Committee Members

 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.


 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.


  Vacancy - Secretary



 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.


  Mick Rawcliffe LRPS - Newsletter Editor

I became interested in photography in the 70’s, using Minolta cameras and lenses, my own darkroom, and concentrating on portraiture, studio lighting and landscapes. After getting totally engrossed with sailing, and sail training, photography took a back seat for 25 years. After all, salt and cameras do not mix!

My digital photography journey started in 2006, with Nikon, and I returned to landscapes and seascapes with a vengeance, coupled with architectural photography. I downsized to the Fuji X system in 2013, currently using an XT2, with Fuji lenses and NISI filters. My second passion is Infrared – using a Fuji Xpro 1, converted to 720nm. I do my own printing and mounting. I was successful with my LRPS in 2011.


 Mark Reeves LRPS - 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.


 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.


 Jim Souper ARPS - Web Editor

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.


 Richard Glynne Jones ARPS - member without portfolio

I have been an amateur photographer for 45 years with an interest in several genres. I am an Associate member of three photographic federations. I reside in north west Wales, where I am the secretary for the RPS North West Region.



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.