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Welcome to Bedford Camera Club

Established 1906

Our Next Talk...

Tuesday 23rd April 7.30pm
Steve Best
Steve does a wonderful talk/show/lecture about his journey through being a stand-up comedian to a photographer to the baffling world of publishing, and out the other end to who knows where? There are plenty of jokes and slides and insights into the comedy world, to the cameras he uses, to the whys, dos and don’ts! 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 30th April 7.30pm
The RPS – Ian Wilson
What the RPS is all about, the levels of distinction that can be applied for and the benefits of being a member. Ian is a member of Cambridge Camera Club and an assessor on the Royal Photographic Society distinctions panel. 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

Creative Eye

RPS Exhibition
13 April - 22 April 2019 in Suffolk
We are pleased to promote the RPS Creative Eye Group Members’ 2019 Exhibition of Prints and Projected Images at Wingfield Barns, Wingfield, Suffolk. Free entry to all.
Poster  and  More details



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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

Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection

— Edward Weston

Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Competition: Philip Lepper
Competition: Philip Lepper
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Internal Club Competition Philip Lepper Trophy Subject – “Something Unusual” Judge – Chris Foster Maximum entry per member – 3 x PDI’s. Final entry date – 19 March 19 Phillip Lepper Cup awarded to the winner of the competition.  
7:30 pm President’s Evening – Focus Stac...
President’s Evening – Focus Stac...
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
President’s Evening Dave Smith will run a workshop, demonstrating focus stacking and light painting with long exposures. The first half will be focus stacking for insects. This will be start to finish; from setting the insect up, shooting bracketed shots and then processing that in stacking software.  The second half will be an abstract light[...]
7:30 pm Competition: Open
Competition: Open
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Internal Club Members Competition Subject – Open Judge – David Steel DPAGB Maximum entry per member – 2x Prints and 1x PDI or 1x Print and 2x PDI’s Final entry date – 2 April 19 Counts towards the seasonal points competition  
7:30 pm AGM
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Annual General Meeting TBA

Major Sponsors

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