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 February 21st 2017 at 7.30pm

Sarah (ARPS DPAGB) will share her passion for wildlife through her images and also present some of the back storyies. Members free, visitors small charge, all welcome



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

... And Soon

Tuesday March 14th 2017 at 7.30pm

Life in the Wild by Tom Mason. Life as a wildlife photographer showcasing his images and techniques from the UK and overseas in Peru. More Details. Members free, visitors small charge, all welcome

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.

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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

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.



Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Members’ Evening – Olympus Pres... @ Scott Lower School
Members’ Evening – Olympus Pres... @ Scott Lower School
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Members' Evening -  Olympus Presentation & Demonstration @ Scott Lower School | England | United Kingdom
Tonight we have David Smith from Olympus giving a presentation on the range of Olympus products including the new EM1 MKII Pro flagship model, followed by a Q&A, then a live demonstration. Samples will be available for a hands-on experience. (NB this is a change to our previously published programme)
7:30 pm Competition – Stan Searle @ Scott Lower School
Competition – Stan Searle @ Scott Lower School
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Stan Searle 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 Person or People  
7:30 pm Speaker – Tom Mason: “Life in th... @ Scott Lower School
Speaker – Tom Mason: “Life in th... @ Scott Lower School
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Speaker - Tom Mason: “Life in the Wild” @ Scott Lower School | England | United Kingdom
Tom will showcase his images from starting out his life as a wildlife photographer to taking his first steps in his professional career, showcasing his images and techniques from the UK and overseas in Peru   A few words about his photography: Tom is a nature photographer and journalist who specialises in sharing stories from[...]
7:30 pm AV Group Meeting @ Renhold Village Hall
AV Group Meeting @ Renhold Village Hall
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm
The group will be choosing the 2 sequences for the Felicity Bickley trophy If interested in joining the AV group please contact Tony Joyce 07464 485068

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

Wallace Brownwallacebrown300Picture Framing, 10A Duke Street, Bedford
01234 360237

Greensand Property Maintenancegreensand300Stewart 01525 792886 / 07771 996745