London Salon

The 2019 London Salon Exhibition is an annual print exhibition of exceptional talent. This year it is to be held at

The Burt Gallery, 57 Union Street, London SE1 1SG

Open from 2pm Tuesday 13th August until 2pm Friday 23rd August (NB closed at the weekends)


Photo Ops

Two events are coming up over the next few weeks which should provide us with some interesting and fun photo opportunities.

27th – 28th July 10.00am – 6pm:  Bedford Medieval Festival – Castle Mound and The Embankment

The FREE entertainment includes groups and performers from the Medieval Combat Society, The Wythe Retinue, God’s Company of Tabor, the King’s Executioner, Talonted Feathers, A Merrie Noyse Minstrels, and England’s most famous Medieval Fool, Juggler, and Jester, the legendary Devilstick Peat Fibbs.

The fun starts at 10am and there will be colourful tentage and living history encampments, circus skills school for children, music and dance, have a go archery, ferret racing, craft demonstrations, the preparation and serving of a medieval feast, the chance to hold a hawk or an owl, black powder artillery demonstrations, and a medieval sword fighting tournament which will quite probably end in a nasty melee or “free for all” with last man standing getting the prize. 

11th August 7.30am – noon:  Bedford Triathlon – Russell Park and The Embankment

Beginning with several groups swimming 1.5k in the river by The Embankment starting between 7.30am and 7.55am  followed by a 40k cycle ride going out into the villages and finally, a 3k run taking in The Embankment and Russell Park.

Further details, including the cycle and run routes, can be found on the website here

Box End Summer Event

I have arranged an evening at Box End waterpark for Tuesday the 13th of August. The wakeboarders will be out until 8pm and we can arrive whenever we like. As usual, there will be a bar for us to have a drink afterwards if we want to.

It would be useful if you would let me know if you are coming, just in case we need to cancel so I know who to contact.

If anyone has any questions or to let me know if they are coming they can email me on

Steve Newman

RPS Talk – Inside My Head

From Jonathan Vaines

The RPS talk by Janet Haines ARPS FIPF EFIAF GPSA, Chair of the RPS Digital Imaging Group, is titled “Inside My Head.”

Sunday 8th September 2019, 11:00 – 16:00 at Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridgeshire CB22 6RN


PAGB Awards

The PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit

The CACC is hosting the PAGB Awards assessment on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November of this year and so this is a good time to attend an assessment without the need to travel too far. The assessment will be held at the James Theatre, Watford Grammar School for Boys, Rickmansworth Road, WD18 7JL.


Muddy Dog – New Date

Moira would like members, who had hoped to photograph the Muddy Dog Challenge, see here, which was postponed, to know the new date is 

Saturday 12th October 2019

Jot that into your diary.

Any questions Moira will be happy to answer them…



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: