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 2019
Stuttgart Library by Barrie Walker




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

03/02/2020 There have been some changes to the site today.  The only obvious difference is a change in the banner images, but some behind the scenes work may have broken something.  If you see a problem please let me know.

27/01/2020 The results of the Bill Jenkins round 3 can now be seen from the competition menu.

11/01/2020 I've put a new paragraph on the Introduction to Photo Editing page to help users of Affinity Photo, who have had problems creating a thin border around their photos

10/01/2020 The submission info page has been updated with two changes.

The maximum file name size has changed from 25 to 35 characters (excluding prefixes).  This will keep us in line with external competitions.

Membership numbers put into the portfolio competition file names should now include a leading zero if the members number is only one character. i.e. 01 to 09.

08/01/2020 There's a new monthly YouTube show for photographers.  See the first episode here.

17/12/2019 The results and images of the Panorama and Letterbox can now be seen from the Competition menu.  The top 5 scores were.

 Cliffs   82.2
 Shanghai   82
 Forest of Dean   80
 Glacial Lagoon   79
 Castlerigg   77.7

31/07/2019 Hello all.  We have been given updated rules for CPA nature competitions.  You can find them here.  I've also put a link to it in our useful links page.

Older notices are on the club archive page here.