Latest News & Club Blog


17th March 2020 - Covid-19 Update.

In line with the government advice given yesterday regarding Covid-19, and with a duty of care to our members and the general public, the committee has decided that all Bodmin Camera Club meetings at the Methodist Hall are now cancelled until September 2020.

2nd October 2019 - Photography Exhibition and Public Prize Vote

A Chance to win a mounted photograph by one of our photographers. We will be holding a Photography Exhibition in the Shire Hall, Bodmin between 2nd-25th October 2019. Just pop along, and see the work produced by our members. choose your favourite photograph. Fill out a voting slip and place it into the voting box. Simples!
Good Luck if you enter.

7th September 2019 - Lanlivery Vintage Rally and Country Fair

Members of the club were invited to attend the Lanlivery Vintage Rally and Country Fair on the 7th & 8th of September.
I arrived early in the morning, on the 7th, which meant I was able to see a lot of the vintage vehicles arriving at their display areas. The show site is quite large, with the separate areas spread around in various fields. Although it had rained the previous day, the ground wasn’t muddy. This also applied to the parking area.
The rally is a collection of vintage vehicles including cars & lorries, farm animals, farm vehicles, craft stalls, dog show, gymkhana and lots of food stalls.
Their was lots going on in the main show ring, with the highlight being the steam engine parades, showing off the vehicles and allowing visitors to ride on the footplates. Another busy area was the gymkhana, with many entrants in the various showjumping classes.
The weather for both days was lovely and I hope to visit again next year.
Article and photo by Karen Shelsher.

All the photographs can be viewed on our Facebook page.

17th August 2019 - Bodmin Carnival

Another FANTASTIC Carnival for Bodmin town and all of its residents. It was superbly organised, well supported and there were some amazing costumes and floats. After receiving many emails and Facebook messages asking to see the photographs, we are now pleased to post over 450 photos taken by some of our members. See if you can see yourself. Tag and share around family and local groups. Share the positive success of Bodmin townsfolk.
This event is an anniversary for the camera club, as it was the Carnival in 2018 that we first started our venture to be more involved and photograph community events. Hopefully, you have enjoyed our posts over the last 12 months and we hope to continue this and look forward to being at the Carnival again in 2020.
Article and photo by Robert Dawson.

All the photographs can be viewed on our Facebook page.

18th November 2018 - Sowenna Appeal - Cornish Band Night

As part of our ongoing commitment to get more involved and support events within the local community, one of our photographers, Mr Peter Hicks, attended and photographed the Cornish Band Night in aid of the Sowenna Appeal.
We as a club are pleased to give our support to help this appeal by recording and helping to raise awareness. This was the third in an ongoing series of events and Bodmin Camera Club look forward to giving further support in the future. The appeal has now raised £1027.57 after just three events.
Article and photo by Peter Hicks.

All the photographs can be viewed on our Facebook page.

9th October 2018 - Club exhibition at the Betjeman Centre, Wadebridge

The club now has a small, permanent exhibition of 6 framed prints installed at the Betjeman Centre in Wadebridge.
The centre is better known as Wadebridge's old railway station & has a very busy throughput of cyclists & walkers, seeking refreshment, from the adjacent Camel Trail.
The Centre's cafe (which is where our pictures are hung) is also very popular with Wadebridge residents & visitors, which means it's busy all-year-round, not just in the holiday season.
The 6 frames will be a permanent feature & we will be replacing the pictures every 6 or 8 weeks, which means this is an opportunity for 40 or 50 members' photos to be exhibited in a busy public place over the course of a year.
Prints can be purchased for £40.00.
Article and photo by Peter Hicks.

8th October 2018 - Mount Cutting Evening

Our members had an engaging evening learning how to cut mount/matt boards for framing their photographs for home use or presentation at club completions. Afterwards, we had a friendly critiquing of the mounted photographs where all our members contributed.
Article by Robert Dawson and photo by Paul Hockaday.

1st October 2018 - Exhibition of Annual Competition Winners at Shire Hall

An exhibition of our members entries to our Annual Competition. Subject was "A Story of Three". Three images, that when arranged in order tell a story.
These images are on display in the shire hall for the month. Please pop along and support your local club. Exhibition runs from 1/10/18 - 28/10/18.
Article and photo by Robert Dawson.

24th September 2018 - 2018 Annual Competition

A great evening at the annual competition night. Congratulations to those that entered. Results are:
Commended: Rose Cross,
Commended: Tom Thorpe,
Highly Commended: Kelvin Pyke,
Bronze: Paul Hockaday,
Silver: Debbie Murrell,
Gold: Peter Hicks,
All images will be put up in the mini exhibition in the Shire Hall, Bodmin and will be on display from the 1/10/18 until 27/10/18.
Article and photo by Robert Dawson.

9th October 2017 - Portraiture Lighting Workshop

This evenings workshop was all about taking portrait photographs on a budget using flash.
Tom kindly brought along two models, Maisie and Bridget, to help with the workshop.
The night started with how to soften pop up flash. Then moving onto the use of speed lights on camera's and finally moving to off-camera flash, all with use of diffusers and reflectors.
The second half of the evening members got to have a go using the flash lighting supplied by Tom.
A big thanks go out to Tom, Maisie and Bridget for an excellent evening.

8th October 2017 - Exhibition at the Shire Hall

Bodmin camera club is holding an exhibition at the Shire Hall in Bodmin. The exhibition comprises photographs from our recent annual photography competition 'Fauna & Flora of Cornwall'.
The exhibition runs from 9th to 27th October 2017. Admission is free.
Why not pop along and take a look. Please remember to comment in the visitor's book.

7th October 2017 - Setting up the Exhibition

This morning a team of members from the club helped set up an exhibition at the Shire Hall in Bodmin. It was a well organised morning, and the final results look fantastic.
Afterwards, a small group of us ended up for lunch and a drink at Wetherspoons.
I would like to thanks all the member's that gave help this morning.

25th September 2017 - The Club's Annual Competition

Tonight we got to see the entries in this year's annual photography competition which the subject was 'Fauna & Flora of Cornwall'.
We welcomed the outside judge, Kim Pilkington, who gave excellent critiques on all the entries. She eventually narrowed down and announced the winners.
Congratulations go to Kelvin for achieving the gold and silver award.
All the photos were of a very high standard and will be shown at the upcoming exhibition at the Shire Hall in October.