• Fellowship BPE

    I was delighted to be awarded the Fellowship of the BPE (British Photographic Exhibitions) at the end of May 2015. This UK organisation runs an award scheme through its member National Exhibitions. The scheme rewards entrants who are successful in having their work accepted for exhibition and are awarded various prizes and medals. Exhibition acceptances are aggregated until, with 300 acceptances, a BPE5 (5 crown award) can be achieved. Associateship Once the 5 Crown award has been achieved, a candidate may go on to work for the Associateship. This requires A further 100 acceptances in member exhibitions  and Twenty awards using at least ten different pieces of work. Fellowship On achieving the…

  • Southport Open Exhibition of Photography

    Southport Exhibition of Photography 2015 This year, Southport Photographic Society are celebrating their 68th Annual Open Exhibition of Photography, run under the auspices of the BPE (British Photographic Exhibitions). I feel that I have had a great affinity for Southport Photographic Society for many years and I hope that I am seen as a friend of the club by their members. Southport was one of the first clubs where I judged a regular photographic competition and one of the first where I delivered a lecture, back in what now seems to be the mist of time and it was the first BPE Exhibition of Photography that I entered, the first…

  • End of Year round up of some of my favourite images from 2014

    My end of the year round up is a selection of some of the pictures I have enjoyed making the most over the past year. To share their blushes, I have left out family portraits…naturally they would be at the very top of the list – pictures that bring back memories of the events of the year, from the birthday of my grand-daughter in January to the birth of my second grandson in July and the birthday of my first grandson in November – moments to treasure…along with the photos of my father with his new great-grandson only a week before he suffered a stroke which took his life. These…

  • Cumbria Again

    I was driving back from Scotland yesterday in heavy rain, wondering whether to go straight home or stop off somewhere to do some Christmas shopping. As I drove down the M6 south of Penrith, the sky looked a bit brighter over to the south west…so I took a quick detour off the motorway at Shap and made my way over towards Ambleside. With no particular aim in mind (and shopping still on the cards), there looked like a tantalising bright area in the clouds, so I decided to carry on through Ambleside and take the road through Langdale. At this point the clouds joined up again and it started to…

  • Cumbria

    I had a good couple of days in Cumbria earlier this month. Theoretically the light and colours would provide great opportunities on the two days between giving talks at Keswick, Moreton and Workington. Unfortunately the first day was a complete wash out, with heavy rain throughout most of the day…and the second was, on the whole a bit wishy-washy. Just my luck! Here are a few shots from the second day. It all fuels the wish to go back of course, to capture some better shots 🙁

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