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




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.