Tuesday Bonus

As a bonus to next Tuesday’s Points of View Competition (4th December), there will be a PDI presentation of a 130 mile trek along the Kerry Way in Southern Ireland, undertaken by four members of the Bedford Camera Club. The Kerry Way traverses Ireland’s most spectacular mountain landscapes and passes the countries highest peak at 1039m.

Throughout its length, dramatic peaks and glens, wild moorlands and windswept passes contrast with magnificent coastal panoramas.




Xmas Social 2018

As you’ll have seen from the Programme, the Club’s Xmas Social is on 11th December, which is just a little under three weeks’ away….  This year we’re going to have an informal “Fish & Chip Supper” (with optional chicken or vegetarian burger) along with a fun quiz with table teams.  The emphasis is on fun!  In the same tone, coming dressed as Father Christmas, Rudolph or one of Santa’s helpers is entirely optional and, indeed, encouraged!

I need to let the fish & chip shop have final numbers by Wednesday, 5th December so the club meeting on 4th December will be your last chance to put your name down for this and make your menu choice.  The cost is £8 per person; tea, coffee, mince pies and biscuits will be supplied as usual with the £1 charge being waived on this occasion, but if you want something else to drink with your meal, you’ll need to bring that along on the night.  Payment for the meal needs to be made in cash either to me, (Richard Burn) or to the Club’s Treasurer Jim Boud by no later than the 4th December meeting.

Please put your name down for this social evening – the more the merrier!

Richard Burn



3 from 6 Image Interpretation

You will see from your programme that on Tuesday 20 November 18 we have our “3 from 6 Image Interpretation” members evening.  The evening will run along the same lines as we did last season with the exception that there are more images to choose from. I suppose the evening could be renamed “Photoshop 14”


Gavin Hoey is coming

Whatever you do, please don’t miss our last presentation of the year, Tuesday 10th April 7.30pm. Gavin’s talks are always worth attending. Tell your friends.



Attention all BCC Members…

Members’ Evening – 19th January – Workshops.

So that we can better organise and fulfil your needs easier, please send me an e-mail as soon as possible with any questions you’d like to have answered/ subjects to be covered on the upcoming member workshop evening. 

Several of our club members have agreed to be your mentors/ tutors for the evening and I’d like to give them some advance warning of the areas they’ll be covering.
We have the following areas that can be demonstrated/ discussed:
  • Lightroom – basics/ re-sizing
  • Photoshop Elements – basics/ re-sizing
  • Photoshop – masks/ layers/ formatting
  • Formatting of pictures for competition entries – this will be a general question and answer presentation at the beginning of the workshop element of the evening as this affects most of our club members
  • Mounting prints
  • ColorMunki calibration – please bring in your laptop if you’d like it calibrated
If there are any other areas you’d like covered that aren’t listed above just drop me a note and I’ll see what I can do about finding a solution for you.
All the best,

Speaker – Jayne Odell ARPS – “Shaping the frame”

In a change to the printed programme we will be welcoming Jayne Odell ARPS for her talk next week.

“Shaping the Frame”

Jayne Odell new about me pic

“I am a nationally published photographer with a real passion for what I do. I’m an Associate Member of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) and hold a PAGB Silver medal.”

Jayne Odell shaping the frame

WHEN: 1 December, 2015 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

COST: Free to members, £3 charge for guests

“The Art of Wildlife Photography” – Bob Brind-Surch

Bob Brind-Surch

Following last night’s presentation to the club by Bob Brind-Surch, please find attached steps on how to access more detailed information from his website, along with his workshop flyer for the remainder of 2015 plus 2016 dates.

His presentation information is copyrighted so is placed behind a password on his website. He will leave these notes on the site for about 3 months and could I please request that members respect that these notes are being made available for members’ own personal use and should not be distributed elsewhere (the password will be emailed to members separately.)

He would like to give something back so is offering a 5% discount on a UK workshop if booked within a week of his talk. 

BBS Natures Photos Workshops flyer November 2015


“The Art of Wildlife Photography” – Bob Brind-Surch

Bob Brind-Surch

“I am an experienced photographer and naturalist passionate about my work and sharing my observations of wildlife with others. I have been a keen naturalist from a very young age and a photographer from my late teens. I am foremost a naturalist who photographs what he observes rather than a photographer specialising in wildlife. This is very important to me and goes back to why I started taking photos in the late 60s.

I learnt my photographic craft seeking to capture animals in difficult situations and specifically recording animal behaviour. This was all the more difficult with older manual film cameras but proved a good grounding for practising and refining the skills that still serve me well in the digital age.”

The art of wildlife photography


WHEN: 24 November, 2015 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

COST: Free to members, £3 charge for guests