BSCC Newsletter 30th October 2016

Hello Fellow Photographer and welcome to this week’s Newsletter. This week we have;

  • Frank’s Flash Portraits on a Budget
  • Final, Final hand in for PDI Round 1
  • Canon 5D MKIV on offer
  • RPS East Anglia Region and Creative Group Event
  • EAF Events for November
  • News from the PAGB
  • PSI International Salon 2016

Frank’s Flash Portraits on a Budget

On Tuesday evening’s meeting Frank Smith will show us how to take Flash Portraits on a Budget – here’s what’s covered:

Part 1

  • Understanding how your sensor works and ISO settings ( 10 mins)
  • Understanding how your Flash Works (5 mins)
  • Calibration (Why White balance) (5 mins)
  • Meet ‘Doris’
  • Setup with single light source
  • How to evaluate exposure (with and without a meter)
  • Get your flash off the Camera to produce depth.

Part 2

  • Using reflectors, diffusers and extra lights.
  • How to deal with unwanted local light.
  • (where to find cheap tools and improvise)

Should be a great evening

Final Final Hand in for PDI Round 1

The re-arranged first round of this year’s PDI competition takes place on November 8th so if you haven’t got your entry in yet then your final opportunity is at Tuesday’s meeting – bring your entries along on a USB stick or email them to

Canon 5D MKIV on offer from Photosound

Thought if any of your members fancy a Canon 5D MKIV at a very special price of £3299.00 we are the guys !! It is a saving of £300.00, but we have only one on offer . Ensure they speak to me for the deal .



Photosound Vantage Ltd

RPS East Anglia Region and Creative Group Event

On Sunday 13th November, the Region will be holding its annual joint meeting with the RPS Creative Group. Two excellent speakers have been arranged, and this promises to be a day of high quality – and varied – photography. The event will be held in Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, CB22 6RN, from 10:30 to approximately 16:30. Refreshments will be available from 10:00 onwards, but please bring a packed lunch. Tickets are £5 for Region and Creative Group members, £10 for other RPS members and £15 for non-members. Places can be booked online, but it is also possible simply to drop me an email ( to say that you’re coming and then pay on the door.

Dianne Owen FRPS

Dianne’s photography is her passion. She loves meeting new friends and gains inspiration by looking at other photographers’ work. She lectures and judges in local clubs and international Salons all over the UK and Ireland and is on the PAGB judging list. Dianne gained her ARPS and FRPS during 2008 in the Visual Arts category and has had work included in the RPS Folio and the Journal. She was involved in setting up the SRGB Print Celebration having created and been chairman of the SRGB Group, and also ‘Creative Consciousness’ solo exhibitions in Merseyside and Lancashire. Moving from darkroom to Photoshop Dianne is always exploring ways of producing creative images. She always works in prints – ‘Holding a print in the final step of any image’.


Glyn was a member of the creative group for many years, he has always had a fascination to produce with the camera something that is not visible with the naked eye. His subject matter is wide ranging, but with long time favourites including urban landscapes, studio based portraits, figure studies and travel photography. Glyn was only the 11th UK photographer to be awarded the APSA since 1934 by the PSA. He is an active judge and lecturer in the PAGB regions and in this day of digital everything, Glyn still effectively works with the medium of film.

EAF Events for November

Catch what’s going on at some of the other clubs in the region – highlights here

News from the PAGB

CLICK HERE for e-news 173 with news of the GB Trophy and GB Cup Competitions, APM updates, the Celtic Challenge, Famous Dave Featured Photographer and much more …

PSI International Salon 2016

For details click on link  OR to register.


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