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An Upside Down World By Maurice Ford LRPS (United Kingdom)


Digital Imaging
Operational Manager: Rex Waygood

Rex joined the RPS as he wanted to discover more about the organisation and has participated in DIG since its inception which he supports technically. He was awarded the Fenton Medal in 2021 for an outstanding contribution to the work of The Royal Photographic Society.

Communications: Deborah Loth LRPS

Once digital cameras arrived, the feedback provided by a digital LED and the opportunities provided by digital post-processing of RAW files proved irresistible. Deborah has been carrying a digital camera everywhere ever since.

Secretary: Lyn Phillips LRPS

Street and sports photography are Lyn's preferred genres (at the moment), with a leaning toward creative interpretation. She brings her experience as secretary of Middleton-on-Sea Camera Club in Sussex to Digital Imaging and is enjoying being part of a dynamic team.
Treasurer: Trevor Pogson LRPS

I mainly stayed with transparencies until I bought my first digital SLR in 2002. When I retired, photography became my ‘full time’ hobby and I went to college to study photography, where I attained my LRPS. My main areas of interest are Aviation, Landscape and Macro.

Competition Secretary: Ian Thompson ARPS

Ian joined the RPS in 2009 and soon after this achieved his ‘L’  with his ‘A’ following a year later.   His photographic interests are eclectic, though his abiding passion is for heavy weather, being happiest up to his tripod head in seawater, or - very recently – storm-chasing on the high plains of the southern USA.


Neill’s role is to assist in setting up and running the webinars for the DIG online events. He has been enjoying photography all his life, taking it more seriously in recent years since retiring from a career as a scientist. He joined the RPS in 2015 and is also a committee member of Wantage Camera Club.

Accolade Editor: Dennis Knowles

In 1966 I was a founder member of the Tiverton Heathcoat Photographic club and still attend as their President. I joined the RPS some years ago, then had a break in membership and re-joined five years ago to become the treasurer for DIG Western.

Deputy Web Editor, Facebook Moderator: Ken Ness ARPS

Ken handles all the entries to the monthly competition as well as lending a more than helping hand to the web editor when she is away. He is also an organiser of the Scottish group and an administrator for the DIG Facebook group.

Membership Secretary: Jean Robson ARPS

I have always enjoyed photography, since my parents gave me a camera and took me to Bristol zoo for one very early birthday. With a busy career and family, I never had time to work at it, until retirement provided a fantastic opportunity to upgrade kit and develop skills. She is the coordinator of the peer to peer groups.

Editor of DI News: Melanie Chalk ARPS

Melanie joined the RPS after being awarded an ARPS in Multimedia. She has been involved with the RPS South East and  DIG since 2018 as a web editor and events coordinator and has recently facilitated a series of Virtual Workshops for members of the RPS. She has recently joined the Big DIG Committee and has taken over editing the DIGNews.

Co-opted Members of Committee

Assistant Accolade Editor: Holly Stranks FRPS

Holly joined the RPS and DIG in 2017. Thanks to encouragement from other RPS members in her camera club she took her LRPS gaining her ARPS during lockdown in 2020 with her subject matter of dog portraiture. She was awarded FRPS early in 2022. Holly loves the technical side of photography using Photoshop etc, and has migrated from a Nikon DSLR system to Sony mirrorless.

Commissioning Editor; Janet Haines ARPS

Janet joined the RPS and DIG several years ago and found it an inspiring environment.  She says "I learnt to do a lot of my creative work in the early days by either using the DIGIT tutorials written by members, or trying to imitate others work. Taking the various Distinctions has also helped enormously to improve the quality my work."  Became DIG Chair in February 2014.

DIGIT Editor: Gary Beaton

Gary has enjoyed all things photographic for many years. He specialises in no specific discipline or technique but loves to try anything. He uses an eclectic variety of equipment to capture images, whether digitally or otherwise, ranging from Canon SLRs, through pinholes and zone plates, to home-made gadgets, and is still a regular film user.

Print Exhibition Co-ordinator: Marilyn Taylor ARPS

Marilyn has been using a camera of one sort or another since her teens, but became much more enthusiastic when digital cameras came out. She has used Photoshop since 2000, and loves the creativity options it offers. She joined Guildford Photographic Society in 2007 and started on her RPS distinction programme in 2008.