Please also check other areas for judges close to you.   (updated December 2016)

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

 

 

Charles Akerstrom CPAGB, LRPS, BPE3*
Susanne Akerstrom LRPS
Bridgwater
Club Bridgwater PS
Experience Under 10 years
Categories not Judged AV
Competitions judged Basic Club
Distance will travel 40 Miles
Judge outside of the Federation No

We Judge as a team. Susanne (Swedish) specialises in Portrait, Landscape and Monochrome and has her own studio.
Charles (English) specialises in Natural History and Macro. Winner of many National and International awards.


Mike Birbeck FRPS, FDPS Taunton
Club Taunton CC
Experience Over 20 Years
Categories not judged AV
Competitions Judged Basic, Special & Inter Club and Federation
Distance will Travel Unlimited but accommodation beyond 2 ½ hours
Judge Outside of the Federation Yes

I have been judging for around 26 years and am currently listed on the ‘A’ list for both the WCPF and the SCPF. My own photographic interests are mainly people photography (portraiture and candid/street) and travel. Whilst judging I try to encourage entrants but also give constructive remarks for obvious technical errors. While I do accept club competition bookings where time permits, I prefer inter-club and exhibitions.
Please note that Wheelchair access is essential.


Martin Harris Yatton
Club Portishead CC
Experience 4 Years
Categories not judged AV, Nature, Creative
Competitions Judged Basic & Inter Club 
Distance will Travel Unlimited 
Judge Outside of the Federation Yes

My interests lie in Landscape, Industrial and Street photography however I have lately been getting interested in Nature and Wildlife photography. As a judge I look for something positive in every photo or DPI that I judge with a view to giving creative and encouraging feed back.


Peter Ottley Weston-super-Mare
Club A1 CC
Experience 4 Years
Categories not judged AV, Nature, Creative
Competitions Judged Basic & Inter Club 
Distance will Travel Unlimited 
Judge Outside of the Federation Yes

I have been a photographer for 35 plus years but have become much more interested in photography as an art form and craft in the last 10 years. I tend to especially enjoy taking photographs of wildlife and birds in particular. I happily photograph most subjects in a range of styles. I really enjoy looking at other people’s work and when judging suggest possible improvements but not try to second guess how the image was taken.


Laura Pearce LRPS Yeovil
Club Yeovil CC
Experience 2 Years
Categories not judged Nature
Competitions Judged Basic Club
Distance will Travel  
Judge Outside of the Federation No

Photographer with about 10 years experience. Gaining my LRPS in 2011 and with some success in International Salons. My main area of photography: Portraiture Art Nude; concept and narrative; Street Photography; Monochrome and I dabble in Landscapes. Now exploring artistic grunge and how it can be applied to portraiture.


John Scaife Weston-super-Mare
Club A1 CC
Experience Under 10 Years
Categories not judged AV, Nature
Competitions Judged Basic & Inter Club 
Distance will Travel 30 Miles
Judge Outside of the Federation No - except Flower Shows

A photographer since my early teens, I adopted my interest as a serious hobby upon retirement some eight years ago. My particular interest is Landscapes and ‘Less is more’ is often used at my club to describe my somewhat minimalistic approach. I approach judging with a completely open mind and I score all images objectively – Composition 10 points, Technical Merit 10 points and for Prints, Presentation 5 points to help to arrive at an overall decision, which will then often involve a degree of subjectivity.

 


Marcus Smith Bridgwater
Club Burnham on Sea CC, Sedgemoor CC
Experience 10 Years
Categories not judged AV
Competitions Judged Basic Club 
Distance will Travel 75 Miles
Judge Outside of the Federation No

I am a very keen amateur photographer. Also I like to try and keep my approach jovial with a serious content. I give personal thought to each image I judge.


Keith Spicer Weston-super-Mare
Club A1 CC
Experience Under 10 Years
Categories not judged Creative, Nature
Competitions Judged Basic & Inter Club 
Distance will Travel 50 Miles
Judge Outside of the Federation No

I have been an amateur photographer since 1970 and in that time have covered most aspects of the hobby including (wet) darkroom work. As judging can be a subjective, I always score each image on composition and technique in order to inject some degree of objectivity into the process. I think critiques should be positive feedback to encourage the photographer.


Peter Tickner Wellington
Club Wellington & District CC
Experience 10 Years
Categories not judged AV
Competitions Judged Basicl & Inter Club 
Distance will Travel 50 Miles
Judge Outside of the Federation Yes

I like to think I have a totally un-biased view when judging images presented to me. Personally, I enjoy black and white images of a historical and industrial nature. I also enjoy travel, natural history and transport related subjects. I do not do wedding type photography.