POV Jogger

Reminder Jogger: the 6 Points of View images closing date for the entries is a week Tuesday, 1st December, just 10 days away.

The six themes are…


Kempston Studio Days

All being well, and we are “released” early December, Andy of Kempston Studios has a couple of model days booked with more to follow.

If interested in trying your hand at studio model photography there are some hourly slots available

The flyers contain pin-up photographs should you not wish to download them

Friday 11th December flyer

Saturday 19th December flyer

More details from Andy at info@kempstonstudio.co.uk



Cambridge Photography Week

Campkins Cameras of Cambridge (try saying that quickly a few times) is a good camera shop in Cambridge. They run an annual photography week of talks and trade stalls. This year it has gone online, from Nov 16th to 22nd.

There is a talk by Jonathan Vaines, a few from our Olympus friend Dave Smith and many other interesting, brand-sponsored speakers who are well worth watching.


[11,3] Competition November 17th – Submissions by November 10th

Hello All

 I trust you enjoyed Simon’s talk this past Tuesday, and now feel inspired to create monochrome landscapes for our next internal competition!

The next Competition, a “monochrome” only event, is November 17th with up to 3 pdi entries to be submitted by November 10th. 

The competition will be judged by Jonathan Vaines AFIAP CPAGB LRPS

Please note you may submit 3 pdis per person, however if we exceed an overall entry greater than 80 we will cull to a maximum of 2 pdis per person so please be aware per below and take appropriate action.

The plan is do this in Photo Entry and the method used will be per below from the PE faq’s


“…it is not uncommon to end up with more Entries than a judge can comfortably cope with, and the administrator needs to be able to cull some Entries out. This is normally done according to a “priority” order that each User sets for his/her Entries. It has always been possible to do this manually, but there is now a Cull Entries action available to help.

The prerequisite is to ensure that Users have their Entries in descending order of priority – i.e. with the highest priority at the top of their Entry list. If necessary, the User can use the little blue buttons beside each Entry to re-order them…


The Internal competitions are summarised here http://bedfordcameraclub.co.uk/internal/    any questions please ask on Whataspp or email to compsec@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk.

 Have fun, 

– Ian M 

Ps due to the current Covid situation we are not running the print competitions until further notice. 

Please Note, only members that have a current subscription are eligible to enter Internal or External competitions


Speedlights, or, as we used to call them, flashguns, are often an underused photographic tool costing from £25 to £1,000 or more.

Most of us know that we can stick one on the top of our camera and they are great for indoor parties (if you can’t remember what a “party” is, it was a fun group gathering, usually with alcohol, that used to happen pre-Covid days.)

But speedlights are also useful in many other situations. On sunny days, turning day into night, adding catchlights, illuminating a dark corner, filling shadows, adding colour, high-speed photography, darkening backgrounds, highlighting a subject, turning the background black, creative images.

About 4 years ago I gave a talk to the club about speedlights. How they work and ways we can use them.

If you have a speedlight, or are considering buying one, and would like a Zoom “class” on the topic, please let me know. If there is a demand for it then I’ll dust off and update my previous notes and run a few short, casual classes on the subject.

I’ll go over how they work, getting them off the camera, ways we can trigger them, what the specifications mean, how the light behaves, how to measure the light and then some creative ways to use them. It will not be lessons on how to take portraits or still life.

If interested please email me and let me know what days you can’t possibly do.




Seasonal Points Competition Deadline Reminder

… Competition  reminder…

I hope you feel inspired by Andrea Hargreaves talk!

Entries for the first internal seasonal points competition must be submitted by midnight Tuesday October 20th.  This “open” competition can be found on Photo Entry group heading “Seasonal Points 2020-21”. You may submit up to 3 entries with points awarded counting towards your overall season total. Kathy Chantler will Judge the competition at our zoom meeting Tuesday October 27th.

Please Note, only members that have a current subscription are eligible to enter Internal or External competitions.

I look forward to seeing your entries

Have fun

       Ian M.

Ian McKenzie


Photo Opportunity – Birds of Prey

Photo: Ian Whiting

BCC member Paul Curtis would like BCC members to be aware of an offer to go to the Herrings Green Activity Farm and Bird of Prey Centre, Cotton End Rd, Wilstead MK45 3DT  to see and photograph owls and eagles. The offer is for one person 3 hr photoshoot for £25 or three hours for two people £47. The offer is held for 90days from the day you book your place. If you need more information please get in touch with Paul direct on either 01234 270773 or 07794 273552 or email paulfcurtis1@gmail.com.

*Important* Please read, you are the judge!

To all Members of Bedford Camera Club
Judging – Summer Events Competition. The Lockdown Season


Inline image

The competition closed for entries on Tuesday night and we would now like to ask members to judge each of the images entered with a mark of 1 to 20 by midnight Sunday October 4th. We will then review the image scores at our meeting on Tuesday October 6th and declare the winner,

 To view the entries and score each image please login into Photo Entry