The images above are a selection of awarded images from our 'People Competition' which was held on the 4th January 2022

Gold : Quayside Drinkers – Mac Chivers, Memories are Made – Bob Jinks.

Silver: Serious Eyes – Tim Sanders, Uniform and Aligned – Mac Chivers. Bronze: Smile for the Camera – Judith Flacke.  

Judge :Anne Owens

Programme - 18th 2022 to 10th May 2022th

Programme for  2021 – 2022 Season

Meetings start at 7:30pm .

[Meeting for 18th January is at The Blue Lights Hall as usual – This is the last day to hand in prints for the ‘Glass’ comp & don’t forget to send in your ‘inspired by’ image by the 17th]

  • 18th Jan 22 : Members Night
  • 25th Jan 22 : Talk – “Coronavirus Incarceration” + “Everglades ” by Di Wilkins ARPS
  • 1st Feb 22 : Print Competition – Glass – Judge: Peter Fry ARPS DPAGB BPE3*
  • 8th Feb 22 : Members Night
  • 15th Feb 22 : Talk – “Street Photography” by Ian Smith CPAGB
  • 22th Feb 22 : Members Night
  • 1st Mar 22 : PDI Competition – Four Seasons Panel – Judge: Jane Kearney DPAGB
  • 8th Mar 22 : Members Night
  • 15th Mar 22 : Friendly – Competition to replace Bideford vs Okehampton
  • 22nd Mar 22 : Talk – “Subject to be Advised” by Peter Fry ARPS DPAGB BPE3*
  • 30th Mar 22 : Members Night
  • 5th Apr 22 : Print Competition – Master of Photography – Judge Kay Wilson
  • 12th Apr 22 :  3Bs Competition
  • 19th Apr 22 : Members Night
  • 26th Apr 22 : AGM
  • 3rd May 22 : Members Night – Incl. Introducing the Summer Program
  • 10th May 22 : Outing

Competition Submission  Dates

  • 18th Jan 22 : ‘Glass’ (Print)
  • 15th Feb 22 : ‘Four Seasons Panel’ (PDI)
  • 22nd Mar 22 : ‘Masters of Photography’ (Print)

[Print Comps. – up to 5 images, PDI up to 4 images per member]

Competition Details

  • Feb 1st  22 : ‘Glass’ (Print)
    Images that depict any glass object or contain glass
    elements as a significant factor of the composition.
  • Mar 1st 22 : ‘ Four Seasons’ (PDI)
    Four individual images that each depict one of the four
    seasons plus one image that shows all four images
    displayed as a panel.
  • Apr 5th 22 : ‘ Master of Photography’ (Print)
    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
    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
    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.


If you are keen to improve the quality and range of your photography.
Why not come along and discover how our friendly club can assist you.

About the club…

Bideford Camera Club was formed in 1902,  but even over 100 years later, the  basics of photography remain much the same.

So, whether you just want to get more out of the camera on your smartphone, or to use a more advanced camera of any type, we have members able to help you.

We believe photography should be fun, so although some of our members enter external competitions and the club is fully affiliated to The Western Countries Photographic Federation  and The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain, others are just as happy to meet up to share and discuss their images on an informal basis.

We are a friendly Club, based in North Devon, with a passion for all kinds of photography.

A taste of what we do...

  • Regular indoor club evenings, both social and technical.

  • Any level of experience supported: basic and more advanced camera and software tution.

  • Mentors available if required.

  • Regular competitions at various experience levels (but no pressure to participate: photography should also be fun!)

  • Varied programme throughout the year, with extra meetings at external photogenic locations



Where & when do we meet

Our location… (go to ‘Where to Find Us‘ for full details)
We are easy to find in the centre of Appledore with easy access and parking
at the Churchfields long stay car park on the sea front (free after 6:00pm).
Blue Lights Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore, EX39 1QU

How much does it cost?

Come and join us for one of our Evening Meetings to find out what we do.
If you would like to join, membership is £58.00p per annum.
So Why Not Join Now ?

This will give you access to our weekly  meetings up to the 19th April 2022, plus our 2022 summer program of weekly local photo shoots and our other photo excursions.

Contact the Secretary for further information