BCA Photo Group: Rob Sylvan on Camera RAW in Lightroom and Photoshop

The BCA Photo Group presents Rob Sylvan speaking on “Camera Raw in Lightroom Classic and Photoshop.” He will cover the basics as well as more advanced topics to help you take your image editing on these platforms to the next level. He is the author of many Lightroom and photo-related books and videos, including Lightroom Classic for Dummies. Sylvan (robsylvan.com) is also a regular contributor to Lightroom Killer Tips, answers questions on the KelbyOne Help Desk and is an adjunct faculty member at NHTI. Doors open at 6:30 for socializing (Elm Street entrance). The BCA is supported in part through a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

BCA Photo Group: Glenn Ruga on Documentary Photography

The BCA Photo Group hosts Glenn Ruga to discuss “Important Elements of Documentary Photography.” Ruga is founder and director of Social Documentary Network (socialdocumentary.net) and executive director of Zeke magazine. He is the owner and creative director of a graphic design firm in Concord, MA and has produced major documentary projects. He is also a human rights activist, curator, educator and reviewer at major photo festivals. Doors open at 6:30 for socializing (Elm Street entrance). The BCA is supported in part through a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

BCA Photo: Member Image Sharing with Suzanne Revy

The BCA Photo Group presents Member Image Sharing with the theme, “It’s Seen Better Days.” Suzanne Revy, photographer, editor and educator will provide constructive critique (suzannerevy.com). Suzanne is an Institute of Art and Design faculty member at New England College and Associate Editor for the online magazine, https://whatwillyouremember.com. “It’s Seen Better Days” is meant as per The Free Dictionary: Be worn out, have fallen into a state of decline, as in “This chair has seen better days”, or “The family business has seen better days”. This term was first used by Shakespeare to describe a decline of fortune (Timon of Athens, 4:2) but soon was broadened to describe aging or deterioration in both humans and objects. There is always the “Open” category for members who have non-topic images to showcase.

BCA Photo: “Digital’s Wonderful World of Color!” with Michael Milicia

The BCA Photo Group hosts “Digital’s Wonderful World of Color!” with Michael Milicia. Note that this event takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month rather than the usual 4th Tuesday. A conceptual understanding of color management is key to achieving consistency and making images look their best regardless of the rendering medium. This presentation will go beyond a simple cookbook approach, giving you the background needed to achieve accurate and consistent color and troubleshoot color issues. We will discuss color terminology, choice of Picture Style, Camera Profiles, RAW conversion software, White Balance, and color profiles, color models and color spaces.

BCA Photo: Elin Spring on “The Contemporary Photography Scene”

The BCA Photo Group presents Elin Spring speaking on “The Contemporary Photography Scene.” Elin is the founder and editor of the online photography review magazine, https://whatwillyouremember.com. She is a contributing writer to other online and print magazines and has provided essays for various exhibition catalogs. As an independent curator, she juries photography competitions and exhibitions. Elin regularly conducts portfolio reviews at national photography festivals, colleges and museums, highlighting newly discovered work online. In 2014, her photography writing was recognized with the Scribe FOCUS Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography.

BCA Photo: Unleashing Your Landscape Photography

The BCA Photo Group hosts “Unleash your Landscape Photography” with the professional landscape photographer, John Slonina (sphotography.com). John’s company leads instructional photo workshops and tours across North America. His work has been published in calendars, books, magazines and displayed in private collections and galleries throughout the world. This program will provide techniques for taking your landscape photos and video to the next level: strategies for depth of field and composition, contrast and bad lighting, use of special weather conditions, photographing bodies of water, recommended equipment and apps, and more. Doors open at 6:30 for socializing (Elm Street entrance).

BCA Photo: Member Image Sharing with Erin Carey

The BCA Photo Group presents member Image Sharing with the theme, “Open.” Erin Carey, curator, artist and New England School of Photography’s (NESOP) Academic Director, will provide constructive critique (erin-carey.com). “Open” is meant as per Google Dictionary: allowing access, passage or a view through an empty space; not closed or blocked up. “It was a warm evening and the window was open.” Synonyms: not shut, not closed, unlocked, unbolted, unlatched, off the latch, unfastened, unsecured; exposed to the air or to view; not covered. “An open fire burned in the grate.”

BCA Photo Group: My Best 5 Shots

The BCA Photo Group concludes its 2018-19 season with a BCA tradition, led by member Dennis Rainville. Members present up to 5 of their own photos, describing how each made a difference in their creative journeys this year. There will be time to socialize afterward. The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:45 pm (Elm Street entrance).

BCA Photo Group: Member Image Sharing

The BCA Photo Group concludes its 2018-19 Image Sharing with the theme “After Dark.” Photographer and member Bill Davison will provide constructive critique (http://billdavisonimages.com). The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:45 pm (Elm Street entrance). This program is supported in part through a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

BCA Photo: Diane Bennett on “Copyright Basics for Photographers”

The Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group Technical Series with photographer and BCA member, Diane Bennett, speaking on “Copyright Basics for Photographers.”

Digital images are easily appropriated over the Internet and through social media. Bennett will discuss the basics of copyright protection for photographs: basic tenets of fair use, reverse image searches and a range of practical steps you can take to protect your images from misuse. This talk will be followed by a member-centered discussion of image sharing websites, led by Helena Long. If you’ve attended the BCA Photo Group, you know our members’ photographic knowledge and experience is deep and varied. Learn from others and share your own insights on options for sharing images online.