St.Ives Camera Club, Cornwall, bids you a very warm Welcome.

St.Ives has had a long and famous tradition in the fine arts, literature, crafts and traditional pottery too. The camera club has been around for some time but is certainly the newcomer to the artistic traditions of the town. As such we feel a special responsibility to keep up that traditional standard in the "new" art form.

With that particularly in mind we are always very keen to welcome new members. Whether you are an absolute beginner, intermediate or experienced photographer, you can be sure to receive a very warm welcome to our club.

No matter what your particular interest or favourite photographic topic, you will be sure to find others here with the same interests. As a beginner you might like to participate in our club mentoring scheme and get individual help from someone who already has experience. You may have a new camera and are looking to improve on your first efforts. Not sure about the computer side of digital photography? We surely have folks who can help you get going or improve on that too.

More experienced photographers will certainly find a kindred spirit among our diverse membership, as we have some really excellent photographers in our ranks. Many of whom regularly excel in international competitions and salons. Check out the competition menu to see some of our members entries, or the member galleries to see all their recently entered work.

As well as running various club competitions for shields and trophies, we also have practical evenings and guest speakers who generously pass on their knowledge and skills. A number of inter-club competitions are fixtures in the programme where we compete with other local camera clubs from around West Cornwall.

Like many clubs, our weekly club meetings run from early autumn through to late spring. Other more casual events like field trips, take place in the summer months for those who wish to take part.



We look forward to greeting you when you come to "look us over". If you then decide to join us you are sure to make a whole lot of new friends ... and have fun making pictures too. Please contact us by email at the link that appears at the foot of every page if you want any further information...... or just a chat.

Image of the Year
Image of the Year 2020
Gallery Dog by Steve Hynes




01/03/2021 If you're interested in watching the Zoom meeting for the Charles Hosken Competition click here for tickets.

24/02/2021 The Zoom meeting for the second 3 way competition went well, with another very close result.

PPG St Ives Launceston
235 228 226

We'll wait to see what the last round holds  If you'd like to look at the full scores, the spreadsheet is here.

16/02/2021 Chris Osborn has judged our Colour Print and Mono Print competitions. He has also provided comments on each image in an innovative way. See them here. An Excel spreadsheet with the info is here.

15/02/2021 Geoff Hitchins has marked our Bill Jenkins round 3 for us.  He not only gave us the placings but a line of comment for each image.  You can see them here: Landscape, Portrait, Natural History, Candid, Sport and Miscellany.  The images themselves can be seen from the competition menu as usual.

28/01/2021 The Zoom meeting for the first 3 way competition went very well, with a very close result.

PPG St Ives Launceston
229 224 224

We'll wait to see what round 2 holds  If you'd like to look at the full scores, the spreadsheet is here.

16/01/2021 Change of combatant.  The upcoming 3 way will now be between us, PPG and Launceston.

06/01/202 Ian Smith from Launceston Camera Club has organised a fantastic and very different speaker for a Zoom lecture.  Download the PDF here.

30/12/2020 Entries for the Charles Hosken have to be with them by the 25th January at the very latest. It is an individual competition but the entries must still be submitted by the club's competition secretary. Please get your entires to me by the 20th please. There is no entry fee this year. Remember no natural histroy shots in this one. Click here to see the entry details and naming convention.

15/12/2020 The results of the Creative Competition are in.  The scores were close.  See the images from the link on the competition menu.

  Member Score
1st: Barrie Walker 71
Joint 2nd: Phillip Biggs 62
Joint 2nd: Jerry Cartlidge 62
HC: Jerry Cartlidge 61
HC: Barrie Walker 61


02/12/2020 Richard Squires, Chair at Liskeard CC, is running a number of good value courses aimed at beginners. For more information see the document here.

 27/11/2020 The results are in for the Bill Jenkis round 2 competition.  Many thanks to Barbara Jenkins for judging and providing her comments which can be found here...

17/11/2020 For those interested in taking part in the 2021 WCPF Members Competition, the details are here.

03/11/2020 The results for the Digital Portfolio are...

  Member Score
1st: Barrie Walker 502
2nd: Marlene Rouncefield 498
3rd: Jerry Cartlidge 477
HC: Mike Langley 425
HC: Julie Eccleston 422
See their images here...


28/10/2020 To see information on the 2021 PAGB GB Cup and Trophy click here.

05/10/20  The results of the Bill Jenkins round 1 are in.  To see the images click here.
Wendy Allard kindly gave us some brief comments on the images. You can see them in the links below.
Natural History

11/09/2020 We now have the risk assesment completed for using the hall during the Covid crisis.  If you'd like to read it click here.  Obviously unless the current 'Rule of 6' is dropped, there will be no meetings at the hall anyway.

 06/08/2020 IMPORTANT NOTE.  There will not be any print competitions this season.

10/06/2020 Derek Hall, the son of a former club member, has some photography kit for sale.  I've created a page for the photos here.

22/05/2020 The British Photography Awards have a new competition on the go.  Read more about it here or visit their site. here.

30/03/2020 The results for the Bill Jenkins Final are now available from the competition page.

After leading Barrie by just a single point going into the final, Jerry pulled away decisively to win the coveted 'Photographer of the Year' for the 5th year running.  So many congratulations to Jerry.

But Jerry didn't have it all his own way, gaining points this year and winning 'Image of the Year' was Steve Hynes.  His image is at the bottom of this page.

Thanks to Lorraine Robins for doing the judging. She has kindly included some brief comments on all the images for us.  You can see them here.

So that's the end of a shortened season.  The committee will begin the programme for the new season on the assumption that we'll be back to normal by September.

Until then, stay safe and keep in touch.

21/03/2020 The results of the Charles Hosken are here with all the St Ives entries here.

18/03/2020 A spreadsheet with the three results of the three way with PPG and St Just can now be downloaded from here...

02/03/2020 The results of tonight's Bill Jenkins can now be seen from the competition menu.

10/02/2020 The results of tonight's Digital Portfolio can now be seen from the competition menu.

03/02/2020 We came second in the first round of the three evening 3 way with PPG and St Just.  Fingers crossed for round 2.

  St. Just PPG St
Digital 108 121 109
Print 108 118 111
Totals: 216 239 220

Older notices are on the club archive page here.