Phillip Lepper Winner

Congratulations to John Gough, the very worthy winner of the Phillip Lepper Shield which, this year, was a print only competition.

The subject was “Reflections” and was well judged by Trevor Rudkin LRPS


A Wonderful Opportunity for the BCC..!

The BCC has been offered exhibit space on the 1st floor of the Bromham Mill (Bridge End, Bromham, Bedford MK43 8LP).  We have accepted their offer, and are looking forward to showing our efforts to the local community!  But there will be work involved, so anyone wishing to exhibit will also be required to provide helping hands throughout the process.  No help, no image(s).

Here are the particulars;


Summer Group

It might not feel much like summer right now, although last weekend did. But now is the time to get the summer events organised

Polo by Cliff Harvey

This year we asked members to send ideas for summer events to Tony Wren, ones that they would like to attend and were willing to help organise.

Tony was underwhelmed by the one (or maybe two) suggestions he received. So we have decided to try a slightly different route.


The ‘Crew’ Who Set Up the 2016 Exhibition!

Collective thanks to the folks shown here who were instrumental in making sure our 2016 Exhibition was the best it could be!  From left to right, Bruce Deacon, John Gough, Brian Felles, Moira McAneny, Martin Nellist, Mike Clifton, Linda Swain, Peter Robinson, John Pegram, Paul Curtis and Jim Burnett (and of course me, the photographer!)…  Kudos to you all!

Submitted 23rd November 2016 by Cliff Harvey



2016 Philip Lepper Competition Winner!

Richard Burn LRPS (and our newest Committee member), has won the prestigious Philip Lepper Trophy with an amazing image this year!  The theme for this competition is ‘Creative’, and Hazel Manning ARPS, DPAGB, BPE3 AFIAP was in charge of judging the 62 images submitted.  There were many good entries (see elsewhere on the website for the highest scorers), but Richard’s image – Cartagena Dawn – was deemed the best of the best with a score of 20 points out of a possible 20 points!  Congratulations Richard!

Submitted 20th October 2016 by Cliff Harvey

Best of Summer PDI Winner

Sunset at Wilstead Bird of Prey Centre

Sunset at Wilstead Bird of Prey Centre – Moira McAneny

After a closely contested battle we are very pleased to announce Moira’s stunning sunset picture as the worthy winner

Congratulations Moira


100 Photography Tips for Beginners

One of the many photography sites I visit nearly daily is EricKimPhotography, usually on Facebook.  And this post bears spreading far and wide.  He’s just put together a list of 100 photography tips he wishes he’d known when he started off in photography.  None of the tips in his list are “rules”–only suggestions.  Worth a read, for sure!  Have a look <here>.

Submitted 20th September by Cliff Harvey


Photoshop Tuition Available..!

Have just heard that the Cambridge Camera Club has some spaces available on their workshops this year, and these are available to non-members as well.  They encourage anyone interested to book right away, as space is limited.

Saturday October 1st  Photoshop Elements Day (£25) 

This year we are providing a separate day for Elements Users. We will cover as much as we can in one day on Raw processing with Elements and image manipulation. It will include use of layers, selections, blending modes, plug-ins and some of the fun things Elements offers in the Guided edits. It will be taught using Elements 14 but Elements 12 and 13 will be ok for the course. We will quickly look at the advantages of doing your Raw conversion in Lightroom for those who have LR as well as Elements. Toft Village Hall 10-4.30pm

Sundays October 16th, November 27th and December 11th. Photoshop Course (£75 for the three days). 

Aimed at Photoshop CC users, but also suitable for those who have Photoshop CS6 (with a small number of restrictions).

Session 1 will cover Raw Processing in detail.  Lightroom CC’s “Develop Module” and Photoshop CC’s “Adobe Camera Raw” will both be used in the demonstrations.

Sessions 2 and 3 offer extended coverage of Photoshop from Layers, Selections, Blending Modes and Cloning to more advanced features such as Smart Objects/Filters, Content-Aware tools and the addition of Textures to images.  Photoshop CC will be used for the demonstrations. Toft village Hall 10-4.30

If you are interested in these courses, please email for a booking form, stating which course interest you. Preference will be given to those attending the three days of the Photoshop course.

Ann Miles

Submitted 15th September 2016 by Cliff Harvey


I read, well, a lot..!  Mostly about photography; who’s doing what, how they’re doing it, looking for inspiration, etc.  One of the people I follow is Eric Kim.  And recently, while trying to decide what ‘project’ to undertake now, I found his blog entry about just the way to think about such a thing.  Eric says “I feel one of the best ways to stay inspired and motivated with your photography is to focus on a project. To take lots of random photos of anything and everything often leads to a body of work that is cluttered, un-focused, and uninteresting.”  Read more about how to create your own personal project <here>.

Submitted 26th July 2016 by Cliff Harvey