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Welcome to Bedford Camera Club

Established 1906

2019 -2020 Programme Published

The new Bedford Camera Club Programme starting this Tuesday October 1st is now available. Once again our programme secretary has been hard at work for the last 12 months to put together a calendar of events, competitions and talks from visiting professionals and highly talented photographers. I think you will agree this is one of the best photography programmes ever, the club fee represents an amazing value for money. Take a look and if you are not yet a member we would love to see you become one. Take your photography to a new level. 

Summer Events...

all-day Regatta London – Photo Op
Regatta London – Photo Op
Sep 29 all-day
Regatta London - Photo Op
A photo op suggested by Sara Reay for everyone who enjoys photographing people “messing about on the river“ Kayak, canoe, sup or row 12 miles through the heart of London A  ‘paddling’ regatta from Hammersmith to the Thames Barrier which will be closed on that day Expecting 10,000 paddlers along with rowers, canoes etc Iconic[...]

Tuesday 1st October, 7.30pm
Opening Night 2019-20 season
All existing members and new visitors welcome
Learn about the new 2019-20 brilliant programme, talks, competitions, workshops et al.



Upcoming Club Events

7:30 pm Welcome and Summer Competition
Welcome and Summer Competition
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Introduction to the committee members and an outline of the programme for the coming season including speakers, member’s evenings, internal and external competitions. This is followed by the “Summer Events” Club Competition to be judged by the membership. Subscription due by tonight
7:30 pm Abandoned Architecture (Talk)
Abandoned Architecture (Talk)
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Abandoned Architecture (Talk) @ Scott Primary School
Speaker – James Kerwin www.jameskerwin.uk Abandoned Architecture In 2014 James began shooting his first abandoned buildings series “Decadence” and five years on he has built up a large portfolio taken in some of the most striking locations in Europe and beyond. His primary focus is capturing the colour palettes, utilizing post-production techniques to develop each[...]
all-day Points of View (Challenge)
Points of View (Challenge)
Oct 13 all-day
Points of View (Challenge)
Please note: this event is held on Sunday 13th October The challenge to get 6 images related to the titles set by last year’s winner, and thus this year’s organiser, Martin Nellis. This year’s venue, chosen by Martin, will be in or around Ampthill. More times and details will be given nearer the date There[...]
7:15 pm Seasonal Round 1 – Open (Competi...
Seasonal Round 1 – Open (Competi...
Oct 15 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Internal Club Competition Round 1 – Theme: Open Judge – Trevor Rudkin Maximum entry per member – 2x Prints and 1x PDI or 1x Print and 2x PDI’s Final entry date 8 October 2019 Counts towards the seasonal points competition
7:30 pm Long Exposure (Talk)
Long Exposure (Talk)
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Long Exposure (Talk) @ Scott Primary School
Long Exposure Photography by Antony Zacharias Antony Zacharias is a professional photographer, tutor and author, specializing in long exposure, travel, landscape and architectural photography. His work has been commissioned by clients including Toyota US and Sky Atlantic and published by the Conde Nast, BBC, Guardian, Times and Ecologist. His work has also won numerous awards[...]

Summer 2019

During each summer recess members of the club voluntarily organise group events, many of which are also open to non-members. These are not part of the club's official programme. The events are non-profit raising thus shared costs may be incurred. Please watch the news page and calendar for details as they become announced.

See our Summer Gallery page for images from some of this year's events.


Club meetings - October to May

We meet at Scott Primary School, (AKA Scott Lower School) Hawk Drive, Bedford MK41 7JA (map) on most Tuesday evenings 7.30pm to 9.45pm, our calendar
We have a large hall, easy parking and state-of-the art projection/audio facilities
We look forward to seeing you here.



Interesting talks given throughout the year by visiting photographers. These cover a variety of topics including techniques, projects, practicals, design and software. 

See our fabulous programme for this year


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 Win awards. Critiques from external, qualified judges. Internal competitions include 5 opens, Points of View (6 images), Audio visual, Architects Trophy, Philip Lepper and Stan Searle (people). Other competitions include inter-club battles and wider area external competitions

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Imagination is more important than knowledge

— Albert Einstein

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The club wishes to thank all of our sponsors who have helped them over the years.