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I See Icy Ice
CREDIT: Richard Ellis

Our Committee

Meet the people who keep the group running
Richard Ellis ARPS
Richard Ellis ARPS
Chair

After receiving my first SLR as an 18th birthday present I was hooked on photography and it has been an interest of mine ever since. With family commitments diminishing I have found myself drawn back to landscape photography both for the joy of making an image and of just being outdoors in wonderful light.

I enjoy all types of landscape photography but recently have spent a lot of time exploring the Highlands and islands of Scotland.

Contact: landscapef16@gmail.com

Mark Reeves LRPS
Mark Reeves ARPS
Vice Chair & Professionally Led Events Manager

I really enjoy seeing modern art (though that doesn't mean I like it all!) and I try to combine this interest with my photography.  I shoot almost exclusively outdoors, concentrating mainly on landscapes and cityscapes.  I draw particular satisfaction from creating pleasing abstract and impressionist representations of the landscape.    

I grew up in Fife, lived in London for far too many years and now live on the Wirral coast where I am lucky enough to look out over the ever changing scenes of the Dee estuary and the hills of North Wales.

Contact: rps.landscape.events@gmail.com

Dave Glenn
Dave Glenn
Member Led Events Manager

My landscape photography journey began with a Kodak Instamatic camera and has progressed via 35mm and large format film to digital. My very first photograph, taken at what was the start of a lifetime hobby, was of the back garden, with a prominently positioned dustbin (not on one of the thirds!). Hopefully my work has progressed a little since then!

My favourite time of day is the period between the blue and golden hours at dawn and my favourite location is the Peak District, a shortish distance from my home in South Manchester.

Contact: landscapememberevents@rps.org

Diana Wynn
Diana Wynn
Treasurer

My photographic story started when I was a child and was given a simple Kodak camera. I have gone through the whole range of mediums, starting with black and white film, progressing to colour film and in the seventies settling with slide film as my preference. Using a Minolta 1000 I went on the holiday of a lifetime, driving and camping around Norway for 4 weeks, with 6 rolls of 36 exposure slide film, and I used the last exposure on the boat coming home. This started my love of landscape photography, and explains why, even now, I am conservative with the number of images I take, making each one count. Coming from slide photography I was an early convert to digital, in the early nineties. 

I joined Honiton Camera Club about eight years ago, and the RPS a year later. For the last four years I have been Secretary for the WCPF, a post I gave up recently, which has freed up enough of my time to be able to offer my services to the Landscape Group as the treasurer.

Contact: landscapetreasurer@rps.org 

Andy McLaughlin
Andy McLaughlin
Secretary

Having been handed a Kodak Brownie 127 camera about the age of 9, I have always been a keen photographer. Now that I am retiring I plan to dedicate more time to my photography. Based in Lancashire I am close to the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, so there is no shortage of great landscapes.

I enjoy street, documentary and landscape photography. Having recently spent nine days on safari in Botswana I have developed an interest in wildlife too.

I am looking forward to acting as Secretary of the SIG and to meeting up with members in the future, either online or in person.

Contact: landscapesecretary@rps.org

Sue Wright
CREDIT: Susan Seubert
Sue Wright
Web Editor
My passion for landscape photography stems from my love of travel.  In the pre-digital 1980’s, I took the Trans-Siberian Express from Russia to Beijing. I then made my way overland down to Hong Kong where I eagerly walked along Nathan Road darting in and out of its many camera shops, haggling for the best deal on an Olympus Trip 35.
 
In 2008, I was involved in a road traffic accident and suffered life changing injuries. In defiance of this, I took myself off on an adventure, working my passage on a Tall Ship called The Lord Nelson across the infamous Drake Passage to Antarctica - with a new digital camera, an F/0.95 lens and a bionic leg as me trusted hearties - Yo Ho Ho!
 
In recent years, I have organised and lead three Landscape Photography trips for the Blesma charity, taking limbless and blind veterans to Iceland to ‘reframe their lives through a lens’. It was very challenging but a whole lot of fun!
 
Robert Brittle ARPS
Robert Brittle ARPS
Magazine Editor

My passion for landscape photography has given me many opportunities, from trips away to chances to learn. I have studied photography to both Degree and Masters level. Although digital formats dominate my photography, I still continue to shoot film, as and when the subject allows.

Living centrally in the UK, with the Peak District on my doorstep, landscape photography underpins my photographic practice, both academically and personally. One of my photography ambitions was achieved in 2017, when I was awarded my ARPS distinction.

Contact: landscapemagazine@rps.org

Peter Fortune
Peter Fortune
Newsletter Editor

Having been given a Brownie 127 for my 6th birthday, my interest in photography was born. I have maintained that interest on and off for more than 65 years! Initially, of course, it was black and white pictures, but I later switched to colour.

I have always loved Landscape photography and have been fascinated by the challenge of getting an ideal composition that is well-lit and technically well-judged. When digital cameras came along I was a very early adopter.

Hopefully my landscapes skills have developed but my search for the idealised image continues. I suspect my ambitions are unattainable, but there is joy in the search.

Contact: landscapenews@rps.org

Fiona McCowan
Fiona McCowan LRPS
Member without portfolio

After a thirty year career in the corporate world, I took a sabbatical and discovered photography. What began four years ago as a hobby has become an all-consuming passion. 

Despite living in the landlocked Cotswolds I love being by the sea. I am at my happiest on a deserted beach with my camera and the time to appreciate the beauty of the landscape. An ideal day is spent at the coast, followed by a hot bath, a G&T and a good dinner. 

Contact: fiona.rps@icloud.com

Jim Souper ARPS
Jim Souper ARPS
Member without portfolio

My love of the landscape started with a school trip to the Lake District and has been with me ever since. Though I have taken photographs for as long as I can remember, it is only over the last 15 years that it has become a true passion.

The majority of my work is digital, but I also enjoy pinhole photography. I was able to take time out from the day job to study for a degree in photography between 2006 and 2009, which was a great opportunity to try medium and large format analogue photography.

Based in West Yorkshire, my favourite locations are the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and the Outer Hebrides.

Contact: jim_souper@msn.com