I joined the club back in September 1991. My main interests in photography are Sport, Creative, Portraiture, Reportage, Landscape, Technical, Architecture, AV, Still Life and Studio. Currently providing technical assistance and editor of the CISP Catalogue.
John Clare LRPS, CPAGB, PPSAVice-chair
I first picked up a camera, an Instamatic, on a school trip to Paris aged 15. At 20 I got my first film camera, a Praktica, and converted the cupboard under the stairs into a darkroom in my London flat. More than 40 years later I have travelled widely and I love my Leica. My photography embraces many genres, including landscape, street, portraits and architecture. I also have a drone with a great camera. My job is to find and book external speakers, who are so important to the enjoyment of the club. I’m always delighted to hear speaker recommendations from members.
Peter does a great job as secretary for the committee, hosting and organising meetings. Judging by the hundreds of travel guides he owns his main interest in photography involves travelling around the world.
Dave Hyett EFIAP, DPAGB, BPE2*Treasurer
I joined the Club in 1998 from Tewkesbury Camera Club and I am currently Treasurer of Cheltenham Camera Club. My interests in photography cover most topics including landscape, portrait, creative, street, sport, nature, low light, architecture and infrared. I developed an interest in digital processing in 1996.
Linda Kirkhope AFIAPCommittee Member
I received my first camera 60 years ago and have dabbled in photography, off and on ever since. I joined the Club about 15 years ago, benefiting greatly from lectures, competitions, training courses and chatting with other members as well as making great friendships. I’ll have a go at most genres but particularly enjoy wildlife and macro photography. A few years ago, I downsized my hefty Canon equipment and now shoot with Olympus m4/3 which makes for a much lighter backpack so am less likely to have left the perfect lens for the job at home!
David Adamson EFIAP/s, BPE3*Competition Secretary
I have enjoyed taking pictures pretty much all of my life and joined Cheltenham Camera Club in 2011. My other interests are hill walking and gardening, in fact anything that gets me outside. Photography goes well with these other interests.
Janice Clark ARPS, AFIAP, DPAGB, BPE3*Nature Group & Welfare and Joint Exhibition Secretary
I have enjoyed photography since getting my first camera at the age of 12, a Brownie 127. I still have this camera and owned many others before buying my first digital camera in 2009, the year I joined Cheltenham Camera Club.
John WhiteIn Focus Editor
I have been a member of CCC since 2005 and the In Focus (newsletter) editor for the past 4 years. This is an ex-officio post, but I do muck-in and help the committee in various areas. I am most interested in the ability of the camera to capture interesting, curious or unusual images (especially street photography) but will have ago at almost anything. I was very involved in the 150th celebrations, exhibitions and books which was very rewarding and thoroughly enjoyable.
Andy RobertsNew Members Support / Outings Coordinator
I first joined the club in 2004 and joined the committee a few years ago. I enjoy all aspects of photography, particularly street photography and have learned a lot since I joined the club after living in London many years. One role I have at present on the committee is Outings co-ordinator and if any member has any suggestions for outing venues please feel free to suggest them.
John MallowsCommittee Member
I have been photo’ing for decades as part of my passion for pictures – trips to London see me in the Tate not Camera Shops. So I don’t obsess over grain, pixels or lenses, although a techie background propped up my meagre picture making skills when I was asked, way back, to take over an ailing photo class, coaching to ‘O’ level & GCSE, devising ways of conveying the aesthetic & technical stuff along the way. After a decade’s forced break I emerged into a digital world – and got stuck in, deciding, after all these years, it might be good to join a club. Then quickly took the Chairman’s shilling onto the committee, a not unfamiliar situation for me, as well as using a bit of previous to help re-instate the studio group. I photo all sorts of objects and subjects trying, but usually failing, to draw out an essence or find a fresh perspective.
James de Courcy LRPSJoint Exhibition Secretary and Committee Member
After many years of photographing mostly landscapes, travel and the family for my own enjoyment, since joining CCC as a camera club novice several years ago I have thoroughly enjoyed the resulting stimulus to expand into other genres and to share my work with others and the opportunity to learn from them. Much of my photography is done in conjunction with walking and cross-country skiing, and so over the years I have enjoyed the move from heavy medium format film gear to much lighter digital kit as well as from darkroom to Lightroom. I became a Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society in 2019. I’m looking forward to retirement next year offering more photographic opportunities.
Mark Stone LRPSCommittee Member
My interest in photography started with the birth of my daughter and wanting to capture every moment of her growing up. I then found myself starting to experiment a bit more, which ended up with me joining CCC. The wealth of knowledge in the club helped me to develop my interests further and I became a licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society in 2020. My main interest is people/street photography, with a bit of sport thrown in for good measure. I joined the committee a few years ago and look after all the equipment, setting up and our various social media accounts.
Steve ReisWebmaster and Committe Member
I have always enjoyed photography since being given a camera at an early age, learning the basic skills by experimenting and developing my own prints (initial black and white, and then colour through the use of my school’s purpose-built dark room). Subsequent to this I only took holiday snaps, until around 10 years ago I bought my first DSLR which inspired me to re-engage in capturing images. Family and friends have always encourage me to ‘do more’ with my images, hence why I recently joined CCC so that I can update my skills and hopefully become a better photographer. Landscape and nature are my specific interests but will hopefully broaden out to other genres going forward.
Margaret MacEvoyCommitte Member
I became an accidental photographer in 2011 when I accepted an invitation to accompany a friend to Cheltenham Camera Club. As a result we were both hooked from that very first visit.
The quality of the work being critiqued and the expert advice been given by the judges inspired me to look at and improve my own efforts. My interests are mainly centered around creative still life, table top and portraiture. Here, I frequently take something mundane, then give it some authority by placing it center-stage. The aim then is to see where the idea leads me. Additionally there are other areas of photography I continue to explore especially AV.