The above images are a selection of the awarded images from our 'Masters' competition held on 4th April 2023.

The Light and the Dark by Judith Flacke, Winter Pastoral by Mac Chivers, Tree on Eilean Thoiram by MartinStephenson, Apparition at Hatherleigh Carnival by Rupert Stochwin, and Speedway Star by Tim Sanders.


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.

**** Open Evening *** : Alternatively we will be holding an Open Evening Tuesday 19th September, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore - 7.30pm - So come along and talk to existing members

Exhibition : We are again holding our annual exhibition of members photographs on Sat 23rd & Sun 24th Sept - see poster below

Exhibition 2023

Our next Talk is on 26th Sept : - Traditional Life in Rural Romania by Daryl and Judy Ford

Details to be posted nearer to presentation date


19th September 2023 to 19th December 2023

At Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, EX39 1QU

Meetings start at 7:30pm .


Winter Programme

  • 19th Sept : Open Evening [Note: Meeting 7:00 to 9:00 this week]
  • 26th Sept : Talk - Traditional Life in Rural Romania by Daryl and Judy Ford
  • 3rd Oct : Members Night
  • 10th Oct : Competition - 'Open' (dpi), Judge : Mandy Smith
  • 17th Oct : Members Night
  • 24th Oct : Talk -Creative Photography & Digital Art by Steven le Provost
  • 31st Oct : Members Night
  • 7th Nov : Competition - 'Open' (Print), Judge : Pedro Landers
  • 14th Nov : Members Night
  • 21st Nov : Talk - The World of a Wildlife Photographer, spanning 35 years and taking us to 5 continents by David Boag
  • 28th Nov : Members Night
  • 5th Dec : Competition - 'People' (dpi), Judge : Jane Kearney
  • 12th Dec : Members Night
  • 19th Dec : Christmas Meal (Venue to be arranged)

Competition Submission Dates

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

  • 26th Sept : 'Open' (dpi)
  • 24th Oct : 'Open' (print)
  • 14th Nov : 'People' (dpi)

Competition Details

  • 10th Oct : Open (dpi)

Any subject in colour or monochrome (incl. B&W)

  • 7th Nov : Open (print)

Any subject in colour or monochrome (incl. B&W)

  • 5th Dec : People (dpi)

One person - two - more, whole bodies, hand portraits, silhouettes,

portraits, active or passive, whatever. Just putting humanity as the

primary focus of the image

  • 30th Jan : Open Mono (dpi)

Any subject in monochrome (incl. B&W)

  • 16th Apr : Master of Photography (Print)

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

About the group…

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 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.

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

In 2022 the members decided to change the name of 'Bideford Camera Club' to 'Bideford District Photography Group' as we feel that the name better reflects the demographics and membership of the group.

The image is the important aspect of photography and how you creatively get there, rather than the equipment you use. So whether you use a phone, a digital or analogue camera we hope by joining us you will be able to improve your photography to take better photos.

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
  • .Occasional forays into AVs, video and other photography related subjects.
  • 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