The images above are a selection of awarded images from our 'Open Competition' which was held on the 12th October 2021

Gold : Melancholy – Judith Flacke, Beautiful Female – Bob Jinks, Reflection – Mike Bowden.

Silver: Street Selfie – Mac Chivers. Bronze : Circling – Ian Harmen.   Judge: Pedro Landers

Programme - 5th Oct 2021 to 19th April 2022

Programme for  2021 – 2022 Season

Meetings start at 7:30pm .

  • 19th Oct : Members Night – Incl. “Enjoying the Journey” mini workshop – led by Melanie
  • 26th Oct :  Talk – “Soft Water Photography” by Sue Shreeves LRPS
  • 2nd Nov : Members Night– Incl. Discussing images
  • 9th Nov : PDI Monochrome Competition – Shadows/Silhouettes – Judge : TBA
  • 16th Nov : Members Night – Incl. Favourite Photographers
  • 23rd Nov : Talk -“Infrared Photography” by Peter Bayliss
  • 30th Nov : Members Night – Incl. Mini Workshop :- Mobile and Snapspeed – led by Christopher
  • ****The Program beyond 30th Nov is liable to change once ‘Members Nights’ have been sheduled.****
  • 7th Dec : Print Competition – Waterline – Judge: Kay Wilson
  • 14th Dec : Discussing Images
  • 4th Jan 22 : PDI Competition – People – Judge: Ann Owens CPAGB, EFIAP
  • 11th Jan 22 : Workshop -Beyond DPIs & Prints – Rachel Brown
  • 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 – Still life light painting – Judith Flacke
  • 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 – Infra-red photography – Mike Brown
  • 5th Apr 22 : Print Competition – Master of Photography – Judge Peter Hyett ARPS
  • 12th Apr 22 :  3Bs Competition
  • 19th Apr 22 : Annual General Meeting

Competition Submission  Dates

  • 26th Oct 21 : ‘Shadows/Silhouettes’ (PDI, Monochrome)
  • 23rd Nov 21 : ‘Waterline’ (Print)
  • 14th Dec 21 : ‘People’ (PDI)
  • 18th Jan 22 : ‘Glass’ (Print)
  • 15th Feb 22 : ‘Four Seasons Panel’ (PDI)
  • 22nd Mar 22 : ‘Masters of Photography’ (Print)

Competition Details

  • 12th Oct 21 : ‘Open’ (PDI)
    Any subject in colour or monochrome (incl. B&W).
  • 9th Nov 21  :  ‘Shadows & Silhouettes’ (PDI)
    Monochrome images where shadows and or silhouettes
    are the main subject.
  • 30th Nov  21 : ‘ 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
  • 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.
Why Not Join Now – Join before 31st October 2021 for a reduced subscription of £55.00p

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