Snowdrops

Snowdrops Photo Opportunity

If you are looking for snowdrops to photograph I can suggest Moggerhanger Park. It’s just 10 minutes drive east (A603) from Bedford, free entry, car park 1 minute from the wood, more than enough snowdrops to photograph and plenty of light through the trees.

A few I took today https://flic.kr/s/aHsm8X8YGk

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Seasonal Points Competitions

Our next seasonal points competition takes place on Tuesday 5th February.  The theme is ‘open’ so enter up to 2 PDIs and 1 print or 2 prints and 1 PDI on any subject you like.

Just to remind you the closing date is Tuesday next, 29th January, at midnight.  Please bring along your prints to the evening meeting and have your PDIs for both competitions submitted into photoentry.

 

The following seasonal points competition takes place on 26th February with a theme of ‘shapes’ so get out and find some unique and fascinating images to enter by 19th February.

 

We are looking forward to seeing a good number of entries in each competition.

Cambridge Interclub Results

Report from the Cambridge Interclub Digital Competition 19th Jan 2019

Bedford Camera Club recently entered the Cambridge Interclub Digital Competition.

32 clubs entered this competition which consisted of 5 themed rounds for which each club had to enter 1 image

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Glyn Dewis Appeal

Glyn Dewis, a professional portrait and Photoshop trainer, gave two interesting talks to our members, the last one a couple of years ago. Recently he has been working on a World War II series and among many others, met and photographed Ted Owens, 95 years old, D Day Veteran, 41 Commando hero. Story here.

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Composition

Last night, 8th Jan, the club enjoyed a very interesting and entertaining talk, Compose Yourself, presented by Jonathan Vaines, on photographic composition.

In two hours Jonathan covered a lot of ground. The talk was lavishly (I just mistyped that last word and the spell checker almost had me change it to lasciviously, hmmm, maybe not) illustrated with numerous examples from his and Sue’s many award winning pictures plus some new photographs taken especially for this talk.

I am sure we all left with a greater understanding of this aspect, a hunger to learn more, and a few new jokes.

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New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year to one and all

We should all begin 2019 with the resolution to get out more and take lots of photographs in the coming year.

Your next opportunity to share your images is the Architects’ Association Trophy competition which is being held on Tuesday 15th January. 

This means you have only until Tuesday next, 8th January, to find those images you have been saving and get them uploaded onto photoentry.

Let’s have a good entry for the first competition of the year and set the tone for the rest of the season.

EAF Club Championship Tickets

The EAF Club Championships will take place for PDIs on 10 February 2019 and for prints on 10 March 2019, both at 10am at The Fulbourn Centre, 31 Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5BS.   We shall be entering the competition again this year and trying hard to get through into the final round in both categories.  The Championships are one of the best places to see top quality images from other camera clubs throughout the EAF region, as the standard is very high indeed – and of course you get to come along and support your club, so what better excuse for a day out!

Tickets cost £8.50 for each session, (PDI/Print) including morning and afternoon refreshments but you’ll need to bring your own lunch.  The closing date for ticket applications (which need to be submitted through the club) for both sections will be the club meeting on 8th January to allow the club to complete and submit the application form to the EAF.  Please let Sara Reay  (sarareays@gmail.com) know whether you’d like to attend either or both events and let her have your ticket money by 8th January at the latest.

Richard Burn
President
Bedford Camera Club