Dog Photography

Reminder: on Tuesday July 16th we are holding a Dog Photography event in the specially built “playground for dogs” in Cople (3 miles east of Bedford.)

There is a small charge to share the cost of the field hire, probably about £3

We have 4 members bringing along a total of 5 dogs for us to photograph while they play, run and jump on the various “obstacles” set up for them.

Several “non-dog” members have also signed up to come and practise their fast action dog photography. We now have enough dogs coming but we do have space for another 2 non-dog photographers. If you would like to come (and haven’t already signed up) please let me know ASAP; first come, first served.

NB All attendees must have pre-registered and signed the T&Cs at least 24 hours before the event.

It is weather dependant. As I write the forecast is excellent; 22C, sunny intervals and a gentle breeze. However attendees need to watch their emails on the day before the event of it being cancelled.

Ian Whiting, email:


Venice Workshop, Update

News from Paul Bonito-Brook…

The three day Venice Workshop, see here, has only 3 spaces left.

If you would like to experience the sights and sounds of Venice under expert guidance and tuition book early to get the best prices on flights and accommodation.

This workshop is on special offer to club members only, a great place to get some long exposure images for the competition in February.

Drop Paul an email or message him for more details.

Merri Flowers Farm – Last Call

This is a last call for members to join an evening at Merri Flowers flower farm in Oakley on 20th August or possibly, for one or two people, the 6th August.

We have four spaces still available, open to members and, if the spaces are not filled, guests.

Each evening runs from 6pm to 8.30pm at a cost per person of £10 including refreshments.

Come and photograph flowers and insects, landscapes and sunset.

Please let Linda know as soon as possible if you would like a place and definitely by 1st July.

Greensand Country ‘Delving into Heritage’ Day

Eloise Markwick from Greensand Country, who gave the club a presentation back in May, has very kindly offered discounted entry to a ‘Delving into Heritage’ Day on Tuesday 16th July which takes the theme of monastic heritage in the Greensand area.

It is to be held at the Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey.

This is a special arrangement for BCC members and their guests only and allows entry for £5 per person instead of £15.

Read full details of the day here

This looks to be an interesting and informative day.

Conference Poster

2019 – 2020 Competition Schedule

Just to remind you all of next season’s competition details.

Themes for seasonal points are ‘Long Exposure’ and ‘Wheels’.

The theme for the Architects’ Association Trophy is ‘Consensus in Architecture’.

The Philip Lepper Trophy will be for the best ‘Abstract’ images.  This season the winner of this trophy will be the member with the highest accumulated score from three images.

As usual, the Stan Searle Trophy will be for an image of a ‘Person or People’.

There will be no ‘prints only’ competition next season.

To see the complete schedule for the season, including themes and judges, click here

Click here  to see the member and judge definitions of each of the themes.