Charity Golf Day

Message from Paul Curtis
I am looking for one or two members to join me at a charity golf day to help me to take photographs of the golf action.

I will provide refreshments.

The event is on Friday 24th August at a local golf course. The tee off time is 12-00.  If anyone is interested please contact me as soon as possible on either 07794273552 or email me on paulfcurtis1@gmail .com.   
Thank you

Paul Curtis

Sunrise Photography

Clive has arranged a super day out to close our summer events programme for this season, see below for details:

This is a suggestion for anyone interested in getting beautiful sunrise shots (weather permitting).  The location, Curbar Edge in Derbyshire, has a wonderful view over the Hope Valley and, if the conditions are right, the possibility of a covering of low mist covering the valley floor (see links below)

It would mean an early morning start from Bedford, followed by a good breakfast.  Afterwards one can do some further photography of the streams, Chatsworth House or Bakewell.

When:                        24th September 2018

Depart Bedford:      0430 hours

Arrive Curbar:          0655 hours.  This is the estimated sunrise time.

Details:                      Curbar Edge, Derbyshire.
Post code S32 3YR (approx. location only)
OS grid reference SK263747. Lat 53.268654 // Long -1.610125
Would recommend spending a couple of hours here before moving off for breakfast.

Breakfast:                 Grindleford Station Café.  This is about 15 minutes from Curbar Edge
Station Approach, Upper Padley, Hope Valley
Posy code S32 2JA
OS grid reference SK251787
When I last used this place the food was good and economical

Subsequently:          As already stated above, near the Café there is a walk up the valley with streams flowing, which, dependent on the amount of water, can be quite stunning.  Chatsworth House (Post code DE45 1PP) is nearby as is the town of Bakewell which are all good for photography

Admittedly it is a long day but the photography and scenery are well worth the effort.

We can arrange car sharing and I am willing to take my car.


For photos of Curbar Edge type in Curbar Edge photography or click on

Please contact Clive or to express your interest in joining the trip.

Dan Evans Exhibition

Please see details from Dan Evans of an exhibition of his work taking place at the Bunyan Basement from now until 4th August.

North Beds Arts (NBA) have invited me to take part in their exhibition at the Basement @ Bunyan Community Arts Centre in Bedford from Tues 24th July Sat 4thAug  

I will be exhibiting framed landscape and flower limited edition photographic prints, including some local scenes  my prints will be beautifully framed and available for sale with a signed certificate of authenticity. 

I will also be giving a short talk at the same venue on Thurs 27th at 6pm – topic: ‘an introduction to Colour, Composition and Light in Photography – the talk is free to public, following the talk is a private viewing for NBA members only   

full details are here

I hope this is of interest to you.

best wishes


Dan Evans Photography



phone (UK): 01234 241976

Summer Event Reminder

Hitchin Lavender

Just to remind you we have an outing planned to Hitchin Lavender,  Cadwell Farm, Arlesey Rd, Ickleford, Hitchin SG5 3UA this coming Tuesday, 24th July.

Meet there at 6.30pm to photograph the lavender field followed by refreshments in the cafe.

If you haven’t been before, look on the Hitchin Lavender website to see how stunning the field looks, especially as the sun is going down.

The cost is £6, including picking a bag of lavender should you wish.

The weather seems to be set fair.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

Any queries, please get in touch with Linda at

Special Opportunity

Please read the email below which I received from Luke Brown who runs a free running group –
We’d like to invite you over to take some photographs of us again (I took some in 2016) at the Bedford river festival this weekend (Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July). We are performing on the grass arena in the sports village at 4:30pm and it would be great to use your expertise. We probably would not be able to pay you for your time, however would be willing to pay for your lunch or meal at our celebratory dinner afterwards.
We would intend to publish the photographs on our website and would put your name and a link to your social media/ photography page if you have one underneath also.
Let me know your thoughts 
Kind Regards,
Luke Brown
Spiral Freerun,
Parkour & Freerunning Co.
This is a good opportunity to get involved in some community photo taking as well as it being a subject we don’t often get the chance to photograph lots of amazing, fast action.
Please let me know as soon as possible (and no later than the end of Thursday) if you would like to help out on and I will make the arrangements.


Box End Wakeboarding

The weather is set fair for a great evening at Box End Park tomorrow night to photograph the wakeboarders on the lake.

An excellent opportunity to practise your fast action photography.

Meet by the lake from 6.30pm onwards for a couple of hours of image making followed by socialisation in the bar.

Tuesday Evening Outings

Summer Events – Dates for Your Diary

We have two popular visits scheduled for Tuesday evenings in July.

The first is to Box End Park, MK43 8RQ on 10th July

Meet at the waterside from 6.30pm onwards to watch and photograph the expertise of wakeboarders following the cable circuit around the lake. There may also be some waterskiing taking place.

As the sun lowers and the open water swimmers take to the lake, move into the bar for a social end to the evening.


Secondly, we are going to Hitchin Lavender,  Cadwell Farm, Arlesey Rd, Ickleford, Hitchin SG5 3UA on 24th July

Meet there at 6.30pm to photograph the lavender field followed by refreshments in the cafe.

If you haven’t been before, look on the Hitchin Lavender website to see how stunning the field looks, especially as the sun is going down.

The cost is £6, including picking a bag of lavender should you wish.

Hoping to see many of you at one or both  of these events.  Let’s hope the sun keeps shining.

Points of View 2018

Points of View 2018

Sunday 14 October 2018


This is an early warning of the date for this year’s competition.  Keep your diary free.


The location is Bromham and Biddenham.  Starting with coffee at Bromham Mill and ending with lunch at The Three Tuns in Biddenham.


More details to follow.


Jim Boud

Summer Events: Peterborough Cathedral Workshop

“A Summer Events Workshop” has been planned for Monday 23rd July 18 at Peterborough Cathedral, lead by the curator and photographer of the cathedral Adrian Stone. There will be a maximum of 12 participants for this workshop, so it will be on a first come basis.
The course would be reserved for Bedford Camera Club only.
Here are some key points.  I must stress that the planning is still at the outline stage, but this information will give you a general overview of the possibilities.
We would get together at the Education Centre at 10 AM for an introduction and a briefing.  Refreshments will be served.  We will have sole access to a locked meeting room so personal possessions and photographic kit can be stored there safely.
We could then complete a tour of the Cathedral precincts including the West Front, the medieval gravestones, external views, and the cloisters.
Moving inside, our group will be able to photograph throughout the ground floor.  We can change the lighting to highlight specific photographic subjects.  There is stunning stained glass to shoot, the ornate ceilings, the choir stalls, medieval statues, the altar area and the beautiful east end.  You will also be able to shoot in the medieval library.
We’ll then have a shortish lunch break at the Education Centre where tea and coffee will be available.  Each member would need to bring a packed lunch.
Afterwards we would move up to the first floor called the Triforium, where there are beautiful shots to take, it’s a great vantage point.  All being well we will then go up further to see the roof timbers, the bell ringing area, the wooden winch used in the original construction, and out onto the rooftop for views around the town and beyond.
We will have cathedral guides with us throughout the day.  We may also have an archaeologist joining us, who will share with us the history of the cathedral and its construction.  Adrian  will be available to suggest good vantage points with us, areas of photographic interest and  to help less experienced members with their camera settings.
The day will draw to a close at 4PM.
The day long workshop will cost £40.00 each.
Before the event Adrian will  also send us some basic tutorials on architectural photography and suggested camera settings for preparation.
As the workshop is limited to a maximum of 12, it will be on a first come first served basis.  If you are interested, please confirm to Bruce Deacon at brucedeacon88@gmail.comas soon as possible to reserve your place. If the course is oversubscribed, then there will be a waiting list in case anyone drops out later !