Winner Announcement, Seasonal Themed Competition – Spring 2017

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 | No Comments
Winner Announcement, Seasonal Themed Competition – Spring 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the Spring themed competition.   Thank you to all who took part.  There were a total of 52 images entered into the Spring 2017 album on Facebook.   If you’re one of the group who is yet to participate, please don’t be shy and enter the Summer 2017 Competition – we’d […]

Seasonal Themed Competition – Summer 2017

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 | No Comments
Seasonal Themed Competition – Summer 2017

The competition runs until the end of Summer, 22nd September 2017 and is open to all Blesma Members using any type of camera (SLR, Bridge, mirrorless, phone camera, etc).    Please add your image into the Summer 2017  Competition Album on Facebook 14 top tips for photographing summer Of all the seasons of the year, […]

Verdi Studios Competition – Winners

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 | No Comments
Verdi Studios Competition – Winners

Blesma and Verdi Studio would like to thank members for all their fantastic entries – it was a difficult choice! The winning six images were chosen by Barry Le Grys MBE and Kirsty Verdi (in no particular order): Charlie Armstrong,  Steve Barnes, Keith Harness, Charley Streather, Brendan West and Mike Williams.     The winning images […]

Blesma Photo Assignment – The National Memorial Arboretum on Wednesday 28 June 2017

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 | No Comments
Blesma Photo Assignment – The National Memorial Arboretum on Wednesday 28 June 2017

Would you like to join a team of Blesma Photographers to capture the emotional day when Blesma visits the National Memorial Arboretum? For more information about this assignment please email Sue Wright, on mediavolunteer@blesma.org or message via Facebook.   It’s a great opportunity for the photography group and we look forward to hearing from you.    

Winner Announcement – Jan 2017 Blesma Photography Challenge

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 | No Comments
Winner Announcement – Jan 2017 Blesma Photography Challenge

Miniature Scenes The winning image for January’s Photography Challenge which was voted for by Blesma members is by Brendan West. Well done! By Brendan West Behind the scenes…. Please have a look at the other entries posted on Facebook 

February 2017 Blesma Photography Challenge – Photo A Day.

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 | No Comments
February 2017 Blesma Photography Challenge – Photo A Day.

Add your images on Facebook with that day’s number into the February Challenge – Photo-A-Day Album (this is a link directly to the Album on Facebook) Remember, to practice the rules of photography when creating your images.   red shadows morning  circle what’s for dinner movement self portrait   phone looking up time stripes frozen […]

How to Refine and Cull Images in Lightroom – PHLEARN Tutorial

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 | No Comments
How to Refine and Cull Images in Lightroom – PHLEARN Tutorial

In the age of Digital Photography, it is common for a photographer to take hundreds if not thousands of photos during a photo shoot. Once the shoot is over, it is up to the photographer to choose the best images to deliver to clients or display in their portfolio. How does a photographer select the […]

Blesma Photography Group – 2016 Review

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 | No Comments
Blesma Photography Group – 2016 Review

Blesma Photography Group review of 2016! Photography as an activity and hobby for Blesma members has really gained traction in 2016. The diversity and quality of pictures taken by members this year showcases their creative side perfectly and continues to motivate interest in the wider world. We invite you to take a look at the […]

Blesma Photography Challenge – Miniature Scenes, Jan 2017

Posted on Jan 8, 2017 | No Comments
Blesma Photography Challenge – Miniature Scenes, Jan 2017

Tabletop Photographer Puts His Toys to Good Use in Funny Miniature Scenes This latest Blesma photography challenge is all about creating a scene with figures or toys and being as creative as you can.   Use all your photographic skills in planning and setting up this shoot.  For instance, think about the use of lighting, aperture, the […]

Taking Better Photos….

Posted on Dec 10, 2016 | No Comments
Taking Better Photos….

Select a photograph by a photographer or an artist whose work you admire and try to copy it. If it is impossible to copy the image exactly, make a copy in the style of the original.  Submit both photos and explain what you see in the original and critique your copy. Place your images into […]

Winner Annoucment – November 2016 Photographic Competition

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 | No Comments
Winner Annoucment – November 2016 Photographic Competition

We are very pleased to announce that the judges have reached a decision for the winner of November’s 2016 Photographic Competition – Well done, Andy Wedge.   We also enjoyed the pictures posted by Albert Cleary, Jon Bevan and Martin Berry.  It was lovely of you to share your precious memories with us using objects from your past.   Thank […]

December 2016 Blesma Photographic Competition – Bokeh

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December 2016 Blesma Photographic Competition – Bokeh

We’ve not had a Bokeh Challenge…and what a more perfect time to try it, than with the holidays coming up?  Since one of the many ways to achieve Bokeh is using Christmas lighting.   Post your ‘Bokeh’ image Christmas themed or otherwise into the December 2016 Competition Album on the Blesma Facebook Photography group’s page.  Attribution Christmas by Kristina Servant […]

November 2016 Blesma Photographic Competition – Photograph an Object from your past

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 | No Comments
November 2016 Blesma Photographic Competition – Photograph an Object from your past

To be shot and submitted between 1 – 30 November 2016, submission deadline is 30 November 2016 into the November 2016 Blesma Photographic Competition Album on Facebook.  We all know them, the objects that are charged with the memories of our past. From childhood toys or presents received from loved ones to artefacts that represent […]

October’s Photographic Competition – The Kiss!

Posted on Oct 2, 2016 | No Comments
October’s Photographic Competition – The Kiss!

Photograph a Kiss To be shot and submitted between 1 – 31 October 2016, submission deadline is 31 October 2016.  Add your image to the October’s Photography Competition Album on Facebook, this is a link directly to the album A kiss – one of the most intimate interactions between two persons yet it exists in so […]

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