SERIOUS ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY. PASSIONATE ABOUT PICTURES
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Functioning under Covid-19 conditions
I thought that it would be of interest to visitors to our website to learn how we are meeting the challenges and what steps we have taken to provide a continuation of our programme.
With the invaluable help of our committee and members, we have learnt to embrace modern communication technology to maintain contact with our membership and also provide modified replacements for some of the remaining programme.
Email, telephone and texts are in common use and we also have Facebook. More recently we have introduced Zoom which has enabled us to allow our members to enjoy seeing guest presenters and each other in a way that we had never envisaged prior to this crisis. We use Zoom for Committee and other meetings including the upcoming AGM. Also we have used it with virtual presenting lecturers and soon we will be refining the way we use it for PDI competitions. Currently we are looking at our outline programme for 2020/2021 to ensure continued quality and value. Under the Programme header you will find my Vocal Points weekly posts which I use to keep our members up to date.
1st May 2020 marked the 70th anniversary of the formation of our Society and we are confident that we will be strong and survive for decades to come.
Welcome to our 2019 – 20 season.
Since 1950 the Society has always striven to keep up-to-date and relevant, making it a home for those with an interest in – or passion for – creating or recording imagery through photography. Regardless of equipment, knowledge or experience, whether a total beginner or master of the art, all are welcome to share the enjoyment of our art and pastime.
Bromsgrove Photographic Society (BPS) is recognised as one of the top clubs in the region. Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds – and just as wide a range of photographic interests and abilities. We welcome members who look upon our Society as a social experience to be shared with people of like interests, just as much as members who compete in competitions on a regular basis. We have many members (including many of our newer members) achieving recognition through achieving photographic awards and distinctions, or competing in national and international competitions.
Our season concentrates on three core activities:
- Some of the best photographers around share their work and explain their techniques and back stories to inspire us all.
- Our regular monthly competitions allow us to show our images and get critique from experienced judges which helps us to improve our photography whatever our level of experience.
- Practical and studio evenings allow members to learn and experiment with photographic and editing techniques, as well as the opportunity to work with models
and professional studio lighting for better portraiture and still life images.
We have a good blend of experience within our club with many of the more experienced members ready to offer guidance and advice. There is also a strong social aspect with friendliness, good humour and respect for all.
Finally, I would like to thank the committee for their commitment and the time that they devote to our society. Welcome to our new season.
David Jellie, Chair