Internal Competitions 2017 – 18

I am sure you are all enjoying the wonderful summer weather and are getting out taking lots of super images.

So that you can plan for next year’s programme while you are out and about, here is a table of the internal competitions and their themes.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our planned summer events over the next couple of months.

Enjoy your photography!

DEBRA Raffle Winners

Laurence sincerely thanks all the members from BCC who supported him and the raffle for DEBRA.

So far he has raised £1,984 for DEBRA, a real achievement given the last minute request from DEBRA to fund raise and get fit enough to complete the London Marathon.

The winning numbers were (from 1st to 9th prize)


Three Way Battle Results

On 3rd May we entered the 3-way between Kempston Camera Club, New city Photographic Society and Bedford Camera Club, its last external competition for the 2016-2017 season. Thanks to New City for coming to support this event after Shillington were unable to attend.

This event consisted of 2 rounds, one for prints and a second for PDI, 10 images from each club for each round.


Free RPS Events

From Ian Wilson via Jonathan…

RPS East Anglian Regional Exhibition

This year’s RPS Regional Exhibition is now on show at The Apex Art Gallery, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD.  The gallery is open from 10:00 to 17:00 (Monday to Saturday) and 10:00 to 16:00 (Sunday).  The exhibition runs until Sunday 4th June, and entry is FREE.  All Regional members, along with family and friends, are warmly invited to the Private View on Friday 12th May from 18:00 to 20:00, and I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.  Please RSVP to Moira Ellice ARPS (moira.ellice2011@btinternet. com) by Wednesday 10th May if you would like to come.

Dan Hartman: “Wildlife Among the Rockies”


Summer is ON

The summer is just about here. The AGM has been held, the club’s annual dinner is next week and the club’s winter “sit back, relax and enjoy” programme has finished until next October. 

Now is the time to get some practical photography done. The club’s unofficial and casual summer events allows us to indulge ourselves with fellow photographers. The accent is on fun and enjoyment, widen our photographic interests and maybe try some things we would not normally consider. As a group we will have friends nearby with whom we can ask or offer help.


Member’s Image Gallery is Changing

One of the more popular camera club web pages is the one which shows off the members’ own work. Anyone searching for a club to join in their area has a look to see what standard the members are at.

For many years The BCC has maintained a members’ image gallery page but this is only used by a few members and rarely updated. The size, format, quantity and age of the images are not really doing our members justice.


Photographing a Vineyard

Photo Opportunity for Wine Lovers

If you were not aware of it Bedfordshire has its very own vineyard, The Warden Abbey Community Vineyard, about 2 or 3 miles south of Cardington. Hidden from the road and only occasionally open to the public. It is run by volunteers and provides an enjoyable, outdoor work experience for anyone interested in wines and vines plus an educational resource and for social and therapeutic horticulture. Community owned and non-profit making where any income from wine sales are either ploughed back into the vineyard or go to charity.