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

 

Andy Beel FRPS

Bristol

Club

Avon Valley PS

Experience

10 plus years

Special Categories NOT judged

 

Competitions Judged

Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club, Federation

Distance prepared to Travel

Any

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

 

A self-employed photographer, principally known for Black & White prints in a dark and gritty style.

There will be a charge of £50 plus current PAGB rates to do a judging where I see pictures before the evening, this is a use of my time as a professional photographer. If the competition is ‘cold’ on the evening the fee for the judging will be £25 plus PAGB rates.
 

Chris Bigg

Bristol

Club

Downend CC

Experience

5 Years

Special Categories NOT judged

 

Competitions Judged

Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club

Distance prepared to Travel

25 Miles

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes


WCPF lecturer, Photographer with 40 years of experience. Interests- Documentary, Architecture, Landscapes, Aviation & AV

Barrie Bluer LRPS, APAGB

Bristol

Club

Portishead CC

Experience

30 plus Years

Special Categories NOT judged

 

Competitions Judged

Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club

Distance prepared to Travel

100 Miles

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes


I have been involved in club photography since the early 1960’s and a judge since the early 1970’s. Originally a Darkroom worker, I am now totally digital and my photographic interests are many and varied. I believe the judging process should be one of encouragement, highlighting the positive aspects of an image as well as pointing out in a kind way how in my opinion the image could possibly be improved.

Peter Brisley ARPS, DPAGB

Bristol

Club

Bristol PS

Experience

5 years

Special Categories NOT judged

AV

Competitions Judged

Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club

Distance prepared to Travel

Unlimited

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

Exhibited widely. Originally a Darkroom worker but now firmly committed to the digital world, whilst retaining special love for monochrome. Personal photographic interests include Travel, Abstracts and Botanical subject matter. Prefer to judge as a team with my wife Sue O’Connell. (see separate listing)

Tony Byram EFIAP, ARPS, AWPF, DPAGB

Bristol

Club

Bristol PS, WAVES

Experience

20 plus Years

Special Categories NOT judged

 

Competitions Judged

Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club, Federation

Distance prepared to Travel

Unlimited

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

Still a ‘Jack of all Trades’ and happy to judge in any area. I enjoy judging at all levels from Flower shows to International and particularly meeting photographers from all round the UK. As a member (currently Chairman) of WAVES, I am also enthusiastic to see all types of sequences whether they are ‘strictly’ AV, Photoharmony or just digital sequences.

Simon Caplan LRPS

Bristol

Club

 

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

 

 

John Chamberlin FRPS, MFIAP, APAGB, FBPE

Bristol

Club

Bristol PS

Experience

20 plus Years

Special Categories NOT judged

 

Competitions Judged

Inter Club, Federation

Distance prepared to Travel

Unlimited

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

Actively photographing for close to 40 years. I travel and photograph extensively. I am interested in all levels of photography. I have served on various RPS Distinction panels, including Visual Art, Nature and Travel. I still enter many National and International exhibitions. I prefer to judge on the night but do not normally judge basic club competitions because of limited time. Member of Arena and the London Salon.

Julie Chappell

Bristol

Club

North West Bristol

Experience

5 Years

Special Categories NOT judged

Wildlife

Competitions Judged

Basic Club

Distance prepared to Travel

20 Miles (Possibly more by agreement)

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

No

Enthusiastic amateur photographer of an eclectic range of subjects, particularly candid shots, quirky items and interesting situations.

Frank Feeney

Bristol

Club

Backwell CC

Experience

5 Years

Special Categories NOT judged

Creative, Nature, AV

Competitions Judged

Basic Club

Distance prepared to Travel

40 Miles

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

Having an interest in photography for 60 plus years ranging from Box Brownie to high end Canon digital, I have photographed most disciplines but my main interests are Landscapes (rural and Industrial). My approach to judging is based on the emotional response an image evokes and the reasons the author could have had for making it. Then one can look at the technical aspects and take them into account when judging. But holding the thought ‘Rules can be broken’

Steve Hallam LRPS

Bristol

Club

Reflex CC

Experience

Newly Qualified

Special Categories NOT judged

Nature

Competitions Judged

Basic Club

Distance prepared to Travel

Any by arrangement

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

I enjoy most genres of photography, from Nature to Urban Landscapes. My aim is to offer constructive advice and encouragement to all competitions entrants, especially beginners – we were all beginners once!

Beryl Heaton ARPS, EFIAP, CPAGB

Bristol

Club

Bristol PS

Experience

5 Years

Special Categories NOT judged

AV

Competitions Judged

Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club

Distance prepared to Travel

60 Miles

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

I like to get out and take photographs on a regular basis. I enter print and DPI competitions in my own club. I am working towards DPAGB and regularly enter International Salons. I like to think I have a sympathetic approach to judging, encouraging beginners and giving constructive advice to help them improve. I really enjoy visiting other clubs and seeing their work.

Cynthia Jory

Bristol

Club

 

Experience

15 Years

Special Categories NOT judged

AV

Competitions Judged

Basic Club

Distance prepared to Travel

30 Miles

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

No

Portraiture, Natural History, Landscapes. I like to feel I have given and shown interest in my judging. Hope that I have been able to give both helpful and constructive advice.

Julie Kay

Bristol

Club

Reflex CC

Experience

Newly Qualified

Special Categories NOT judged

 

Competitions Judged

Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club

Distance prepared to Travel

Unlimited depending on work commitments

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

Enthusiastic photographer. My photography started underwater whilst scuba diving and has now spread to land photography.

Roger Mallison

Bristol

Club

Portishead CC

Experience

5 Years

Special Categories NOT judged

 

Competitions Judged

Basic Club, Inter Club

Distance prepared to Travel

40 Miles

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

 

General Photography and AV projects. My approach is to be constructive and not too critical. Explain my likes and dislikes. To share the enjoyment of being a photographer.

Peter McCloskey FRPS, APAGB

Bristol

Club

Bristol PS

Experience

30 plus Years

Special Categories NOT judged

 

Competitions Judged

Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club, Federation

Distance prepared to Travel

Unlimited

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

An Associateship and Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society were obtained in the old Pictorial section, now Visual Arts. Interests are Monochrome, Colour and Natural History. I have served on the RPS distinction Panels, previously the Licentiateship panel and currently on the Travel panel.

Barry Mead FRPS, EFIAP/d1, MPAGB, APAGB

Bristol

Club

Bristol PS

Experience

20 plus Years

Special Categories NOT judged

 

Competitions Judged

Inter Club, Federation, International

Distance prepared to Travel

Unlimited

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

Barry’s involvement in photography has been extensive since the mid 1970’s. Has selected for many Internationals as well as for the PAGB Awards. His work ranges from Wildlife and Landscapes to very Creative computer constructed images. Barry is involved with photography full time and has his own website.

Linda Meaton

Bristol

Club

Portishead CC

Experience

Newly Qualified

Special Categories NOT judged

 

Competitions Judged

Special Clubs

Distance prepared to Travel

30 Miles (maybe more by arrangement)

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

No

I was a lecturer in CAD and Visualisation for many years, when I retired there was a natural progression to understand the other type of image within the digital world, that of photography or raster images as they are known. I enjoy Architectural, Theatre and Studio photography.

Sue O’Connell ARPS, EFIAP/g, DPAGB, BPE3*

Bristol

Club

Bristol PS

Experience

5 Years

Special Categories NOT judged

AV

Competitions Judged

Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club, Federation

Distance prepared to Travel

Unlimited

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

Long term member of Bristol PS and keen to give back some of the support and direction received over the years. Active photographer, travelling widely – the more remote the destination the better! Consistent Salon success with over 40 International awards. Prefer to judge with my husband Peter Brisley. (see separate listing)

Ralph Snook ARPS, EFIAP/b, DPAGB

Bristol

Club

North West Bristol CC

Experience

10 Years

Special Categories NOT judged

AV

Competitions Judged

Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club, Federation

Distance prepared to Travel

Unlimited

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

My main interest is on the Natural world and Travel. Alongside ‘Standard’ images I like to experiment with creative views of Nature and Mono where Colour may be expected! Having said that I am interested in all genres. I see judging as a constructive review, bringing out an images strong points and where appropriate, making suggestions for change that the author may want to consider. Technical quality is important, but equally (or sometimes more so) is the content, feel and ‘message’ of an image.

David Southwell ARPS, AFIAP

Bristol

Club

Bristol PS

Experience

10 Years

Special Categories NOT judged

AV

Competitions Judged

Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club, Federation

Distance prepared to Travel

150 Miles

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

Active photographer in all genres. Keen to encourage a balanced appreciation of work of all genres. Determined that the way I judge will enthuse and encourage them to enhance their skills.

Peter Weaver LRPS, CPAGB, APAGB

Bristol

Club

Hanham PS

Experience

20 plus Years

Special Categories NOT judged

 

Competitions Judged

Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club

Distance prepared to Travel

Unlimitted with notice

Judge outside of the WCPF Federation

Yes

I photograph anything I see, mainly in the UK, especially Landscapes, People and Events. I employ a positive approach to photography & encourage and coach rather than just criticise.