I’ve taken photographs for years, but the start of the improvement journey was a trip to John Gravett in the Lake District for a birthday present. Along with my wife Sharon, we had a great week, and learnt so much.

This gave us the skills to faithfully document our Australia holiday in 2013, but joining a camera club in 2015 was the real catalyst for improvement. Looking at good photographs week in, week out definitely improves your eye and gives a taste for what is possible.

Dianne Owen‘s work opened my eyes to more possibilities beyond straight photography, and gave me permission to really learn photoshop and to create art from my photographs. As John Gravett often says – “your camera captures data” – and what you do with it once you have it is up to you.

Thanks for visiting.



  • Sep 2015 – Joined Ilkley Camera Club
  • Oct 2016 – First FIAP salon, first accepted image
  • Dec 2016 – Second FIAP salon, first awarded image
  • Apr 2017 – Gold medal, GB Small Prints Carlisle
  • May 2017 – Best Open PDI & Best Open Colour Print, YPU Annual Exhibition
  • Jul 2017 – Gold Award, Triptych category, SRGB Print Celebration
  • Apr 2018 – Awarded CPAGB
  • May 2018 – Awarded AFIAP
  • Jul 2018 – Image accepted into Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography
  • Mar 2019Symmetree Article published in RPS DIGIT Magazine
  • May 2019 – Awarded EFIAP
  • Nov 2019 – Awarded ARPS
  • May 2020 – Awarded EFIAP/Bronze