The above images are a selection of the images from our 'Masters' competition held on 16th April 2024.

Staircase by Martin Stephenson, Sacred Pool by David Shaw, Fading Away by Judith Flacke, Stettin by Martin Stephenson, and Willy Lott's House by Bob Jinks


If you live in North Devon and enjoy photography, why not take it further by joining a friendly group of fellow enthusiasts. More information at the bottom of this page, or Contact Us here.


The June 2024 Newsletter is now available - Click on 'Posts' to find it

Our next Talk: 17th September 2024

Interesting Stuff by Justin Minns

Programme 2nd July to 17th Dec 2024

At Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, EX39 1QU

Meetings start at 7:30pm .


Summer Programme

For Evening Photowalks (EP) shoots meet at the location by 7:00pm, the 3 words in brackets are the 'What Three Words' for the location.

For members nights (BLH) meet at Blue Lights Hall at 7:30pm.

For the Day Trips full (DT)details will be supplied nearer to the event

(For a more detailed description of the itinerary go to 'Posts' on the Members Site)

  • 2nd July : (EP) - Skern/Appledore. (verifying.sobered, theme)
  • 7th July : (DT) - Bude (term.ownership.discloses)
  • 9th July : (EP) - Morwenstow (tickles.avoiding.repeating)
  • 16th July : (EP) - Torrington Golf Club (closets.absent.captures)
  • 23rd July : (BLH) - Members Night
  • 30th July : (EP) - Codden Hill, Barnstaple (destroyer.lance.plantings)
  • 6th Aug : (EP) - Fremington Quay (removable.think.fishery)
  • 13th Aug (EP) - Georgeham (puts.snowboard.copes)
  • 20th Aug : (BLH) - Members Night
  • 27th Aug : (EP) - Westward Ho! (
  • 8th Sept : (DT) - Lynmouth

Autumn / Winter Programme

  • 3rd Sept : Members Night
  • 10th Sept : Open Evening
  • 14th / 15th Sept : Annual Exhibition at Blue Lights Hall
  • 17th Sept : Talk - Interesting Stuff by Justin Minns
  • 24th Sept : Members Night
  • 1st Oct : Competition - Open Pdi
  • 8th Oct : Members Night
  • 15th Oct : Talk - Photographing Nature More Creatively by David Boag
  • 22nd Oct : Members Night
  • 29th Oct : Competition - Open Print
  • 4th Nov : Members Night
  • 11th Nov : Talk - Critique Your Own Photograph by Martin Patten
  • 18th Nov : Members Night
  • 25th Nov : Competition - Open Mono Pdi
  • 3rd Dec : Members Night
  • 10th Dec : Talk - Hot and Cold by Jenni Solbe
  • 17th Dec : Christmas Meal

Competition Submission Dates

[Print Comps. - up to 5 images, Pdi - up to 4 images per member]

  • 17th Sept : Open Pdi
  • 15th Oct : Open Print
  • 11th Nov : Open Mono (Pdi)

Competition Details

  • Open Pdi

Any Subject

  • Open Print

Any Subject

  • Open Mono

Any Subject (Black & White)

Want to make better Photos?

Keen to improve the quality and range of your photography?

Why not come along and join us?

About us…

Bideford Camera Club was formed in 1902, but while over 100 years later the basics of photography remain much the same, we now embrace a wide variety of styles and genres of photography.

 We are a friendly Group, based in North Devon, with a passion for all kinds of photography. Our members range from relative beginners to relatively experienced photographers.

We firmly believe photography should also be fun, so while some of our members enter external competitions and the group 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.

The image is the important aspect of photography and how you creatively get there, rather than the equipment you use.

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, you will be welcome at the club.

A taste of what we do...

  • Varied programme of speakers and photography based activities throughout the year

  • Regular group indoor meetings, both social and technical.

  • Share images, ideas, hints and tips.

  • Friendly photo challenges and opportunities.

  • Option to take part in assorted photography competitions with expert feedback and critique

  • Any level of photographic skill welcome.

  • Digital camera, film camera or mobile phone - if you enjoy taking photographs and making images there will be something in the club for you!

Where and when do we meet

Our location....('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, Devon, 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:
Full membership :-£58.00p per annum.
3 monthTrial Membership :- £15.00p.
Youth Anual Membership :- £25.00p per annum.
If you wish to join, why not contact us now

This will give you access to our weekly meetings up to the AGM in 2023, plus our 2023 summer program of weekly local photo shoots and our other photo excursions.

If you are thinking about joining us, you a welcome to attend 2 meetings before you decide.

For Visitors there is a charge of £3.00p for the meeting.

Contact Us for further information