Welcome to Bedford Camera Club

Established 1906

2019 -2020 Programme Published

Please take a look at the Bedford Camera Club Programme for October 2019 to May 2020. Once again our programme secretary, Bruce, has put together a calendar of events, competitions and talks from visiting professionals and highly talented photographers. I think you will agree this is one of the best club photography programmes and the club fee represents an amazing value for money. Take a look and if you are not yet a member we would love to see you become one. Take your photography to a new level. 

Our Next Talk...

19th Nov 2019 7.30pm - A Mindful Approach
Through photography, we can discover a better way to understand ourselves, our thoughts and our feelings and to reconnect with the world we normally rush through, by Paul Sanders. Details. Visitors welcome (£3, free to members)


Summer Events...

There are no upcoming events.

Upcoming Club Events

7:30 pm A Mindful Approach (Talk)
A Mindful Approach (Talk)
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
A Mindful Approach (Talk) @ Scott Primary School
A Mindful Approach to Photography by Paul Sanders www.discoverstill.com Paul Sanders is a fine art photographer, Fuji ambassador, speaker and photography mentor. Paul believes that photography has the power to influence our perception of the world around us, building a sense of appreciation and contentment simply by taking the time to notice what’s around us[...]
7:15 pm Beds Invitational (Competition)
Beds Invitational (Competition)
Nov 26 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Beds Invitation Interclub Challenge Competition – 15 clubs competing Hosted by Bedford Camera Club Judge – Peter Prosser APAGB Guests from competing clubs are welcome to come along, no guest fee applies
7:15 pm Points of View (Competition) and...
Points of View (Competition) and...
Dec 3 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Points of View (Competition) and ARPS My iJourney @ Scott Primary School
Internal “Points of View” Club Members Competition This is the competition for pictures taken at the event, scheduled to have been held on 13th October, to capture six images for titles selected by Martin Nellis Judge – Alison Jenkins  LRPS 6 x PDI’s only – 1 x image for each of the six themes Final[...]
7:30 pm Christmas Social
Christmas Social
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Details to be announced
7:15 pm Seasonal Round 2 – Wheels (Compe...
Seasonal Round 2 – Wheels (Compe...
Dec 17 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Internal Club Competition Round 2 – Theme: Wheels Judge – Ben Pike Maximum entry per member – 2x Prints and 1x PDI or 1x Print and 2x PDI’s Final entry date 10 December 2019 Counts towards the seasonal points competition

Coming Soon...

3rd December -  ARPS My iJourney
John Gough ARPS

Following the POV Competition we have an additional presentation by our long-standing member John Gough which will centre around his successful ARPS panel. Details. Visitors welcome (£3, free to members)


Coming Soon...

7th Jan 7.30pm - Monochrome My Way 

An exploration of the different moods that we can create using the monochrome medium. Ann is a brilliant monochrome photographer and top educator. Details. Visitors welcome (£3, free to members)




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


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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

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.

Summer 2019

During each summer recess members of the club voluntarily organise group events, many of which are also open to non-members. These are not part of the club's official programme. The events are non-profit raising thus shared costs may be incurred. Please watch the news page and calendar for details as they become announced.

See our Summer Gallery page for images from some of this year's events.


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If you want to take more interesting pictures stand in front of more interesting stuff

— Joe McNally

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