Welcome to Bedford Camera Club

Established 1906

Our Next Talk...

7th Jan 7.30pm - Monochrome My Way 

An exploration of the different moods that we can create using the monochrome medium. Among other genres, Ann is a brilliant monochrome photographer and top educator. Details. Visitors welcome (£3, free to members)


Summer Events...

There are no upcoming events.

Upcoming Club Events

7:30 pm Christmas Social
Christmas Social
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Please note: this is a pre-arranged dinner for members and partners held at a local hotel. There is no meeting at the Scott Primary School this week.
7:15 pm Seasonal Round 2 – Wheels (Compe...
Seasonal Round 2 – Wheels (Compe...
Dec 17 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Internal Club Competition Round 2 – Theme: Wheels Judge – Ben Pike Maximum entry per member – 2x Prints and 1x PDI or 1x Print and 2x PDI’s Final entry date 10 December 2019 Counts towards the seasonal points competition
7:30 pm Monochrome My Way (Talk)
Monochrome My Way (Talk)
Jan 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Monochrome My Way (Talk) @ Scott Primary School
Monochrome My Way by Ann Miles  FRPS  MPAGB  EFIAP An exploration of the different moods that we can create using the monochrome medium. From stark barren snow scenes to dark threatening skies in landscapes.  From detailed architectural studies to soft artistic renderings. Ann will show several colour images where monochrome is not appropriate. There will[...]
7:15 pm Architects Association Trophy (C...
Architects Association Trophy (C...
Jan 14 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Architects Association Trophy Theme – Consensus in Architecture The award is to celebrate Architecture and therefore any image in this competition should reflect this. It is expected that the majority of the image (greater than 50%, excluding any reflections), must show Architecture. The image should not consist of a two-dimensional picture of Architecture i.e. an[...]
7:30 pm The Photographic Sublime (Talk)
The Photographic Sublime (Talk)
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
The Photographic Sublime (Talk) @ Scott Primary School
Speaker – Dr Tom Peck The Photographic Sublime How the traditions of the sublime in art influence the photography of the past, the present and the future. Dr Thomas Peck (contributor to Black & White Photography and OnLandscape.co.uk) traces the roots of the English and German traditions of the sublime: “think awesome / fearful vs transcendent /[...]

Coming Soon...

The Photographic Sublime - Dr Tom Peck
21st January - 7.30pm

How the traditions of the sublime in art influence the photography of the past, the present and the future. This promises to be a very interesting talk. Details. Visitors welcome (£3, free to members)




Interesting talks given throughout the year by visiting photographers. These cover a variety of topics including techniques, projects, practicals, design and software. 

See our fabulous programme for this year


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 Win awards. Critiques from external, qualified judges. Internal competitions include 5 opens, Points of View (6 images), Audio visual, Architects Trophy, Philip Lepper and Stan Searle (people). Other competitions include inter-club battles and wider area external competitions

Club meetings - October to May

We meet at Scott Primary School, (AKA Scott Lower School) Hawk Drive, Bedford MK41 7JA (map) on most Tuesday evenings 7.30pm to 9.45pm, our calendar
We have a large hall, easy parking and state-of-the art projection/audio facilities
We look forward to seeing you here.

Summer 2019

During each summer recess members of the club voluntarily organise group events, many of which are also open to non-members. These are not part of the club's official programme. The events are non-profit raising thus shared costs may be incurred. Please watch the news page and calendar for details as they become announced.

See our Summer Gallery page for images from some of this year's events.


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Sage Corner

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Recent News

2019 -2020 Programme Published

Please take a look at the Bedford Camera Club Programme for October 2019 to May 2020. Once again our programme secretary, Bruce, has put together a calendar of events, competitions and talks from visiting professionals and highly talented photographers. I think you will agree this is one of the best club photography programmes and the club fee represents an amazing value for money. Take a look and if you are not yet a member we would love to see you become one. Take your photography to a new level. 

Major Sponsors

The club wishes to thank all of our sponsors
Sponsorship club contact, please email Cliff Harvey


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