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I am a full time gardener by trade as well as a self taught photographer, I have dabbled for many a year since starting with a Zenit, which was quite a handful for a youngster but took a much more dedicated interest about 2010 having upgraded to a Digital SLR.
I have used Olympus Micro Four Thirds and Nikon DSLR's, but found I was not enjoying my photography as much as I had hoped, until I got a Fuji X-E1 which rekindled my enthusiasm and then when Fuji brought out the XT-1 I converted completely and am now a devoted Fuji fan with no regrets.
Having joined the camera club scene and dealing with various roles within, especially the competition side, I started to get interested in the concept of judging and then took the plunge to start as a provisional judge in November 2013 with the KCPA and gained my accredited status, as of 1st May 2016 and also achieved Level 2 status with SxPF which is a major jump from just hoping to be being registered.
Since starting my judging I have had the privilege and honour of being invited to clubs covering 5 different counties to appraise their work which is always interesting as the range of work is so diverse across the clubs and to see the changes happening on return visits.
My love of street/people photography has led me to attend Photo24 London for four years running (This is a great event held in London over 24hours non- stop usually towards end of June) in 2016 not only did I get to complete Photo24 again, but was privileged to be part of the organisers team, which allowed me to see things from the other side not just an attendee, so here to future years events and the development of a talk which relays my experiences and images from Photo24