Club News

10th September Picture the Past – Talk by Hannah Vandridge from the Norris Museum

In the first half of our evening meeting this week, we were treated to an excellent talk by Hannah from the Norris Museum who told us about some of the history of St Ives. Her talk was aptly illustrated with a wide selection of photographs spanning the last 150 years or so. Some of these had been taken by the museum’s founder, Herbert Norris and enabled us to make interesting comparisons with St Ives as we know it today. Others were more recent and we finished with an image taken by our very own George Dellar on the eve of the millennium. There were some fascinating facts in Hannah’s talk and she also included an interactive element to her talk with a series of mystery objects which she handed round making it all the more engaging.
Review by Alice Kendrick

10th September Social Media – Brian Sibley

The second half of the evening saw our Vice President, Brian, explaining our various social media channels, how they work and what we use them for. It made everything very clear and will hopefully encourage more of our members to interact with them.
Social Media Links: Facebook Members Group, Face Book Club Page, Instagram Club Page and Twitter Club Page.

3rd September Aspects of Iceland – Talk by Barrie and Liz Hatten

We are never disappointed by this duo’s presentations. This time we were delighted by images from across the island and across the seasons. Iceland a land of fire and ice provided the back drop for Barrie and Liz’s stunning images of the flora, fauna and magnificent landscapes.

This image of Iceland’s Glacier Lagoon by Stephen Laws

Travelling through the seasons and around the coastline and into the interior tonight provided inspiration for photographers as Barrie explained how some images had come about because of poor weather conditions and how to make the most of the setting. Liz’s enthusiasm and knowledge of Iceland engaged all.
I suspect some members of the club may well be considering a trip to Iceland in the future.
Review by Karen Laws

Annual Exhibition

As mentioned on Tuesday now is good time to start planning your prints for our Annual Exhibition which this year is on the 8th to 9th of November. There is some useful information on options and supplies of prints and mounts on this page.

Club Vacancies

If you can help with any of the following roles can you speak to one of the committee:
Programme Secretary Understudy
Mark Hudson will soon start putting together the Programme for 2020-21 and we are looking for someone to work with Mark on putting the programme together with a view to take over the Programme Secretary committee role at the AGM in April 2020.
Competitions Sub-committee
To Help Alice, Naomi and Hayley with the running of the internal and external club competitions.
Newsletter Editor
To publish a regular Newsletter to members.

Internal Competitions

The September Monthly DPI and Print Competitions are now open. There is a new entry system using this link. If you don’t have a login please contact theĀ .

Upcoming Events

Local events

The Shuttleworth Collection are hosting a night photography shoot on the 12th October. Details here.
St Neots Camera Club Exhibition is on the 5th October. Details here.
Cambridge Photography Show on the 19th October. Details here.
Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow on the 21st and 22nd of September. Details hereĀ 
Heritage Open Days (HODS) will be held in St Ives at a number of venues including Holt Island Nature Reserve.The Island will be open on 21st and 22nd September from 10.00am until 4.00pm. See here for details.
Street Photography Talk on October 10th and Worskshop on October 11th is being organised by Swavesey Camera Club. If interested check out these posters for the Damien Demolder Talk and Damien Demolder Workshop.

PAGB news

See the latest news from the PAGB here.


British Photographic Exhibitions encourage members to exhibit their images and gain awards for successful entries. See List of Exhibitions.
The Royal Photographic Society. Events.
The Photographers Gallery, London. Whats On.
The Photographic Angle. List of Exhibitions.

External Competitions

The World Photography Competitions. Details here.
The Societies of Photographers invite all members of our Club to enter their monthly photography competitions. Details here.

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