Please also check other areas for judges close to you.                    (updated July 2017)

Please refer to the printed directory for contact details of judges and lecturers

Gordon Aspland

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot PC

Over 30 years

AV, Nature

Basic, Special & Inter Club

90 miles

No

I have a very electic interest in photography, taking all sorts of genre. I am particularly interested in creative work. I like to see pictures that show individual style, whether in the camera or Photoshop. The first thing and last things I say about a picture are always positive and I will offer advice on how to improve, if needed.

 

Ian Bateman FRPS, MPAGB, AV_FIAP, APAGB

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Exmouth

Exmouth PG

Over 10 years – AV Judge

Basic, Special & Inter Club, Federation

 

 

 

John Baker

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Teignmouth

Exeter CC

Over 2 Years

 

Basic

30 Miles from Teignmouth

No

Enthusiastic photographer. Joining Camera Club has taken me into the field of competitions also taking part in exhibitions. Main interest is in landscape photography and I intend to improve my portrait photography

 

Les Bennett

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Lifton

Launceston CC

10 years

AV, Nature

Basic, Inter Club

 

No

I am currently a member of Launceston Camera Club

 

Mac Bouchere FRPS

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Teignmouth

Dawlish & Teignmout CC

Over 20 years

Nature

Basic, Special & Inter Club, Federation

Unlimited

Yes

Adult tutor of and experienced in all mediums and genres of photography. Active photographer and printer who feels strongly that the primary purpose of photo club competitions is to offer positive comment, guidance and help. Member of RPS South West Region committee and Visual Arts group and WCPF lecturer (Member of WCPF judge mentoring team)

 


 

Richard Curzon

Devon

Club

Kingsbridge & District CC

Experience

Newly Qualified

Special Categories NOT judged

 

Competitions Judged

Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club

Distance prepared to Travel

Unlimited

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

I'm a keen amateur with an interest in a broad range of subjects and styles. Passionate about the great outdoors, I particularly enjoy lanscapes and the natural world. Club photography provides me with inspiration to improve. I especially like competitions where the emphasis ii on informed, constructive appraisel and enthusiastic development.

Alan Davey LRPS

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Ivybridge

Ivybridge & District CC

Under 10 years

AV

Basic, Special & Inter Club

Unlimited

Yes

I taught A level photography for 5 years and had a sideline in wedding photography during that time. Changed career and restarted photography 10 years ago. Main interests are Motor Sport, Landscape and Travel photography. My approach to judging is to encourage through praising all images for their good points and hopefully providing helpful suggestions for improving and then celebrating the best examples.

 

Maureen Dennis APAGB

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

North Devon

 

Over 30 Years

 

Basic, Special & Inter Club, Federation

60/70 Miles each way

Yes plus Postal Judging

I enjoy all aspects of photography, judging, lecturing and giving tuition on many aspects of the subject. I visit many clubs and organisations, returning to them repeatedly. Served on the WCPF executive as Newsletter editor, AV secretary and Archivist

 

John Foulkes

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Axminster

Bridport CC

10 Years

 

Basic, Special & Inter Club

50 Miles

Yes

First camera in 1949, became seriously interested and in the Darkroom techniques from 1959. Used photography extensively for research (Biomedical) throughout the 1960’s. Back burner 70’s and 80’s (family). Moved to digital in 2000’s with a sigh of relief. Judging – there are rules, but any of them should be broken readily in order to get a worthwhile image.

 

Pete Fry ARPS, DPAGB, BPE3*

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Barnstaple

Barnstaple CC

10 years

AV, Nature

Basic, Special & Inter Club

Unlimited

Yes

I am a practising competition photographer who enjoys all kinds of photographic genres. Photography is more than equipment and technique; it’s about encapsulating emotion and imagination. I believe an invitation to judge is a privilege and I am always delighted to be given the opportunity to view other photographers work. It’s certainly a great way to keep learning.

 

Rod Fry ARPS, CPAGB

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Paignton

Paignton PC

Over 20 years

 

Basic, Special & Inter Club

100 Miles

No

I have been involved with amateur photography for over 34 years, I have been judging for well over 20 years. I am joint organiser of the RPS photobook exhibition and have organised and hung several major exhibitions. I am Deputy Chair of the RPS Contemporary Group and bring a fresh insight into the judging experience.

 

John Hawkins CPAGB

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot PC

Over 10 years

AV, Nature

Basic, Special & Inter Club

60 Miles from Exeter

No

Still working in the Darkroom. Record work still favourite subject, but I try different aspects of photography. Recently bought DSLR still not sure what I will use it for!!!

 

Sheila Haycox ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAP, MPAGB-AV

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Exeter

Exmouth PG, Exeter CC, The Portfolio Group, WAVES

Under 20 Years

 

Basic, Special & Inter Club, Federation

100 Miles – more if accommodation provided

Yes

Started my photography seriously in 1986 and have a broad outlook to photography, am a prolific print worker, produce AV’s give presentations and demos to clubs. Will always state it is my opinion and that any other judge could easily have different views, all subjective. It is always my first reaction to an image when judging, does it give me an emotional feeling, when necessary will only give constructive comments. Always give a positive comment to an image,

 

Ken Holland ARPS, DPAGB

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Dawlish

Dawlish & Teignmouth CC

Over 20 years

AV

Basic, Special, Interclub, Federation

Unlimited within reason

Yes

WCPF Lecturer. A member of the team responsible for training and mentoring judges. Have written a book on judging and photo appreciation. Widely published, many exhibitions. Winner of PAGB Gold Medal for Best Monochrome print. Member of RPS Contemporary group. Expertise in Darkroom and Digital, colour and monochrome.

 

Derrick Holliday ARPS

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Exmouth

Exmouth PG

Under 2 Years

Basic Club, Special Club

60 Miles

No

 

Peter Hyett ARPS

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Exmouth

Exmouth PG

4 Years

AV, Nature

Basic, Special Club

50 Miles

No

I am an enthusiastic photographer with varied interests; specialist areas include creative, macro and low light images. I work with projected and print images including panels. I like to have a thorough look at images to be judged.

 

Paul Jones

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Silverton

 

Under 10 Years

AV, Nature

Basic, Special Club, Inter Club

Devon Only

No

I have a relaxed judging attitude. When it is needed I will do formal evenings, hard and fast rules are there to be spoken about and discussed, with open discussion while I judge

 

John Kelly

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Bideford

Bideford CC

Under 10 Years

AV

Basic, Special Club, Inter Club

50 Miles

No

Considerable experience in wide range of photography, in particular with Street type photography, Landscape and Still Life. A passion that has a leaning for Monochrome photo images. I have a strong interest in judging photographers new of the involvement of the world of photography

 

Ernie King CPAGB

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Dawlish

Dawlish & District CC

Over 10 Years

AV, Nature, Creative

Basic, Special, Inter Club

50 Miles

Yes

50 year’s experience in analog photography and 10 years in digital. Keen on home printing and AV sequences. Attend many exhibitions and enjoy judging other people’s work.

 

Marija Lees LRPS

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Exeter

Exeter CC

Under 2 Years


Basic

50 Miles

No

I enjoy all areas of photography but particularly interested in work with strong emotional content. I also have a special interest in photo-journalism/street photography and monochrome work.

 

Chaz Madge

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Exmouth

Exmouth PG, Exeter CC

Over 20 Years

AV

Basic, Special, Inter Club

 

Yes

Photographing since school days. Member of and on committees of many clubs over the years. I teach both photography and give Photoshop/Lightroom and Portrait workshops at clubs along with one to one. My own work is in prints, digital projection and digital AV’s covering a wide genre of subjects. I believe in giving an appraisal of all images. Having worked on stage for over 30 years, I also give talks and workshops. I am well used to public speaking.

 

Keith Monroe

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Paignton

Torbay CC

Under 10 Years

AV

Basic, Special, Inter Club

75 Miles

Yes

Most of my photography has been portfolio work for models, male and female, glamour to art nude. I enjoy all aspects of photography and love a good low light sunrise or sunset. I do not count the rules of photography as rules, I like the ‘out of the box’ images.

Brian Northmore

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Plymouth

Plymouth

Recently Appointed

Nature

Basic, Special & Inter Club

50 miles

No

I have 30 years experience in photography, so have seen most things! I am an experienced speaker, delivering talks to local camera clubs. My main interests are Landscape, Monochrome and Aviation Photography, but enjoy trying new things! examples of my work can be found on my website at www.briannorthmorephotography.com

 

Ann Owens CPAGB, EFIAP

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Plymouth

Ivybridge, Exeter, Zen, WAVES

11 plus Years

Creative, Nature, AV

Basic, Special, Inter Club

50 Miles

Yes

I have experience in Landscape/Nature/Creative/Portraiture & Monochrome Photography and have dabbled with AV. I believe in positive appraisal of work with the aim of encouraging & inspiring as much as possible.

 

Jane Rae

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Tiverton

 

Under 10 Years

Creative, AV

Basic Club

90 Miles

Yes

Self employed for 5 years – specialising in Equine/Pet Photography, also Weddings, family portraits and commercial. My interest is the natural world/wildlife, especially Butterflies, Bees and other insects in macro.

Judging – I like to find something positive in everyone’s photographs, keep it simple and to the point, offer advice and try to make it fun. I believe it’s about helping people develop their skills

 

David Snowden LRPS

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Exeter

Exeter CC

Under 4 Years

 

Basic Club

50 Miles

No

I’ve been a keen photographer since 2008, achieving my LRPS in 2011. I appreciate all genres of photography although Landscape and Nature Macro have always been my passion. I now run my own studio so lighting has become an exciting learning curve. I believe it is the judges job to give an encouraging but accurate appraisal to help the photographer to move forward.

 

Neil Stanghan

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Bideford


Under 4 Years

AV

Basic, Special, Inter Club

150 Miles

Yes

Very keen and enthusiastic. Have photographed weddings, portraits, land/seascapes, macro. Have sold several hundred prints and special commissions. Am a perfectionist. I give constructive comments, which are balanced. Any criticism backed up with a justifiable reason. Am very keen to educate and inspire others to move their photography along. I like to encourage others. Love talking to groups large and small.

 

Derek Stratton LRPS

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Okehampton

Okehampton CC, The Portfolio Group
10 Years

Creative, AV

Basic Club

50 Miles

No

My photography tends towards pictorial particularly informal portraits, street events and action. I prefer to see creativity in subject choice and camera work. I do however sometimes resort to combining images. I try to analyse and expand on what the photographers are trying to convey in their images more than a technical analysis and might include some recommendations

 

Nigel West

Club

Experience

Special Categories not judged                                

Competitions Judged                                              

Distance will travel                                                  

Judge outside of Federation                                   

Dawlish

Dawlish & Teignmouth CC
Newly Qualified

Wildlife

Basic Club

50 Miles

No

An amateur photographer from childhood and now retired, can at last spend time on my favourite pursuit. In darkroom days, I taught A level Art Photography. I am a club level photographer with RPS aspirations and am a member of the Digi SIG. I appreciate virtually all styles of photography, enjoy the interplay of images and ideas, but personally specialise in travel, landscape and macro.