Blesma Photography – Monthly Challenge for September

Posted on Aug 29, 2015 | No Comments
Blesma Photography – Monthly Challenge for September

Dear Blesma Photographers, This month’s competition is entitled ‘Autumn Landscape’ and hopefully the intention is evident from the title.  September brings days with crisp light and long shadows, as well as the changing hues in the countryside. Farmland, rivers, woodland and hedgerows all reflect the end of summer, giving us plenty of scope for some great […]

Blesma Photography – Monthly Competition Winner Announcement……

Posted on Aug 29, 2015 | No Comments
Blesma Photography – Monthly Competition Winner Announcement……

  It has been extremely difficult to choose the winners for this months Photography Challenges.  All the entries have been of a very high standard and superbly shot  – well done everybody!   Winner of August, Part One – Motion Blur is Brian Chenier   Car Blur f/5, 1/20s at ISO 1600 Taken as sun sets […]

“I WANT TO BE A STRONG PILLAR OF SUPPORT FOR MEMBERS”

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 | No Comments
“I WANT TO BE A STRONG PILLAR OF SUPPORT FOR MEMBERS”

Internationally acclaimed photographer Marcus Lyon has agreed to become Blesma’s latest high profile ambassador. MARCUS LYON a British artist and photographer of international renown. He has taken portraits of HM the Queen and the last four British Prime Ministers, as well as some of the poorest people on earth in slums and ghettos worldwide. His work […]

Fun video from the Blesma City & Studio Photography Weekend

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 | No Comments
Fun video from the Blesma City & Studio Photography Weekend

This year Brendan West lead the Blesma City & Studio Photography weekend. This video is from Day 2 –  Members enjoyed the day practicing their photography skills using studio lighting. [wpdevart_youtube playlist=”Blesma City & Studio Photography – Day two in the Lighting Studio” width=”640″ height=”385″ autoplay=”0″ theme=”dark” loop_video=”0″ enable_fullscreen=”1″ show_related=”1″ show_popup=”0″ thumb_popup_width=”213″ thumb_popup_height=”128″ show_title=”1″ show_youtube_icon=”1″ show_annotations=”1″ show_progress_bar_color=”red” autohide_parameters=”1″ set_initial_volume=”false” […]

You could star in Blesma’s 1st photography exhibition!

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 | No Comments
You could star in Blesma’s 1st photography exhibition!

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Blesma City & Studio Photography 2015, Day 3 – Camden Market and Canal

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 | No Comments
Blesma City & Studio Photography 2015, Day 3  – Camden Market and Canal

Another exciting opportunity for Street Photography. The Stables Market is one of the most colourful and multicultural locations in London. A lot a photo experimentation from the group including motion blur. Please follow and like us:0

The August Monthly Challenge – Shutter Speed (Part 2)

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 | No Comments
The August Monthly Challenge – Shutter Speed (Part 2)

  We think this months challenge will be enjoyable and look forward to seeing your results. The challenge this month is the final part of the Exposure Triangle. The 2nd part of this challenge is to produce a tac sharp photograph with a fast shutter speed. (The example photo above  shows the car in sharp focus but the […]

Blesma City & Studio Photography 2015, Day 2 – Studio Lighting

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 | No Comments
Blesma City & Studio Photography 2015, Day 2 – Studio Lighting

Blesma City and Studio Photography Course, Day 2 – Studio Lighting. Today, with guidance from Brendan West, Blesma Members had a fun and informative introduction to the fundamental elements of portrait photography; how set up and control studio lighting. They spent the day using the lighting equipment at Locks Studio in Islington. A big thank you to Brendan for […]

Exploring Street Photography – Part One

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 | No Comments
Exploring Street Photography – Part One

EXPLORING STREET PHOTOGRAPHY – Part One, by Olaf Willoughby Part 1: Street Photography, it’s about mood and moment not minutiae What is Street Photography? I believe it’s about capturing life in the street, revealing the drama in the everyday. That’s it. Like any good photograph it needs to exude an energy which resonates with the viewer. […]

Story behind that Photograph by Brendan West

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 | No Comments
Story behind that Photograph by Brendan West

BT Global Challenge 1996. Amputee Nigel Smith helms Time and Tide into the edge of a hurricane after passing Cape Horn into the Southern Ocean, 200 mile from Antarctica where temperature plummet to -42 C with windchill. Please follow and like us:0

Blesma City & Studio Photography Course 2015, Day 1 – The South Bank

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 | No Comments
Blesma City & Studio Photography Course 2015, Day 1 – The South Bank

Day One of the City and Studio Photography Course – The South Bank Today Blesma members on the City and Studio Photography Course will be shooting along South Bank.  Rich with iconic buildings along this stretch of the River Thames and famous for its street performers – there will be lots to photograph!     Friday 14th August 2015 […]

Blesma City and Studio Photography – Begins today!

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 | No Comments
Blesma City and Studio Photography – Begins today!

Members are currently gathering in London for the City & Studio Photography Course London, one of the most vibrant, multi-cultural and diverse cities in the world. This 4 day event provides the opportunity to concentrate on cityscape and street photography. It also includes one day in the studio to study creative lighting and portraiture. By […]

The August Monthly Challenge – Shutter Speed (Part 1)

Posted on Aug 2, 2015 | No Comments
The August Monthly Challenge – Shutter Speed (Part 1)

We think this months challenge will be enjoyable and look forward to seeing your results. The challenge this month is the final part of the Exposure Triangle. This challenge is in two parts and the 2nd part will be posted in mid August. The 1st part is to produce a photograph with intentional motion such […]

Story behind that Photograph by Charley Streather

Posted on Aug 2, 2015 | No Comments
Story behind that Photograph by Charley Streather

Arriving in St Lucia after 20 days at sea, the Blesma crew arranged for me to play guitar on stage at the Full moon party on the beach. The locals and other boats crews didn’t know what hit them as I rolled out Black Magic Woman, Route 66 and Sunny Afternoon at volume 11! The place […]