Latest News & Club Blog

3rd July 2023 - Summer Photoshoot Outing
Bradford Bridge

A grand evening excursion with the club over at Bradford Bridge on our first Summer meet-up.
We were joined by members from Wadebridge CC, St Austell CC and Truro CC.
All things considered, despite a couple of torrential downpours, a fantastic evening.
Click here to view all the photos on our Facebook page.


Monday the 19th June was our AGM and PRESENTATION EVENING.

A great turnout, as we usually do for our AGM.
At this year’s presentation we had a new cup in honour of our long serving committee and honorary member Peter Newbery, it’s for our new Annual Open category. Also for the first time we had Bronze, Silver and Gold medals which members can keep.
The standard seems to improve year on year and 2023 has been a feast for the eyes as well as very inspiring with images that push the boundaries often thinking outside the box, well done to all who entered competitions over the year.
Big congratulations go to:-

Mark Yeomans
Photographer of the Year
Chris Stone Cup
Gold – Named subject
Silver – Open subject
Marie Joslin
Peter Newbury Memorial Cup
Silver – Named subject
Bronze – Open subject
Paul Hockaday
Bronze – Named subject
Hudson Swan
Gold – Open subject
Highly Commended – Named subject
Paul Kenealy
Commended – Open subject
Commended – Named subject
Karen Shelsher
Highly Commended – Open subject
Tom Thorp
Commended – Open subject

All the photographs can be viewed on our Facebook Page.

20th June 2022 - 25th Anniversary and Annual General Meeting

On Monday evening the club held it's Annual General Meeting after which the awards were presented to our winners of the various competitions held throughout the year.
This year, being the 25th birthday of the club, we had a wonderful, celebration buffet and of course, a special Birthday cake.
Heartfelt thanks to all the club members for supporting the club throughout the year and of course, special thanks to our hardworking committee for all of there behind the scenes work.
** Happy 25th Birthday Bodmin & District Camera Club! **

27th August 2021 - Murder Mystery in Bodmin

One of our photographers, Roy Reynolds, spent an evening of intrigue, suspense and murder on one of Bodmin & Wenford railways murder mystery trains. There were also pasties to calm your nerves.
Article by Robert Dawson.

All the photographs can be viewed on our Facebook Page.

1st January 2021 - Clemens and BCC Autumn Competition

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Clemens/BCC Autumn competition.
Congratulations go out to Warren Wise for his photo titled Light in Dark Times.

Click here to view the winners, runner ups and all images submitted.

3rd September 2020 - FREE DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP FOR 2020/2021

As the current Covid-19 pandemic is showing no signs of receding at the moment, the club's committee has decided to continue engaging in digital meetings via Zoom. These meetings will be held fortnightly, starting on Monday 14th September at 7.30 pm. The Zoom link will be active from 7.15 pm, so everyone will be able to log in, say hello and have a chat before the meeting begins. These are practically like the meetings we have in our club room but from the comfort of your own home.

The free digital membership also enables you to gain access to our secret Facebook members page and messenger group. These are great platforms in which to ask questions, post images for advice or chat with other members of the club.

Your free digital membership will run until it is practicable to resume physical meetings back at our club room. At this point, you will be asked if you wish to continue and join as a fully paid-up member. Our regular annual fee is £25, but this will be reviewed based on the length of the year remaining. Physical club meetings would then continue on a fortnightly basis. There is a £2 entry fee for each meeting which covers the hire cost of the room and free refreshments, tea, coffee & biscuits.

If you are interested in taking advantage of the free digital membership, please click on the membership application form link below:
This offer has now expired

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 2021.

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.