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.


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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

Coming soon...

Tuesday 28th November 2017 - 7.30pm
One of our top talks this year, presented world wide, now available in Bedford tonight. Not to be missed. Details. Members free, visitors welcome £8


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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 programme for this year

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, see calendar for details.

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


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Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Antony Penrose – “Legendary Lee ... @ Scott Lower School
Antony Penrose – “Legendary Lee ... @ Scott Lower School
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Antony Penrose - "Legendary Lee Miller" @ Scott Lower School | England | United Kingdom
Antony Penrose is Co-Director of Penrose Film Productions Ltd., the Managing Agents for the Lee Miller Archives and the Penrose Collection.  Tonight will be “Back Stage at the Lee Miller Archives”.  Lee Miller first entered the world of photography in New York as a model to the great photographers of the day such as Edward Steichen, Hoyningen-Huene[...]
7:30 pm 3-Way External Competition @ Conservatire Club, Biggleswade
3-Way External Competition @ Conservatire Club, Biggleswade
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Biggleswade, Gamlingay and Bedford Camera Clubs will battle it out again this year!  The judge will be Alison Jenkins.
7:30 pm “Points of View” Internal Compet... @ Scott Lower School
“Points of View” Internal Compet... @ Scott Lower School
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The judge will be John Lewis.  PDI’s only – see handout to be issued on 8 October 17.  Final entry date 28 November 17 

Major Sponsors

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