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

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.