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
Bedford Camera Club

Seasonal Points Monochrome

Last Chance to Enter

Just a friendly reminder that midnight tomorrow, 11th December, is when our next seasonal points competition will close.

The theme for this competition is monochrome – any subject or genre as long as it is presented in monochrome format.

You may enter up to two prints and one PDI or two PDIs and one print.  Submission is via photoentry.

We look forward to seeing your entries so don’t delay, get to work now!

Tuesday Bonus

As a bonus to next Tuesday’s Points of View Competition (4th December), there will be a PDI presentation of a 130 mile trek along the Kerry Way in Southern Ireland, undertaken by four members of the Bedford Camera Club. The Kerry Way traverses Ireland’s most spectacular mountain landscapes and passes the countries highest peak at 1039m.

Throughout its length, dramatic peaks and glens, wild moorlands and windswept passes contrast with magnificent coastal panoramas.




New Year 2019

A message from Richard
It is our usual practise to have a break from meetings during the Christmas and New Year period but this year we had tried to squeeze in an extra meeting on the evening of 1st January.
However, the Scott School staff will still be on holiday at that time and so the school will not be available to us.
Our first meeting of the new year will now be on 8th January when we have Jonathan Vaines speaking to us.

Xmas Social 2018

As you’ll have seen from the Programme, the Club’s Xmas Social is on 11th December, which is just a little under three weeks’ away….  This year we’re going to have an informal “Fish & Chip Supper” (with optional chicken or vegetarian burger) along with a fun quiz with table teams.  The emphasis is on fun!  In the same tone, coming dressed as Father Christmas, Rudolph or one of Santa’s helpers is entirely optional and, indeed, encouraged!

I need to let the fish & chip shop have final numbers by Wednesday, 5th December so the club meeting on 4th December will be your last chance to put your name down for this and make your menu choice.  The cost is £8 per person; tea, coffee, mince pies and biscuits will be supplied as usual with the £1 charge being waived on this occasion, but if you want something else to drink with your meal, you’ll need to bring that along on the night.  Payment for the meal needs to be made in cash either to me, (Richard Burn) or to the Club’s Treasurer Jim Boud by no later than the 4th December meeting.

Please put your name down for this social evening – the more the merrier!

Richard Burn



3 from 6 Image Interpretation

You will see from your programme that on Tuesday 20 November 18 we have our “3 from 6 Image Interpretation” members evening.  The evening will run along the same lines as we did last season with the exception that there are more images to choose from. I suppose the evening could be renamed “Photoshop 14”


Bedfordshire Invitation Interclub

Bedfordshire Invitation Interclub Competition Report

The first external competition Bedford camera club entered for the 2018 – 2019 season was the Bedfordshire Invitation Interclub competition which this year was hosted by Buckingham Camera Club on Wednesday 23rd October and the judge was Chris Forster.

12 clubs entered with each club entering 5 images.


In-House Camera Phone Competition

Members’ Evening 13th November 2018

This is your reminder from Bruce that, following last year’s success, we are holding our second camera phone competition on 13th November.

You may enter up to 6 images on any subject, colour or monochrome, as creative as you like – you are only held back by your own imagination!  Should we be overwhelmed with entries, we may use fewer than 6 images from each author so please make sure you enter your favoured images first.

The closing date is Tuesday 6th November.

Submit your entries via Photoentry following the usual rules for image size, colour profile etc.  The competition is open and ready for your entries.

This is going to be a light-hearted in-house competition with images critiqued by three “celebrity judges” with member participation.

Be sure to join in the fun!