Doug Cox has got a new passion!  Changing his vision from stunning land and seascapes, he has switched his attention to wildlife.  With the same tenacity and perseverance that he demonstrates when capturing masterful Island landscapes, he offered us three stunning images of egrets in the wild in the Martin Sothcott and romped away with the trophy.  The first time he has won this particular competition.



'Bluebells in Borthwood' by Jean Buckett

'Carisbrooke Deer' by Frances Moore

'Peek-a-boo' by Tony Bennett

welcome to our website!

'Standing proud' by Mike Rooke LRPS



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.

​Runner up   'In Step' by Colin Maskelll CPAGB LRPS

'No Quacking' by Dennis Murphie

"Players Beach - Binstead " by Doug Cox CPAGB LRPS

'Misty morning' by Mavis Wicks

​​Winner  'Egrets catching the light' by Doug Cox CPAGB LRPS

'The Bean' by Colin Maskell CPAGB LRPS

​​​We always try to start our season off with a couple of evenings examining technique and looking at outstanding images from other clubs.  The aim is to push all members to think harder about how they make their images.

Kuki Waterstone opened the season off with a superb run-through of the elements that make up good composition, making photographs, not just taking them.

Next up was an audience participation event looking at the Basinsgstoke Camera Club Exhibition DVD showcasing selected images from across the country.  One of our members, Stuie Bennett, had 3 of his images accepted for this prestigious event.

Judges from the mainland have kindly agreed to come travel over to critique our work.   On 29th October,
Geoffrey Roberts LBIPP LMPA LNPS will judge a PDI competition for us. 

Print competitions will be contested on 15th October and 12th November, judged by Kevin Sandall and Peter Rocchiccioli BA[Hons] ARPS EPIAP* respectively.

The quickest way to learn how to improve one’s own photography is to listen to impartial experienced judges critiquing our work, which is why our competitions are so popular.

Click on Events Calendar to see our whole programme. .




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.

'There's always one' by Tracy Darch

'Hummingbird Hawk Moth' by Pat Luckett

Below: The Isle of Wight is a photographers' paradise.  Look hard enough and many unique and/or quirky scenes can catch your eye​.

the big Picture

'Carisbrooke Deer' by Francis Moore


Latest website update 12/10/2019

the camera club

Sandown & Shanklin District Camera Club

the club on the bay

"Bembridge Lifeboat Station " by Doug Cox CPAGB LRPS

'No Quacking' by Dennis Murphie

"Reeth Bay " by Mike Rooke LRPS

'On the start line' by Stewart Vincent

'Mellow Fruitfulness' by Liz Fox