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 – Coastal images by Kayak (please note change from usual date) @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tom and Hetty from local group Koru Kayaking will show what using a kayak can do for your photography. The evening will finish with a review of the CPA annual exhibition entries, or if they are not yet available, Alan Barker will talk on use of the Nik Software suite, with particular relevance to processing monochrome images.

Field trip to Holywell Bay
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We will have a “drop-in” field trip to Holywell Bay, which as many will know, provides a wealth of opportunities for coastal photography, with both wide vistas and detail shots of sea, beach, cliffs, dunes, and streams being available. There is no definitive timetable, but many of us aim to be there from about 5pm, and at great expense we have arranged for the sun to set pretty well opposite the beach, albeit not until just before 9pm.

No specific food times have been arranged, but the option of both food and drink throughout the evening, at the St Piran or the Treguth, both within walking distance of the beach, is available.

Parking recommended at the National Trust car park.

If anyone wishes to try their hand at new techniques or would like specific help with their camera, please let Alan know at the May monthly meeting at the MMI (remember that this will be on May 21st this month, rather than the 14th, which is the CPA annual exhibition presentation at Truro College).

Annual competition @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We welcome Derek Godridge from Penryn as the judge for our annual main competition.


This year there will be three categories:

1. Open

2. Monochrome

3. Abstract/Impressionistic


All images must be entered as digital files for projection. Full rules, including image size and format, definitions for the various categories, final hand in date etc, are published under the Annual Competition header.

Workshop – Advanced Image Processing
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The session will be presented by Andrew Cox.   He will cover image processing using Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop (‘professional’ chargeable software). A quick demonstration of how to perform the basic tasks discussed in the previous (GIMP) workshop will be given plus a selection of more advanced tasks will be covered in more detail.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Dave Bourne ( by Monday 10th December so that he can book a suitable sized room.

Monthly meeting – Whats going on at the Institute of Photography? @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome Claire Braithwaite from the Falmouth University Institute for Photography, who will talk about the work done by students on the Marine and Natural History degree course, and show some of her personal work, particularly reflecting her interest as a trained horticulturalist.

Workshop – From Computer To Mounted Prints
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The session will be presented by Alan Barker.  This will cover everything you need to know about producing prints from digital images and how to mount them ready to sell or to show at an exhibition.  The talk will also include some examples of some of the different print finishes that are available from photographic printers.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Dave Bourne ( by Monday 10th December so that he can book a suitable sized room.

Monthly meeting – Dancers and Drums; photographing the world of Samba @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Some will already know that Brian Guttridge has a life outside Cornwall, as an official photographer to a number of carnivals and dance groups. He will talk about and show his work related to this colourful world, in particular to that of Samba.

Monthly meeting – Wildlife Photography in Cornwall @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Alan James has an excellent reputation as an interesting and widely experienced exponent of photography of the local wildlife scene, and has kindly agreed to give us an update on what is happening, where to go to see it, and once there how to get a good record of it.

Annual exhibition @ St Agnes Church Hall
Sep 21 all-day

Our annual print exhibition at the St Agnes Church Hall, open to the public, with refreshments, raffle, and opportunity to purchase prints.

Monthly meeting – speaker to be confirmed @ Miners and Mechanics Institute
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm