Report of Bradford Photographic Society Meetings

The reports of the meetings held by Bradford Photographic Society


Next Meeting: 17th March 2011. Ossett Camera Club vs. Bradford Photographic Society.

The Annual battle between Ossett Camera Club and the Bradford Photographic Society. Defending winners BPS will host the Competition this year. Let the action begin at 7.30pm this Thursday.


It's time to dust off your camera and join in the Still Life Techniques.

Bring your camera, flashgun and tripod, plus a prop. The more different the better, from flowers to droplets, or, even better, something NEW!

Fun starts at 7.30pm, Thursday 10th March.



BPS training night - March

This monthly session is all about using software to create Audio Visual Shows.

Past President Kenn Taylor will be showing you how to use "Pictures to EXE", and Past President Graeme Mitchell will be showing you the virtues of a product called "Photodex Producer".

Training nights are open to the General Public, and entrance is free. Come along and see this different type of photography. Impress your friends.

AV software

This week sees our annual A-V Competition. Entries on the night are allowed. Shows last about 4–10 minutes.
Software can be downloaded to do this kind of work. See if you can be a film producer from your own library of still images.
Also, last chance to get your prints in the forthcoming Print Competition.

altJohn Ramsden, an ex-BPS member, will showing us the work involved in trying to get a degree in photography. John will be explaining what is required in course work, to get your HNC and HND, and finally a Degree in Photography.

Not to be missed for anybody thinking of getting some letters behind their name in the professional side of photography.


Next Meeting: 3rd February 2011, Training Night - Nik / OnOne Plug-ins For Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture. Open to the Public

Peter Lovelock will be showing us the advantages of plug-ins for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture, including Nik Software and OnOne Software. He will be demonstrating how this software can be used to change your images. If you have this software, and are having any problems, Peter will help resolve your problem, or even show you a better or easier way to get your desired result.

On Thursday 16th December members were treated to a tremendous presentation and talk by Roy Wooding. He is an enthusiastic and passionate photographer and speaker who enthralled with stories of this photographic journey whilst also relaying tips and tricks on lighting and technique.

For more information and to look at some truly inspiring images, head to his website at

Derry Brabbs is an internationally acclaimed landscape photographer and author of books on the British countryside and its architectural heritage.

He is an author of many photograph books connected to Yorkshire.

This is a night not to be missed, Derry speaking in his very renowned way, with his own style and humour.

This week, Keith Nuttall Shows you how to bring your images from your camera into your computer. All the techniques of getting your image into your computer, regardless of whether they are Jpeg or Raw. Simple use of Photoshop to improve your post processing, in a language you will understand. If you have a computer problem with your images, Keith's your Man.

Training Night Open to The Public

This is the second training night open to the Public, and it's all about flashguns and problems associated with flashguns.

We will try to solve the mysteries that flashguns can sometimes create, and discuss extras that can be put on flashguns, so that you can become a mobile studio, without all the weight of carrying battery packs and heavy monoblock heads. We will also be showing the internal parts of flashguns, so you can see what makes them flash.

Some technical stuff, but we will try to make the night easy to understand.

Portrait NightOne of our Senior members, Don Crabtree, with over 45 years experience of Portraiture, will be showing members some of his incredible work.

He will be explaining how he created his lighting techniques, and then showing members how to set studio lighting up .

So if you fancy having ago at portraiture, bring your camera and a tripod. Who knows, maybe you could be the new David Bailey of Portraiture, and not even know you had the talent.

Photographer silhouetteThe new season is upon us, with an increase in interest from both guests and new members.

Our first training night took place on the 2nd September 2010, which proved a success. Good participation was involved by the audience, with some interesting questions after the talk.

Our last meeting, on the 9th September ("Show your Latest Work"), proved to be of interest for members, with both established and new member participation. This showed a cross section of photography from its members.

With 48 people attending the meeting, this brings 5 new paid-up members to the society.

So welcome, new members!

The next meeting, on the 16th September, sees our first Digital Competition of the season, with over 80 entries, of which 28 entries are in the Novice class. So, if you entered any of the these competitions. You could be winning some silverware!