Welcome to Bedford Camera Club

Established 1906

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. 

Coming Soon...

October 22nd 7.30pm - Long Exposure

Antony Zacharias is a professional photographer, tutor and author for long exposure and also architectural photography. Details. Visitors welcome (£3, free to members)


Summer Events...

There are no upcoming events.

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.

Upcoming Club Events

7:30 pm Long Exposure (Talk)
Long Exposure (Talk)
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Long Exposure (Talk) @ Scott Primary School
Long Exposure Photography by Antony Zacharias Antony Zacharias is a professional photographer, tutor and author, specializing in long exposure, travel, landscape and architectural photography. His work has been commissioned by clients including Toyota US and Sky Atlantic and published by the Conde Nast, BBC, Guardian, Times and Ecologist. His work has also won numerous awards[...]
7:15 pm 3-Way Interclub (Competition)
3-Way Interclub (Competition)
Oct 29 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
3-Way Interclub Competition – Bedford – Biggleswade – Gamlingay Hosted by Bedford Camera Club Judge – Chris Forster DPAGB  FBPE  MFIAP Guests from Biggleswade CC and Gamlingay CC are welcome to come along, no guest fee applies
7:15 pm Stan Searle Trophy (Competition)
Stan Searle Trophy (Competition)
Nov 5 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Stan Searle Trophy Theme: Person or People The subject matter, “Person or People”, must be the principal element of the image Judge – Chris Baldwin Maximum entry per member – PDI’s only – 3 PDI’s max. Final entry date – 29 October 2019
7:30 pm Distinctions Overview (Talk)
Distinctions Overview (Talk)
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Distinctions Overview (Talk) @ Scott Primary School
Distinction Overview by Jonathan Vaines AFIAP  CPAGB  LRPS The presentation will run as an open question evening with an aim to give people an understanding of image selection for an RPS Distinctions, Salon Submission & PAGB Accreditation with an understanding of accreditation of salon by PSA, FIAP, BPE etc.,  what the different levels are i.e[...]
7:30 pm A Mindful Approach (Talk)
A Mindful Approach (Talk)
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
A Mindful Approach (Talk) @ Scott Primary School
A Mindful Approach to Photography by Paul Sanders www.discoverstill.com Paul Sanders is a fine art photographer, Fuji ambassador, speaker and photography mentor. Paul believes that photography has the power to influence our perception of the world around us, building a sense of appreciation and contentment simply by taking the time to notice what’s around us[...]

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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 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



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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Sage Corner

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs

— Ansel Adams

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