Welcome to Bedford Camera Club

Established 1906

Our Next Talk...

Tuesday 27th November 7.30pm
Woodland Ways by Paul Mitchell FRPS
Paul will share some of his inspirations, influences and thought processes when capturing woodland scene that have gained him many awards and accolades. Members free, guests welcome £3. More details



First Night

Tuesday 2nd October, 7.30pm
Our Opening Night for the 2018-19 season
All existing members and new visitors welcome
Learn about the new 2018-19 brilliant programme, talks, competitions, workshops et al.



Coming Soon...

Tuesday 8th January 7.30pm
Compose Yourself - Jonathan Vaines  LRPS CPAGB
An introduction to some of the key compositional elements of photography. In this talk Jonathan will show some of the key “rules” of composition and how to apply them. Members free, guests welcome £3. More details



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


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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

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Summer 2018


During each summer recess some members, outside of the club, organise a number of group events open to all. The events are non-profit raising thus shared costs may be incurred. Please see here for details as they become available.



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

Recent News

Sage Corner

How to be kind to your fellow artist – judge the endeavour not the result.

— Beeban Kidron

Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Competition: 3 From 6
Competition: 3 From 6
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Members’ Evening – 3 From 6 Image Interpretation Prior to this evenings event, participating club members will have chosen three from 6 given images and applied whatever techniques they desire to the images to improve/alter/manipulate/create  etc.  These images will then be projected on the evening and the authors will summarise what they did and why.
8:00 pm Competition: Inter Club
Competition: Inter Club
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
3-Way Interclub Competition Biggleswade – Gamlingay – Bedford Members are welcome to attend the judging evening which will include entries from Bedford CC and other clubs.
7:30 pm Talk: Paul Mitchell – Woodlands
Talk: Paul Mitchell – Woodlands
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Talk: Paul Mitchell - Woodlands @ Scott Primary School | England | United Kingdom
Woodland Ways Speaker – Paul Mitchell FRPS  – Paul will share some of his inspirations, influences and thought processes when capturing woodland scenes, an aspect of landscape photography which most people find notoriously difficult. During the evening he will also impart some of his compositional tips and techniques to create images that have gained him[...]
7:30 pm Competition: Points of View
Competition: Points of View
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Internal “Points of View” Club Members Competition Judge – Graham Heywood DPAGB EFIAP/p FBPE 6 x PDI’s only – 1 x image for each of the six themes Final entry date 27 November 18

Major Sponsors

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