Welcome to Bedford Camera Club

I would like to welcome you to the 111th season of the premier photographic club in Bedfordshire, The Bedford Camera Club.  Our members are all keen amateur photographers and we welcome new members to our ranks.  We have, over the course of our winter season, well known lecturers talk to us about all aspects of photography, and we all learn so much from these experts.  We also have a number of internal competitions which, if you're good enough, can win you one of the coveted cups at the end of the season!
In addition to this we have external competitions where we pit our skills against other clubs in the East Anglia region.  This season will be exceptionally good as we have booked some brilliant speakers and the members evenings look to be very helpful to all members.  I hope that you all have an enjoyable time this coming 2016/17 season and I look forward to greeting both old and new members.
Cliff Harvey, Club President

Our Next Guest Speaker...


Tuesday January 3rd 2017 at 7.30pm

We are thrilled to welcome back Jayne Odell ARPS who will share her passion for monochrome photography using the iPhone and DLSR. Landscape, seascape, equine and street/candid images. Members free, visitors small charge, all welcome



Christmas Wishes from the BCC

Christmas at St Pancras, taken by BCC member John Gough. This image was selected for the 2016 Royal Photographic Society Christmas card



Tuesday January 24th 7.30pm

This promises to be a very interesting talk from Chris Forster MFIAP FBPE. All welcome. Members free, guests £3

On the Move

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From October 2016  we will be meeting, 7.30pm on Tuesday evenings, at the Scott Lower School, Hawk Drive, Bedford MK41 7JA (map).

This affords several advantages including a larger room, easy parking and state-of-the art projection/audio facilities. We look forward to seeing you there.





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 2016-17 programme


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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

Recent News

Season 2016-17


The new 2016-17 season started on Tuesday October 4th. See our exciting new programme of competitions, events and lectures for the rest of this club year (May 2017). All new and existing members welcome.

Joining now will take your membership through to September 2017, including our 2017 summer events.

Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Speaker – Jayne Odell ARPS: “The... @ Scott Lower School
Speaker – Jayne Odell ARPS: “The... @ Scott Lower School
Jan 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Speaker - Jayne Odell ARPS: “The Monochrome Effect” @ Scott Lower School | England | United Kingdom
Sharing her passion for monochrome photography using the iPhone and DLSR. Landscape, seascape, equine and street/ candid photography images Passionate about monochrome and obsessive about light and the everchanging sky. www.jayneodellphotography.co.uk

Major Exhibition Sponsors

The Bedford Camera Club would like to thank and fully appreciated the assistance from the following companies for our very successful November 2016 exhibition.
Click here for more of our Sponsors and Friends of the BCC 

Michael R. Peters


Michael R. Peters have once again kindly loaned the club the AV screens for the projected images

Eagle Travel, Bedford


Eagle Travel, 11 Goldington Road, Bedford MK40 3JY


The Picture Gallery


The Picture Gallery have kindly printed our promotional boards

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