Blesma Photography Group Monthly Challenge – Black & White

Posted on Aug 10, 2017 | No Comments
Blesma Photography Group Monthly Challenge – Black & White

Monthly Challenge… Black & White This challenge is all about editing to create a dramatic black and white images using the HSL and the curve tool. This is a good tutorial on how to make your black and white images more dramatic using the HSL and curve tool using phone apps, Lightroom, Photoshop and other […]

Veterans’ Images on Parade 2018 Photography Challenge

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 | No Comments
Veterans’ Images on Parade 2018 Photography Challenge

Veterans’ Images on Parade 2018 1. Introduction a. The East Anglia region of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity will be staging a photography exhibition to take place over the period February-March 2018. Called Veterans’ Images on Parade (VIOP 2018), it will comprise images taken and donated electronically, and thus at no cost to themselves, by photographers […]

Photography Group given an amazing opportunity to photograph Horse Racing at Sandown Park

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 | No Comments
Photography Group given an amazing opportunity to photograph Horse Racing at Sandown Park

Blesma member, Steve McNeice has been busy working with Tessa Day from the Jockey Club to organise a Blesma Photography Challenge at Sandown Park. There will be up to 20 members places available over two days in September.   The purpose is to introduce members to another challenging category of photography, that of equine photography, which could […]

Winner Announcement, Seasonal Themed Competition – Spring 2017

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 | One Comment
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 […]

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