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

Trip to WWT Arundel Wetland Centre 4th March

Brian Cull and Maggie Magee have organised a day to WWT Arundel Wetland Centre which is a 65-acre haven for wildlife in a picture book setting in West Sussex.  If you have not been to the Wetland Centre before click here for a list of ticket prices and short description of what you can expect to see when you get there.

For those of you who would like a stress free day without driving, we have temporarily booked a minibus at a cost of £10 per head.  The pickup point will be at 9 am in the carpark of The Housemartin Pub, Christchurch Road, New Milton, there is plenty of free all day parking in the area.  For those of you that want to drive themselves, we look forward to seeing you there.  After hopefully a very good day taking photographs the minibus will then pick you up again at 4.30 pm to bring you back to New Milton.

Yes, you can bring a friend or partner but remember that if you definitely want to book your place on the minibus seats are limited, so please contact Brian as soon as possible. Please also make sure that payment is made to Brian on any Club night no later than 22nd February. It would be nice nearer the time if you could also let Brian know if you will be driving yourself to the Wetland Centre so that we can all meet up and no-one is wandering around on their own.


Phototrip to Salisbury and exhibition

The Club is manning the SCPF Salisbury Exhibition on Friday 26th January starting at 10am at the Salisbury Library. Club members Maggie Magee and Brian Cull have put together a very handy list of suitable photographic opportunities which you can access here. Club members are invited to come along and help at the exhibition or just enjoy Maggie and Brian’s photo tour.

Photography Trip to Portland Bill Sunday 1st October 2017

Maggie Magee and Brian Cull have been hard at work on a new activity for Club members. Rather than a Summer Walk they have devised a fantastic day trip to Portland Bill and have organised a coach for those who don’t want to drive. Full details are in the members’ area just follow this link.A leaflet on the lighthouse and church are available here

It is open to members and their friends/partners/family but places are limited on the coach. Please let Brian know if you want a place on the coach by 14th September. His phone number is in the full information in the members’ area see link above.

Highly recommended.

Lymington Camera Club Exhibition 14-28 August

Home Grown: An Exhibition of Photographs of the Lymington and Pennington Allotments

Lymington Camera Club is staging an exhibition of photographs of the Council allotments from 14th-28th August at Lloyds Bank, Lymington High Street.

Andrew Foster, an allotment holder, approached the Camera Club to see if its members would be interested in producing a study on the allotments showing the passion the allotment holders have for their plots.

The Mayor, Cllr Barry Dunning, said “The Council allotments are an important part of community life in Lymington and Pennington and the exhibition is a fitting celebration of the enthusiasm our allotment holders have for their gardens. We look forward to continuing to support the allotments”

Mark Lanigan, Chairman Lymington Camera Club said “This was a great opportunity for our members to try a different type of photographic assignment. The photographs we produced reflect our members’ different reactions to the allotments. The allotment holders we met were worried about the weeds but we were stunned by the care and ingenuity the allotment holders put into their plots”

He added, “There was so much pride in their achievements it was hard not to be swept up in the enthusiasm.”

Lymington Camera Club would like to thank the Council for its encouragement and the allotment holders for allowing the Camera Club to visit and Lloyds Bank for giving the Club the display space. A book of the photographs will be available via the Camera Club’s web site.

The Camera Club is holding a free photography workshop for anyone in Lymington and Pennington who is interested in photography and wants to improve. It is being held in the Phoenix Room at The Lymington Centre on Saturday, September 2nd 10am-12.30pm. Places are limited on a first come first serve basis. Do bring your own camera if you would like advice from our members.




Further information contact: Mark Lanigan 07778 270907