I have been taking photographs since I was around 8 or 9 years old. I am member of Edinburgh Photographic Society
(EPS) and also Midlothian Camera Club
. I got my FRPS in 2012 and my EFIAP/s in 2015. I have over 1300 acceptances in National and International Salons and have won over 100 awards - medals, ribbons and certificates. I see prints as the finished photographic article, and projected images merely a step towards that end!
I am a Scottish Photographic Federation judge, and also give talks to camera clubs but have 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.
Currently I have four talks that are available to camera clubs - "Making a Silk Purse from a Sow's Ear" ,"In My Mind's Eye" , "KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid"
and "The Ones that got away."
This is a talk about my favourite images which never had much success in salons - or failed altogether. (I have quite a lot of these!!!) My latest talk is "The Camera Never Lies"
which is about image manipulation down the ages. Photographers have been manipulating images almost as long as the science has been around.
If you would like me to give a talk to your club, contact me here
My photographic interests are mainly people, (candids and street photography) abstracts and still life, and my favourite format is mono print work.