Latest website update: 21/09/2018

the camera club

Sandown & Shanklin District Camera Club

the club on the bay

We all need inspiration sometimes.  In the panel below there is a list of events organised by the southern region of The Royal Photographic Society.  If anybody would like to attend any of the events below,  contact Mike Rooke, SSDCC Chairman, and we can see if we can organise a car share to keep travel costs to the minimum.

The Club had its first meet of the new season on Tuesday 18th September, and as has become 'tradition' members were asked to take up a Holiday Break challenge  This year topics (capital letters of the alphabet) were drawn from the hat and efforts judged by a quick and simple knockout.

Colin Maskell won a bottle of plonk for his well seen and captured (almost abstract) architectural shot of "Balconies" below


30th September 2018

- Salisbury Photowalk

Middle Street, Salisbury SP2 8LR

meets at 4pm to get the light

Leader: Paul Rigg

7th October 2018

- Introduction to Portland

Portland DT5 2EN

Leader: Diana Wyn, Landscape Group

18th November 2018

- South East Documentary Group

Tangmere Village Hall PO20 2HS

Speaker: Mo Connolly

Doug Cox drew a letter 'A' and presented a couple of stunning shots of Alum Bay

welcome to our website!

"Balconies" by Colin Maskell


We've got a Winner!

Club Secretary Frances Moore, usually best known for her superb colour-rich abstracts and still lifes, won the Best Photograph Cup at the Chale Show 2018 with her great black and white action shot below.

Congratulations to Frances!

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.

"Alum Bay-2" by Doug Cox LRPS

Three local shots taken by Mike Rooke LRPS

Beautiful photography by any standard.  Well done Doug.

"Fear or Flight" by Chuck Eccleston ARPS

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.

Below: The Isle of Wight offers more than just seascapes and yachts.  Look hard enough and many unique and/or quirky scenes can catch your eye

"Oil on Water" by Frances Moore


the big Picture


"Alum Bay-1" by Doug Cox LRPS