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 2022
Storm Force at Newlyn Harbour by Jerry Cartlidge




02/05/2021 A bit late, but the results of the final of the Bill Jenkins are in.  A big thank you to Chris Osborn who has done an excellent job at judging despite difficult personal circumstances.  He has put a lot of work into commenting on each image so I hope you will take the time and click on the link here to view them.
As this competition marks the end of the season we have our new Image of the Year, which can be seen to the left below the text and photographer of the year.   It probably wont surprise anyone that it's Jerry (again); he took all 5 places in the landscape section of the final; what is surprising was his lead.
Jerry finished the season with 94 points, Marlene squeaked into second with 63, just one point ahead of Barrie in third.
So BIG congratulations to Jerry, I guess the rest of us will have to up our game for next season.
Stay safe everyone and we'll hopefully have a normal season in the autumn.

28/04/2021 The club position and individual results for the recent CPA contest can be downloaded here.

29/03/2021   The Zoom meeting for the last 3 way competition went well.   After the first two rounds there was an ouside chance that PPG could be caught, but instead they romped away.  The final scores for the combined three events are below..

PPG St Ives Launceston
707 681 669

Congratulations to Bryan who had our top scroing image with "Ever Forward".  If you'd like to look at the full scores for the three rounds, the spreadsheet is here.

21/03/2021 The scores are in for our images entered into the Charles Hosken competition this year.  See them here.  I also recommend you visiting the CPA results page and looking at the winners here.

15/03/2021 The results of the Bill Jenkins round 4 can now be seen from the Competition menu.  It was judged by Ian Smith from Launceston club, along with the results and comments on each image (see links) he also sent us this short message.
Seascape & Landscape
Natural History
Hi everyone I hope you all are safe and well just a little note to say thank you for letting me judge your images, I have enjoyed looking at them and some I am jealous that I didn’t take them. It was not easy as there were so many good ones (look out Launceston at the CPA comp).
It is a shame we couldn’t meet up but hopefully it will be a little easier very soon but I’m not holding my breath I have already seen cars coming down with roof boxes.
Please except my apologises for my grammar and punctuation in the write up my excuse is I only got CSE grade 5 in English I was too google eyed for Miss Beckett the teacher.
Thank you again
Best Wishes Ian

15/03/2021 The following is from Janet Pye.
Hello I am part of the CEE bill alliance West Cornwall
We are producing a short film with local trusted messengers about the effects of climate change in Cornwall. We are looking for footage/ photos of recent adverse weather events in Cornwall to use in this. We are asking if your members can help.
If you think you can help Janet contact me and I will forward you her contact details.

06/03/2021 For Sunday 7th of March, Mark Walker has been invited to talk at the photography show, its only half an hour. but its free to view. In fact all the show is free to view !!!!!   To register for free click here.

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

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.

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.

Older notices are on the club archive page here.