As a photographer, it is always nice when your images get recognised in any competitions or receive an external distinction with an international organisation such as with The Royal Photographic Society.



In terms of quantity of success, this running Arctic Fox image taken in Churchill, Canada in November 2013 is probably one of my best images.

It was first entered into an external competition in September 2014 where it was awarded a FIAP Ribbon.  It has been since been entered into exhibitions on twenty plus occasions and has been accepted on every occasion.  It has been awarded a total of 10 medals and ribbons.

It was also one of the 15 images used in my ARPS panel with the royal photographic society also in September 2014.


My first attempt at an international exhibition was when I entered the 35th Smethwick International Photography Exhibition with four digital images.  I had three accepted including this image of a Small Skipper which was taken only a few hundred meters from my Leicestershire home.

I have entered Smethwick exhibition each year since.  During this time, I have had a total of 28 images accepted and am delighted to have been awarded four medals and one ribbon.


You don't need to travel huge distances to get competition standard images

This image of a Buff Ermine moth which was taken in my Leicestershire garden in 2014, was entered into seven international exhibitions also during 2014 and received 7 acceptances.