Latest website update: 19/09/2018

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 meets again at The Pavillion in a few weeks time.  As always, it's all about the pictures.  We have our "Holiday Knockout" competition - the theme this year being "An A -to Z Challenge".  We'll get a chance to see what we have all been up to during the summer break.  Last year we challenged ourselves to show off some holiday snaps and a surprising number of destinations had been visited.

The images on this Home Page are from last year's opening night.

The first evening we will also present to members the club's selected images that will have been submitted to the Southern Counties Photographic Federation for the Inter-Club League Division 5.  This is always a tough competition, but we hope to repeat or improve on last year's result, where we came 4th out of 8 clubs.


23rd September 2018

- South East Documentary Group

Tangmere Village Hall PO20 2HS

Speaker: David Fletcher

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

welcome to our website!

some of Last year's holiday snaps.


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.

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: Three Isle of Wight Scenes

taken by Doug Cox LRPS


the big Picture