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 100 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 had 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 September 2020) all camera club meetings and talks are 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 five 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, and 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.