CCOTY Round Five – Natural Beauty

The Bedford Camera Club entries for the Photography News Camera Club of the Year 2017-18 Competition have been submitted

The selected images are available to view on the club website via Galleries > CCOTY

The selected images are

  • Leaning Towards the Light by Richard Burn
  • Focused by Andy Howe
  • Caterpillars by Bruce Deacon
  • Svalbard Archipelago by John Pegram
  • Common Blue Butterfly by Gill McLennan

Congratulations to the authors.

This is the final round of this year’s competition and our last chance to make the final. The results should be published by Photography News in about a week.

Thanks to all who have submitted images for consideration in each round.

Jim Boud

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


Charity Golf Day

 Charity Golf Day 

In 2012 I lost my youngest son to Bone Marrow Cancer and every year since I have arranged  a Golf Day in his memory.  

In the past, one or two members of the club have come along and helped me by taking photos of the day. This year, at the moment, I am still looking for offers of help. I realise that walking around a golf course is quite hard work – about 4 miles in total.  It is a good opportunity to practise your sports photography though.

So I am asking if one or two members would like to join me on this day and take some photos for me which I can sell on to the players and make a little more money for the charity. To date we have raised £5,000 which goes to The Primrose Unit at Bedford Hospital.

The day is on Friday 24th August at a local golf course. If you can help, please contact me on   07794 273552 or by email       

 You would be well looked after, I would feed and water you on the day.

Thank you

Paul Curtis


Gavin Hoey is coming

Whatever you do, please don’t miss our last presentation of the year, Tuesday 10th April 7.30pm. Gavin’s talks are always worth attending. Tell your friends.


Camera Phone Competition

Just to remind you all that our members’ evening on 13th March will comprise a light-hearted competition for images you have taken with your camera phone.

You may submit up to six PDIs and can include prints if you wish.  Manipulate your images in any way you wish.


St Ives Interprint Competition

On February 24 th 2018 Bedford Camera Club entered the St Ives Interprint competition.

28 Clubs took part each entering 8 prints which were displayed in the Free Church in St Ives during the day before the judged, Chris Palmer, fed back his results and comments in the evening.


CCOTY Final Round

For the Photography News Camera Club of the Year 2017-18 Competition

Theme “Natural Beauty”

Our selectors are choosing our entry for the fourth round “Fantastic Light” and so I have to get you thinking about the next and final round. We only have the title of the theme so far but the subject looks wide open.


Camera Phone Competition

For our next members’ evening on 13th March we are having a light-hearted competition for images taken with a phone camera.

You may submit up to six PDIs and/or prints.  Please make sure your preferred images have lower numbers as, depending on the number submitted, we may not use all of them.