Three from Six Submissions

I hope you have been working hard on the “3 from 6” event. Your chance to play havoc with other people’s images. Change them, improve them, have fun or just make them different. What will you do?

The details and where to find the images are here

Select up to three, mess them about and upload the finished image(s) to me at  by 14th November.

I’ll prepare a running order and ask each of you to tell the other members what you did to create your image and why.


Prepare now for the “3 From 6” evening

On November 21st the club has a Members’ Evening, the “3 From 6” event.

Prior to this date participating club members will have chosen up to three from six given images and applied whatever techniques they desire to the image to improve/alter/manipulate/create etc.  These final images will then be projected on the 21st November and each author will have the opportunity to summarise what they did and why.

This is not a competition and neither is it an exercise in showing off how good you are at Photoshop, but it is an opportunity to show how you have approached each image. Is it already perfect? Would a mono conversion improve it? Would you straighten, crop or remove parts? Highlight and darken areas? Would you change it completely; add a new sky, overlay a texture, turn it upside down? Go mad, surprise us, everyone has their own ideas, fly your own kite, anything goes.


Welcome Evening Oct 3rd

Message from Bruce…

Tuesday 3rd October 2107
“Welcome Evening and Summer Events Competition”.
An AV presentation of the exciting Programme of Speakers and Club Competitions for the new 2017/2018 season, followed by the “Summer Events Competition” to be judged by the membership.
An evening not to be missed!


Photoshop Evening – Sept 19th

John Pegram PS Evening

Hi Everyone

On Tuesday 19th September at 7.30pm (start) in Scott Lower School, I will be running a Photoshop tutorial evening. Covering Sky Replacement, Overall & Partial Enhancement and Halo Removal. This tutorial will be suitable for both Photoshop & Elements users, so if you have a laptop please bring it along.

A small charge of up to £3 p/p, depending attendance numbers, will be made. Refreshments will be available at halftime break. Doors open at 7pm to enable setting up for a 7.30pm start.

Look forward to see you on the 19th.


John Pegram


Points Of View Announcement

Bruce has announced the POV for Sunday 15th October 2017.

Last year’s POV was a brilliant success and I am sure this year will be too

Details in Points of View Competition (new link)

All 2017-18 members are invited to compete. If you are interested please read the PDF and let Bruce know ASAP if you intend to come and whether you would like to have lunch in the pub at 3pm

Bruce’s email is 

Portfolio Links

As you know the BCC web site has a Members’ Portfolio page where the club shows the world your own representative image selection. This page displays the high standard all BCC members achieve. It is one of the pages that people first open when gauging the quality of a camera club.

However it has been falling behind the times. For practical reasons we limit it to just 10 images but they are inevitably not kept up-to-date and they are not always displayed how you would like them to be.


Orford Sept 20th

Clive Williams is arranging a grand day out to Orford, Suffolk on September 20th. It looks to be a great photo opportunity.

Clive already has a bunch of members wanting to go but if anyone else is interested let Clive know ASAP at 

This is his suggested plan for the day that has just been sent to those on his list…

Bedford Camera Club visit to Orford, 20th September 2017

Short explanation of what can be seen at Orford with websites


Box End Photos Needed

We hope everyone who attended the Box End Summer Event, that Steve Newman arranged for us, on Tuesday enjoyed it.

As part of the agreement for being allowed to photograph at the Box End Park is that we all offer some images for the park and its members to use. The wakeboarders also asked, more than once, where they would be able to view their photos. They are keen to see themselves what the BCC can do.

Please go through your images and select any that each wakeboarder him or herself might like to see or keep.


Box End Sport

A reminder that the next Summer event has been arranged by Steve N. at the Box End Water Sports Park, wakeboarding (tow) for Tuesday 22nd August

Details here

An exciting opportunity to get some great sports photography

It is planned to meet at 6pm and photograph until 8pm. Given we could be running low on light by 8pm I might get there a bit earlier than 6pm

Steve has checked with Box End and they expect to be towing until 8pm

We hope to also have a pan session but Manuel might not be able to make it. Ask around if you would like some guidance.

I hope to do a bit of experimental flash photography during the wakeboarding, not teaching but anyone is welcome to come along and join in. You’ll need a flash gun and tripod plus you need to know how to use the flash.

If anyone is interested I am happy to run a workshop for mixing ambient light and flash (fill flash and more interesting portraits) sometime in the evening, possibly about 7.30pm or earlier depending upon light levels. Let me know if you are interested else it won’t happen.

Joe McNally says (paraphrase) “Planning a shoot? Pray for bad weather, better photographs”

Most us are not so resilient as Joe. If we get rained off again I will try to be there on Wednesday evening (if the weather is more promising) instead; if so and you intend to come along Wednesday tell me if you want the ambient/flash workshop and I will let you know if I am able to go. Meanwhile keep an eye on your emails Tuesday in case Steve needs to cancel the Tuesday meeting again.

Let’s hope for a great evening






Create an Online Image Gallery

Next week’s summer event, Tuesday August  15th 7pm, will be held at the Scott Lower School. This is a workshop on creating an online image gallery to display your best image albums to your friends and family. You will also need an online gallery for the revised BCC Member’s Portfolio page from September; we can discuss some options for you at this meeting.

More details here

We will briefly cover a number of online image galleries and their advantages/disadvantages