St Ives Photographic Club Annual Exhibition is online this year with the subject “A Day in Lockdown”. The exhibition presents images recorded by club members on the 1st May 2020. View the video here.

A full programme of online talks and DPI competitions will start on September 1st 2020. See the latest programme here.

If you are interested in joining one of our talks you can request free access to one talk here.

Due to the current situation the club is offering a discounted price for full membership of only £20 for the 2020-2021 season.

24th November – November Monthly DPI Competition with Judge Ron Tear
Another good monthly DPI competition with a diverse range of image and a good range of scores from our judge Ron Tear. Congratulations to Louisa Christie and Gary Dean for scoring the maximum 40 points with the following images. Congratulations to all our other members who scored 20 points on the night: Tony Cole; Phil Rawlins, Paul Dobson, Alice Kendrick, Ise Berridge and Nicky Cope.

Full results of the competition are available here.
The cumulative results for our first three monthly DPI competitions are available here.

17th November – Cityscape and Nightscape Photography by Steve Hedges
Yet again a positive from this very difficult Covid-19 lockdown. A fantastic and informative evening from Steve Hedges, a photography tutor, based in Essex. His talk Cityscapes and Night Photography proved very informative and enjoyable judging by the comments at the end of Steve’s talk. Steve used an array of different images to illustrate the process or techniques he was describing, before and after, close in or step back, backlit or front lit. He talked about the technical aspects of photography as well as composition and how he had created or prepared to take the images. I’m sure he has inspired many of our members to try new things.
Review by Karen Laws

10th November – Water Photography by Daniel Bridge
Daniel presented to us a diverse range of images on the theme of water showing that you don’t have to go far to get some great photos of beach scenes; rivers; waterfalls, wildlife, clouds, fog, snow etc. Daniel covered the use of long shutter speeds to blur water and clouds using either low light, ND filters or a technique of combining multiple exposures which he can do in camera on his Pentax K3. He also recommended the use of Polaroid filters to reduce the light and reflections in water. Another popular technique Daniel uses is to have a black background to enhance the image and this was particular effective with ice and his images of the swans. Lots of good inspiration for members to try.
Example of Daniel’s work can be viewed on his Website:
Daniel is a professional photography tutor and details of his workshops and tuition can be found on his Website:

News Archive

2020-2021 News Archive
2019-2020 News Archive

Photo Challenges
Members photographs of Michaelmas Fair.
Members photographs on the theme The Colour Blue.
Members photographs on the theme Still Life.
Members photographs on the theme Spring Flowers.
Members photographs on the theme of Everyday Things Re-imagined.
Members photographs from the Editing Challenge.
Members photographs of the A-Z Challenge
Members photographs from the Creative Challenge
Members photographs form the Bird Challenge

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Upcoming Events

  • Tue

    An online talk by Jullian Elliot on "Mongolia – Eagle Hunters".

    Mongolia - From Steppe to Eagle Hunters. Journey from Mongolia's capital to the Altai in the country's far west. See how Julian's journey in this vast country unfolded and hear how he captured the vast landscapes and the people that inhabit them. Watch how Julian switches between from being a landscape photographer to travel to sports when the talk finishes with a look at the Eagle Festival​

    Julian Elliott has been a professional landscape and travel photographer for 10 years. Having started writing for a number of British UK photography magazines he started selling his work through the World renowned Getty Images. To date his work has sold in over 40 countries and he has travelled in over 30 countries capturing the world around him.

  • Tue

    Four Way Competition with St Neots, Ely, and March. This year hosted by St Neots over ZOOM. Judge: Nigel Rea ARPS

  • Thu

    As we cannot get together this year for our usual party of good food, drink and quizzes we have decided that this year we want each member to upload 2 images to PhotoEntry on a Christmas or Winter theme. PhotoEntry "Christmas Social 2020" is open under the "non competition images". A direct link is here

    Alice will share your images on the night on Microsoft Teams and we would like the author to say a few words about each image. This will be followed by a Christmas Quiz that Jonathan is setting for us.

    Bring your own food, drink, Christmas hats and jumpers.

Local events

Cambridge Photography week online 16th to 22nd November:

PAGB news

See the latest news from the PAGB here.

Photography News

See the latest photography news 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.

Club Member Blogs

Tom Lane has published some very interesting articles:
Yosemite from the ground.
Yosemite from the air.
My Life in black and white.

Club Members Offers

Timeline events are a company who arrange photo shoots and training. They have offered club members a discount of 10% off your first bookings.
Use the following discount code at the point of checkout on the website: CW1016
Footspeed print paper 15% Discount code: CP81048

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