Bedford in a Day

The Clanger, Explore Bedford, and the Bedford Independent have launched an ambitious Borough-wide photography project taking place on Saturday 22 June.

The aim of the project is to document 24 hours in the life of Bedford. From the exciting to the mundane, from the professionally shot to pictures taken on camera phones.

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Thames Barge

Thames Barge Match 2019
 
By Chris Barclay
 

Photo Vince O’Sullivan, Flickr Creative Commons licence
 
I am organising an exciting summer event for club members to photograph the annual Thames Barge Match on Saturday 27th July. The traditional sailing barges’ race starts from Pin Mill on the River Orwell and returns a few hours later at their finish line.
 

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International Kite Festival and Festival of Motoring – photo op

The Bedford International Kite Festival will once again be returning to Russell Park over the weekend of the 1 & 2 June 2019.

This year the event will take on a unique format, with the brand new Bedford Festival of Motoring taking place on the beautiful Embankment alongside the Kite Festival. 

The weekend will feature kite-flying displays with kites never seen before in the UK, family entertainment and attractions, a variety of trade including the popular craft marquee, and the opportunity to get up close to an impressive range of iconic cars and motorcycles. 

Also taking place on the Sunday is Run Bedford 10k road race beginning at the Embankment at 9am.

Summer Event with something of interest for everyone.

       

The Dog Days of Summer – Photo Op

Want to try your hand at some action Dog Photography?

By Bruce Deacon

We are looking to hold a group summer event for just this.

It is open to both dog owning and non-dog owning members.

We intend to hire a local, private, 2-acre field which has been designed and equipped with doggy obstacles to get some memorable, dog pictures.

This will give members the opportunity to practice tracking, continuous focus, appropriate shutter speed etc. particularly for hounds on the move.

Not sure about how best to do this, other member will help you.

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Competition Themes 2019 – 2020

Now that the current season has finished and the weather is (supposedly) improving,  it is time to get out with our cameras and find some ideas for next season’s competitions.

As promised, here are the themes, with descriptive briefs, for next season:

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