Another fabulous event at BCG on wednesday 20th June 2018 when Professional Educational Photographer Gavin Hoey demonstrated some of his photo magic and shared tips on how it’s all done.

His presentation “ Camera Alchemy “, In the first half of the evening provided some science / techniques and demonstrated some interesting projects that can be achieved with table top photography and the use of light.

After a break for coffee and some light refreshments, Gavin demonstrated the use of off camera flash with different lighting set ups including a studio light with a soft box.  

A volunteer model from our audience kindly allowed Gavin to shoot different poses and then demonstrate the use of various props to make the images even more interesting.

The evening attracted a near capacity attendance with visitors from other clubs joining us to enjoy the evening.

Barry Armstrong

Internal Events Co-ordinator

Our 4th PDI competition of 2018 took place on 6th June, with Andrew Mills ARPS as the judge.

During a very entertaining evening, Andrew awarded 15 seals from the total of 69 images entered.

1

Barry Armstrong

The Acropolis

10

Seal

2

Cathryn Baldock

Dichotomy

10

Seal

3

Cathryn Baldock

Foxgloves in Bracken

10

Seal

4

Hilary Flaxman

Polar Bear Paws Reflection

10

Seal

5

Roy Nailor

Girl in Leather

10

Seal

6

Allan Orme

Backlit Brimstone

10

Seal

7

Alan Cooke

Simply Italian

9.5

Seal

8

Alan Cooke

Tea Break 2

9.5

Seal

9

Fiona Hardy

Festival at Soller

9.5

Seal

10

Mike McKenna

Bee on Senetti Pink Bicolour

9.5

Seal

11

Roy Nailor

Sailing Home

9.5

Seal

12

Edna Phillips

Misty Morning 

9.5

Seal

13

Rob Snellgrove

Blue Grey Tanager

9.5

Seal

14

Maggie White

Lymington Reedbeds

9.5

Seal

15

Maggie White

Phantom of the Sea 2

9.5

Seal

The seal winnining images can be viewed in the Gallery

 Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary

 

Our 2nd print competition of 2018 took place on 2nd May, with Zaid Meherali of Basingstoke Camera Club as our judge for the evening.

Zaid awarded 10 seals from the total of 35 images.

The seal winnining images can be viewed in the Gallery

 Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary

 

This year's Fordingbridge Challenge Trophy took place on 11th April with Louis Lumis EFIAP MPAGB as the judge for the event. Eight clubs participated with eight PDIs each. Louis' critique of the images was very knowledgable and entertaining, with the marks given matching his comments.

Ringwood Camera Club were the winners of the Trophy with a total score of 72.5. Beaulieu Camera Group finished in 5th place with 68.5. We had a very good set of marks overall with one image scoring ten, "White-tailed Eagle" by Pete Smith.

BCGs entry can be viewed here:Fordingbridge Challenge 2018

The full results can be seen here: Fordingbridge_Challenge_2018_Scoresheet.pdf

 Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary

 

Our 3rd PDI competition of 2018 took place on 4th April, with John Randall of Andover Photographic Club as our judge for the evening.

John awarded 15 seals from the total of 62 images, and commented on the quality of the images overall.

The seal winnining images can be viewed in the Gallery

 Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary