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




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

09/12/2019 The results of the Creative competition can now be seen from the competition menu.

03/12/2019 The results of the Colour Print competition can now be seen from the competition menu.

15/11/2019 The file name submission info for the Panorama and Letterbox competition has changed.  See the page here.

12/11/2019 The results of the Monochrome competition can now be seen from the competition menu.

28/10/2019 The results of the Bill Jenkins competition held tonight can now be seen from the competition menu.

07/10/2019 The results of the Print Challenge are now available from the competition menu.

23/09/2019 The results of the Bill Jenkins round 1 competition can now be seen from the competition menu.

05/08/2019 We were sent the wrong version of the guidelines, so check the link below for the latest one.

01/08/2019 Update to the previous update.  We were sent the wrong version of the CPA guidelines, so if you looked before, look again now.

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.

08/07/2019 For those of you thinking of entering, the flyer for the coming CPA Nature competition is here and the competition guidelines are here.

Older notices are on the club archive page here.