Sandown & Shanklin District Camera Club

the club on the bay

natural history

We love flora, fauna and wildlife, and we look for ways to capture the action and the beauty that nature brings.

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Do you enjoy looking at photographs?
Want to improve your skills and understanding of your camera?  

Need help in using the various software such as Lightroom or Photoshop Elements?

The Camera Club organises and hosts:

  • Club competitions for prints and for digital images.
  • Talks from guest speakers on travel photography and camera  use.
  • Inter club competitions take place throughout the year so there are chances to meet and compete with photographers from other camera clubs.
  • Tutorials on software…… and much more.


SSDCC meets at the Sports Pavilion, Watery Lane, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, PO36 0LX at 7.30 pm every Tuesday evening between September and May. Our first meeting of the season is fairly informal, a chance to go through the years programme and meet friends. New members are not required to join at once, get to know us first and then decide whether to join. One year's membership is only £25.00 for over 30 club evenings!

Our membership covers a wide range of skill levels, complete beginners to those who have built up years of experience. You do
not need an expensive, complicated camera any more (but they do give you more scope) . It is now possible to use mobile
phone cameras to submit images for competitions and win!

Look at our Events Calendar…..come and meet us! You will be very welcome.

what we do .........

How much do we love the hobby of photography?

It's a creative pastime that amuses, inspires and drives us to look at everything around us try to capture the essence of what we see.  It is challenging and enjoyable.

We are friendly enthusiasts and if you are interested in any aspect of photography, you can reap some benefits just by coming along and seeing what we do, copy our best photographers and ask questions.

  • Composition?
  • Technique Challenges
  • Look, See, Compose, Shoot
  • Picking the right camera
  • Tripod or Handheld?
  • Colour or Black and White?
  • ​Printing tips

Land and seascapes

Do you like the countryside or stormy skies?  It's not easy, but landscape photography is one of the most popular genres.

street photography

Catching the moment......

skills galore

Latest website update: 16/11/2017

the camera club