Welcome to Stafford Camera Club.


We are happy to be involved with Weaving Dreams – St Mary’s Festival 2024 where some of our members images can now be seen.


(Copyright belongs to members of Stafford Camera Club)

Print of the Year – Amboseli Long Tusked Elephant – John Simpson

A big congratulations to John Simpson for winning ‘Print of the Year’

Congratulations to John Simpson for his amazing Print of the Year – Amboseli Long-Tusked Elephant.

A fantastic image taken in Kenya, Craig is 67 years old and a gentle giant.

DPI of the Year – Waxwing with one Red Berry – Julia Lehman

A big congratulations to Julie Lehman for winning DPI Image of the year 2024 with her fantastic image – ‘Waxwing with one Red Berry’.

Radu Handoca Trophy  – Tensions Rise – Bob Thomas

Tensions Rise – Bob Thomas
Congratulations to member Bob Thomas for winning the Radu  Handoca Trophy, a natural history competition

Radu Handoca Trophy  – Family Favourite

Each year the club holds this competition in memory of Radu , a long serving member, his family are involved in the competition and also pick the ‘Family Favourite’. This year this was won by Tony Dudley

Radu Family Choice
Angry Bird – Tony Dudley

Photographer of the Year 2024 – Sue Tupling

A big congratulations to Sue Tupling for achieving the highest amount of points in our ‘Progress’ Competitions. Here are some of her images:-

Battle with Stafford Photographic Society 21.5.24

What a fantastic night last night at Stafford Camera Club.
We invited our friends from Stafford Photographic Society for a battle between our two clubs.
It was so good seeing old friends and having a catch up.
There were two sections to the competition – DPI’s and Prints
The scores were:
DPI’s – Stafford CC – 255 points, Stafford PS – 244 points
Prints – Stafford CC – 261 points, Stafford PS – 254 points
It was a wonderful evening. Thank you to all who took part and supported the competition
Well done Rob Ings – our judge – He certainly had a challenge to judge all the wonderful images.
The judge chose his favourite ‘Image of the Night’, this was ‘Elephants Family Stroll’  – John Simpson
Elephants Family Stroll John Simpson
‘Favourite Image of the Night’

A big congratulations to our male members another victory over the women members.

A great nice was had on 30.4.24, judge Peter Gennard had 80 images to score out of 20. Six members achieved full marks, their images are shown below.

Owl and Bee – Julie Lehman


Money for Nothing – Tony Dudley 


Indecent Proposal – Jane Rowbottom 


Horse Whisperer – Jane Rowbottom


Good Morning Vietnam – Phil Wilson 


Angry Bird – Tony Dudley

Congratulations to member Martin Knight.

He entered the 10th Annual Fine Art Photography awards and received an award
for his image ‘The City’ – Well done Martin

Congratulations to member Paul Fowlie for coming third in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards with ‘Cuckoo in Environment’


Congratulations to these members winning in our  Print 3 Competition

(see all winners in our latest news)

Advanced:  Communication – Julia Lehman


Advanced: Fly Away – Pam Bennett


Beginner’s: Light my Fire – Sue Tupling


Beginner’s: Out of the Darkness – Sue Tupling

Congratulations to these members winning in our  DPI 3 Competition

(see all winners in our latest news)

Advanced – Morning has Broken  – Phil Wilson


Advanced:  Our Shack – Tony Dudley


Beginner’s: Frosty Sunrise – Kevin Cooper


Beginner’s: Dilettante Obscure –  Sue Tupling

Congratulations to members for winning the

inter-club competition with Penkridge & Acton Trussell Photographic Society on 23.2.24

Congratulations to members for winning the inter-club competition, the scores were Stafford CC 532 points, P&ATPS 494 points.

Congratulations also to John Simpson, Martin Knight and Jane Rowbottom for achieving the full 20 points for these images.

Winter in Norway – John Simpson


Westminster Impression – Martin Knight


Blue Horizon – Jane Rowbottom

Congratulations to member John Simpson for winning 4 awards at Smethwick International Exhibition – well deserved


Inter-club Competition with Walsall Photographic Society

This competition was held on  Thursday 23  November 2023 at the home of Walsall P.S. The competition was judged by Paddy Rusk.

The final scores were  Stafford C.C. 519 points, Walsall P.S. 502 points. 

Three of our prints got full marks they are shown below – congratulations to all who took part.

Winter in Norway – John Simpson


Print -Westminster Affinity – Martin Knight


Shard View – John Simpson


Two of our DPI’s got full marks they are shown below.

Old Craig, a Long Tusked Elephant – John Simpson


Take- Off – Matt Hoar

Staffordshire Clubs PDI Competition

This competition was held on Wednesday 8 November 2023 and Stafford Camera Club was placed 2nd =. This is another great result for the club, ten clubs each entered 10 images. Below are our images.



Stafford Camera Club offers a wide range of activities to suit all abilities such as talks, practical workshops as well as internally ran competitions for projected images and prints which are assessed by external judges.  Assistance from more experienced members will be on hand to help.

Bonny & Clyde – Jane Rowbottom

The Camera Club meets every Tuesday evening at Stafford Cricket and Hockey Club between September and May, from 7.30 pm.

Catwoman –  Matt Hoar