We have two fun virtual activities coming up this week in the baronial discord! Virtual project night in Discord! Join kolfinna and Sigrun as we embrioder, work on projects and chat. Tuesday, 5 Jan, 7pm, Baronial Discord Scribal night in Discord! Join the scribal guild and work on projects, ask questions, and more. Rumor has … Read more
This Tuesday, we will be having a craft and chat night in the Bryn Gwlad Discord Server! Have a project you started a while back? Pull it out and chat with us while we work on our own! Stop by for a minute, stop by to chat, or grab a project and stay for as … Read more
That’s right, we have a few fun things in the pipeline this week! We will be having our usual virtual populace hangout (PiP) in Discord starting at 7pm on Tuesday. Bring a snack, bring a drink, chat, and hang out! This Tuesday we should also have our Local Herald at PiP. Sigrun will be available … Read more
Greetings Barony and Friends; The SCA has extended the “No in Person Covid rule” till May 2021 so we need to make sure we are working on our virtual classes – We have 3 WONDERFUL instructors bringing us a Fabulous selection of information- but we still need at least 2 more and 2 alternates (just … Read more
Have you marked your calendar for Yule Revel? Want to take an Introduction to Wire Weaving Class? Want to weave along with me using your own starter kit? Sign up now! There will be 15 kits available for this offering of the class (if there is sufficient interest, I’ll hold another one some time after … Read more
Join us for virtual and in-person activities in Bryn Gwlad this week! Tuesday is our busiest night. If you’d like to see different activities or things on different days, don’t hesitate to reach out to our officers by email or to chime in via one of our social media platforms. 7PM – Tuesday 10 Nov … Read more
Bryn Gwlad has several activities lined up this week. Some are virtual, some are on different platforms, and one is an in-person activity. Check out the details below and see what activities you can attend! 7pm Tuesday, 3 Nov — Populace in the Virtual Park! Virtual hangout in the Baronial Discord Come, chat, geek out … Read more
That’s right! Our Clothier’s Guild Principal, Drika, will be hosting another guild meeting! Do you have questions about clothing, making it, wearing it, finding it, buying it? Want to start on your first set of garb for the SCA? Want to make something new? This is a great place to start! What: Clothier’s Guild Meeting … Read more
That’s right! It’s time for our monthly scribal guild meeting. Anyone is welcome to join. 7pm – 9pm CDT in the Baronial Discord Server!(https://ansteorra.org/bryn-gwlad/resources/bryn-gwlad-discord-server/)
We’ve got an event coming up in 8 DAYS! It’s right around the corner, and it’s going to be held in Discord. Some folks are new to Discord and might be nervous about trying it out. We want to help you with that. There are EIGHT opportunities between now and the event to join discord … Read more
What: Clothier’s Guild MeetingWhen: 24 SeptemberTime: 6pm – 9pmWhere: BG Discord Server, #guild-meetings channel Join us in Discord for our monthly Clothiers Guild meeting! Theme is most useful accessory: fancy or plain, made or bought. Show and tell your purse, hat, belt, ruff, garter, veil, hair-lacing, sewing kit, partlet, hood… Or just come on by … Read more
Join us tonight for a virtual populace hangout in Discord! https://discord.gg/kCT4fRu Introduce yourself if you are new to the server Join the “populace” voice channel Want to brush the rust off your rapier muscles? Join us for an hour-long (come and go as you like) session with warm up, stretches, and rapier strengthening drills https://discord.gg/kCT4fRu … Read more
Looking for some SCA time tonight? There are a few things you can jump into! Things happening tonight, 4 August 2020: Bryn Gwlad’s Virtual Populace Hangout starting around 7pm — hop into Discord for text, voice, and video chat New to discord? Check out these guides and join the Bryn Gwlad server here! Heraldic Consultation … Read more
Hello fellow brewers! I have recently gotten back into brewing and would like to hold an informal tasting over zoom if anyone would be interested. This is for The Austin area. Nicaize and Elen will be getting the supplies from me and passing them out to those interested. The zoom get together would be for … Read more
Greetings unto the friends and populace of Bryn Gwlad! Tomorrow, Saturday the 13th of June, is Kings College! Kings College is a class-focused event where you can attend discussions and demonstrations ranging from studies of historical events to how-to guides for historical candies to round tables discussing running events in the SCA. There are 12 … Read more
Good morrow to the Barony! We have a few activities that have been added to the calendar I want to draw your attention to. Check them out below! 19 May (tonight) – Populace in the Virtual Park1900 – 2100 CSTVoice/video chat in the Baronial Discord Server 24 May – Flameworks Guild Watch Party1400 – 1530 … Read more
This class will be virtual and will be available to view after, so if you can’t make it, no worries!
Atholl Brose (or Athol Brose, Athole Brose) is a Scottish drink made by mixing oatmeal, honey, whisky, and sometimes cream (particularly on festive occasions). This class will go over how to make this delicious drink and the different variations.
What you need for the class: – Whiskey – Oatmeal (preferably plain but whatever you have will work) – Honey – Secret Ingredient – Silver Spoon (optional)
The April Clothier’s Guild Meeting will be held this Thursday — 23 April — via Discord from 6 to 9pm CST. Join the chat with other guild members, stay for a short time or the entire meeting, and look forward to live streams! Join the Discord server and introduce yourself! kolfinna inn kyrra OtarsdottirActing Bryn … Read more
Assignment 6: take the best 5 images you created and make them even better!
This is all about post-processing using tools like Capture One, Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera RAW or whatever tool you prefer. Use skills you have or ask questions.I can help you with this at almost any skill level—seriously.
If you do not have a tool you like, most have free trials you can download.Capture One even has completely free versions if you use Sony or Fuji cameras.
Assignment 5: time to use the skills from 1-4. Create 5 great images of your chosen subject in good light!
So you have worked on finding good angles and perspectives for your subject. You have learned about light angles and how they look on your subject. You have explored how window light works (which contributes a lot to the use of strobes, if you have not tried that yet).
Now take your chosen subject and try to create five distinct images using what you learned in the first assignments.If your subject is a person or pet, how can you get the best or most interesting expressions?
If you are not already using RAW files on your camera, please start doing so. You can set your camera to shoot RAW plus jpeg, so you still have jpegs you might be used to. But, trust me, you will be happier in the future if you get in the habit of shooting RAW now. (Plus, you’ll want RAW files for the next assignment!)
This can be combined with assignment three to further explore window light. Or you can use the light-source from assignment two.
Grab something white and something black. A piece of poster board is ideal, but many items can work (hold up a t-shirt, paper, a bed sheet…be creative). Hold up either white or black item near your subject (start with opposite from window and then experiment.
What do you notice? How can you make the shadows lighter or darker? How many different ways can you make your subject look better or worse? Learning what doesn’t work is often as valuable as what does.
So this is fantastic for people, naturally, but window light is also fantastic for food or almost anything.
The relationship of the light source to the subject, as we learned in the last experiment, makes a difference. So does the angle and distance, as we learned from the first. So keep going as long as patience lasts and find out new things!
Attention! Morina O’Donovan, from the Shire of the Shadowlands, will be hosting Embroidery 101 online via Discord, on Thursday March 26 at 7pm CST! Check out the announcement below. If you want to join, hop over to the #fiber channel in the Shadowlands Discord server. I will be hosting an Embroidery 101 class on Thursday … Read more
Assignment 2: Pick a single subject and a light source. Keep the subject and camera in the same place and move your light source to different places.
The light above or at least at the same height is “traditional” since the sun is above, but you should feel free to experiment with it. Play with light behind, change angles around the subject. Change angle up and down. Change the way the light faces if this can be changed. So many options.
Virus keeping you from going to events? Want to get your camera out and learn, practice, and discuss photography with other people? Well, the Bryn Gwlad Photographer’s Guild has an assignment series for you! Every few days, Maybe Knott (Guild Leader) will be posting assignments to the guild. Look for assignments posted here, and join … Read more
Heads up to those who were interested or planning to attend the Scribal night on 23 Jan. That activity night has been cancelled. Keep an eye on the calendar or for announcements for upcoming scribal nights!