Welcome to Bedford Camera Club

Established 1906

Our Next Talk...

11th Feb 7.30pm - A Moment Captured 
Shirley Hollis ARPS AFIAP

Shirley Hollis’s photographic journey since 2008 through some of the key images along the way, why she took them and what she learned along the way. See more of Shirley's amazing images on her website. Programme details. Visitors welcome (£3, free to members)


Summer Events...

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Upcoming Club Events

7:30 pm Backup, High Speed and Abstract Art
Backup, High Speed and Abstract Art
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
A series of short presentations by club members covering subjects including  The importance of backing up our images and data  The technique of capturing high speed sporting events Creating abstract art in Photoshop.
7:15 pm Seasonal Round 3 – Open (Competi...
Seasonal Round 3 – Open (Competi...
Feb 4 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Internal Club Competition Round 3 – Theme: Open Judge – Derek Buckett Maximum entry per member – 2x Prints and 1x PDI or 1x Print and 2x PDI’s Final entry date – 28 January 19 Counts towards the seasonal points competition  
7:30 pm A Moment Captured (Talk)
A Moment Captured (Talk)
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
A Moment Captured (Talk) @ Scott Primary School
Speaker –  Shirley Hollis  ARPS AFIAP www.photographsbyshirley.com A Moment Captured The talk this evening will encompass Shirley’s photographic journey since 2008, when she started taking photography seriously, through some of the key images along the way, why she took them and what she learned along the way. She will look at the most successful images,[...]
7:30 pm Creative Nature (Talk)
Creative Nature (Talk)
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Creative Nature (Talk) @ Scott Primary School
Speaker –  Victoria Hillman Wildlife Biologist and Photographer www.vikspics.com Creative Nature Victoria is a wildlife researcher and photographer and author of Forgotten Little Creatures celebrating smaller species by bringing together photography with scientific and historical facts. Victoria is a Manfrotto Ambassador, part of the judging panel for British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA), Bird Photographer Of[...]
7:15 pm Seasonal Round 4 – Long Exposure...
Seasonal Round 4 – Long Exposure...
Feb 25 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Internal Club Competition Round 3 – Theme: Long Exposure ‘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[...]

Coming Soon...

Creative Nature - Victoria Hillman
18th February - 7.30pm

This presentation looks at Victoria’s more creative and artistic work and covers how she took the shot including lighting and composition, a mix of macro, other wildlife and nature photography. Details. Visitors welcome (£3, free to members)




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

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.

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.


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Recent News

2019 -2020 Programme Published

Please take a look at the Bedford Camera Club Programme for October 2019 to May 2020. Once again our programme secretary, Bruce, has 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 club photography programmes and 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. 

Major Sponsors

The club wishes to thank all of our sponsors
Sponsorship club contact, please email Cliff Harvey


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