The images above are the winning images from our 'In My Garden Competition' which was held via 'Zoom' on the 5th January 2021

1st : A Shedload of Stuff – Judith Flacke, 2nd : Leaf – Judith Flacke, 3rd : Life and Death on a Garden Wall – Richard Smith.

Highly Commended : Scary Scabious – Rachel Brown, & Smokers Garden – Mac Chivers . Judge : Peter Fry

Covid-19 Update
It has been decided that due to the present situation, meetings of the club will take place on-line, most probably for the complete 2020/2021 season. i.e. up to the AGM.
However, this will be kept under constant review and hopefully we will be in a position to meet ‘in the flesh’ in the not too distant future.
The 2020/21 programme has therefore had to be amended slightly to be compatible with the new method of delivery.

Competition Details

Note : If Restrictions are still in-place at the time of a Print Competition then the  Competition Images must be PDI’s instead

  • 2nd Feb : Urban Landscape (At least 1 B&W Image PDI) – Images that capture the nature of urban locations.
  • 2nd Mar : People at Play (B&W PDI) – Photographs of people engaged in recreational activities including amateur sports i.e. excluding any where participants are paid to participate in the activity. People
    should be the main subject(s) of the images and not incidental to some other subject. Greyscale images only with no colour tints.
  • 6th Apr : Master of Photography – Members can enter an image for each up to six of the
    following categories:-
    Portrait – Studio, street or environmental portrait of a single person.
    Land/Seascape – Rural, urban, or aquatic image of an area.
    Creative – In camera or post processing techniques used to create or change a photo(s) into a creative art image.
    Close up/Macro – A shot that tightly frames an object, displays detail, but doesn’t include the broader scene or environment or, a shot in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size.
    Architecture – Any building, buildings or other man made structure(s).
    Action – Where movement is captured.
    Lowlight – Outdoor after sunset or indoor where there is no daylight entering and using only available light.
    Nature – Flora, fauna or natural phenomena. May include farm animals though, not pets.
Programme - 19th Jan to 20th Apr 2021
  • Meetings start at 7:30pm (Zoom login no earlier than 7:15pm).
  • 19th Jan : Image Evaluation & Technical Issues Clinic
  • 26th Jan : Talk – Monovision (Monochrome Photography) by Brian Northmore
  • 2nd Feb : PDI Competition – Urban Landscape (B&W) – Judge :Pedro Landers
  • 9th Feb : Workshop – Flash for Dummies + Show Your Own Photographic Problems / Fixes
  • 16th Feb : Talk – Pushing the Envelope of Astrophotography by John Baker
  • 23rd Feb : WCPF Travelling Exhibition
  • 2nd Mar : PDI Competition -People at Play (B&W) – Judge : Ginny Campbell
  • 9th Mar : Workshop – Movie Making with Your Camera + Show Your Own Photographic Problems / Fixes
  • 16th Mar : Bideford vs Okehampton Friendly Competition
  • 23rd Mar : Talk – Constructed Images and the Beaford Archive by Dave Green
  • 30th Mar : Printing Pointers and Using Graphic Tablets
  • 6th Apr : Print Competition – Master of Photography – Judge : Peter Hyett
  • 13th Apr : 3B’s Competition
  • 20th Apr : Annual General Meeting

Competition Submission  Dates

  • 19th Jan : ‘Urban Landscape (At least 1 B&W Image) ‘ PDI Competition .
  • 16th Feb : ‘People at Play (B&W)’ PDI Competition
  • 23rh Mar : ‘Master of Photography’ PDI Competition [Note : Print if restrictions allow]
From smartphone to DSLR, if you are keen to improve the quality and range of your photography
come along and discover how that can be assisted by joining a friendly club

About the club…

It all started back in 1902 when the first Bideford Camera Club was formed and although we have come a long way the principles of photography remain exactly the same.

We love to meet anyone at any stage of your photography – whether it’s just learning to use a smartphone or getting to grips with a mirrorless or DSLR camera, we have a variety of members able to help you get more out of your images.

Some of our more advanced members regularly submit their images to external competitions and the club is fully affiliated to The Western Countries Photographic Federation.


What do we do...

  • Weekly indoor club evenings throughout the winter months (Replaced with weekly ‘Zoom’ meetings for the present).

  • Any level of experience supported.

  • Mentors available if required.

  • Basic camera tuition.

  • Critique evenings.

  • Regular internal competitions judged externally.

  • External competitions with the PAGB & WCPF.

  • New summer programme each year.

We are a small and friendly club with a passion for all kinds of photography.

Where & when do we meet (Covid-19 permitting)

Our location… (go to ‘Where to Find Us‘ for full details)
We are easy to find in the centre of Bideford with easy access and parking
at the rear in Honestone Street or direct from High Street.
Bideford Methodist Church Halls
60 High St
EX39 2AN

How much does it cost?

Come and join us on ‘Zoom’ one evening to see what we do.
If you would like to continue, membership is £45 per annum.
*** SPECIAL OFFER – You can join us for the rest of the season for £20.00p. ***

This will give you free access to our weekly ‘Zoom’ meetings up to the 20th April, plus our summer program of weekly local photo shoots and our other photo excursions.

Contact the Secretary for further information