Archive for July, 2010
BSoA Members Photography show runs until July 20 – Bermuda landscape winner is a colourblind photographer.
Creative Work: Blind Photographers – Feminists With Disabilities -S. E. Smith appreciates the Blind Photographers site, not only for the images but also for the way members write about their work.
Ghana: Visually Impaired Benefits From Photography Training – allAfrica.com – visually impaired woman was one of the students on a recent course provided by Foundation for Female Photojournalists (FFP). The FFP is an art and media organization that seeks to empower the vulnerable in society.
Images Without Sight – this blog follows totally blind photographer Susan Gjolmesli as she participates in a photographic project organised by Tess McMillan.
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montgomery sideways – a blind stay-at-home Dad who has a lot to say about the state of the roads in his area and takes a still and a video camera with him at all times to record his findings.
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My story – nickbirchak’s Photos- powered by SmugMug – Nick is legally blind, and a course in black and white photography at college set him off on the royal road to photography.
Quiet Light Photography – Drew Bedo is an artist who works in large photographic formats. He is legally blind, having severely degraded vision in one eye only. Also visit
Legal blindness doesn’t stop photographer | Ultimate Fort Bend
Seeing Blind – Cyndy Otty has achromatopsia. She tries to explain how she sees, and illustrates this with her own photographs.
see(more) photography blog – several posts about guide dogs and how the author, Laura Landry, sees her world through the lens. One of her photos has been chosen to be part of the American Printing House exhibition later this year.
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Just received this from Paul West at British Cycling. Please contact them for more information.
The below updates may be of interest to you-
17th July – Only the Handcycling event will go ahead at Upavon as insufficient entries were received for the other rider classifications.
25th July – Paracycling event cancelled as insufficient entries received
29th August – Lichfield Circuit Races (Round 5 of National Series). I am currently chasing entry details for this event and hope to come back to you shortly on this.
4th/5thSeptember – Eurotunnel International Paracycling Weekend, Fowlmead, East Kent. This event includes the British Cycling Time Trial Championships on the Sunday.
11th/12th September – Rider Classification. Places are filling up quickly for the rider classification programme to be run at Manchester that weekend. It is most important and helpful to the running of events for paracycling in this country and helpful to riders both competing both at home and abroad that they are appropriately classified. Further details from me.
19th/23rd September – BC National Paracycling Track Championships, Manchester. ENTRIES CLOSE 10TH AUGUST. Entry forms and the championship matrix of events can be found in the entry form page of the track section of the BC Website
25th September – Hillingdon Circuit Races (Final Round of the National Series). Entry forms etc to follow in due course.
I hope that you find the above helpful, but any queries please do
come back to me.
Cycle Speedway, Para-Cycling & Track
British Cycling, Stuart Street, MANCHESTER, M11 4DQ
Tel – 0161 274 2021, 07507 641267
Fax: 0161 274 2001
I’m delighted to report that the Thunder Screen Reader is now available in version 2. This is free software, made available to visuallly impaired people world-wide. And, by Jingo, it’s British!
What’s new in this version?
- Compatible with Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit
- Works with Internet Explorer (actually, it always has, despite messages to the contrary that have popped up from time to time). Thunder still also works well with the WebbIE browser from
http://www.webbie.org.uk/. By the way, WebbIE is a text-only browser that comes with a whole raft of other free software, such as a podcatcher (excellent!), an RSS reader and an Internet Radio receiver.
- There is also a memory-stick version of Thunder, which does not install anything on the host computer, so can be used in libraries, internet cafes or your friend’s PC without causing any disruption.
After The Rain « Losing Vision Gaining Insight – the photo might be disappointing at first, but let’s look at the details.
Albany ARC holds summer transition program – WALB.com News – visually impaired students with ambitions. One aims to run her own photographic business. Trust me, somehwhere on this messy page, there is a video (Flash) and a text article.
Arts Victoria Funding – Blinkie Photography – tight arts funding jeopardises Andrew Follows’ exhibition.
Aurora: Local photographer sees through a different lens – Jim Braun Marfan’s Syndrome, which affects his eyes and many other things. Photography, however, gives him several benefits.
Authors@Google: Tony Deifell | Business Strategies 101 – Tony Deifell taught blind children photography, and learned what it means to see.
Bllind Photography @ Losing Vision Gaining Insight – a feature on blindphotographers.org.
Capturing moments – a photography workshop in the Philippines included blind participants.
Field Test: Apple iPhone 4 Camera « The Phoblographer – some very strong features, but the iPhone 4 would not be everybody’s choice of primary camera.
Flickr: Help: Getty Images – your chance to have your images valued commercially.
Grants for Nonprofit Photography | eHow.com – USA sources of finance.
High Desert Sketches: Even Dust Devils Wear Prada In The Last Frontier – by George Covington, who is a photographer with about 10% normal vision. This is George in the day job, writing on this occasion about fashions.
In Blind Test iPhone 4 Camera Quality Bests All | AppCart – the 5 megapixel camera does well against several other phones and point-and-shoot cameras.
New Book on Photography for the Web – SitePoint’s “Photography for the Web” looks really like a useful basic guide to the nuts and bolts of photography.
New photo of Eamon and myself – Blinkie Photography – Andrew Follows considers tha dvantages of manual camera settings.
New SeeAbility initiative encourages creativity (From Basingstoke Gazette) – project that encourages blind people to be creative inclues photography and other arts.
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One Day On Earth – The World’s Story is Yours to Tell – take part in a world-wide documentary project on 10/10/10
Photographers "Banned for Life" for Taking Photos in Public Parking Lot » Photography Bay – another confrontation between photographers and officers of the law, this time in Miami Florida. This is a situation, this article says, that is unfair to both parties. For an alternative view of photography in public places, visit
Here’s looking at you. ‘Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera’ at Tate Modern until 3 Oct – "There’s a moral blind spot at the heart of photography, writes Kerry William Purcell. It is a blind spot that was manifest in the recent outpouring of protestations and demonstrations concerning the possible criminalisation of street photography in London… "
Some IPhone 4 Cameras Have Yellowing Problem – the iPhone 3 doesn’t have this. Maybe a white balance issue?
Top 10 iPhone photo apps | ZDNet – well, there are plenty of lists like this of iPhone apps, but this one was compiled on evidence of what apps photographers used when entering a competition.
Watch: Visually Impaired Photography Students at Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind | jacksonville.com – down-to-earth account of the way students were introduced to photography.