the club on the bay

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.

"Mouldy" by Liz Fox

"Abstract Oh" by Liz Fox


welcome to our website!

"Mountain Guide" by Stu Bennett.

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.

the big Picture

the camera club

"End of Sail" by Frances Moore

"Bubbles" by Dennis Murphie

"Where Doves Fly" by Andy Lockhart

Sandown & Shanklin District Camera Club


"Been there, done that, got the T shirt..." by Mike Rooke

Latest website update: 12/10/2018

"Magnolia Star Wars" by Warren Rodgers

"Snooze Time" by Tony Bennett


Stu Bennett won the first competition of the season with his evocative shot of a mountain guide in Ethiopa looking out over the barren landscape.  Stu is currently travelling through the country with his wife, and we look forward to seeing his complete pictorial record when he eventually returns home.

​A superb travel photograph.

​A great variety of shots also stood out from a set of entries that made for a very interesting club evening.  Some interesting abstracts caught the eye as well.  Nice to see.  Many thanks to everybody who contributed.

"Leaving Newport" by Mike Rooke

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