in the colour category of which 12 received some form of recognition. For a table of results see this PDF document.

Cuppa & Capture – “Entrances”

Big Screen Fails to Entrance by Teresa Beetham

I was unable to make this Cuppa & Capture but it looks like those who did take part had an enjoyable time teasing and stretching the
interpretation of “entrances”, which is the way it should be!

A nice range of images and a good colour / monochrome split.

C&C ‘Dogs’ gallery now available

The images submitted for the Cuppa & Capture on 25th July, subject ‘Dogs’ are now online:
http://www.bishopthorpe-camera-club.com/event/cuppa-capture-dogs/.

Annual General Meeting

Cuppa & Capture – “Dogs”

England by Steve Hogg

To make up for explicitly excluding dogs from the previous Cuppa & Capture – where the theme was ‘Bark’! – the theme this time was exclusively dogs.

Even then, the small but adventurous band of photographers showed what a little creativity (or perhaps a lot?) can do with such a simple theme.

Steve’s ‘England’ is highlighted for capturing the zeitgeist nicely, but also ambiguously – by the time you read this you could be interpreting it as flying the flag or ripping it to shreds…

Annual projected image competition

This is the club’s Annual Projected Image Competition.

Deadline for Entries is Tuesday 29th May. [AV evening]. Entries to: projimagesec(at)bishopthorpe-camera-club.com (please replace (at) with @).

Two categories – Colour and Mono. Max 3 Images in each category.

In the subject line of your email please include your First name / Surname / Competition name.
Metadata: Entries should have the Image Title written in the Caption metadata in capital letters when they are exported or saved.
All entries are judged anonymously so please don’t include your name or any watermark or copyright notices in the image.

Further info can be found here .

Please send a covering email listing your entries in priority order because in the event of too many entries your priority 3 make not be included in the competition!

Latest C&C photos available

The photographs from the Cuppa & Capture assignment on ‘Bark (of trees not dogs)’  are now available

Cuppa & Capture – “Bark”

Monochrome Interest Group: All about food

A meeting of the Monochrome Interest Group (MIG).  The theme is ‘All about food’.

There will be a charge of £1 to cover the hire of the hall.

MIG web site: mig-20.businesscatalyst.com

Cuppa & Capture – “Bark”

The tree spirit by Iain Stuart

Most of the people I spoke to before we went out on this week’s assignment felt that the subject was quite restrictive and did not lend itself well to interpretation. However, look at these images and you will see how much the contributors rose to the challenge.

This is one of those themes where reading the image titles is important, not least because it might help you see what the photographer saw!  In that respect it is also good to see the range of creative techniques used to by photographers to help them produce an image that captures and projects their vision.

New version of Nik released

There is good news today of a new release of the Nik Collection software that so many of us use. The bad news is that there is a price: £39.99 (£59 from 1st July 2018).

I saw the announcement here , but if you want to see what DxO Labs say about their work – and to buy it – go here .

Since Lightroom improved monochrome processing in their latest release I will think hard about paying for this additional software, what about you? It may still be good value, especially if you use a number of the modules.

Late update: C&C gallery ‘Modernity’

I forgot to announce the publication of the gallery from the C&C meeting on 21st May – the theme was “modernity”.

Cuppa & Capture – “Modernity”

 

Annual print competition

This is the club’s Annual Print Competition: deadline for entries is Tuesday 15th May [Annual Lecture evening].
Entries please to Andy Towse.

Two categories – Colour and Mono, Prints mounted on 50cm*40cm mountboard.
Max 3 prints in each category with title, but not your name, on the reverse.
Use the Print Competition Entry form to provide your name + a list of your prints [titles] and indicate 1,2,3 as appropriate to show the priority of each print.
In the event of too many entries your priority 3 make not be included in the competition!

Instructions here.

Audio-Visual evening

Your chance to be creative; prepare an AV presentation and let Rob & Roger do their thing as compères!

Submission deadline: Annual projected image competition

The club’s Annual Projected Image Competition is on 19th June and today is the deadline for entries.

Send entries to: projimagesec(at)bishopthorpe-camera-club.com (please replace (at) with @).

Two categories – Colour and Mono. Max 3 Images in each category.

In the subject line of your email please include your First name / Surname / Competition name.
Metadata: Entries should have the Image Title written in the Caption metadata in capital letters when they are exported or saved.
All entries are judged anonymously so please don’t include your name or any watermark or copyright notices in the image.

Further info can be found here .

Please send a covering email listing your entries in priority order because in the event of too many entries your priority 3 make not be included in the competition!

Cuppa & Capture – “Modernity”

Snailmail Abandoned by Lisa Williamson

The guidance we had from Rob on this one was:

  • The quality or condition of being modern: an aura of technological modernity.
  • A modern way of thinking, working, etc,: Hobbes was the genius of modernity.

So that’s easy then…!

Actually the group has some interesting interpretations on this theme and the quality of the images was very good. I’m sure the glorious sunny summer weather helped a little too.

 

Annual Lecture: Richard Revels – A close look at nature

Richard Revels (FRPS) is a Natural History Photographer whose interest in butterflies brought him into nature photography some 40 years ago. He photographs a wide range of natural history subjects, ranging from Bugs to Birds, Snakes to Mammals, Orchids to the Weather, and as he says “everything else that I find as I travel the countryside.”

In 1983 he joined the Royal Photographic Society, gaining his Fellowship in 1984. He has recently retired after many years serving on the RPS Natural History Distinctions Panel.

Richard travels widely speaking to Wildlife and Conservation groups and Camera Clubs in the UK. His Photo Library contains tens of thousands of images, many of which have been widely published.

Richard will show work showcasing a wide range of Britain’s nature in close up: extreme close-ups of orchid seeds less than 1 mm long; butterfly eggs that are only slightly larger; various kinds of insects including some photographed in flight using high speed flash; fungi and lichens and other plant life; and life histories of butterflies and wasps. The talk will also include a sequence showing a dragonfly hovering. During the show he will explain the various techniques and equipment he uses to capture his images.

Richard’s website: http://www.richardrevelsphotography.com

Tickets £5 in advance, or £6 ‘on the door’ [if seats still available], BCC members £3

For further information and to buy tickets, email: annual.lecture@bishopthorpe-camera-club.com

There is a poster for this event if you are able to publicise it: BCC Annual lecture 2018 – Richard Revels

Members’ Exhibition 2

Submission deadline: Annual print competition

The club’s Annual Print Competition will be on June 5th – please give your entries to Andy Towse by today.

Two categories – Colour and Mono, Prints mounted on 50cm*40cm mountboard.
Max 3 prints in each category with title, but not your name, on the reverse.
Use the Print Competition Entry form to provide your name + a list of your prints [titles] and indicate 1,2,3 as appropriate to show the priority of each print.
In the event of too many entries your priority 3 make not be included in the competition!

Instructions here.

Monochrome Interest Group: Flora & fauna

A meeting of the Monochrome Interest Group (MIG).  The theme is ‘Flora & fauna’.

There will be a charge of £1 to cover the hire of the hall.

MIG web site: mig-20.businesscatalyst.com

Cuppa & Capture – “Above eye level”

The turnout for this particular event was small – probably due to it being a public holiday – but the select band managed to produce a few photographs despite the leisurely consumption of tea and scones!

New Green by Iain Stuart

Paula Davies – Creative landscapes and flower photography

“I enjoy being out in the landscape pressing the shutter but get particular satisfaction from seeking out abstract images in man-made and natural objects that look like landscapes. Finding a different photo to take every day means that I often resort to photographing flowers from my garden.”

Paula’s website: pixelfoto.co.uk

Submission deadline: Members’ Exhibition 2

Please submit your images for Members’ Exhibition 2 by today. The exhibition will be on the evening of the Annual Lecture on Tuesday 15th May.

 

 

Latest C&C gallery available: ‘Good and gooder’

The photographs from the latest Cuppa & Capture assignment – Good and gooder – are now available.

(And before you submit comments about the incorrect grammar in the title, let’s just say Rob has his own particular – peculiar? – sense of humour…!)

Cuppa & Capture – “Good and Gooder”

Which way to go by Kathleen Turner

This was a good challenge which tested our ability to enhance our images by processing them after capture. This extends the opportunity to be creative beyond the moment of initial composition. Of course, ‘enhancement’ is subjective – the activity is about producing images to please you, and it is a bonus if others enjoy them too.

You will see a variety of approaches to this with some people going for a more ‘painterly’ look – presumably encouraged by recent Club events which have demonstrated how powerful this can be – and others employing the power of Photoshop (or similar) in removing inconvenient objects.

The way this was done was to provide an original jpeg image straight out of the camera (OOC) and the processed image. The presentation is either as a diptych, where both photos are presented together, or as two separate images.

These are best viewed by stepping through the larger images – just click on one and then navigate using the right & left buttons, or click on the triangle in the top left corner of an images to start the slideshow.

 

Annual lecture – tickets going fast!

The BCC Annual Lecture with Richard Revels, FRPS, is getting ever closer – it’s on the 15th May.

For more details see here.

As of today (20th April) tickets are still available but it would be a shame to leave it too late and miss out…

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