Although I have always enjoyed photography, I became more enthusiastic (obsessed) in 2010 when I joined Dundee Photographic Society. 
The atmosphere of helpful support and friendly competition fuelled my desire to compete in internal Club competitions and in outside competitions and Exhibitions (Salons). I have been chasing distinctions and awards ever since.
 I shy away from commonly photographed subjects in favour of more unusual and wacky subjects and off-beat situations. I seemed to developed a bit of a thing for wacky selfies taken with a fisheye lens and bold processing (see my ARPS & CPAGB Galleries). 
I also like Street photography, particularly in foreign cities, and Asia in particular! 
My latest fad is Macro photography, mostly insects and spiders (see Macro Gallery). 
In my youth I was into punk music and skateboarding. I am pleased to say that the skate-punk ethos is still with me today and has a huge influence on my approach to photography. And life. 
I also deliver Club talks and engage in Club Competition judging throughout Scotland (and more widely throughout the UK via Zoom). My Club Talks (for a small fee) are listed in a separate tab above.

MY PHOTOGRAPHIC QUALIFICATIONS: 
ARPS - Associate of the Royal Photographic Society
(Levels: LRPS, ARPS, FRPS) 
DPAGB - Distinction of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
 (Levels: BPAGB, CPAGB, DPAGB, EPAGB, MPAGB) 
EFIAP/g - Gold Level Excellence of Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique
(Levels: AFIAP, EFIAP, EFIAP/b, EFIAP/s, EFIAP/g, EFIAP/p, D1, D2, D3) 
BPE5* - 5 Crown award of the British Photographic Exhibitions
(Levels: BPE1*, BPE2*, BPE3*, BPE4*, BPE5*, ABPE, FBPE)
LBIPP - Licentiate of the British Institute of Professional Photographers
(Levels: LBIPPABIPP, FBIPP)
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