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 […]

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 […]

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

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 in 2016, Information, Photography Tips, Uncategorized | No Comments
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…. Please follow and like us:0

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, […]

Story behind that Photograph by Mike Williams

Story behind that Photograph by Mike Williams

On the Isle of Mull Photography Adventure Activity during this summer, the Wednesday was given over to a rest day or ‘go where you like time’. A group of us made the choice to take a boat trip (if the weather permitted) to Fingles Cave on Staffa and the puffin colony on Lunga in the Treshnish […]

BLESMA LONDON & STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY ACTIVITY

BLESMA LONDON & STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY ACTIVITY

Blesma London & Studio Photography Activity is this coming weekend!! The attending members will….. Spend all day on Saturday in a magnificent photography studio and receive instruction from Brendan West on how to take stunning portraits. Capture striking city images.  Have the great opportunity to take your photography outdoors with other photographers.   https://blesma.org/how-we-help/activities/photography-painting/london-studio-photography-course/       Please […]

Metering – Zone Exposure

Metering – Zone Exposure

How to check your images for correct exposure and start to see your compositions as light.     Please follow and like us:0

Metering – THE SUNNY F/16 RULE

Metering – THE SUNNY F/16 RULE

The sunny f/16 rule if used correctly will always give an accurate exposure and requires that if working in full sun, one sets the lens aperture to f/16 and the shutter speed is set to the reciprocal of the ISO. In practice, for example, if you are shooting at an ISO of 100 in full […]

Isle of Mull – ‘Pon Reflection by Charley Streather

Isle of Mull – ‘Pon Reflection by Charley Streather

‘Pon Reflection Monday saw us heading for Iona, the weather hadn’t improved much, so rather than brave the elements with photographic gear, we spent the day travelling down the island, stopping here and there to admire the views en route. We gained a dog at Benmore Estate as we stopped to secure Pete’s wheelchair more […]

Story behind that Photograph by Andy Wedge

Story behind that Photograph by Andy Wedge

Just found this shot, taken the day before my youngest was born in January 2012, and around a month before my last surgery that left me more screwed up. It’s funny now, but wife was ready to pop, we went down to the hard to check on my little boat.  Once there she says, “can we […]

Isle of Mull Photography – Day 6

Isle of Mull Photography – Day 6

This is the 6th day of the Blesma Wildlife and Landscape Photography Activity. They visited Dervaig for landscape photography and then practiced using different shutter speeds to photograph the waterfall near Ulva Ferry – showing ‘motion blur’ and ‘motion freeze’ of the water. Birds are never off the photographic menu in Mull! click on 1st image to […]

Isle of Mull Photography – Day 4

Isle of Mull Photography – Day 4

Day 4 – Salen and Lochbuie Stone Circle and it was celebration time for Carole King Briggs birthday! Please follow and like us:0

Isle of Mull Photography – Day 3

Isle of Mull Photography – Day 3

Landscape and Architectural Photography Today we headed for Iona to capture landscapes and architectural shots.  The weather had an impact on what we could do so far, but today looks a bit brighter. Click on the 1st image to open in full-size and arrow scroll to the next…. Please follow and like us:0

Isle of Mull Photography – Day 2

Isle of Mull Photography – Day 2

Day two in the Isle of Mull Please follow and like us:0