Summer Activities

 

The summer activities are an informal arrangement of photographic activities which are organised outside of the normal club calendar.

These casual, summer group meetings include local events, nature reserves, Photoshop evenings, sporting events and days out further afield. They are not usually instruction evenings although most members are more than happy to offer advice when asked.


Click here for the 2019 members’ image albums

At Canine Dog Show – Bruce Deacon

A typical evening might be to meet at the car park of a nature reserve at 6.30 pm or 7 pm. After a few minutes discussion the group sets off, probably dividing up into small groups of 2 or 3, and we spend the next two hours photographing or just enjoying the reserve. At a prearranged time we meet back up or find our way to the local pub.

All BCC members, non-photographic partners and non-members or potential members are welcome to most events, a few are for members only.

At Dovercourt during storm Hannah – Linda Swain

There may be a small charge to cover costs where applicable (e.g village hall hire) and should the event require an entry fee this will be the photographer’s responsibility

Summer Event photos 2019, 20182017, 2016 and 2015

NB events can be changed at any time. Our event details will be included in the emailed newsletters, calendar or posts. For other events check with the organisers and their website

 

 

 

Summer Events
Join the Summer Group and be prepared to play your part. Contact the coordinator for more details.

Some scheduled summer events (for others see the News Posts)…

Jun
1
Sat
BCC Photography Exhibition until July 6th
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – Jul 6 @ 4:00 pm

2018 Bromham Mill Exhibition

See this at the Bromham Mill Art Gallery, Bridge End, Bromham, Bedford MK43 8LP

Free entry and car parking

Framed prints and cards on sale

Cafe and water wheel museum

Map

The Bromham Mill will be hosting the Bedford Camera Club (www.bedfordcameraclub.co.uk) Annual Exhibition again this year.  The five-week long exhibition opens to the public on Saturday the 1st of June and will close on the 6th of July, a time period which encompasses two Bromham Mill Market Days.  It will be open every day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. during that time.
 
The plan is to display approximately 70 framed prints, as well as some additional mounted prints, all created by club members.  As well, there will be two display racks with additional mounted prints.  All prints, framed or mounted, will be available for sale.
 
The photographs displayed will have local interest as well as world-wide travel interest.  Excellent examples of most genre’s; local scenes, street photography, landscapes, portraiture, monochrome, etc. will be on display and, as well, all photographs will be for sale at very reasonable prices!
 
Need any more incentive to come along?  Look no further than the award-winning Bromham Mill Cafe always open for a cuppa and cake or a diverse and lovely lunch!
 
Jun
18
Tue
Woburn Safari Park Walk
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Meet at Horsepool Lane at 6.30pm for a walk through woodland and park land to the centre of Woburn Safari Park.

There will be the opportunity to photograph deer, safari park animals and wild flowers while enjoying a sociable and enjoyable walk.

Contact the organiser if you are planning to attend and if you wish to car share.

Jun
28
Fri
StrEAT Feast – Photo Op
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Great for Street Photography enthusiasts

StrEAT Feast at Riverside Bedford is a fantastic new street food market for Bedford.  Enjoy an array of international flavours from established street food traders and local caterers coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

Food;  music; alcohol; vegan & veggie; child-friendly.

Riverside Square, overlooking the Ouse (near Wagamamas and the Albero Lounge)

Details

 

 

Jun
29
Sat
Muddy Dog Challenge
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

A fun photo opportunity, dogs and owners running, walking or sliding their way around the purpose-built , 2.5km or 5km obstacle course

Wollaton Hall, Nottingham NG8 2AE

Free entry


click for poster full size

Parking charges: £3 for 3 hours, £5 for full day (bring coins)

Starts at 10am, no mention of the likely end time

In aid of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

More details here: muddydog.battersea.org.uk

YouTube footage from 2018

Posted by Moira and the Renescent Great Dane Team. Members, contact Moira for ride share coordination

 

Hello Members

I do hope you will try and find time to support this event in the beautiful grounds of Wollaton Hall as part of our Summer Events Programme.

First of all the event is FREE only Car Parking to pay for. I believe there is food available but no doubt a lot of us will take a pack-up lunch to eat as we go round the route.

It should give us a lot of opportunities to take some unusual shots and have a really fun day out. Course maps will be available but not until the middle of May so as soon as I get hold of one I’ll get it put up on the website.

My daughter Ginette, her fiancé David and their friend Michael make up the RENESCENT GREAT DANE TEAM so that should prove interesting!

It might be possible that we could car share. The total round trip is approx. 173 miles and by car sharing and splitting the fuel cost between passengers would help the driver.

To have more of an idea of the day go onto YouTube Muddy Dog Challenge  Nottingham 2018.

Any questions feel free to email me at moira.mac2@gmail.com

Moira

 

 

Jul
5
Fri
Stowe – RPS Walk
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stowe Gardens – Walk

Jonathan Vaines is leading a new walk for the RPS. RPS members and non members are both invited to come along.

The extensive and fascinating Stowe Gardens (National Trust) are 33 miles to the west of Bedford. If you have never been I can recommend them.

Jonathan, who needs no introduction to BCC members, walks are always professionally organised and enjoyable. Jonathan researches his walks and offers help and advice when there. Plus he is adding Infrared photography as an additional extension to your skills.

There is no fee payable to the RPS for the walk but there is an entrance fee payable to the National Trust for the gardens for non NT members

For details on how to book on the walk and entrance fees go to http://www.rps.org/events/2019/july/05/stowe-walk

Place are limited so be quick.

 

Jul
6
Sat
BCC Exhibition Last Day
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is your last chance to see the Bedford Camera Club Photographic Exhibition at Bromham Mill

Details

 

Jul
12
Fri
Brands Hatch Trade Fair
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Brands Hatch circuit in Kent on Friday 12th July, 11am to 5pm.

Organised by Camera World it has photo walks (bookable) around the track with some top professional photographers to photograph the live motorcycle racing (warm up to the weekend’s BMCRC Club Bike Championships), stalls from major camera brands, a free A3 print from the Epson stand, free parking.

Tickets £5 in advance or £8 at the door

If someone would like to coordinate ride sharing to the event let me know and I’ll pass on your details through the newsletter

https://www.cameraworldlive.co.uk/

Jul
13
Sat
Taste Bedford – Photo Op
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

FREE entry food and music festival held on The Embankment’s Mill Meadows. Live music, cookery demos, street food, producers’ market and children’s entertainment are what makes this a day for everyone!


2018 Taste – Ian Whiting

Partners Bedford Heights and Charles Wells and sponsors Bedford Borough Council, Bedford Independent, The Bedford Clanger, Woodfines Solicitors and Robinson & Hall.

At the time of writing this: they were still taking bookings for stalls and the 11am to 5pm was the time it ran in 2018

This should be a good opportunity for street photographers

For more details as they become available see Taste Bedford

Jul
21
Sun
Italian Festival – Photo Op
Jul 21 all-day

Bedford Italian Festival 2019

Expect stands, stalls, food, music and cars

In previous years this was held in St Paul’s Square (the market place) and Harpur Street (opposite the Library) with cars, food and music.

Great photo opportunity

More details and times for the 2019 festival as they become available…

www.spectacularts.co.uk

facebook.com/BedfordItalianFestival

 

 

Jul
26
Fri
StrEAT Feast – Photo Op
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Great for Street Photography enthusiasts

StrEAT Feast at Riverside Bedford is a fantastic new street food market for Bedford.  Enjoy an array of international flavours from established street food traders and local caterers coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

Food;  music; alcohol; vegan & veggie; child-friendly.

Riverside Square, overlooking the Ouse (near Wagamamas and the Albero Lounge)

Details