Roger has been involved in photography for over 30 years. He joined Ipswich and District Photographic Society in 1984 and the Royal Photographic Society the following year. Roger progressed through Licentiateship, Associateship, and gained a certain amount of notoriety in 1990 when h was awarded three Fellowships in the same year. These were in the Portrait, Applied and Pictorial categories. Not wishing to rest on my laurels, I gained a fourth Fellowship in 1998 in the Natural History category with a panel of prints on British Fungi. During the last 20 years Roger has served on various RPS Assessment panels – initially the Licentiateship panel for 9 years, then the Nature Associateship / Fellowship panel for 10 years, and finally the Fellowship Board for 2 years.
Roger has a wide range of awards and distinctions, reflecting his approach not to limit himself to one ‘genre’ of photography, he is accomplished in natural history, landscape and portraiture among other genres of photography. Having been a Canon user for many years, Roger was getting increasingly tired of carrying around heavy DSLRs and lenses and so recently he has switched to the Olympus micro four thirds system. Shortly after changing, he was invited to become an Olympus ‘Mentor’.
Roger will be talking to us about sports and action photography and he says that 'many photographers think you can only get good sport pictures if you have a fast telephoto lens and a press pass, but in his talk he will cover numerous sports where you can get great images without the need for expensive equipment or the need for 'special access'. Roger will also explain how to apply for sports that you do need some form of accreditation in order to take photographs.
The presentation will also explains the type of equipment Roger uses, and how finding the right viewpoint is essential. Sports covered are Boxing, Cyclocross, Jet ski, Superbikes at Brands Hatch, Ice Hockey, Grass Track, Judo, Table Tennis and much more.
You can see more of Roger's work here