How I Started in Photography
Although I started in photography as a boy in 1946, and was soon developing and printing my own films, I really did not get serious until 1989 when I joined a camera club. I then realised just how very ordinary my pictures were! I started to enter club competitions and to listen carefully to the critiques, with the result that my photography gradually improved. I joined the Royal Photographic Society and also took my first steps itno the international exhibition scene.
In 2002 I was awarded the Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS). In 2003 I decided to try the international exhibition scene and was pleased to get some acceptances in exhibitionas recognised by the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). In January 2005 I joined the Photographic Society of America (PSA), which also offers recognition for acceptances in international exhibitions.
I have over 1300 acceptances in PSA and FIAP recognised international exhibitions with 112 awards including 19 medals.
I was awarded the AFIAP distinction in 2009 and EFIAP in 2011. Also in 2011 I was awarded the EPSA distinction of the Photographic Society of America. I was very pleased to achieve the Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2009 with a panel of prints showing details of sandstone rocks.
What I Like to Photograph
I like photographing landscapes, especially in low or dramatic light. I also enjoy city photography, looking for unusual angles on interesting buildings, inside as well as outside. I have tried photographing people too, but mainly at events such as carnivals, not in the studio. Although most of my work is in colour, I do get a special ‘buzz’ from a good monochrome.
What I Do Now
I no longer enter international exhibitions and have been concemtrating on making pictures to show in talks to camera clubs and photographic societies, which I have been doing with my wife Paula. All our talks are print talks using Permajet paper and we have been on the team of Permajet supported speakers. I have also been doing judging at camera clubs, trying to put something back into photography after having gained so much from others. However, it is now time to srart taking life a little easier so as from the end of 2022 we will not be visiting clubs to do talks and I will no longer be doing any judging. I shall continue to take photographs, though, and look forward to putting up more galleries on this website.