Photography Expedition to Iceland 2017

Posted on Oct 20, 2017 | No Comments
Photography Expedition to Iceland 2017

Blesma Photography activity to Iceland 

Seasonal Themed Competition – Autumn 2017 🍂

Posted on Oct 7, 2017 | No Comments
Seasonal Themed Competition – Autumn 2017 🍂

AUTUMN – It is often said that Autumn is the best time of year for landscape photography; the colors, the textures, the clouds and the great light with the sun so low along the horizon. The competition this year is a great opportunity for you to take your photography to another level.   We want you […]

Photography Event – Our Day at Sandown Racecourse on the 15th & 20th September 2017

Posted on Sep 26, 2017 | No Comments
Photography Event – Our Day at Sandown Racecourse on the 15th & 20th September 2017

The first group visit had a ‘blanket finish’ Pat Robinson from the Sutton and Merton branch wrote for their newsletter: On Friday, 15th September the group  spent a wonderful day at Sandown Park Racecourse thanks to our Steve McNeice.  He arranged with the Jockey Club for members of Blesma Photography Group to spend two days at […]

Blesma Photography Challenge, Black and White – Winner announcement

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 | No Comments
Blesma Photography Challenge, Black and White – Winner announcement

We asked talented photographer and Blesma Members, Pete Norton to select the winning image entered into the latest Blesma Photography Challenge.   This challenge was about using the HSL and the curve tools to creating a more dramatic image using either a phone app, Lightroom, Photoshop or other image editing software.  After thoughtful consideration, Pete […]

Blesma Photography Group Challenge – Double Exposure

Posted on Aug 27, 2017 | No Comments
Blesma Photography Group Challenge – Double Exposure

The winner of the Blesma Photography Challenge held in July is Andy Wedge. Andy took a family selfie and a beach view image.  He superimposing the two images to create a very effective double exposure.    Double Exposure by Andy Wedge   Well done to everyone who entered this challenge.  Here are some exciting examples […]

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.    

Seasonal Themed Competition – Spring 2017

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 | No Comments
Seasonal Themed Competition – Spring 2017

Blesma Photography Competition – The next seasonal theme is ‘Spring’ and will run until 21st June 2017

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 […]