The images above are the winning images from our 'Best of the Season Competition' which was held via 'Zoom' on the 6th April 2021

1st :Gold Hill – Mike Middleton, 2nd : A Shedload of Stuff – Judith Flacke, 3rd : Mussel Shells & Two Blues – Judith Flacke.

Highly Commended : All The Fun Of The Fair – Tim Sanders . Judge :Peter Hyett

Programme - 20th April 2021 to 19th April 2022
  • Meetings start at 7:30pm (Zoom login no earlier than 7:15pm).
  • 20th Apr : Annual General Meeting
  • 22nd Apr : Friendly competition between Barnstaple, Bideford and Braunton Camera Clubs. Hosted by Barnstaple Camera Club

Summer Programme -(See ‘Summer Programme Page‘ for Full Details)

  • Click here : ‘To Download’ Full Details
  • Meet at the Venue  7:15 pm
  • 4th May : Bideford Quay
  • 11th May : Instow
  • 16th May : Bude Canal (Sunday Event)
  • 18th May : Huntshaw Cross
  • 25th May : Appledore
  • 29th May : Bideford Motor-Cycle Meet (Sunday Event)
  • 1st June : Westwood Ho!
  • 8th June : Melbury Cross
  • 15th June : Bicclestone Park
  • 20th June : Valley of the Rocks (Sunday Event)
  • 22nd June : Stoke Barton
  • 29th June : Codden Hill
  • 6th July : Halsden Woods
  • 13th July : Welcome Mouth
  • 18th July : Tiverton Canal (Sunday Event)
  • 20th July : Watergate Halt
  • 27th July : Weare Giffard
  • 3rd August : Torrington
  • 10th August : Ifracombe Harbour
  • 15th August : Dunster (Sunday Event)
  • 17th August : Tarka Trail
  • 24th August : Braunton Burrows
  • 31st August : Fremington Quay
  • 7th September : Torrington Commons

  • Start of  2021 – 2022 Season
  • 14th Sept : Welcome, Chat and Members Photographs
  • 21st Sept : Workshop – A pre-exposure checklist
  • 28th Sept : Talk – “On Being a Judge” by Kay Wilson
  • 5th Oct : PDI Competition – OPEN – Judge: Pedro Landers
  • 12th Oct : Workshop – Required and Optional Photographic software
  • 19th Oct : Discussing Images
  • 26th Oct :  Talk – “Soft Water Photography” by Sue Shreeves LRPS
  • 2nd Nov : PDI Monochrome Competition – Shadows/Silhouettes – Sue Bishop
  • 9th Nov : Workshop – Bring your questions
  • 16th Nov :  Discussing Images
  • 23rd Nov : Talk -“Infrared Photography” by Peter Bayliss
  • 30th Nov : Print Competition – Waterline – Judge: Kay Wilson
  • 7th Dec : Workshop – Bring your questions
  • 14th Dec : Discussing Images
  • 4th Jan 22 : PDI Competition – People – Judge: Ann Owens CPAGB, EFIAP
  • 11th Jan 22 : Workshop – Bring your questions
  • 18th Jan 22 : Discussing Images
  • 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 : Workshop – Bring your questions
  • 15th Feb 22 : Talk – “Street Photography” by Ian Smith CPAGB
  • 22th Feb 22 : The Special Interest Groups Present
  • 1st Mar 22 : PDI Competition – Four Seasons Panel – Judge: Jane Kearney DPAGB
  • 8th Mar 22 : Discussing Images
  • 15th Mar 22 : Bideford vs Okehampton, Friendly Competition
  • 22nd Mar 22 : Talk – “Subject to be Advised” by Peter Fry ARPS DPAGB BPE3*
  • 30th Mar 22 : Workshop – Bring your questions
  • 5th Apr 22 : Print Competition – Master of Photography – Judge Peter Hyett ARPS
  • 12th Apr 22 :  3Bs Competition
  • 19th Apr 22 : Annual General Meeting
Covid-19 Update
It has been decided that due to the present situation, meetings of the club will take place on-line until restrictions permit indoor meetings.
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 programme has therefore had to be amended slightly to be compatible with the new method of delivery.

Competition Submission  Dates

  • 21st Sept : ‘Open’ (PDI)
  • 19th Oct : ‘Shadows/Silhouettes’ (PDI, Monochrome)
  • 16th Nov : ‘Waterline’ (Print)
  • 14th Dec : ‘People’ (PDI)
  • 18th Jan 22 : ‘Glass’ (Print)
  • 15th Feb 22 : ‘Four Seasons Panel’ (PDI)
  • 22nd Mar 22 : ‘Masters of Photography’ (Print)

Competition Details

  • 5th Oct : ‘Open’ (PDI)
    Any subject in colour or monochrome (incl. B&W).
  • Nov 2nd :  ‘Shadows & Silhouettes’ (PDI)
    Monochrome images where shadows and or silhouettes
    are the main subject.
  • Nov 30th : ‘ Waterline’ (Print)
    Any image that illustrates the margin between land and
    water on the coast or inland waterways.
  • Jan 4th 22 : ‘ People’ (PDI)
    Images that include two or more people as the main
    subject.
  • 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
    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.
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
Bideford
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.
Why Not Join Now – So You Can Take Full Advantage of Our Summer Outings

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