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

Season 2016-17


The new 2016-17 season starts on Tuesday October 4th. See our exciting new programme of competitions, events and lectures. All new and existing members welcome.

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

Next Guest Speaker...


Tuesday November 8th 7.30pm

Glyn Dewis: “Photography and Post Production”. One of the best, most dynamic instructors in the UK. 129,000 subscribers on YouTube and 16,600 fans on Facebook, we need say no more. Members free, visitors small charge, all welcome



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

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

Annual Exhibition - Getting Ready


November 18th - 19th sees the club's annual exhibition returning to the Harpur Suite, found next to the library in Bedford town centre. 190 prints and a video slide show.

Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Members’ Evening – Infrared/ EA... @ Scott Lower School
Members’ Evening – Infrared/ EA... @ Scott Lower School
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Members' Evening -  Infrared/ EAF Championship Entries @ Scott Lower School | England | United Kingdom
1st half of the evening – Infrared photography/ post production Chris Hubbard (Club Member) to give this talk 2nd half of the evening – viewing of EAF Championship 2016 entries – DVD
7:30 pm Speaker – Glyn Dewis: “Photograp... @ Scott Lower School
Speaker – Glyn Dewis: “Photograp... @ Scott Lower School
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Speaker - Glyn Dewis: “Photography and Post Production” @ Scott Lower School | England | United Kingdom
Photographer, Retoucher, Trainer & Author of Best Selling Book ‘The Photoshop Workbook’, with clients such as BBC, Sky TV and FOX through to Physique Athletes. A Kelby One, Photoshop World Dream Team Instructor and Adobe Influencer, Glyn’s work sees him photographing and lecturing across Europe and the USA www.glyndewis.com
7:30 pm Wildlife Photography @ Paxton Pits Nature Reserve
Wildlife Photography @ Paxton Pits Nature Reserve
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wildlife Photography – an illustrated talk by Russell Savory Interested in wildlife photography? See photos and films produced by expert photographer Russell Savory and pick up tips to improve your camera craft. Plus a drone’s eye view of the Pits! As you know Paxton Pits is very good for photography the link for them is http://www.paxton-pits.org.uk/ Russell Savory’s[...]
7:30 pm Competition – Architects Trophy @ Scott Lower School
Competition – Architects Trophy @ Scott Lower School
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Architects Association Trophy This is a PDI competition with a nominated subject. Members may enter a maximum 3 PDIs. The trophy is awarded to the 1st placed PDI Set Subject is Architecture in the 3rd Dimension  
Bedford Camera Club Exhibition 2016
18th and 19th November 2016
Harpur Suite, Bedford
Join the camera club (click here) before the 18th October submission date and your images can be displayed at this grand event.
You can then invite your friends and family along to see your pictures.
How cool is that!