BCA Photo: Pip Shepley on Improving your Printing

The Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group Technical Series kicks-off 2019 with photographer Pip Shepley, speaking on “How to Improve your Printing.” A member of the BCA Photo Group, Shepley will delve into printing theory & practice, concentrating on printer capabilities, limits and menus to improve your digital print quality. (https://www.pipshepley.com). 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. For more information visit www.bcaphoto.org or contact pr@bcaphoto.org.

BCA Photo: Member-Centered Topics

This month, the Technical Series kicks-off Member-Centered Topics. 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. The discussion topics for this meeting include: Photo Education Websites, Themed Collections, and Inkjet Papers. The meeting is free and open to the public.

BCA Photo: Wildlife Photography with Dave Burns

This month’s Speaker Series talk is “Wildlife Photography: How to Come Home with a Great Shot,” presented by Dave Burns. Burns is an award-winning photographer specializing in wildlife, travel and landscapes. His passions range from the beauty of the African savanna to the streets of Paris. He has traveled to more than 25 countries professionally chronicling his experience through a camera lens (daveburnsphoto.com). 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: Tigers In The Wild by Neelakantan Sunder

“Photographing tigers in the wild is an adventure and an exciting challenge. I have made a few trips into the National Parks/Tiger Reserves of India in search of this elusive and majestic animal. There are still about 2500 tigers left in the wild, most of them in India. Most people never have an opportunity to see tigers in the wild, even after many trips to the wilderness. This presentation about both the photographic challenge of capturing tiger images and also about the various wild life in the jungle that makes the wilderness what it is.

Lisa & Tom Cuchara: Creativity is Contagious, Pass it On!

The Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group (www.bcaphoto.org) will host an evening with photographers Lisa and Tom Cuchara. The topic for discussion is Creativity is Contagious, Pass it On! Learn how to be creative in your camera and in your post-processing: long exposures, multiple exposures, plugins, HDR, textures, creative focusing (Bokeh, soft focus, focus stacking), camera movement (panning, rotate), neutral density, Bulb setting, white balance, filters, panoramas, perspective, composites, etc. Doors open at 6:30pm (Elm Street entrance). For more information contact pr@bcaphoto.org.

Lou Jones – From Hobby to Perfection: Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

The Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group (www.bcaphoto.org) will host an evening with photographer Lou Jones on Tuesday, May 8, at 7PM at the First Parish Church, 75 Great Road, Bedford (Elm Street entrance). The topic for discussion will be From Hobby to Perfection: Taking Your Photography to the Next Level. Lou Jones’ eclectic career has evolved from the commercial to the personal. He has photographed for Fortune 500 corporations, international companies and local small businesses, including Federal Express, Nike and the Barr Foundation. He’s completed assignments for worldwide magazines and publishers, including Time/Life, National Geographic and Paris Match.

Arts News & Events for July & August

By Julie McCay Turner

The BCA Blast, the newsletter for Bedford Center for the Arts, does double duty as the arts section for The Bedford Citizen. Readers are invited to print a copy, or read it page-by page on a computer. Click here to read the July-August edition. BCA also offers a curated compendium of local events for July and August. The BCA Photography Group is preparing for its upcoming show at Cary Memorial Library.