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

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

 

Andy Beel FRPS Area - Bristol
Club Avon Valley PS
Experience 11 plus years
Special Categories not Judged  
Competitions Judged Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club, Federation
Distance will Travel Any
Judge outside of Federation Yes
   
A self-employed photographer principally known for black and white prints in a dark
and gritty style. There will be a charge of £50 plus current PAGB rates to do judging 
where I see pictures before the evening, as this is a use of my time as a 
professional photographer. If the competition is judged cold on the evening the fee 
for the judging will be £25 plus PAGB rates.


Chris Bigg Area - Bristol  +Newly Qualified+
Club Downend CC
Experience Under 4 Years
Special Categories not Judged  
Competitions Judged Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club
Distance will Travel 25 Miles
Judge outside of Federation Yes
   
WCPF Lecturer. Photographer with 40 years of experience. Interests - documentary,
architecture, landscape, aviation & AV.


Barrie Bluer LRPS, APAGB Area - Bristol
Club Portishead CC
Experience Over 20 years
Special Categories not Judged AV
Competitions Judged Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club
Distance will Travel 100 Miles
Judge outside of Federation Yes
   
I have been involved with 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 Area - Bristol  
Club Bristol PS, Crown Monochrome
Experience Under 4 Years
Special Categories not Judged AV
Competitions Judged Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club
Distance will Travel Unlimited
Judge outside of Federation Yes
   
Exhibited widely. Originally a darkroom worker but now firmly committed to 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,  Area - Bristol  
AWPF, DPAGB  
Club Bristol PS, WAVES
Experience Over 20 Years
Special Categories not Judged  
Competitions Judged Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club, Federation
Distance will Travel Unlimited
Judge outside of 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 Internationals 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'.  


John Chamberlin FRPS,  Area - Bristol  
MFIAP, APAGB, FBPE  
Club Bristol PS
Experience Over 20 Years
Special Categories not Judged  
Competitions Judged Inter Club, Federation
Distance will Travel Unlimited
Judge outside of 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, Travel. I still continue to 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 London Salon.


Julie Chappell Area - Bristol  +Newly Qualified+
Club North West Bristol CC
Experience under 4 years
Special Categories not Judged Wildlife
Competitions Judged Basic Club
Distance will Travel 20 Miles (possibly more by agreement)
Judge outside of Federation No
   
Enthusiastic amateur photographer of an eclectic range of subjects, particularly candid
shots, quirky items and interesting situations.
   
 
   


Frank Feeney Area - Bristol
Club Backwell CC
Experience under 4 years
Special Categories not Judged Creative, Nature, AV
Competitions Judged Basic Club
Distance will Travel 40 Miles
Judge outside of Federation Yes
   
Having had an interest in photography for 60 plus years with cameras ranging from
Box Brownie to a high end Canon digital, I have photographed most disciplines but
my main areas of interest are landscapes (rural, urban and industrial). My approach 
to judging is based on the emotional reponse an image evokes and the reasons the 
author could have had for making it. Then one can look at the technicasl aspects and
 take them into account when judging. But holding the thought 'rules can be broken'


Beryl Heaton ARPS, CPAGB, EFIAP Area - Bristol
Club Bristol PS
Experience under 4 years
Special Categories not Judged AV
Competitions Judged Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club
Distance will Travel 60 Miles
Judge outside of 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 Area - Bristol
Club  
Experience 11 plus years
Special Categories not Judged AV
Competitions Judged Basic Club
Distance will Travel 30 Miles
Judge outside of Federation No
   
Portraiture, Natural History, Landscape. I kike to feel that I have given and
shown interest in my judging. Hope that I have been able to give both helpful
and constructive advice  


Roger Malilison Area - Bristol
Club Portishead CC
Experience under 4 years
Special Categories not Judged  
Competitions Judged Basic Club, Inter Club
Distance will Travel 40
Judge outside of 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 Area - Bristol  
Club Bristol PS
Experience Over 30 Years
Special Categories not Judged  
Competitions Judged Basic, Special & inter Club, International, Federation
Distance will Travel Unlimited
Judge outside of Federation Yes
   
An associateship and Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society were obtained in the
old Pictirial Section, now Visual Arts. Interests are Monochrome, Colour and Natural 
History. I have served on the RPS Distinction Panels, previously on the Lecientship
panel and now currently on the Travel Panel.


Barry Mead FRPS, EFIAP/d1 Area - Bristol  
MPAGB, APAGB  
Club Bristol PS, PSA, RPS
Experience Over 20 Years
Special Categories not Judged  
Competitions Judged  Inter Club, Federation, Internationals
Distance will Travel Unlimited
Judge outside of Federation Yes
   
Barry's involvement with 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, landscape to very creative computer constructed images.
Barry is involved with photography full-time and has his own website.


Sue O'Connell ARPS, EFIAP/g,  Area - Bristol  
DPAGB, BSE3*  
Club Bristol PS
Experience Under 4 Years
Special Categories not Judged AV
Competitions Judged Basic Club, Special Club, Inter Club, Federation
Distance will Travel Unlimited
Judge outside of 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 Area - Bristol  
Club North West Bristol
Experience Under 10 Years
Special Categories not Judged AV
Competitions Judged Basic, Special & inter Club, International, Federation
Distance will Travel Unlimited
Judge outside of 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) so is the content, feel and ‘message’ of an image. 


David Southwell ARPS, AFIAP Area - Bristol  
Club Bristol PS
Experience Under 10 Years
Special Categories not Judged AV
Competitions Judged Basic, Special & inter Club, International, Federation
Distance will Travel 150 Miles
Judge outside of 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 participants and encourage
them to enhance their skills.  


Peter Weaver LRPS, CPAGB, APAGB Area - Bristol
Club Hanham PS
Experience 20 plus years
Special Categories not Judged  
Competitions Judged Basic Club, Inter Club, Inter Club
Distance will Travel Unlimited with notice
Judge outside of Federation Yes
   
I photograph anything I see, mainly in the UK, especially Landscapes, 
People & Events. I employ a positive approach to photography & encourage 
and coach rather than just criticise.