ABOUT ANNE RUFFELL ...      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My great passion in life is photography.  It began when I was still a child and my mother gave me grandfather's albums to look at, enormous books with thick card pages full of photographs of foreign places and family pictures. She passed on her box Brownie to me and from my teenage years I recorded my life in pictures.

In the 1980s I decided to take photography seriously.  I bought my first SLR and set up a dark room in the box bedroom with black sacks blocking out the light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was writing regular features for "Hampshire" magazine, and could not get the pictures to illustrate my articles so I decided to take them myself.  There was no looking back.

Photography has led my career down many paths as I specialised in press and publicity for a number of clients, including Paultons Park, the family leisure park at Ower near Romsey.   My stories and photographs have appeared in many newspapers, magazines, books and leaflets. In 2003 I retired from 15 years full-time work as Marketing Manager at Paultons Park.

I have been a member of Winchester Photographic Society since 1983, been the President twice and enjoy the competitive spirit of club photography

In 2007 I passed the Distinction of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (DPAGB) and in 2010 gained the Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS).  The panels I submitted are in the Distinctions gallery.

In January 2013 I was awarded a place on the Roll of Honour of the Southern Photographic Federation for my services to club photography.