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. 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
Bunker Shot by Steve Hynes




25/05/2022 The resullts of this year's CPA competition can be seen using the following 5 links.

23/12/2021 For those interested in the WCPF members competition the latest info is here.

15/12/2021 A short Christmas report from our leader  Read it here.

23/11/2021 The scores for St Ives members who entered the recent CPA competition can now be downloaded here.  Well done to Marlene who got 15 points for her Green Veined White and who was placed 2nd.

 22/11/2021 The results of the Nature Theme Challenge can now be seen from the competition menu.

01/11/2021 The results of the Clour Theme Challenge can now be seen from the competition menu.  Ian Smith, the judge, has kindly provided us with his comments in a Word document which can be downloaded here.

18/10/2021 The results of the Bill Jenkins round 2 can now be seen from the competition menu.  Our thanks go to Hugh Lutheren who judged our competition remotely for us.  His preamble and notes on our images can be seen here and here.

01/09/2021 The CPA are marking their 50th anniversary. Click here for free tickets. Load the poster from here.  If there's anyone who would like a ticket please lete Barrie know.

26/08/2021 This from Kate Sutherland.
I thought I’d let you know about another photography workshop that we are running in September at Truro Cathedral. The workshop will offer attendees a unique opportunity to learn and develop their photography skills, with the ability to explore and capture images of this stunning Cornish landmark from angles they may never normally get to see.
The session will be for a group of 8 photographers, guided by professional photographer Claire Wilson LRPS of LLE Photography. These sessions help the cathedral with its aim to engage with the community and raise much-needed funds to keep this wonderful space alive.
Details as follows:
Tuesday 21st September 2021, 10am 3 hours photography, followed by lunch in the cathedral café. All this for just £60 per person.
Suitable for beginners and camera enthusiasts alike. Attendees will need a camera and tripod.
Attendees will be limited to 8, to ensure everyone gets the most out of the experience.
For further details and to book, please visit
We’ll be running the workshop on a monthly basis and will let you know when future dates are confirmed. One to one coaching: Claire is also available for tailored one to one coaching at £150 per half day. Please contact for more information. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to help.
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.

Older notices are on the club archive page here.