Improve your photography – Free workshop 31st August 2019

11.00am – 1pm Saturday 31st August at the Community Room, St Barbe Museum

If you enjoy taking photographs but would like to take better ones, this morning will be right for you.

We will cover some of the basics like choosing a camera, the basic controls, light and composition together with framing your subject for the best results.

You can also bring your camera and discuss any problems you are having and our award-winning photographers will try and help. The morning is free and there is no need to book.

Bombay Sapphire Summer Trip: Gin and friends

Image by Phil Beard

Twelve club members met at the Bombay Saphire distillery after a rather fraught drive due to the high winds. It seems the M3 isn’t a suitable route above 10mph winds.

We explored the botanical greenhouse before doing a sensory survey of juniper and coriander and some combinations of spices that frankly smelled of loo cleaner.

Then we all met in the Mill Bar for some delicious cocktails and the favorites were the Laverstoke Anniversary and the Living Coral.

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Great experience and excellent cocktails.

Summer Day Trips off to a flying start

The Summer Programme kicked off with a trip to Blashford Lakes and Sue Baker captured this Woodpecker having lunch. The weather was kind for a change and members saw a variety of birds including Jays and others.

The next trip is a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyards on Sunday 9th June. Meet at the Visitors Centre, Victory Gate at 10 am.

Top recognition for Club member Catherine Dashwood

Lymington Times 22nd February 2019

Club member Catherine Dashwood has been awarded membership of the Photographers’ Bar by the Guild of Photographers. This is limited to 200 photographers and is a major achievement; so huge congratulations to her.

If you want to see examples of her work visit or follow her on Instagram at

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.

‘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.