Yes, I'm afraid this is me! -

a recently updated caricature by Matt Rich

I became interested in photography in the
early 50's and in 1955 joined the
Kingswood Photographic Society.
I became Hon. Secretary in 1957 and held this post until November 2000 - 43 years active service,
is this a record?
At the A.G.M in November 2002, I was given the honour of being elected as the President.
The Society presented me with Honourary Life Membership,
which I accepted gratefully.
Over the years I have been active within the Western Counties Photographic Federation as Yearbook Secretary, and after serving as Junior then Senior Vice President, I became President from 1990 until 1993. Later I was co-opted onto the Executive handling Advertising matters, which I finally relinquished in 2000.

Since 1960, I have lectured and judged within the Western Counties, and also in the Midlands and Southern counties. I became a Licentiate of the R.P.S in 1980 and an Associate
in 1990.

In 1997, I attended a Barrie Thomas seminar and became hooked on digital imaging, firstly as a means of producing images in colour (never having made a colour print), and then as a means of personal expression. I have been successful in having a number of images accepted in National Exhibitions and also published in digital magazines.
During 1999, I was awarded the DPAGB with a set of 15 prints, mainly produced via the computer.
In 2001 the Royal Photographic Society honoured me with the presentation of the Fenton Medal, and in 2002 the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain awarded me the J.S.Lancaster medal for services within the amateur photographic world.
I serve as Publicity Secretary on the committee of the
Digital Imaging Group of the RPS.
In August 2004 I purchased a Canon EOS 300D
digital camera, since upgraded to a Canon EOS 400D
I sat on the Licentiate Distinction Panel of the Royal Photographic Society from 2001 - 2003, and then
as Chairman until the close of 2009.