Art Crawl 2019

Art Crawl 2019 Poster

Art Crawl 2019 Poster

Yesterday a number of BLPG members were at the Opening Ceremonies of Art Crawl 2019 at the Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House.

The Gallery itself is well worth a visit, of course, but after the ceremony we visited a number of the 25 businesses in 100 Mile House which are displaying the works of some of the 26 local artists taking part in Art Crawl 2019.

We dropped in at four of the venues: Regency Chrysler where photographic works by Monika Patterson are on show; Cariboo Floor Design featuring beautiful and interesting creations by Barb McClusky; More Than Wood Art Gallery which has pieces by many artists; and Sunshine Ford which contains many pieces created by the South Cariboo Weavers, Spinners & Fibre Artists Guild.

Then it was off to the Stemete7uw’i Friendship Centre for a bowl of delicious venison stew and bannock, accompanied by a welcome dance performed by a pair of traditionally dressed dancers one of whom was the cutest three(?) year old you’ll ever see (she danced to her own beat)!

I definitely recommend you take advantage of this unique event, lasting just until July 1. Oh, by the way, each venue has a free raffle for a basket of goodies!  And also, of course, don’t forget to drop into Cariboo Geographic Services to see our BLPG photographic display.

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Simple and Complex

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Simple and Complex – A Post from Michael Frye

Here’s a direct link ( https://www.michaelfrye.com/2019/06/07/simple-and-complex/ ) to Michael Frye’s blog and a fascinating and instructive post about the principle of Simplicity in composition married with Complexity to enhance eye catching hooks in an image.

Here’s my version of the rhododendron/redwood mix:

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Rhododendron and Redwood – Derek Chambers

When comparing it to Michael Frye’s various versions, I think it is perhaps too simple and could stand a bit more complexity (of course, it lacks the fog which adds to the interest).

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2019 Photo Scavenger Hunt

Hey, there’s a new page on the website dedicated to the 2019 Photo Scavenger Hunt.  You can read about the hunt, see a list of the forty subjects, and download your own copy.

Have fun!

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Frog in a Bulb – Kevin Haggkvist

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At What f-Stop Is Your Lens Sharpest?

Here is an important and useful video on a topic of interest to us all!

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The Power of Photography

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Here’s a compilation, put together by Darlene Hildebrand, which wonderfully demonstrates how powerful a single photograph can be. Take a look.  Exactly why does each photo have such an impact?  What emotion does each raise in you and is that what makes it so important, or is there another reason?

Which other, recent photos would you add to this list?

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It’s Not Clear Sailing Quite Yet For The Nik Collection!

https://petapixel.com/2018/04/30/dxo-confirms-bankruptcy-says-nik-collection-update-still-on-track/

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Only Three More Days To Wait ….

The photographs are ready for hanging, the slide and video program is ready for prime time, the baking and the preparation of those delicious cocktail sandwiches is underway – everything is being made ready for our 10th annual Photo Exhibition.

Tell your friends, tell your neighbours – it all takes place on Sunday.

See you there!

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Just One Week Until The Big Day!

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I Bet You Didn’t Know This …

Of course you didn’t know it.  This feature has only just been added to Lightroom Classic.

While in the Develop module, and the Basic panel, hold down the Shift key and double click any one of the sliders – it will move to the position it would have assumed if you had chosen the Auto button to start off your developing.

Here’s a link to a more detailed explanation from Peta Pixel.

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Almost 100,000 Page Views!

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It’s 4:00 PM om Thursday, April 12, 2018 and we have had almost 100,000 page views on the Bridge Lake Photo Group website since inceptions.  As of the date and time above we were a mere 128 away from 100,000.

Go check what the current count is!

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How Timely Is This?

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Your current Assignment is Low Angle images.  And Picture Correct has heard your call for help!  See https://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/low-angle-photography-tips/ if you are in need of some inspiration.

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BLPG Website Update – New Photos Added

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Lizzy-2 – © – Sharon Jensen

You better check us out!

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A Treat – New Photos Added to BLPG website

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Portrait Red©Nigel Hemingway

Jump on over to the Bridge Lake Photo Group website to see what members have been up to.  Lots of new photos for your viewing pleasure.

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Creative Multiple Exposures

Screen Shot 2017-12-01 at 7.39.15 AMHere’s a bunch of simple ideas from photographer Mark Hamblin which will help you make beautiful impressionistic images from very simple double exposures.

For example, set up a scene, set your camera to take a double exposure, take the first photo, slightly de-focus your camera and take the second photo. Why not give it a try?

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It’s Easy To Level Your Photo. Isn’t It?

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If we look at a landscape photo and the horizon isn’t level. it almost immediately and uncomfortably catches our eye and distracts us from appreciating the subject.

As photographers, it is important then that we make sure our photos are level.  Many cameras have a built-in level, or you can use a bubble level on your tripod.  Or you can correct an off-kilter image in post-processing.  Easy eh?

Well, not quite so fast as this article from Photography Life shows.

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