St Agnes Photographic Club Diary

Here you’ll find details of what St Agnes Photography Club is up to over the coming months. Click on individual events to read more details. Click on the Calendar button to change the format of the display. Note that durations of meetings and events are for guidance only.

If you have any St Agnes Photographic Club events or photography-related events that you’d like to see in the diary, please contact us.

Monthly meeting – Adventure travel photography, get it while you can! @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Most will know that Ben Church’s rather intermittent appearances at the club are largely as a result of his job taking him out of the country, where he leads travel expeditions, often adventurous, and often to exotic locations.

All being well, Ben will be back in Cornwall for this event when he will talk about his experience, including both the rewards and the problems of photography in such locations.

We shall also review members’ work relating to the quarterly theme announced at the December meeting.

Monthly meeting – Wildlife UK (please note change of date from normal meeting) @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bill Hall, in addition to being a much sought-after judge, is also a talented wildlife photographer. He will talk to us tonight on his experiences on capturing images in both Cornwall and the wider UK. Keen readers will also have spotted that Bill will be judging our annual competition this year, so come along to pick up some tips for winning wildlife shots!


Monthly meeting – tbc @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Monthly meeting – Long exposure techniques @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Alan Barker is always ready to take on and succeed at new challenges, and has recently increased his interest in long exposure images. This promises to be a fascinating and illuminating presentation, with much knowledge being imparted, in both technical and artistic terms.


We will also review members’ work on the most recent quarterly theme (to be announced at the February meeting).

Monthly meeting – Annual Competition @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome Bill Hall from Truro CC to adjudicate at our annual competition. Bill is a very practised judge, with many years experience in competitions ranging from internal club events to international salon juries.

Full entrance requirements for the 2019 competition are on the website under the annual competition tab, and apart from the title of the third category, are unlikely to change significantly for 2020. All changes will be published early in 2020.

Monthly meeting – My life with Sony cameras @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

By popular demand, Hugh Hastings returns to give another of his fascinating and amusing presentations; on this occasion making use of his experience as a Sony brand ambassador to talk (but not exclusively I’m sure!) about one of his favourite systems.

Monthly meeting – Contemporary portraiture @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Claire Wilson is a local professional photographer, one of whose particular interests is in the field of contemporary and environmental portraiture, where her work has achieved national prominence. For those who shy away from formal studio work but enjoy trying to capture the human character, this should be right up your street!


Monthly meeting – Why monochrome? @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Martin Morse will talk about the development of monochrome photography, the received wisdom of when it is best used, and show comparisons between the original colour and final monochrome images in his own attempts at developing a style. Lots of opportunity for friendly disagreement!


We shall also review members’ work on the quarterly them announced at the May meeting.

Monthly meeting – AGM and Land, Sea and Sky @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Please note early start tonight for our brief AGM.

The AGM will be followed by Lucie Averill, a West Cornwall based landscape photographer whose work is increasingly seen in magazines and other publications. Lucie will tell us of the inspiration, planning, and technical insight which she uses to produce her creative artwork capturing the ever-changing Cornish light.

St. Agnes Photographers. 1850-1930 @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening with Clive Benney to share his wealth of local knowledge showcased around St.Agnes Photographers between 1850-1930.
Clive is a renowned author of many books detailing the history of St.Agnes and outlying villages and as such I am sure that his presentation will also provide topics covering a wide range of historical interest.