I have been taking photographs since I was around 8 or 9 years old. I am member of both Edinburgh Photographic Society
(EPS) and Midlothian Camera Club
. I got my FRPS in 2012 and my EFIAP/s in 2015. I have over 1500 acceptances in National and International Salons and have won over 150 awards - medals, ribbons and certificates. but have now stopped chasing FIAP acceptances and am content to enter just a few print salons such as Edinburgh and London.
I am a Scottish Photographic Federation judge, and also give talks to camera clubs but recently decided to restrict my travelling to clubs within a 30 - 40 minute drive from Edinburgh. A 100 mile (or more) trip in wet, freezing or snowy weather is no fun.
However, the dreaded corona virus has changed the way we live, work, and even visit camera clubs. At the moment (late October 2023) the pandemic seems to be in abeyance, so restrictions have been cancelled. Almost all camera clubs have reveretd to "in person" meetings. However some club meetings and talks are still done using Zoom or similar technology. This, paradoxically, can make "visiting" camera clubs easier, as all lecturers and judges have to do is wait to be invited on line to a club, and then to show what is on your screen. So I can visit any club now, no matter how far away. Get in touch if you want a talk. I am ready and willing!
Currently I have seven talks that are available to camera clubs and these are listed on the My Current Lectures
My photographic interests are mainly people, (candids and street photography) abstracts and still life. Last year I bought an infrared-modified camera and have dabbled a bit in this technique with some unexpected resuls. My favourite format is mono print work. Indeed, to my astonishment, I was listed as 4th in 2016 by the PSA (Photographic Society of America) in the Top Exhibitors of Large Monochrome prints.