Seasonal Themed Competition – Spring 2017

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

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.

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

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 in 2016, BLESMA Member, Information, Uncategorized | 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

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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 […]

December 2016 Blesma Photographic Competition – Winner Annoucement

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December 2016 Blesma Photographic Competition – Winner Annoucement

Blesma Photographic Competition – Bokeh  Click on the box below to view this months winning images……

Seasonal Themed Competition – Winter 2016/17

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Seasonal Themed Competition –  Winter 2016/17

Open the window and take a look at the latest Blesma Photography group’s Competition……..

Taking Better Photos….

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

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

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

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!

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 […]

South West Photography Event

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
South West Photography Event

Dear Members, The next South West Photography Event will take place on Wednesday 12th October. The day is planned around the South Devon butterfly farm and a steam railway trip.  Members should arrive at Buckfastleigh (just off the A38) for 10.00 am to visit the butterfly farm and otter sanctuary. This will be followed by lunch […]

Epping Forest Photography – 14th September 2016

Epping Forest Photography – 14th September 2016

Members of the Blesma Photography Group and Verdi Studios spent a lovely the day in Epping Forest practicing their photography skills .   Kirsty Verdi from Verdi Studios  along with her father Parm Verdi gave up their valuable time to join the group and to give help and advice to members who attend the event.   Kirsty said, […]

Photographing – Star Trails

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Photographing – Star Trails

Recently, I’ve been looking up the different techniques used to photograph star trails.  With a clear nights sky and few additional accessories it is relatively easy!   Things I found helpful….

Studio Day on the Blesma City & Studio Activity 2016

Studio Day on the Blesma City & Studio Activity 2016

A fun time-lapse video taken of the day showing each photographer at work and some of their finished images. [wpdevart_youtube playlist=”PL7A7Pnf8_1WQ65wixNsvDQ05m6BElsfhE” width=”640″ height=”385″ autoplay=”1″ 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” initial_volume=”100″ disable_keyboard=”0″]9Vp0a5LSwro[/wpdevart_youtube] Meet the photographers video by Sue Wright Uppington –  Photographers on the day were Allan Jackson, Pradip Rai, Mick Williams, […]