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Club Report – Friday 17th Oct

Marjorie Burge writes:

On Friday evening at APS we were told all about ‘Seeing’ by Richard Walton FRPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE3*. Richard is currently a member of Invicta Camera Club and has been gaining knowledge of photography since buying his first camera in 1988. In 2011 Richard was appointed to the Visual Art Associateship and Fellowship Assessment Panel of the Royal Photographic Society and re-appointed to the Licentiate Assessment Panel and his photography reflects experience gained along the way. ‘Seeing’ means more than just looking, it means finding that little extra something that makes an image special to both the photographer and the viewer. Richard placed great emphasis on simplicity, and although it was obvious that monochrome was his first love he was happy to use colour where it brought a picture to life.

We were treated to a stunning display of images from his travels, not all from abroad (he did have a very strong panel from Auschwitz), many from this country, particularly London, all showing his unique approach to the camera, his love of street photography and his very subtle sense of humour. A good evening at APS. Find out more of Richard’s photography at

Monkish by Richard Walton FRPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE3*

Our next meeting, Friday 24th October will be the Tony Culver Portrait Competition to be judged by Darren Woolway ARPS – this will be prints and digital images. Visitors and new members always welcome.