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Programme 2013 - 2014 Meetings are held at Priory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9QJ on Tuesdays at 19.30 unless otherwise stated Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies


Officers & Committee 2013 – 2014 President

Mike Clifton

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Immediate Past President

Diana Moss

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General Secretary

Simon Bray

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Jonathan Vaines

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Membership Secretary

Ray Milsted

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Competitions Secretary

Clive Williams

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Social Secretary

Tony Brooks

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Deborah Race

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Summer Events

Peter Symonds

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Programme Secretary

Bruce Deacon

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Annual Exhibition Secretary

Alan Horn

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Non-Committee Members with special responsibilities ‘In Focus’ Editor

Barrie Moss

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Alan Woodward

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Moira McAneny

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Website Development

Ian Whiting

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Bedford Camera Club is here to help everyone develop their skills, to enjoy and to get the most out of their interest in photography. Whatever camera you have or level of expertise, if you have any questions or need advice on anything to do with photography, please ask one of the committee members who will be willing to help or direct you to a member who can.


Annual Subscriptions •




£60.00 £100.00 £30.00

Annual subscriptions are due on 1st October 2013

Visitors While members may invite an occasional guest to club meetings, it is expected that guests who make repeated visits will seek membership. Forms for this purpose are available from the General Secretary, Membership Secretary or website. • Visitor £3.00 per evening

Data Protection Act A list of members has been entered on a computer database for administration purposes. If this concerns you and if you have any objections please inform the Membership Secretary and arrangements will be made to have your details removed from the listing.


PROGRAMME 2013 – 2014 1 October 13 Welcome Evening Introduction to the committee members, the programme for the coming season, viewing of the EAF Championship 2013 competition entries. 8 October 13 Annual Exhibition - Print Competition Summary Judge - Liz Hatten Liz Hatten, judge for the annual exhibition, will give her comments and scores on some of the Print entries 13 October 13 – Sunday Points of View Competition – Stamford, Lincs A day at Stamford, where we will have plenty of photographic opportunities in this delightful small market town. The town is best known for its medieval core of 17th – 18th century stone buildings, older timber framed buildings and five medieval parish churches. • Competition subjects and rules will be handed out to participants on the day. • Final entry date – 10 December 2013 • Competition for the best images to be held on 17 December 13. 15 October 13 Annual Exhibition - PDI Competition Summary Judge Barrie Hatten DPAGB Barrie Hatten, judge for the annual exhibition, will give his comments and scores on some of the Projected Digital Image (PDIs) entries 4

16 October 13 – Wednesday Panel of club members to select images for the Beds Invitation Inter-Club Competition on 14 November 13 Further information to be advised by Clive Williams 22 October 13 Internal Club Members Competition Subject - Open • Judge – Trevor McHugh • Maximum entry per member - 2 prints and 2 PDIs • Final entry date – 15 October 13 • Competition counts towards the seasonal points competition 29 October 13 Lecture – Steve Magennis ARPS – “Wildlife Photography” As a well respected and passionate British Wildlife Photographer, Steve Magennis will give us an insight into his world as a wildlife and working/sporting dog photographer. Steve also offers a number of practical workshops designed to introduce participants to wildlife photography in a controlled environment. See Steve’s web site for more information on his courses and some superb images - 31 October 13 – Thursday 2013 Annual Exhibition Evening Presentations Venue – 7.30pm at The Harpur Suite, Bedford Members and invited guests evening. Presentation of awards by the Mayor of Bedford. 1 November 13 (Friday) and 2 November 13 (Saturday) 2013 Annual Exhibition at the Harpur Suite, Bedford Public open days. See BCC web site for further details


5 November 13 Members Evening Informal club evening – feedback from advice on mounting of prints, preparing using various types of software, advice cameras, lenses, general photography There will be a club member who can Bring your camera along.

the annual exhibition, PDIs for competitions on different software, talk, mini workshops. answer your queries.

6 November 13 - Wednesday Panel of club members to select images for 3-way Inter-Club Competition on 26 November 13 Bedford/Biggleswade/Gamlingay Camera Clubs Prints and PDIs Further information to be advised by Clive Williams 12 November 13 Internal Club Members Competition Subject - “Motion/Movement” • Judge – Peter Prosser • Maximum entry per member – 2 prints and 2 PDIs • Final entry date – 29 October 13 • Competition counts towards the seasonal points competition 14 November 13 - Thursday Bedfordshire Invitation Interclub Competition Judge – Graham Hodgkiss DPAGB Venue - The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick MK45 1AH Organising Club – Ampthill and District Camera Club


19 November 13 Lecture – Bob Brind Surch – “Digital Workflow” To quote from Bob’s web site – Digital workflow is an area of photography often discussed and explored in magazines, on the web and in many a conversation with fellow photographers, but despite all this exposure it still seems a mystery to many. One of the questions I am most frequently asked on workshops and when giving talks to camera clubs is - “could you please explain from start to finish what you do after you have taken a photo.” What I have learnt is meant by this question is not just what to do in Photoshop, but the entire creative journey, including the tools and processes used. In this talk I explore and describe the approach I use and attempt to demystify what I believe can be a simple and productive process if broken down into distinct, manageable steps. Bob’s web site - 20 November 13 - Wednesday Panel of club members to select images for the Cambridge Camera Club Inter-Club Competition on 18 January 2014 Further information to be advised by Clive Williams 26 November 13 External 3 - way competition – Bedford/Biggleswade/Gamglingay Venue - Bedford Camera Club Judge – Ken Payne Prints and PDIs 3 December 13 Internal Club Members Competition Subject – Open • Judge - Brian Pere • Maximum entry per member – 2 prints and 2 PDIs • Final entry date – 26 November 13 7

Competition counts towards the seasonal points competition

10 December 13 Lecture – Colin Mill and Ian Mellor ARPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE4 – “National, International and AV Competitions” Colin and Ian are members of New City Photographic Society and regularly submit their work into National and International Competitions. They will talk about their experiences and what to look out for. Their work can be seen on and 14 December 13 Club Christmas Social Evening To be held at the Devonshire Arms, Dudley Street, Bedford. Details to be announced nearer the time. 17 December 13 Internal “Points of View” Club Members Competition • Judge - John Credland • See programme entry under 13 October 13 • Final entry date 10 December 13 24 December and 31 December 13 – no club evenings 7 January 14 Lecture – Darren Harbar – “Aviation Photography” Darren Harbar is a professional photographer from Biggleswade and can provide a variety of training courses from beginner through to enthusiast levels. The talk this evening is about his involvement with aviation photography and in particular air-to-air photography. Visit his web site for more details and some inspiring images – 8

8 January 14 - Wednesday Panel of club members to select images for EAF Championship Competition - see programme entries for 9 February 14 and 9 March 14 Further information to be advised by Clive Williams 14 January 14 Internal Club Members Competition – Architects Association Cup Subject – “Victorian Bedford” - Any image taken by the author depicting “Victorian Bedford” and which can still be seen today. • Judge Jane Goodall • Maximum entry per member – 3 Prints • Final entry date – 26 November 13 • Competition has its own Architects Association Cup awarded to the winner of the competition by Graham Wright from the Bedfordshire Association of Architects 18 January 14 External Competition – Cambridge Camera Club Inter-club Digital Competition Judge - Anne Sutcliffe Venue – Whittlesford Village Hall, Cambs Start 1.30pm 21 January 14 Internal Club Members Audio Visual (AV) Competition Judge – Bedford Camera Club members See Competition Rules section 13 for further information regarding this particular competition. Club members will choose two entries to represent the Bedford Camera Club in the Felicity Bickley Trophy Inter Club AV competition on 25th March 2014


28 January 14 Lecture – John Humphrey FRPS – “Creative Photography” John’s photography includes a wide range of subjects including landscapes and portraits. He specialises in close up, floral and abstract genres. His work incorporates combinations of film and digital images – 1 February 14 St. Ives Inter-club print competition Venue and further details to be announced 4 February 14 Internal Club Members Competition Subject – Open • Judge - Ray Kimberley • Maximum entry per member – 2 prints and 2 PDIs • Final entry date – 28 January 14 • Competition counts towards the seasonal points competition 9 February 14 External Inter-Club EAF Championship PDIs only Venue – Fulbourn Centre, nr Cambridge– further details to be announced 11 February 14 Members Evening Following on from last season’s presentation, (Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn), club member Bruce Deacon will present a new photographic tour, this time on the 110 mile trek through the mountains of Corsica. Known as the GR20, it has the reputation as the toughest European trek.


For the second half of the evening, several of our club members will each give a short presentation on their “workflow” for images that we have already seen and have scored well in competitions – how the scene was set up, what enhancements if any have been undertaken and why, how the finished version differs from the original camera shot etc 18 February 14 Lecture – Nick Szymanek – “Astrophotography” Nik Szymanek is an amateur astronomer and keen astronomical photographer. He is a frequent supplier of high-quality images to many magazine and book publishers and has appeared on the BBC’s “The Sky at Night” and “Final Frontier” astronomy programmes. He is a regular user of the Faulkes Telescope on Hawaii and is helping develop new imaging and processing methods for students using the Faulkes Telescope. Visit Nik’s web site for more information and some of his stunning images – 25 February 14 Lecture – Rob Johns PGCert Photojournalism PGCert Learning and Teaching “My Photographic Work, Journalism and Street Photography” From Rob’s web site ( - “Photography for me is so much more than just a profession; it defines who I am and has been so significant in my self-development. It makes sense of my past and shaped my future. It’s introduced me to some amazing people and shown me places I never could have imagined. My photography remains rooted in photojournalism………..I’m just as comfortable working in the studio as I am on location, using flash or available light, making pictures of world leaders or the dispossessed”. The talk this evening will be about all of Rob’s work including Street Photography. 11

4 March 14 Internal Club Competition – NALGO Cup Theme – “Night Life” – • Judge - Times and Citizen Newspaper Photographers • Maximum entry per member – 3 images. Prints and/or PDIs • Competition has its own NALGO Cup awarded to the winner of the competition • Final entry date – 25 February 14 9 March 14 External Inter-Club EAF Championship Prints only Venue - Fulbourn Centre, nr Cambridge – further details to be announced 11 March 14 Lecture – Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP BPE5* “Not Everything is Black and White” A print talk that shows great diversity in both subject matter and treatment. Ranging from both older darkroom prints to more recent digital prints, it is equally a mixture of both colour and monochrome. Infra Red, Photojournalism, both Candid and Studio portraits, Creative, Art Nude, Landscape, Still Life and Wildlife are just some of the subjects covered in this talk. 13 March 14 External Club Competition – New City Photographic Society Central Club Competition PDIs only Venue – Newport Pagnell – further details to be announced


18 March 14 Lecture – Nathalie Todd – “Equestrian Photography” Nathalie Todd is a professional photographer specialising in portraiture - human, dogs or horses - whether on location or in the studio! She recently returned from a trip to photograph the wild horses of the Camargue. Nathalie will talk about her work, the equipment and techniques used and some of the stories behind the pictures. Visit Nathalie’s web site for a taster - 19 March 14 Panel of club members to select images for 3-way inter-club competition – Bedford/Shillington/Kempston - see programme entry for 15 April 14 25 March 14 Felicity Bickley Trophy Inter-club Audio Visual (AV) Competition The inter-club AV event is being held this year at Bedford Camera Club, but organised by RAVE (Rushden) who were last years winners. 01 April 14 Internal Club Competition Theme – “Just Monochrome” Judge Stan McCartin Maximum entry per member – 2 Prints and 2 PDIs • Final entry date – 25 March 14 • Competition counts towards the seasonal points competition 8 April 14 President’s Evening Details of the evening to be announced 13

15 April 14 3-way Inter-club competition Bedford/Shillington/Kempston Judge Jim Hartje Host – Bedford Camera Club 22 April 14 Internal Club Competition – Phillip Lepper Trophy Theme – “Fairy Tales/Nursery Rhymes” • Judge Peter Mylchreest • Maximum entry per member – 3 PDIs • Final competition entry date – 15 April 14 • Competition has its own Phillip Lepper Trophy, awarded to the winner of the competition 29 April 14 Internal Club Competition Best Image of the Year “Best Image of the Year” is selected by Club Members from the images which have been judged to be the top 3 of the internal club competitions held through the year. In the case of the “Points of View Competition”, only the first placed entries from each section will be eligible for entry into this competition. 6 May 14 Bedford Camera Club Annual General Meeting Full detail of the evening to be announced


General Competition Rules 1. Only Honorary Members and paid up Members of the Club may enter the Club’s competitions. 2. The same image can only be used twice in club competitions. For example, you can enter the same image as a print and as a digital image (or 2 prints or 2 digital images), Entering an image in colour and then again in monochrome also counts as two “uses”. 3. The Competitions Secretary has the right to withdraw an entry if it is believed that the “twice” rule has been exceeded. 4. The copyright to an image must belong to the entrant. For manipulated images the entrant must have copyright of the final image and its components. 5. Prints may be commercially printed and/or mounted. 6. All images may be placed on the clubs’ web site. If you do not wish any of your images to be placed on the website, please see the competitions secretary. 7. Each competition will state whether it is for Prints and/or PDI’s and if it is for colour and/or monochrome. 8. The terms Monochrome and Colour have the following meanings (based on the definitions issued by the FIAP in 1991) Monochrome • All black and white and monochrome images are included. 15

A black and white image which has been modified by the addition of a single tone to the entire image is defined as a Monochrome image. Colour • All images other than those above (Monochrome) are defined as Colour images. • A black and white image which has been modified by the addition of partial toning or by the addition of one colour to any part of the image is a Colour image. •

9. Prints Prints must be mounted with a minimum image size of 300 sq cm on a mount size of 50 cm by 40 cm only. A label must be placed on the back of the mount, as near to the top left hand corner as possible. If the print has been submitted for other competitions, the new label should be placed below the previous label. The following information must be clearly shown on the label CLUB AUTHOR TITLE DATE (of competition)

Bedford Camera Club First Name - Last Name 1/2 (to indicate priority number) and a clear and concise title e.g. 01/01/2014

No identifying information may appear on the front of the print. A Print entry should be accompanied by its PDI. File names must be in the same format as for submitting competition PDIs: i.e. n_AB_X.jpg – see section 10 below


10. PDIs – Projected Digital Images •

n_AB_X.jpg. The PDI file format must be: Where n = Image priority (1 or 2 etc.) AB = Authors first and last name, separated by a space, X = Image title. The Title must be the same as on the print For example:

1_Clive Williams_Heron Watch.jpg 2_Clive Williams_Sky at Night.jpg

Images must be in sRGB colour profile and saved as a JPEG file at the highest quality setting.

Image size must be 1400 pixels wide by 1050 pixels high. Where images are thinner (1400 pixels wide but less than 1050 pixels high) for letterbox formatted images, or narrower (1050 pixels high but less than 1400 pixels high) for portrait formatted images, they must be framed in black to bring it to 1400 pixels wide by 1050 pixels high.

11. Submitting Competition Entries •

The latest date for receipt of Print and/or PDI competition entries is stated in the Programme against that particular competition.

PDI competition entries are to be emailed to


PDI copies of Print competition entries are to be emailed to –

Where a member does not have e-mail, entries can be posted or handed to the Internal Competitions Secretary on a USB stick or CD.

PDIs in emails must be an “attachment” and not embedded in the text.

Once your entries have been successfully received and where an e-mail address has been given, a reply will be sent confirming your entry into the competition within 48hours

12. Seasonal Points Competitions – Scoring System •

Each image will be marked out of 20

For the images placed in 1st, 2nd or 3rd position by the judge an additional 3, 2 or 1 points respectively, will be awarded.

A cumulative points system operates for both the prints and PDI classes

The winner in each class will be the author with the most points at the end of the season.

13. Other Internal Competitions The Felicity Bickley Trophy – A digital Audio Visual (AV) presentation competition.


• A maximum of 2 entries per person • Images must be less than 2 years old • Each entry must contain a minimum of 10 images • The maximum duration of the presentation is 5 minutes

For further information on Club Rules, Club Trophies, Competition Rules and Annual Exhibition Rules and Trophies, please visit the Bedford Camera Club web site at


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