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Ride Your Vespa To Work Day


Today the Vespa Club of Great Britain have organised a day where people are encouraged to ride their Vespas to work, to help celebrate 70 years of Vespa and all it stands for.

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Howard and Graham from our Bournemouth branch are both keen Vespa enthusiast owners and both rode their Vespas into Castle Cameras today.

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Howard actually commutes daily from Swanage on his 2015 Vespa GTS 125 Super Sport, come rain or shine all year round!

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Graham rides a restored 1962 Vespa 150. Being a delicate old girl (The scooter, not Graham) it only comes out occasionally, for day to day duties Graham rides a Scomadi 125.

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If you’re a proud Vespa owner, we hope you managed to ride yours into work today, if you did, send us a pic!

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Lost Property – Spring Shoot 2016


Did you loose anything at the Spring Shoot 2016? (excluding jokes about your shirt, lots of money and wildly expensive canon lenses ūüėČ

We found a handful of items when we were packing away and have them here at our Bournemouth store. If you did loose something, please send us an email and we will let you know if we have it.

Thanks :)

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Spring Shoot 2016 review


Our annual show, the Spring Shoot, has shot! Massive thanks to everyone who came down and helped to make the day such a roaring success.

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Tuesday the 17th May 2016 saw the return of our annual interactive event, the Spring Shoot.  Back and better than ever, we had top brands, demos and seminars. It was held across multiple rooms at the Hamworthy Club, nr Wimborne, and once again we brought you all the latest from the biggest names including Canon, Nikon, Leica, Panasonic, Sony and Fujifilm.
There was something for everyone at this year’s spring shoot, we had some great show deals on the day and many of them continued in store and on the website until the weekend.

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Prizes

The prizes from the show still haven’t been claimed so be sure to check your numbers!

The winner of the Lowerpro Pro Runner BP 450 AW II, worth £149, was ticket number 124 and,

the winner of the Fotospeed printing paper, was ticket number 213. The prizes can be collected in the Bournemouth store.

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Action

Wild Arena were alongside Canon and Manfrotto with some wonderful wildlife to photograph. They were available to chat to, see the creatures and get some great photographs.

South Wilts Falconry were with us flying their beautiful birds of prey from the sports field, We watched these magnificent animals using the latest optics from Leica, Swarovski and Vortex.

 

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DJI were with us at the show, flying their drones. We saw some of the most exciting new products in the photography world!

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Seminars

Starting us off at 10:30 am we were honoured to have award winning professional Fujifilm X-Photographer, Kevin Mullins as our headline speaker. Kevin Mullins is regarded as one of the best wedding photographers in the world. He is also a prolific street photographer and exclusive Fujifilm user.

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We had several prizes up for grabs at the show, including a Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 25i worth ¬£55.50 won by this lucky customer at Kevin’s seminar.

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Following Kevin at 12:15 pm, representing Fotospeed and Canon, we were very pleased to have Landscape Photographer of the Year, Andy Farrer with us. Andy won the prestigious award for his incredible take on local landmark, the Bats Head. 

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Once again there were prizes up for grabs, This lucky customer won a signed copy of Andy’s latest book, Arctic Norway.

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Then at 1:30 pm, from Sony we had returning speaker Michael Wayne Plant. Michael was with us for our first Spring Shoot and was a big hit with many of you. He is a supremely versatile photographer covering social documentary, fashion and commercial photography.

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Rounding up the seminar schedule at 2:45 pm, from Nikon we had the fabulous John Clements from Go Photo Training. John is a well regarded photography trainer. His courses always sell out and leave delegates bursting with new ideas on how to improve their photography. 

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But that is far from it!

In the main hall we also had our speakers corner. Headlining in main hall with not 1, 2 or even 3 but 4 sessions throughout the day join the incredible Ross Grieve from Panasonic. We tried out 4K in our Speakers Corner area with Ross Grieve and Panasonic. We found out how 4K technology can help your photography and allow you to never miss the decisive moment ever again!

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Huge thanks to everyone who came and supported the event, including suppliers as well as customers. Look out for a new event in 2017!

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