Image Review Session

Image Review Session

Are you stuck taking the same mediocre images?  Do you wonder if your photos are even good?  Wouldn’t it help to have a professional view your work with a constructive evaluation to include feedback, suggestions and tips? Please follow and like us:0

Photography Challenge – Levitation Photography

Photography Challenge – Levitation Photography

February’s competition will challenging your photo editing skills.  The competition was  inspired by Martin Berry who posted his banana on the Blesma Photography Facebook Page (see header image). Post your image in the usual place; the February Competition Album, on Facebook.     Google for a tutorial that suits you otherwise, here’s a couple of […]

Blesma Photography Group Monthly Challenge – Black & White

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 […]

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 Please follow and like us:0

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Got some spare time over the Easter holidays?

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 in Information, Photography Tips, Uncategorized | No Comments
Got some spare time over the Easter holidays?

Got some spare time over the Easter holidays?  Why not make the most of it by setting yourself a photography project?   We have a number for you to try, according to the weather and your mood. Whilst some people still have to work over the Easter weekend, for many of us it’s a chance to […]

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 The winner and any highly commended pictures will be placed on the Blesma Photography website to give a wider audience a chance to see what the photography group gets up to! There will be other ‘Directional’ and ‘Interesting’ photographic competitions […]

Rules of Photography – Composition, The Rule of Thirds

Rules of Photography – Composition, The Rule of Thirds

Be offish Like many, Guy Bourdin loves a good bottom.  But rather than putting this one slap bang in the middle of the frame, here he’s added to the eccentricity of the shot by positioning the subject off-centre.  Even so, the image is still nicely balanced, or, to put it another way, it doesn’t look […]

Rules of Photography – Composition, Framing

Rules of Photography – Composition, Framing

Framing Think inside the box. Framing draws attention to a particular part of your composition.  It is especially handy if you’re shooting a busy scene. Look for doorways, windows and openings – anything that might help to focus attention on a particular part of your composition.  But framing is a powerful tool, so don’t just […]

Rules of Photography – Composition, The Shape of Things

Rules of Photography – Composition, The Shape of Things

The Shape of things It’s not just the lines in your image that dictate how our eyes move across it.  The shape (or format) is just as important. Horizontal pictures (or Landscape format) encourage our eyes to move from side to side.  Vertical pictures (or portrait format) make them move up and down. Choosing the […]

Rules of Photography – Composition, Leading Lines

Think of composition as the foundations of your image.  And just like those of a building, foundations need to be strong. Composition is all about how you choose to order the visual elements in your picture.  It’s slippery and subjective, and often something you have to feel rather then calculate.  But don’t let this talk […]

Photo Art – Seahouses collage by Brendan West

Photo Art – Seahouses collage by Brendan West

Inspired by Marcus Lyon imagery, I set about creating an image of never ending surf to represent the timeless power of the ocean.  The image was created by combining four hi resolution images into a single collage using Adobe Photoshop. Please follow and like us:0

Tutorial Videos for Lightroom CC

Tutorial Videos for Lightroom CC

Lightroom Quick Start Guide       LIBRARY Part 1 – Library Module basics Part 2 – Collections     DEVELOP Part 1 – Basic Panel   Part 2 –  Crop tool   Part 3 – Tone Curve     Part 4 – HDR Merge     Part 5 – Selective Colour   Part 6 […]

Flash Photography Tips for Beginners

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 in Information, Photography Tips, Uncategorized | No Comments
Flash Photography Tips for Beginners

Flash Photography Tips for Beginners Please follow and like us:0

“I WANT TO BE A STRONG PILLAR OF SUPPORT FOR MEMBERS”

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 in BLESMA Member, Information, Photography Tips | No Comments
“I WANT TO BE A STRONG PILLAR OF SUPPORT FOR MEMBERS”

Internationally acclaimed photographer Marcus Lyon has agreed to become Blesma’s latest high profile ambassador. MARCUS LYON a British artist and photographer of international renown. He has taken portraits of HM the Queen and the last four British Prime Ministers, as well as some of the poorest people on earth in slums and ghettos worldwide. His work […]

The August Monthly Challenge – Shutter Speed (Part 2)

The August Monthly Challenge – Shutter Speed (Part 2)

  We think this months challenge will be enjoyable and look forward to seeing your results. The challenge this month is the final part of the Exposure Triangle. The 2nd part of this challenge is to produce a tac sharp photograph with a fast shutter speed. (The example photo above  shows the car in sharp focus but the […]