Welcome to Bracknell Camera Club

Workshops
Here is the schedule of workshops for the 2018/19 season which can be booked and paid for online.
IMPORTANT: These workshops are only available to fully paid up club members.
Non-members or guests are not able to attend under any circumstances.
13/09/2018 8pm Start
New Members Evening
An opportunity for new members to find out more about the camera club. There will be an outline of the club’s programme for the coming season, including details of the workshops that are available to help members improve their photographic skills, particularly those members relatively new to photography. Details will be provided of how the club’s competitions work, who to talk to for specific areas of advice, and information on some of the clubs Special Interest Groups and activities. All you need to know about settling in and getting the most from your membership of Bracknell Camera Club.
Run by: A selection of Camera Club members - Alan Edwards, Steve Buesden, Rose Bradley
27/09/2018 8pm Start
Photo Mounting
“Cut, Paste - what a picture!” How to mount prints for presentation and competitions. Demonstrations of equipment and techniques, and then an opportunity to mount one or two of your own prints in time for the first print competition of the season.
Run by: Ruari Cumming, Roy Cardrick
04/10/2018 8pm Start
Informal Photo Critique Session 1
As the title suggests, this session is an opportunity to have some of your images reviewed and discussed by some of the other members in the club. Please bring three images to be reviewed on a memory stick, which should ideally contain nothing else, or alternatively email them at least 24 hours before the start time to: workshops@bracknell-camera-club.co.uk. For ease of identification filenames should take the form of 1-author's name, e.g. 1-name, 2-name, 3-name. The image files should be in jpg format in sRGB colour space with dimensions no greater than 1400x1050 pixels. Please aim to have a title for each image, it's good practice for competitions.
Run by: Caroline Colegate
11/10/2018 8pm Start
Post processing - working examples
In this session the workshop leader will edit live your images using Lightroom, Photoshop and other tools, walking through what steps they take and why they have done so. The end result will be their interpretation of the original image. For this to work attendees are requested to mail an unedited image to the leader at least 2 weeks before the workshop.
Run by: Alan Edwards
18/10/2018 8pm Start
Camera Basics
A beginners overview of the functions of your camera and how to get the best out of it.Want to understand how the basic interact with each other and how to manage for the best image.
Run by: Jeff Lawrence
25/10/2018 8pm Start
Portfolio & Panel Advice
Gaining either an RPS or PAGB distinction is an exciting (if not nerve racking) activity and is an automatic step up from the usual club competitions. Want to know more about the thrill of the chase? Then com along with some of your best work (either A5/A4 prints or JPEGs) and we will talk you through the process and give you a feel for how your work compares with the standard required. It's not compulsory to bring work if you just want to be an observer.
Run by: Caroline Colegate
08/11/2018 7.30pm Start
Studio Session 1 - Studio equipment and working with light
This workshop is aimed at people who have never used professional studio lights before, or as a refresher for those who need one. We will be working without a model for this first session, to familiarise you with studio equipment, light modifiers and their effect. Please note the higher cost to cover additional expenses.
Run by: Alistair Balharrie, Steve Buesden
15/11/2018 8.00pm Start
Informal Photo Critique Session 2
As the title suggests, this session is an opportunity to have some of your images reviewed and discussed by some of the other members in the club. Please bring three images to be reviewed on a memory stick, which should ideally contain nothing else, or alternatively email them at least 24 hours before the start time to: workshops@bracknell-camera-club.co.uk. For ease of identification filenames should take the form of 1-author's name, e.g. 1-name, 2-name, 3-name. The image files should be in jpg format in sRGB colour space with dimensions no greater than 1400x1050 pixels. Please aim to have a title for each image, it's good practice for competitions.
Run by: Jon Sawyer
29/11/2018 8pm Start
Working with Filters
Filters are often a complete unknown and don't go there topic for many photographers, but can give stunning enhancements to Landscape and other images. In this workshop you will walk away with enough knowledge and confidence to go out and use those filters that stay in your cupboards or camera bags.
Run by: Billy Watson
13/12/2018 7.30pm Start
Studio Session 2 - Model Shoot 1
This workshop is aimed at people who have never used professional studio lights before, or as a refresher for those who need one. We will be doing various lighting set ups and backgrounds over the two workshops. These workshops will give you the opportunity to experience, albeit for a limited time period, working with a professional model in an actual local studio environment.
Run by: Alistair Balharrie, Steve Buesden
10/01/2019 8pm Start
Post processing - working examples
In this session the workshop leader will edit live your images using Lightroom, Photoshop and other tools, walking through what steps they take and why they have done so. The end result will be their interpretation of the original image. For this to work attendees are requested to mail an unedited image to the leader at least 2 weeks before the workshop.
Run by: Steve Buesden
24/01/2019 8pm Start
Macro & Close-up Photography
In this workshop we will explore the field of close-up and macro photography, covering the advantages and limitations of various techniques. We will mostly address the selection of cameras, lenses and attachments for these techniques, paying particular reference to lighting requirements and focussing problems. There will be opportunities for hands-on exploration of several of the techniques discussed and some time for discussions of suitable matter for close-up and macro, and the use of specialist software for post- processing. Bring your camera, appropriate lenses and a tripod.
Run by: Jeff Lawrence, Mark Perkins
07/02/2019 8pm Start
Converting to Mono - Tools/Plug-ins
Mono images are the new colour. In this workshop we will work through the process and tools to achieve the best results.
Run by: Steve Buesden, Alan Edwards
14/02/2019 8pm Start
Infra Red
Learn in this workshop the methods of taking and editing Infra Red Photographs, the equipment, editing tools and techniques.
Run by: Chris Hynes
21/02/2019 8pm Start
Compositing; how to realise a fantasy world in a photograph
Creative photo editing merging multiple images to create stunning images often impossible to create in camera. Understand what tools are available and how to manage layers and other effects.
Run by: Noel Hannan
07/03/2019 8pm Start
Informal Photo Critique Session 3
As the title suggests, this session is an opportunity to have some of your images reviewed and discussed by some of the other members in the club. Please bring three images to be reviewed on a memory stick, which should ideally contain nothing else, or alternatively email them at least 24 hours before the start time to: workshops@bracknell-camera-club.co.uk. For ease of identification filenames should take the form of 1-author's name, e.g. 1-name, 2-name, 3-name. The image files should be in jpg format in sRGB colour space with dimensions no greater than 1400x1050 pixels. Please aim to have a title for each image, it's good practice for competitions.
Run by: Steve Buesden, Alistair Balharrie
21/03/2019 8pm Start
Wildlife Photography
So you see those wonderful images go up in competition evenings and during talks - and wondered how they are taken. In this workshop you will learn. What makes a good wildlife photograph, What is important - or not, where to go, what equipment and settings, post processing.
Run by: Robin Warwick
04/04/2019 8pm Start
Post processing - working examples
In this session the workshop leader will edit live your images using Lightroom, Photoshop and other tools, walking through what steps they take and why they have done so. The end result will be their interpretation of the original image. For this to work attendees are requested to mail an unedited image to the leader at least 2 weeks before the workshop.
Run by: Alan Edwards
18/04/2019 8pm Start
Informal Photo Critique Session 4
As the title suggests, this session is an opportunity to have some of your images reviewed and discussed by some of the other members in the club. Please bring three images to be reviewed on a memory stick, which should ideally contain nothing else, or alternatively email them at least 24 hours before the start time to: workshops@bracknell-camera-club.co.uk. For ease of identification filenames should take the form of 1-author's name, e.g. 1-name, 2-name, 3-name. The image files should be in jpg format in sRGB colour space with dimensions no greater than 1400x1050 pixels. Please aim to have a title for each image, it's good practice for competitions.
Run by: Jeff Lawrence