Pole to Pole Wildlife Photography

Pole to Pole

Wildlife photographer, Ursula Clare Franklin brings her stunning photographs to St Paul’s, Bedford for 3 days only, 22-24 June 2018.

Ursula loves focusing  on the  detail that the naked eye often misses, for example the hairs on the legs of insects and the stamens of flowers. 
Since early childhood Ursula has spent time in the countryside, developing a real love of nature.
Ursula lives in the Quantcocks from where she often heads for the Exmoor National Park, a photographer’s paradise with its red deer, ponies and birdlife.
She also loves taking photographs further afield and has travelled from the Arctic to Antarctica with many places in between hence the exhibition title ‘Pole to Pole’.

Come along and see Ursula’s wonderful nature photography for yourself.

Open Daily Friday 22-Saturday 23, 10-4, Sunday 24 June, 2-4
Admission £1 (children under 16 FREE) 
St Paul’s church, St Paul’s Sq,  MK40 1SQ 

Supper with Music Friday 22nd June 7 for 7.30 pm
Come and hear Ursula talk about her work at St Paul’s church, listen to Cantamus Chamber (3) choir sing, eat a delicious supper AND see the exhibition all for only £25.00 (pre booked).
A few tickets still available, Tel 01234 340163
In aid of St Paul’s church and Bedford Hospitals Charity.

Ursula was a chorister at St Paul’s Bedford whilst her late husband Ralph Franklin was its organist. 
All images are for sale and commissions taken for different sizes and canvases. 
There is also an extensive range of greetings cards for sale and a 2019 ‘Pole to Pole’ calendar of some of Ursula’s favourite images from her recent travels.

Free RPS Events

From Ian Wilson via Jonathan…

RPS East Anglian Regional Exhibition

This year’s RPS Regional Exhibition is now on show at The Apex Art Gallery, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD.  The gallery is open from 10:00 to 17:00 (Monday to Saturday) and 10:00 to 16:00 (Sunday).  The exhibition runs until Sunday 4th June, and entry is FREE.  All Regional members, along with family and friends, are warmly invited to the Private View on Friday 12th May from 18:00 to 20:00, and I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.  Please RSVP to Moira Ellice ARPS (moira.ellice2011@btinternet. com) by Wednesday 10th May if you would like to come.

Dan Hartman: “Wildlife Among the Rockies”


Salon Photography

International Salons are “top-drawer” exhibitions open to any one to make a submission. There is usually an entry fee and most salons specialise in one or more specific genres, e.g. prints, PDIs, nature, mono etc. Entering into a salon is worth the effort and getting accepted is certainly something to boast about as it shows your images are now being accepted at the higher levels of photography.

Richard Burns has kindly drawn our attention to the forthcoming Bristol International Salon of Photography is open for entries.


Shooting With Light – Missing Image

Yesterday’s post had a rather strange cryptic note at the top, starting “(A 2013 investigative documentary broadcast”

It was originally under Robert Capa’s iconic photograph “Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death” but the photo didn’t get included when the post was automatically converted into the 7pm mail shot.

Most of you will, by now, realise that you can click the link near the bottom of a post (in yesterday’s post it read “The post Shooting With Light appeared first on Bedford Camera Club“) to read the correctly formatted post.

So, to see the picture and post in full please click here:   Shooting With Light

(and if that link goes wrong please go to our club home page and click the NEWS link in the menu)



Photofest reminder!

Don’t forget that this Sunday Photofest is taking place at Thorpe Hall Peterborough.


There will be plenty of opportunities to practise your photography skills, see the exhibition and visit trade stalls.

Please contact Linda on linda.swain@sky.com to let us know that you are going and also if you need a lift or can offer car space.

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday for an exciting day of photography.

Photofest 2016


This Sunday, 14th August, sees the staging of Photofest at Thorpe Hall, Peterborough, PE3 6LW.

Photofest is being organised by the PICO camera group at Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall. They will have their photographic exhibition and promise several photographic opportunities including model photography, 1940’s recreation, dance groups, Thorpe gardens and more so don’t forget your camera. Free parking, £2 entrance for charity.

See the Photofest Facebook page for more details.


Quarry Exhibition – not much time left


Your favourite camera club is committed to furnish the prints for the September exhibition “Bedford People and Unusual Bedford” at the Quarry Theatre, Bedford.

Hurry: the FINAL date for submissions is July 31st, less than 3 weeks away. As they said in Devon when I was a very little (that must have been before photography was invented, probably before the wheel was invented) “Dunno be ‘fraid, do it now”



All members of the BCC are strongly encouraged to take in the Annual Exhibition of the Cambridge Camera Club this year..!  All this week their best and brightest will be exhibiting their latest work, and we know that Cambridge always sets a high bar for perfection in image creation.  This is an ideal way to see what others have been doing and getting ideas for our own next season.  This display of wonderful images is not to be missed, so check out the particulars on their poster, get together with some of your BCC friends, and plan to go along..!

 Oh!, and did I mention it’s free admission..?!  See you there..!

Submitted 25th April 2016 by Cliff Harvey

Check out the informational poster here…!