Summer Activities

 

The summer activities are an informal arrangement of photographic activities which are organised outside of the normal club calendar.

These casual, summer group meetings include local events, nature reserves, Photoshop evenings, sporting events and days out further afield. They are not usually instruction evenings although most members are more than happy to offer advice when asked.


Click here for the 2019 members’ image albums

At Canine Dog Show – Bruce Deacon

A typical evening might be to meet at the car park of a nature reserve at 6.30 pm or 7 pm. After a few minutes discussion the group sets off, probably dividing up into small groups of 2 or 3, and we spend the next two hours photographing or just enjoying the reserve. At a prearranged time we meet back up or find our way to the local pub.

All BCC members, non-photographic partners and non-members or potential members are welcome to most events, a few are for members only.

At Dovercourt during storm Hannah – Linda Swain

There may be a small charge to cover costs where applicable (e.g village hall hire) and should the event require an entry fee this will be the photographer’s responsibility

Summer Event photos 2019, 20182017, 2016 and 2015

NB events can be changed at any time. Our event details will be included in the emailed newsletters, calendar or posts. For other events check with the organisers and their website

 

 

 

Summer Events
Join the Summer Group and be prepared to play your part. Contact the coordinator for more details.

Some scheduled summer events (for others see the News Posts)…

Jul
26
Fri
StrEAT Feast – Photo Op
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Great for Street Photography enthusiasts

StrEAT Feast at Riverside Bedford is a fantastic new street food market for Bedford.  Enjoy an array of international flavours from established street food traders and local caterers coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

Food;  music; alcohol; vegan & veggie; child-friendly.

Riverside Square, overlooking the Ouse (near Wagamamas and the Albero Lounge)

Details

 

 

Jul
28
Sun
Sharpenhoe Clappers – RPS Walk
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A RPS (Nature Group) walk planned at Sharpenhoe Clappers

The hills around Sharpenhoe Clappers (NT) are just a short hop, skip and jump from Bedford.

“The main subjects of the outing are butterflies, other insects and chalk-specialising flowers. This is a wonderful site for butterflies, especially Chalkhill Blues. The timing of their emergence obviously changes each year so no guarantees on numbers. For those new to nature photography, it is an opportunity to learn more about macro photography. Alternatively you might like to try some more creative approaches such as shallow depth of field, double exposures etc”

The event is being managed by Ann Miles. Ann (of Cambridge CC) is one of the most helpful, creative and knowledgeable nature photographers we have. The cost for the day’s walk is free to RPS members or just £5 for non-members. A better value day out is hard to imagine. These walks are not usually workshops, you do your own thing, but there are always people around should you want help or advice.

For more details go to http://www.rps.org/events/2019/july/28/sharpenhoe-clappers to sign up. Place are limited so be quick.

Aug
6
Tue
Merriflowers Flower Farm
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

An evening photographing flowers , landscapes and sunset with refreshments provided.

For pre-booked members and guests only

Aug
11
Sun
Summer Drive – Photo Op – Summer Event
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am

The Summer drive for The Road Club.

A great photo opportunity ! 

This was last held in Keysoe in April 2017. The meet will start from Temple Farm Keysoe at approx 11am.

It is likely that there will be over 20 carriages to see, with teams of 4 horses and Pairs. They will drive up to Kimbolton Castle for a drinks stop and then back probably via Little Staughton to Keysoe.

Other on route or good photo vantage points in Kimbolton itself or within the grounds of Kimbolton Castle (Kimbolton School) where they will be stopping for drinks.

If you would like to know more please contact me on 012324 771854 or email brucedeacon88@gmail.com 

Aug
13
Tue
Box End Waterpark
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

I have arranged an evening at Box End waterpark for Tuesday the 13th of August. The wakeboarders will be out until 8pm and we can arrive whenever we like. As usual, there will be a bar for us to have a drink afterwards if we want to.

It would be useful if you would let me know if you are coming, just in case we need to cancel so I know who to contact.

If anyone has any questions or to let me know if they are coming they can email me on snewman@sbeschool.org.uk

Steve Newman

Aug
18
Sun
Bedford Flea Market – Photo Op
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Affordable Art & Local Producers’ Market

St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SQ

Collectables, vintage, furniture, clothing, books, food and more

 

 

Aug
20
Tue
Merri Flowers Flower Farm
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

An evening photographing flowers , landscapes and sunset with refreshments provided.

For pre-booked members and guests only

Aug
30
Fri
StrEAT Feast – Photo Op
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Great for Street Photography enthusiasts

StrEAT Feast at Riverside Bedford is a fantastic new street food market for Bedford.  Enjoy an array of international flavours from established street food traders and local caterers coming together to celebrate good food and great company.

Food;  music; alcohol; vegan & veggie; child-friendly.

Riverside Square, overlooking the Ouse (near Wagamamas and the Albero Lounge)

Details

 

 

Sep
7
Sat
Street Arts Festival – Photo Op
Sep 7 all-day

Street Arts Festival, Bedford 2019

A Celebration of  Dance | Arts | Theatre | Music

More info at www.spectacularts.co.uk/

Promises some good photo opportunities

Sep
8
Sun
Bedford Flea Market – Photo Op
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Affordable Art & Local Producers’ Market

St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SQ

Collectables, vintage, furniture, clothing, books, food and more