Club Notices

Our 2021-2022 Season of events has now ended. We will be back in September with a new season of meetings and events.

We shall continue to meet up with various events throughout the Summer, mostly on a Wednesday evening

Please visit the Events Page for further details

Feel free to come along and meet us!


If you would like to support our Club please consider buying a lottery ticket from the BH Coastal Lottery and designate the Club as your cause to support. Not only does the Club benefit but also the local community.


*If you would like to join our meetings please contact us at chair@parkstonecameraclub to register your interest.

If you would like to join Parkstone Camera Club then please use the following link to our membership form.

Please visit the site regularly to keep in touch with the Status of the club's meeting programme.

Malcolm Barents

I first started photography when I was living in Johannesburg, owned a Canon AE1 camera and had nothing much to do in the evenings so I joined the Johanessburg photographic society.  Within two years I won the prize for the best dog picture so I must have learnt something.  Now living in Poole and retired I joined the Parkstone Camera Club as I had nothing much to do in evenings.  Prior to that I moved around a bit and worked as an engineer, bringing up three children (actually I think my wife really did that) who have produced four grandchildren between them.  

I have remained loyal to the Canon brand although I have now gone digital as they say.  I have Canon D6 and D600 cameras and more lenses that I can comfortably carry.  I tend to photograph anything that I can see although generally not that very well.  The majority of my images tend to be landscapes as the countryside generally does not move when I am photographing it and does not answer back.  When not in Poole I try to be somewhere else in the world, preferably remote, looking for something new to photograph.  I probably have the largest selection of whale, penguin and bear photographs in the club and would welcome newcomers to the club to see if they have more.