the camera club

"New Life" by Jean Buckett

"The Charlatans" by Steve Collins

welcome to our website!

THE WINNER"Under the Pier" by Tony Bennett


Latest website update: 01/06/2018

Sandown & Shanklin District Camera Club

the club on the bay

highly commended:

"Icelandic Panorama" by Mike Rooke LRPS

"No Vacancies" by  Frances Moore

Weekly meetings at the pavilion, watery lane, newchurch, PO36 0LX

Our brand new 2018-2019 season will get underway on Tuesday 18th September 2018.  We will then meet every Tuesday at 7.30pm right through  to 14th May 2019, apart from a 3 week break over Christmas.

The Club meets to look at photos, talk about photos and techniques, have our photos critiqued by qualified judges......and more.

"Sunset over Compton Chine" by Doug Cox LRPS

3rd - "Olstinden Mountain" by Chuck Eccleston ARPS

Below: Three Isle of Wight Scenes

taken by Doug Cox LRPS

the big Picture

"Christmas Rose in Spring" by Liz Fox

"Well Caught" by  Frances Moore

PROJECTED IMAGE OF THE YEAR 2018 competition - 8th May 2018

Andrew Mills LBIPP ARPS joined us to judge our final competition of the year - the PDIOY - and had to choose between 52 entries from club members that had all been entered previously this season.

The standard was high and the superb mono image above from Tony Bennett clinched the prize against strong competition.  Congratulations to Tony, many thanks to all that entered and a special thanks also to Andrew Mill for giving us excellent critiques on each and every entry.  Andrew is an active professional photographer and his depth of knowledge and experience was very instructive and informative.

2nd - "Having Fun" by Rob Buckett

"Early Morning Fieldscape" by Mike Rooke LRPS


it's all about the pictures!

Make sure you visit us at least once a week to look our latest images and pick up news of anything happening on the Island that might be of interest to photographers, including those of you just visiting the Isle of Wight.

We often get asked by photographers visiting from elsewhere to advise them on the best locations here for various types of photography.  We are always pleased to help if we can.  Go to the Contact Us page and send us a message.  We would like to hear from you.

"Speedway Gladiators" by Rob Buckett

The Digital Darkroom Resource List


Multiple Exposure Blending by Serge Ramelli


Print and Colour Management Pts 1, 2 & 3

Tips and Ideas:

A superb set of resources put together by David DuChemin to inspire ambitious and brave photographers


Craft & Vision: 11 Ways to Improve Your Photography

The Lightweight Photographer:

By logging on to Robin Whalley's website or blog, it is possible to access some really useful resources, some free, some available for a very modest charge.

Black and White photography

Joel Tjintjelaar