If clicking a link in this and other web sites no longer appear to work with the latest Chrome browser try holding down the CTRL or Command key when clicking or see here to fix

Welcome to Bedford Camera Club

Established 1906

Our next talk...

Tuesday 19th February  7.30pm
Chris Upton
Thoresby Colliery, the last pit in Nottinghamshire, closed in July 2015 bringing to an end over 900 years of mining in the county. This presentation tells the story of how the project came about, how it was shot and the resulting exhibition, AV, book and extensive publicity. 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 5th March 7.30pm
Dr Tom Peck - The Sublime
Tom returns to show how the the roots of the English and German traditions of the sublime in art influence the landscape photography of the past, the present and the future. "OK, that all sounds a bit high-brow – it wasn’t. Everyone had something complimentary to say about the talk and it was one of the rare occasions when people will go away genuinely trying to apply what they have learned in their own pictures. If you haven’t seen Tom deliver this presentation it is a real feast for the eyes and the mind." - review by Edmonton CC. A talk not to be missed. 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.

Competitions

06_Colin Day - City Reflections th

 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

Explore Our Web Site

 

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.

Talks

talk

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

You can’t create in a vacuum unless you want to suck

— Kevin Kabota

Upcoming Events

Feb
19
Tue
7:30 pm Talk: Thoresby Mine – Chris Upton
Talk: Thoresby Mine – Chris Upton
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Talk: Thoresby Mine - Chris Upton @ Scott Primary School | England | United Kingdom
Thoresby – The End of the Mine Speaker –  Chris Upton ARPS Thoresby Colliery, the last pit in Nottinghamshire, closed in July 2015 bringing to an end over 900 years of mining in the county.  This presentation tells the story of how the project came about, how it was shot and the resulting exhibition, AV,[...]
Feb
26
Tue
7:30 pm Competition: Shapes
Competition: Shapes
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Internal Club Members Competition Subject – “Shapes” Judge – Colin Southgate FRPS DPAGB Maximum entry per member – 2x Prints and 1x PDI or 1x Print and 2x PDI’s Final entry date 19 February 19 Counts towards the seasonal points competition  
Mar
5
Tue
7:30 pm Talk: Photographic Sublime – Dr ...
Talk: Photographic Sublime – Dr ...
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Talk: Photographic Sublime - Dr Tom Peck @ Scott Primary School | England | United Kingdom
The Photographic Sublime Speaker – Dr Tom Peck How the traditions of the sublime in art influence the photography of the past, the present and the future. Dr Thomas Peck (contributor to Black & White Photography and OnLandscape.co.uk) traces the roots of the English and German traditions of the sublime: “think awesome / fearful vs transcendent[...]
Mar
12
Tue
7:30 pm Competition: 4-Way Interclub
Competition: 4-Way Interclub
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
4-Way Interclub Competition – Kempston, Shillington, New City and Bedford. Hosted by Bedford Camera Club

Major Sponsors

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