David Gibbins ARPS APAGB EFIAP BPE4*

Photography has been my main hobby for over 35 years. It is not just “taking pictures” as I get even more enjoyment from the camaraderie of being a member of a Camera Club, and visiting Clubs as a Judge and Speaker plus helping Clubs through active involvement on the Federation Executive.

My initial interest was in landscape photography and my work-horse lens was a 75-200mm zoom. I still love landscapes but I now do more creative and illustrative work and in the last couple of years I have become more involved in using songs to illustrate my images and my talks are a combination of still images and short AV sequences.

I have served on the N&EMPF Executive Committee for over 30 years having been President twice. I have held several positions and I am currently the Judges and Lecturers Secretary. I am also on the PAGB Executive as Chairman of PAGB Patronage. One of my proudest moments in photography was being awarded the APAGB for services to Photography.

Judging gives me my greatest personal satisfaction, whether it is a club competition or an exhibition. It can be a challenge but at the same time I feel honoured to be invited to comment on somebody else’s work and hopefully provide positive encouragement. I have been a photographic judge since 1983, graduating through the N&EMPF senior list to the PAGB List.

I love all genre of photography but when I take pictures many include patterns.