Welcome to Bedford Camera Club

Established 1906

Competitions

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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

Event Gallery

See members' own selection of images from this year's summer events
Summer 2017 Image Gallery

Coming soon...

Tuesday 9th January 2018 - 7.30pm

Pictures in the Parlour – the story of the magic lantern by  Kevin Varty, a member of the Magic Lantern Society. Promises to be a very interesting talk and demonstration. Details. Members free, visitors welcome £5

 

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Talks

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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

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, see calendar for details.

We have a large hall, easy parking and state-of-the art projection/audio facilities. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Sage Corner

Comparison is the thief of joy

— Teddy Roosevelt

Upcoming Events

Dec
19
Tue
7:00 pm Internal Club Members Competitio... @ Scott Lower School
Internal Club Members Competitio... @ Scott Lower School
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Subject – “Water”  The judge will be Graham Heywood.  Maximum entry per member – 2x Prints and 1x PDI  or  1x Print and 2x PDI’s   Final entry date 12 December 2017.  Counts towards the seasonal points competition.
Jan
2
Tue
7:30 pm India & Photo Books – Members’ E... @ Scott Lower School
India & Photo Books – Members’ E... @ Scott Lower School
Jan 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Richard Burn – “India: People & Places – A Photographer’s View”.  The first half of the evening will be Part travelogue with plenty of images, but from a photographer’s perspective, covering equipment used, settings etc., the difficulties encountered photographically from being on a non-photographic trip, shooting in the street, paying people to take their photos,[...]
Jan
9
Tue
7:30 pm Pictures in the Parlour – Kevin ... @ Scott Lower School
Pictures in the Parlour – Kevin ... @ Scott Lower School
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Pictures in the Parlour - Kevin Varty @ Scott Lower School | England | United Kingdom
Speaker – Kevin Varty – “Pictures in the Parlour – the story of the magic lantern”  Kevin Varty, a member of the Magic Lantern Society and well known lecturer and presenter, will take us through the history of magic lanterns, which were invented in the 1650s, some two hundred years before photography. The talk covers[...]
Jan
16
Tue
7:30 pm Architectural Emotion – Internal... @ Scott Lower School
Architectural Emotion – Internal... @ Scott Lower School
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Internal Club Members Competition Architects Association Trophy – Theme is “Architectural Emotion”  The judge is Brian Pere .  Maximum entry per member is 3x PDI’s.  Final entry date 9 January 18. 

Major Sponsors

The club wishes to thank all of our sponsors who have helped them over the years.