The Committee

The committee comprises ordinary members of the Society. Its aim is to ensure the smooth-running of a successful club. The committee makes decisions about the day to day running of the Society, ensures that money and property are properly used (and managed) to meet the aims and objectives of the Society, ensures that the Society does everything within the law and abides by the Society’s governing document. The committee are also responsible for the administration and organisation of competitions run by the Society throughout the season. The committee are answerable to the members of the Society and are elected at either an Annual General Meeting of the Society or at a Special General Meeting which may be called at any time (these processes are fully laid out in the Society Rules). To contact the committee please drop us a line using the contact form here.


Jo Sweetman

Vice Chairperson

Liz Rowlands

Honorary Secretary

Jaclyn Clark

Programme Secretary

Peter Benson CPAGB BPE1*

Honorary Treasurer

Jenny Bradley

External Competition Secretary

Ivan Briggs

Internal Competition Secretary

Paul Smith BPE3*

Committee Member/Webmaster

Chris Carroll-Davis

Committee Member

Michael Randall

Committee Member

Dale Reynolds

Committee Member

Kerr Clement

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The Committee


Club Rules

Rules are vital to any successful organisation. We don't have many, but it is important that they are there to ensure everything is fair.
These are the rules for the club itself:  

• BSEPS society rules
And here are the rules that govern our competitions: 
BSEPS competition rules 

Useful Information

A printable version of our programme
Application form to join club (to print and fill-in on paper)

Details of our Data Protection Policy

Equipment Loan

BSEPS is pleased to be able to offer its members a range of photographic equipment free of charge. The equipment is loaned out for a period of seven days only, with no consecutive periods of loan. An item can be borrowed again if no other member requires it. When borrowing any equipment a member must complete an equipment loan form and make sure it is signed by a member of the committee.

Equipment for loan:

  • Heavy duty background support in case (2 stands and crossbar) with 3mx3m white/grey vinyl photographic screen in tube.

  • Datacolor SpyderLensCal with packaging 

  • Colourmunki Smile screen proflier with box

  • Sekonic L-308S Flashmate Light Meter,  case and A4 Manual.

  • Studio Continuous Lights, consisting of 2 sets of lights, each with 5 bulbs, 2 softboxes & 2 stands. 1 set single lights, fixed softbox, stand and a green backdrop all in a large black holdall.

  • Logan Mount Cutter and Cutting Mat


Notes on techniques

Basics of Photography - Jim Palfrey
My Movie Instruction - Jo Sweetman
Nailing Focus - John Lord
Producing an AV (Notes from Barbie's lecture on creating AVs) - John Lord
Small Flash Setup - Andrew Stawarz
Studio Notes - Peter Hrebien
Close Up & Macro Photography - John Lord
Overview of Photo Software Oct 12 - John Lord
Photographic Techniques - John Lord
A handy guide to Lightroom keyboard shortcuts
Focus Stacking - by John Lord
Long Exposure Light Painting - Simmy Knight
Camera Triggering - John Lord


Help with resizing:
Resizing using Photoshop
Resizing using Elements
A page devoted to resizing...

Biryani resizing utility download Windows | Mac

Useful links


East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies
Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
Royal Photographic Society
British Photographic Exhibitions
British Institution of Professional Photographers


Camera/Lens Manufacturers:




Camera Price Busters Comparison
Warehouse Express
Camera World



Colchester Camera Repair Service
Advanced Camera Services


Photo Sites:

JPG Magazine
Blip Photo


DP Review
Imaging Resource
By Thom (Nikon Biased)
DXO Mark
Photography Bay



British Journal of Photography
Amateur Photographer
Photo Answers
What Digital Camera


Interesting Blogs:

The Boston Globe's Big Picture
Joe McNally
Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider
Nikon Rumors
Canon Rumors
Photo Rumors
Moose Peterson


Hints & Tips:

Cambridge in Colour
The Luminous Landscape
Adobe Lightroom Killer Tips
UK Photographers' Rights

Avon & Somerset Police
Metropolitan Police Photography advice



The Met Office
Easy Tide

Our Sponsors

Bury St Edmunds Photographic Society are proud to be sponsored by Jessops (Bury St Edmunds), Advanced Camera ServicesSicon Ltd and Havebury Housing Partnership.