Welcome to Bedford Camera Club

Important: From October 2017 the JPGs for all competition PDIs will need to be 1600px x 1200px (previously they were 1400 x 1050)  and a max 2Mb file size. All other requirements are unchanged, e.g. in sRGB and fill to 1600 x 1200 with black borders. It should be rare for an image to be more than 2Mb, but if your final JPG image file size does exceed 2Mb reduce the quality setting a tad and save it as JPG again, repeat until you get it small enough. More Info here.

The hunt is on for this year's Summer Events. Join the Summer Group now (members and non-members welcome) to be part of the summer events. Email Cliif and Ian at Click for Summer 2017 gallery


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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



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 at half price will take your membership through to September 2017, including our 2017 summer events.

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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 2016-17 programme

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

6:00 pm Box End Watersports @ Box End
Box End Watersports @ Box End
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Details from Steve Newman at  Meet at the waterside from 6pm onwards. There’s a bar onsite so we can sit and have a beer afterwards. They have asked if we could share some of our images with them following the visit.
7:30 pm Photoshop Q&A @ Scott Lower School
Photoshop Q&A @ Scott Lower School
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
An evening with John Pegram who will answer your Photoshop questions (please email them to John well in advance) and demonstrate techniques There will be small charge on the day to share the room hire More info available from John *protected email*
all-day Orford Summer Event @ Orford,
Orford Summer Event @ Orford,
Sep 20 all-day
Orford Summer Event @ Orford, | Orford | England | United Kingdom
Clive is arranging a brilliant members’ photographic day out to Orford, Suffolk, a few miles from Ipswich. Orford is steeped in history. The village grew in importance in the 12th century when Henry II commissioned the Castle to be built. The Church and the Quay were built by the Normans and, at one time, Orford[...]
7:30 pm Summer PDI Battle
Summer PDI Battle
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
An evening arranged by Mike Clifton, , for a fun evening PDI battle and some food This will probably be held at Scott Lower School, TBC Submit up to three PDIS which must have been taken at one of the listed summer events. These must be emailed, as attachments, to the usual competition email address[...]

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