Points of View


October already! I can’t believe it. I would like to remind everyone that our annual Points of View event is on Sunday 14th October, starting at 10am.

I will talk briefly about it at our first club evening, Tuesday 2nd October at Scott Primary School, but meanwhile here is a PDF with some more details 

Link to POV 2018 PDF

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 14th with cameras loaded (or memory cards and batteries ready.) Please do let me know if you intend to come, 


Jim Boud, email: byarm.71@gmail.com

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.



2400 Steps

I have now sent out an information tome to everyone who has put their name down for this event, to be held on Tuesday August 21st at 6.30pm.

If you haven’t received this please let me know ASAP.

If you still wish to add yourself to this elite group (we are only accepting clever and handsome people from now on) please email me with the message “Please, please, pretty please, add my name to your event, I wouldn’t want to miss this summer highlight for anything.” and I’ll happily send you the full spec.




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

2400 Steps – LAST CALL

Several misguided members have already signed up for the 2400 Step evening. If you haven’t done so yet please do so now so I can arrange a suitable padded location for us all.

Easy to do, just take 24 photos, and only 24, no more, no less, each one only after walking 100 steps in any direction of your choice. You can do this alone or holding the hand of a friend.

More info click here

Don’t worry, your shoes won’t look like those above, it can all take place in or near Bedford town centre.

Start at 6.30pm on Tuesday August 21st from the designated meeting place

At the end (probably about 7.30 or 8pm) take your camera to the designated watering-hole so we can take a copy of your 24 images.

These will be printed and we will meet again 2 weeks later (Tuesday September 4th, 7.30pm) with your prints, for a drink and to compare results.

The cost for taking part in the first half (August 21st) will be £3.50 to cover the printing cost

If you can only make one of the two evenings you are still welcome, please let me know which evening you wish to come.

For those that have already signed-up (and had back an acknowledgement from me) full details will be sent to you soon. Anyone else who doesn’t want to miss out please send me your name ASAP so I can reserve you a space.

Looking forward to hearing from you


email: dev@colink.co.uk


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 https://www.nickscape.co.uk/photography-guide-curbar-baslow-edge

Please contact Clive or summer@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk to express your interest in joining the trip.