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 January 24th 7.30pm

This promises to be a very interesting talk from Chris Forster MFIAP FBPE. All welcome.
Members free, guests £3



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 January 31st 2017 at 7.30pm

Close Encounters by Alex Hyde. Macro photography, insects, plants and the rain forests of Madagascar and Borneo. See his stunning images on his website. 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.



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

Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Speaker – Chris Forster DPAGB MF... @ Scott Lower School
Speaker – Chris Forster DPAGB MF... @ Scott Lower School
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    A talk about entering national exhibitions. There is plenty of photography for everyone!  
7:30 pm Speaker – Alex Hyde: “Close Enco... @ Scott Lower School
Speaker – Alex Hyde: “Close Enco... @ Scott Lower School
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Speaker - Alex Hyde: “Close Encounters’’ @ Scott Lower School | England | United Kingdom
Alex is a freelance natural history photographer based in Derbyshire but travelling the world in search of interesting stories about nature The talk is centred around macro photography as much of his work involves insects, other small critters and plants. It includes material he has produced whilst in the rainforests of Madagascar and Borneo, as[...]
7:30 pm Speaker – Darren Harbar – “Basic... @ Scott Lower School
Speaker – Darren Harbar – “Basic... @ Scott Lower School
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Speaker - Darren Harbar - “Basic workflow of editing’’ @ Scott Lower School | England | United Kingdom
Darren is an internationally published photographer who specialises in aviation, with images gracing the covers and pages of magazines and calendars worldwide. He also runs photography training days on a range of subjects, including aviation and birds of prey.  This talk will demonstrate a practical approach to uploading, filing and managing your digital files. It[...]

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

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01234 360237

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