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Plymstock Camera Club is a friendly well established club with a thriving membership. The club always welcomes newcomers whether experienced photographers or complete beginners. 

We offer a broad range of improvement, how-to and practical evenings, internal and inter-club competitions, critique evenings, lectures and instruction by experienced photographers as well as inspirational speakers.  

As a club we seek to faciltate what the membership wants as well as educate and broaden everyones skills.

You would be welcome to come along to see if we are the club for you.


For the 2019-2020 season we will meet every Tuesday 7.45pm-10pm from September through to April at:


Plymstock United Church,

Plymstock Road,

Plymouth PL9 7PB.  


(Located 1/3 of the way between the Dean Cross traffic lights at Plymstock Broadway and the waterfront at Oreston).

Copyright for the images on this site are held and retained by the individual photographers.



Roller Food Pass by Lesley Carr



Membership fees for next season Sept 2019 - April 2020 inclusive:  

(Reduced membership post Christmas)

Single 20

Student/Junior Reduced rate 12.50


On the evening all members and visitors 2.50 inclusive of draw ticket, tea & biscuit with an additional charge for visitors for selected speakers, and you can attend for two weeks without having to formally join.


New members are particularly welcome at the start of our season and throughout the year.  So whether you've been thinking about it sometime or you have a new interest in photography, please come and visit our club.  We pride ourselves on being the friendliest club in the region and you will be most welcome.  


Unlike other clubs we are a growing club, with a programme that is strongly influenced by the members and we are sure you would enjoy any evenings with us. 


Why not come along and enjoy many fantastic images and photographic discussions.  Last season 688 images were entered by members into our competitions with a mixture of both print and digitally projected images (DPI) covering every subject and genre imaginable.


We look forward to seeing you. 



Victorian Style Botanical Plate by Heather Compton









































Latest News



2020-2021 Programme v1.2


Please note the 2020-2021 Programme has been updated (see tab at top of the page) with League Subjects and other relevent information.  Your are able to download a PDF version if you so wish.  The names of speakers and the subject of their talks has not yet been finalised since the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and associated limitations are not yet known.  Please remember to check periodically the version number of any programme you have downloaded against the website published version to ensure you are using the latest version that will likely have changes in it.  





Important Announcement to Members and Visitors 14th March 2020



Plymstock Camera Club is disappointed to announce that due to the level of risk to members, visitors, visiting judges and speakers during the current CoronaVirus Pandemic that no more meetings as detailed in this seasons programme will take place.  This decision has not been taken lightly and is unanimously supported by the committee. 


DPI4 will take place electronically with each member being sent each of the two sections as executable slideshows.  The members will be requested to vote via email and following the deadline (to be published) the result will be announced.


It is hoped that DPI of the Year will also go ahead in due course with each entrants nominated DPIs (digitally projected image) being sent electronically to the judge to assess and appraise remotely with comments returned via the same method.


It is intended that Print of the Year will also take place with collection points for those prints and a single point of contact with the judge if acceptable.  Again assessment and appraisal will be made remotely and notes and comments returned with the prints.  Members will receive instructions via email in due course.


There is an intention to continue with some sort of summer programme, if this is feasible.


The committee of Plymstock Camera club extend best wishes to all members and friends and their families during this testing period.  We will be back next season and hope everyone makes good progress with their photography until we all meet up again.









WOW     WOW    WOW    !!!



What a bumper season we are having


Plymstock CC have done it again!!





On Monday,  Plymstock won the Gerry Trophy


On Thursday, Plymstock won the Tamar Trophy





Congratulations to all our members who made this fantastic achievement possible





Last week we said:


Its a busy week for the club as we also participate in two annual Interclub Competitions. 



The first is the Gerry Trophy which is a Digital Image Competition taking place on Monday 24th Feb at The Athenaeum (7.30-9.30) where we are competing against our friends in Plymouth Camera Club, Plymouth & District Camera Club and Saltash Camera Club.  Last year we came a very respectable 2nd, so it will be good to see how we do this year.  


The second is the Tamar Trophy which is a mono print competition and it will take place on Thursday 27th Feb at the Wolseley Community Resource Building 7.30 - 9.30.  We will be competing against Ivybridge Camera Club, Plymouth Camera Club and Saltash Camera Club.  Again we came 2nd last year, however our respected member Sue Bishop won the Individual Trophy for the best print of the competition, lets see if we can repeat this performance or do even better.



As usual we welcome visitors to join us at our club, why don't you come along on Tuesday to see if you enjoy our company and if you would like to join, you can do this for the remainder of the season for half of the normal annual membership fee, we'd love to see you.



Plymstock Camera Club moves onwards and upward!


Another fantastic result for Plymstock as the club improves its standing in the Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) Digitally Projected Image Competition (DPIC).


56 clubs in the region put their best 18 images forward and Plymstock came joint 14th!! which is up from joint 26th place last year.  Not only that, the highest score any picture of ours achieved, was a 12 (out of 15) in 2019, however this year, one image scored a 14 and two images a 13.


To add to the achievement, we give a massive congratulations to our very own Charlotte Douglas for winning a ribbon.  To win such a prestigious award out of 1008 images from the best in the west is outstanding.


Charlotte won the ribbon with her image entitled "Don't get beaten up!" 



Don't Get Beaten Up! by Charlotte Douglas







Industrial Heritage by Dave Collins






Clean Sweep by Plymstock Camera Club at the Inaugural Interclub Alliance Event


On the 20th November, Plymstock Camera Club, Kingsbridge & District Camera Club, and Ivybridge Camera Club were hosted by Plymouth and District Camera Club for the opening opening Alliance Event. 

The evening and the 60 images were judged by Brian Northmore. 

We are proud to announce that Plmstock Camera Club received the highest total vote for its set of images from the Judge and Plymstock Camera Club member Ian Douglas, received 20/20 for his image Elgar Views Hereford Cathedral. 


There was an additional category where each of the clubs had in turn voted on the other 3 camera clubs images.  A statistical survey was carried out to determine which clubs' members voted nearest that of the final independent judge.  Following this survey Plymstock also triumphed in this area.

It was a great night and although there were one or two teething problems, Mr Brian Northmore did a great job appraising the images and awarding a score.  



Club Member Matt Curtin achieves success in BBC Radio Devon Photographic Competition


Last summer BBC Radio Devon ran a competition to find 20 great images that celebrate where we live.  They wanted to celebrate our county and the talented photographers who capture so many amazing images of life here in Devon. The winning images are to be blown up and used to cover the BBC broadcast vehicles which are seen by thousands of people across the region.  


Matt's image of Plymouth Hoe was one of the winning images.


Well done Matt and many congratulations from all your friends at the club