"Bembridge Lifeboat Station " by Doug Cox CPAGB LRPS


Club members never fail to surprise each other with the wide variety of subjects that catch their eye.  Below are a selection of shots from our 'Knockout' competition this week.


The Club met for the first meeting of the season this week with a highly entertaining evening.

We reviewed the choice of our images made by the committee to represent our entries into the Southern Counties Photographic Federation League, Division 4.

We then participated in a 'friendly' knockout competition of the images our members had taken of specific areas of the Isle of Wight during the 'off season'.

We also welcomed some new faces and hope they will return again soon. 

On 24th September, we welcome Kuki Waterstone, a professional photographer based in Cowes, will talk about composition with many examples to illustrate how she approaches her work, which is an outstanding portfolio made up of many different genres. 

On 1st October, we will review and discuss images from the National Open Photography Exhibition organised by Basingstoke Camera Club.  These images are at the highest level attained by amateur photographers and are hopefully standards of work that we will all aspire to.

After that, a raft of members' digital and printed images will compete in our regular club competitions right up to Christmas.

​We guarantee that all members' skills and talents will improve in some way through the participation in these friendly events.  They are not competitive in the Olympian sense - we all want each other to enjoy what they do and do well.

Good Luck!


Doug Cox CPAGB LRPS creating another of his classic long exposures

- this time of a collapsing wooden pier on an Island beach - see image below

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

Our brand new 2019-2020 season gets underway on Tuesday 17th September 2019.  We then meet every Tuesday at 7.30pm right through  to 12th May 2020, 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.

Wellcome to the new season!

"Reeth Bay " by Mike Rooke LRPS

"Players Beach - Binstead " by Doug Cox CPAGB LRPS

it's all about the pictures!

We often get asked by photographers visiting from elsewhere to advise them on the best locations on the Isle of Wight 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 is a photographers' paradise.  Look hard enough and many unique and/or quirky scenes can catch your eye​.

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