Moving to Elmer’s Court

The day of the big move arrived, Saturday 8th December 2018 and about a quarter of the Club turned up to move us across the river from the Lymington Community Centre to MacDonald Elmer’s Court hotel. Paul’s neighbour Des was available with his flatbed to move the ‘cupboard of doom’ our sturdy storage cupboard which Keith and I still wonder how we moved in the first place.

The advanced party took the contents and the heavy crew got the cabinet and print frames onto the DesMobile and after much grunting installed in our shed at the hotel. 

Maria took various images to commemorate the move plus some shots of the room, our terrace and the twentieth century loos !! Which are even heated. Who’s says the club doesn’t spoil you. 

We then went too the Ferryman for a coffee which could become our new local.

Huge thanks to everyone who helped.

Lymington Camera Club moving to a new home

After many years at the Phoenix Room at the Lymington Community Centre we’re moving to a new home. With our membership growing we need more space and have found a perfect venue at MacDonald Elmers Court Hotel.

We will begin our new life at Elmer’s Court on December 13th for our Christmas Party. We will be using the Ballroom which has space for over 100 people and features a magnificent fireplace and a foyer with its own bar. Handy to drown your sorrows if the judge is unkind to your images.

We look forward to welcoming both members and visitors to our new home on January 10th for our talk by leading landscape photographer Rachael Talibart.

Maggie (and Pat) scoop local awards

As you may know, Maggie takes out a couple of kids who are interested in photography and because there are no Clubs for them to be able to get feedback on their photographs, she looks for local competitions as a way of encouragement and fun.

This year her granddaughter entered the Everton Village photo competition (judged by Club member Louis Rumis) and she came first in her age section and won a beautiful glass trophy.   Maggie also entered them and herself into the Bashley Village and Bransgore Horticultural shows which happened to be on the same day but was great fun rushing back and forward between the two.  They did very well in each competition and Maggie came away with a cup from both! (both were very badly tarnished but fun to receive). Pat won the mono competition

Maggie’s reason for entering these competitions is for fun and to encourage the kids to improve their photography skills by getting an independent comment from the judges.  They are now planning for next year and so far they have taken some cracking photos in Bournemouth Gardens of buskers, squirrels etc. 

Congratulations to Maggie and Pat. Here are some of Maggie’s winning images

Summer in Lymington Exhibition opens

LCC Exhibition opening with Major

Lymington Camera Club launched its annual exhibition at Lloyds Bank in Lymington High Street.

Club members voted on Summer in Lymington as the theme for this year’s project and the selected images were by William Bonett, Sue Baker, Elaine Adkins, Gillian Strange, Alan Keats, Mark Lanigan, Ken Clark & Dave Miller

Mark Lanigan, Chairman Lymington Camera Club said “This was a great opportunity for our members to record the glorious weather and the wide range of events that took place in Lymington this summer. The photographs we produced reflect our members’ different reactions to the events that took place from cars to crabbing and carnivals to live music.”

Lymington Camera Club would like to thank the Mayor, Cllr Anna Corbridge for opening the exhibition and Lloyds Bank for giving the Club the display space.

Free ‘Improve your Photography’ workshop 25th August 2018

If you enjoy taking photographs but want to take better ones this free workshop is for you. No need to book just turn up on the day. It will take place in the Pheonix Room at The Lymington Centre 11am-1pm on Saturday 25th August.

We’ll cover topics like choosing the right camera, composition and how to find the best light as well as how to print and share your images. During the coffee break, members of the Club will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about your camera or photography in general. So do bring your camera with you. It’s aimed at the keen beginner so it won’t be too technical but hopefully will inspire you to get more from your photography.

‘Summer Walk’ – visit to Southern Motorcross at Elvetham

5 members of Lymington Camera Club went to the Southern Motocross at Elevatham. We had a cracking day and many thanks to all at SMX for their help.

Posted by Lymington Camera Club on Monday, July 16, 2018

On 15th July 2018 Louis, Brian, Sue, David, and Mark had an excellent day at the Southern MX circuit. It was a chance to practice panning and high-speed shooting. Finding the venue was a challenge but we all got there and we were given free access to the course. Everyone came away with some good images and the pint in Hartley Witney afterward was a welcome break from the heat. We’re looking at some other motorsport activity later in the summer for those who couldn’t make it this time.

Lymington Camera Club AGM

Mark Lanigan, Dale Vile & William Bonett

Thursday 24th May 2018 was the 67th Annual General Meeting of the Club. As well as the usual business of approving minutes and the accounts we presented trophies. The winners are pictured above

Mark Lanigan – Winner Advanced Class

Dale Vile – Winner Intermediate Class

Dale Vile – Winner PDI of the Year for “Air Brakes On”

William Bonett – Winner Print of the Year for “Yuri”

Congratulations to them and all the members for their images this season. The Club will meet again on 13th September but a fun photographic summer is in store with our trip to the Arundel Wetlands centre June 3rd, the Summer Walks starting June 14th and the summer project which ends on August 1st. Happy summer and enjoy your photography.

Maria Leekblade awarded DPAGB

Club member Maria Leekblade has added the highly coveted DPAGB distinction to her growing list of national and international awards. After a high-stress, 24 hour printing marathon before the judging she made it and the result speaks for itself. Many congratulations from everyone at Lymington Camera Club on your fantastic achievement.

Louis Rumis wins 2018 Peoples’ Choice at Salisbury Exhibition

Club member Louis Rumis won the People’s Choice at the 2018 SCPF Salisbury Exhibition with a wonderful image of a red squirrel seemingly using his camera. Louis was shooting with a friend when a red squirrel climbed onto his tripod for a better look. Louis is an internationally recognised wildlife photographer and international judge. We never knew he had a redhead as an assistant.

Image by William Bonett