Welcome to Bedford Camera Club

Established 1906

Our Next Talk...

Tuesday 8th January 7.30pm
Compose Yourself - Jonathan Vaines  LRPS CPAGB
An introduction to some of the key compositional elements of photography. In this talk Jonathan will show some of the key “rules” of composition and how to apply them. Members free, guests welcome £3. More details



First Night

Tuesday 2nd October, 7.30pm
Our Opening Night for the 2018-19 season
All existing members and new visitors welcome
Learn about the new 2018-19 brilliant programme, talks, competitions, workshops et al.



Coming Soon...

Tuesday 22nd January 7.30pm
Dr Tom Peck
Dr Thomas Peck (contributor to Black & White Photography and OnLandscape.co.uk) traces the history of Leica from 1900 to the present day to show how this brand revolutionised the way we take photographs. Members free, guests welcome £3. More details



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.


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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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Summer 2018


During each summer recess some members, outside of the club, organise a number of group events open to all. The events are non-profit raising thus shared costs may be incurred. Please see here for details as they become available.



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

Recent News

Sage Corner

If you want to take more interesting pictures stand in front of more interesting stuff

— Joe McNally

Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Competition: Monochrome
Competition: Monochrome
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Internal Club Members Competition Subject – Monochrome Judge – Peter Prosser APAGB Maximum entry per member – 2x Prints and 1x PDI or 1x Print and 2x PDI’s Final entry date 11 December 2018 Counts towards the seasonal points competition  
7:30 pm Meeting cancelled
Meeting cancelled
Jan 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Members Evening Be A Judge Sorry, but the meeting tonight has been cancelled as the school hall will be closed for the bank holiday “Be a judge for the evening” – full details to be announced.   
7:30 pm Talk: Compose Yourself – Jonatha...
Talk: Compose Yourself – Jonatha...
Jan 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Talk: Compose Yourself - Jonathan Vaines @ Scott Primary School | England | United Kingdom
Compose Yourself Speaker – Jonathan Vaines  LRPS CPAGB An introduction to some of the key compositional elements of photography. After we have all begun to understand the basis of our cameras we often find composition a mystery.   It certainly improves any photograph but what is it? In this talk Jonathan will show some of the[...]
7:30 pm Competition: Architects Association
Competition: Architects Association
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Internal Club Members Competition Architects Association Trophy Subject – “Architecture for People” Judge – Adrian Stone Maximum entry per member – 3 x PDI’s only Final entry date 8 January 19  

Major Sponsors

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