New Season Competitions – Important Information


By now you should all have received an email containing your log in details and temporary password to enable you to access PhotoEntry.

For those of you who are not yet aware, this is the system we are now using to enter images into competitions.  It is going to make life much easier as you no longer need to email images to the competition secretary, just upload them to PhotoEntry.  Even better, you do not need to add black borders to your images.

To find out how to use PhotoEntry, on the club website go to the Competitions menu, Submitting Images and Prints.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will find links to an excellent video demonstration and a PDF document of instructions which make the process very easy to follow.

If you experience any difficulties or you don’t receive your login details (remember to check your spam box) then please contact Linda or Ian at

Our first Seasonal Points competition is on 16th October so your images need to be in by Tuesday 9th October.  We look forward to seeing some super entries.


ALERT – New Season Competitions

The new season is almost upon us. 

I hope you are all sifting through your images from the summer ready for our first competition on 16th October (last entry date 9th Oct)

See here for more details

Please Note

This season we are going to be using a new system for submitting images into competitions called PhotoEntry.

All will be explained on the first night of the new season, 2nd October.

Please do not submit any images before that date. 

You will receive login information for PhotoEntry on, or shortly after, 2nd October.

If you are not able to attend that night you will find an excellent video and written instructions on the website which will guide you through the process.

Look out for further information which will be sent out nearer the time.

Summer Events Competition

The summer is almost over and our new season will begin soon.

To have one last celebration of summer, we will have a light-hearted competition onTuesday 2nd October, our first evening meeting.

Everyone who has taken part in any of our summer events this year are invited to take part.  Please select up to 6 images to send in.  We may not use them all, depending on how many members take part, so please enter your favourite images first.  Please use the usual internal competition rules.

This will be an informal competition with the winner voted for by members.  There may be a prize!

The closing date for this competition is midnight on Tuesday 25th September.


On this occasion would you please email Linda by 11th September if you intend to take part – you do not have to have selected your images by this time.  The reason for signing up in advance is that we have a surprise for you. We would very much like you to be part of a pilot project we are trialling.

More information will  be shared with you once you have added your name to Linda’s list.

Looking forward to seeing your memories of our summer season.


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