Southwest Blesma Photographers meet run up by Mick Williams

Southwest Blesma Photographers meet run up by Mick Williams

The day started at 0830, when Mick Williams who was running the days event arrived at Hambridge Village Hall to wait for the other Blesma members arrival.  Ivor Tunks was very keen having arrived the day before because he had to come all the way from Dartford and had spent the night at Mick’s home. 

By 0915, the first member arrived which was Ian Lloyd who was new to photography and very welcome.   He was followed moments later by the local BSO, Steve Fraser and his wife Jen.  Over the next 45 minutes a steady flow of members and carers arrived, until there was the full complement of the nine people attending


Somerset Photography Meet-up by Martin Berry

Over tea and coffee introductions were made and Mick outlined the day’s itinerary.  They were going to spend the morning around the Village, photographing local landscapes and points of interest which included the River Parrott, a chocolate box thatched cottage and Munchenly Abbey.  The afternoon was going to be based at the hall covering.


The weather started a little damp but soon improved to sunny spells.

After the whistle stop morning, lunch was taken in Mick’s local, the Lamb & Lion which served good food and everyone enjoyed a good chat.

The afternoon was spent around the Village Hall, except for Ivor and Martin’s carer who chose to take in Hamhill.


Hambridge Village chocolate box cottage by Martin Berry


Hambridge Village River Parrott bridge by Martin Berry


Hambridge Village Somerset meet up by Jon-Bevan


River Parrott bridge by Jon Bevan


Pano outside Hambridge Village by Mike Kunz


Somerset by Ivor Tunks


Somerset view by Ivor Tunks


Somerset by Ivor Tunks

In the studio members practiced using studio lighting for portraiture photography.


Blesma Members -Somerset-meet-up, practicing studio lighting photography


More Blesma Members – Somerset-meet-up, practicing studio lighting photography



BSO, Steve Fraser and his wife Jen by Martin Berry


BSO, Steve Fraser and his wife Jen by Jon Bevan


The skate park and Studio equipment were put to full use.



Mick’s grandson, Jordan and his friend Alex, had offered to be action models for the group the practice shutter speed for motion photography.

All too soon, it was time to bring the day to a close and all those who attended left with memories a fun day in Hambridge.

Thank you to Blesma for their continued support and to everyone who attended the event.

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1 Comment

  1. Brendan West

    Great images. Looks like an extremely successful day


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