Photo Op


A new photo opportunity suggested by Paul Curtis:-

Kettering Vintage Rally & Steam Fayre

is being held over two days 21-22 September:  Saturday 10am – 5pm,  Sunday 10am -4pm

Free parking 

Adults £10 Senior Citizens £7

Find it at A14 /J11 & A510 Cranford Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 4AW


Lots of activity to photograph including:  Military Commercial & Emergency Vehicles, Steam Engines, Model Steam

100s Vintage Classic Cars, Tractors, Buses, Stationary Engines 

Vintage  Motorcycles & Cycles

Fair  Organs


Competition Schedule 2019 – 20

New Season Competitions

The competition schedule for the new season is now on the club website.

Please note that there has been a change to the competition brief for the Seasonal Points Competition ‘Long Exposure’ which is taking place on 25th February 2020.

It now reads:

‘Long Exposure Photography’ is a genre of photography that consists of two parts. The first is the deliberate and creative use of an extended shutter speed beyond that which is necessary to obtain a regular ‘correct’ exposure of a scene. The second is where there is such a shortage of available light, that the only way to obtain a correctly exposed image is to use a shutter speed that goes beyond what the photographer can easily take by handholding the camera.

The first Seasonal Points competition of the season takes place on 15th October 2019 with the closing date of 8th October.

The competition site will soon be open on photoentry .  For a reminder of how to prepare your images for entry to competitions go to the website, Competitions; Submitting Images and Prints.

Also, for those of you who have attended this year’s summer events, the photoentry site is now open for your entries to the competition to be held on the first evening of the new season, 1st October.

Internal Competition Schedule 2019 – 20 (PDF)

Internal Competition Theme Brief (PDF)

New Season!

Tuesday 1st October 2019 sees the start of Bedford Camera Club’s new winter season programme. 

On that Tuesday “welcome evening” we will kick off with an illustrated presentation of the line-up of speakers and the planned “Members Evenings”, followed by the “Summer Events” open competition, to be judged by the membership.

Over the past summer months there have been in excess of 15 events and photo opportunities that have been offered to members.  Some of the images taken during these events can be seen on the club web site under the “Summer Events Gallery”. 

Anyone who has attended a summer event may enter this light-hearted competition for a chance to claim the winner’s trophy.  You may enter up to six images but please put them in order of preference as we may not use all of them, depending on the number of entries.  They do not need to be images which have appeared in the Summer Events galleries.

Send your images to photoentry in the usual way by the closing date of Tuesday 24th September.

Woburn Walk: Summer Event

Woodland, deer and safari park residents

This walk was postponed in June due to inclement weather.  It is now rescheduled for Tuesday 27th August.

This is a walk with lots of variety including different species of deer,  woodland wild flowers and ferns, wallabies and various other safari park animals.

Red kite have also been seen there in the past.

We will walk from the park entrance on the A4012 Turnpike Road to the centre of the park before turning round and returning to our starting point.  Please wear suitable footwear as some paths are uneven.

The meeting point is Horsepool Lane, Husborne Crawley, MK43 0XD, just opposite the park entrance.  Meet at 6.15pm.

Please email Linda on if you intending to come so we know to wait for you and let her know if you would like to car share from Bedford.

Sports Photography Opportunity


Paul Curtis is holding a charity golf day in memory of his son and is asking for interested members to help him to photograph the event.

The event is taking place on Friday 23rd August.

Please get in touch with Paul to express your interest or for more information – phone  07794 273552 or email

Paul would appreciate your help in making the day a success.