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

Season 2017-18

The new 2017-18 season begins on Tuesday October 3rd 2017. See our exciting new programme of competitions, events and lectures for this club year (to May 2018.). All existing and new members welcome. We also welcome visitors to our talks, see the programme and the calendar for details.

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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


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From October 2016  we moved to the Scott Lower School. We meet 7.30pm on Tuesday evenings at 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.



Recent News

Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Welcome Evening! @ Scott Lower School
Welcome Evening! @ Scott Lower School
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
7:30 pm Daren Rose of Winterrose Photogr... @ Scott Lower School
Daren Rose of Winterrose Photogr... @ Scott Lower School
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Daren Rose of Winterrose Photography @ Scott Lower School | England | United Kingdom
 Local photographer Daren Rose loves to explore the local landscapes and most of his images focus on local woodlands, heathlands and man-made lakes and reservoirs.  Daren originally got into photography whilst completing a Fine Art Degree at University and his background in painting still influences him today. He tries to interpret the landscape through his[...]
11:00 am Points of View Competition @ Ashwell
Points of View Competition @ Ashwell
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Points of View Competition @ Ashwell | United Kingdom
You are given six themes to photographically interpret as you see fit. You have between 11am and 3pm on the day of the shoot to take your pictures. You may submit one image for each of the six themes, which forms the basis of the competition. After the photo shoot and for those that wish to[...]
7:30 pm Internal Club Members Competition @ Scott Lower School
Internal Club Members Competition @ Scott Lower School
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Competition theme is ‘Open’.  Counts towards the seasonal points trophy.  Either 2 prints and 1 PDI, or 1 print and 2 PDIs.  Final entry date is 10th October 2017.

Major Sponsors

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