Portrait

  • Portrait
  • Tessa Bramall

    “I sort of became hooked on nature photography when a giraffe I was pointing my camera at turned around and looked at me and I took the picture and felt a connection.  

    Holidays with my children focused around nature and together we took many pictures of different birds, mammals and insects, learning and observing their characteristics and the environment in which they lived. 

    We joined the society many years ago and started entering competitions, readily accepting advice and guidance and we progressed after listening to many a talk and judges comments. 

    More recently I have been drawn to the sea and learnt more about long exposure minimalistic seascape photography using filters.

    Below is my Gallery of my more sucessful images

    17-Garden-Spider-On-Web
    18-Robin-Territorial-Singing
    18.808-Bumble-Bee
    19 -Transient-Light
    19 Brown Hare Stretching
    19 Celestial Dawn
    19 Listen-To-The-Bell
    19 Ocean Ladder
    19 Orange-Tip-On-Forget-Me-Knot
    19 Runway-24
    19 Silver Sea
    19 Small Skipper Roosting Before Sunset
    19 Treacherous
    19 Uttakliev-Eye
    19 Whitby Navigation Beacon
    19 Wild Sea
    19-Beach-Snow
    19-Dipper-Calling-In-The-Rain
    19-Evening-Surfers
    19-Lifeboat-Returns
    19-Monument-and-Causeway
    19-The-Built-Environment
    2-Red-Crested-Pochard
    20 Great-Crested-Grebe-With-Chick-On-Back
    20 House Sparrows
    20 House-Sparrows
    20 Incoming
    20 Male Orange-Tip On Cuckoo Flower
    20 Orange-Tip-On-Forget-Me-Knot
    20 Rain-Then-Shine
    20 Sea-Flood
    20 Small Skipper Roosting Before Sunset
    20 Subway
    20 Tidal-Pool-Fisherman
    20 Twilight-Path
    20-A-Break-In-The-Clouds
    20-Common-Mayfly
    20-Flow
    20-Looking-Up
    20-Monument-and-Causeway
    20-Mud-Flat-Crabs
    20-Pair-Of-Orange-Tip-Butterflies
    20-Red-Crested-Pochard
    20-Ringlet
    20-Sea-View
    20-Silver-Studded-Blue-Butterflies
    20-Surrounded-By-Sea
    20-Sweet-Pea-Posy
    20-Sweet-Peas
    20-Waiting-For-Fish
    20-White-Waves
    2o-Scotch-Mist
    17-Garden-Spider-On-Web
  • Peter Owen

    I have taken photographs since the age of 11 and joined Stafford Photographic Society following my retirement in 2018.  I enjoy all aspects of the Society and find it to be a friendly, inclusive and enjoyable outlet For my photography.  I am a member of the Society’s Committee and undertake the role of PDI coordinator.

    I enjoy the majority of photography genre’s and currently shoot with a Canon DSLR and a Leica compact camera.

    Below is a gallery containing a selection of my images.

    16 Lladwyn-Island-Anglesey
    16 The-Hokey-Kokey
    16.7 Bernina-Express-Switzerland
    16.7 Sunset-at-Conway-Estuary
    16.7 Sydney-Skyline
    16.8 Just-Me-and-the-Sea
    18-1127-Ribblehead-Viaduct
    18-Baker-Street
    18-Natasha
    18-Old-Taps
    19 Adams-Plaza-Bridge-Canary-Wharf
    19 Deer-Calke-Abbey
    19-Baker-Street
    20 Another-Day-in-the-Office
    20-Pebbles-at-Penmon
    16 Lladwyn-Island-Anglesey
  • Noel Bennett

    Past president 3 years.

    I was one of  ‘the young ones’  when I joined SPS back in 2005, that’s 17 years ago!!

    I’ve seen a lot of changes over the years and a lot of people come and go. 

    The society has helped my photography come alive and lift my aspirations to a whole new level.
    If you are as lucky as I was it could well turn your interest into a passion, and valued friendships will naturally follow.

    Main interests include landscape, creative, mono and portrait.

    Below is my gallery containing a selection of images.

    15-Consulting-Google-Maps
    16.741-Help
    17 Misty-Start
    18 Cows-by-the-River
    18-Lost
    19 Cormorant-On-River-Bank
    19 Friers-Crag-from-Derwentwater
    19 View-of-Glenridding-across-Ullswater-
    19-All-Tied-Up
    19-Clearing-Sky
    19-Cygnets-On-Board
    19-Mute-Swans-Courting
    19-Mute-Swans-Courting
    20 Days-End
    20 Empty-Mooring
    20 First-Light-on-Mellbreak
    20 Gone-for-a-.-.-.-Surf-
    20 Winter-Commute
    20-James-The-Toadstool-Man
    15-Consulting-Google-Maps
  • Brian Dicks DPAGB

    I have been a member of the Society since 2007, after taking early retirement from my job as a lecturer in Graphic Design.

    I have served on the committee for several years as PDI Competitions Coordinator, Vice President, President and currently External Competitions Coordinator. 

    I enjoy all aspects of photography, but specialise in none. 

    I currently use Olympus micro four thirds camera and lenses.

    Below is my gallery containing a selection of my higher scoring images.

     17 Car Mascot Copy
    16.692-Croquet
    17 Friends at the Fair
    17 The Upside Down House
    18 The Light Between
    18 Underground Naples
    18 Winter on the trent  18
    18-Deauville-Lifeguard-Station
    18-What-lies-beneath
    18.2 Through-the-round-window 18.2
    19 Ceiling Barcelona Opera House
    19 Imperial Point
    19 In the wild flower meadow
    19 Inside-the-Coalyard
    19 On Blackpool Beach
    19 Passing the Da
    19 Penarth-Pier-
    19 Street Cleaner
    19 The Allen Lambert Galleria
    19 The-Great-British-High-Street
    20 -In The Gallery
    20 Collecting-Daisies
    20 Pasque Flowers
    20 Penarth-Pier-copy
    20 Teamwork
    20-Deauville-Lifeguard-Station
    20-La-Ferme-De-Pascaline
    17 Car Mascot Copy
  • Graham Argent DPAGB

    Photography has been a lifelong interest and proved to be a perfect counter-balance to a demanding working life as a Senior NHS Healthcare Executive.

    I started to take my photography more seriously around 2002, initially joining Stafford Camera Club as a ‘beginner’. Over successive seasons, I progressed into the Advanced section and gained the Credit Award of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain in 2009.

    I transferred to Stafford Photographic Society in 2018 to advance my photography and in April 2022, I gained a Distinction Award, from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

    Whilst I am known for my portraiture, I equally enjoy sports and landscape photography

    I am a keen advocate of supporting anyone who want to develop their photography skills

    I am currently using the mirrorless Canon EOS R6 body with a range of Canon lenses (10-22, 24-105, 70-300 and 50 mm)

    Below is my gallery containing a selection of images

    16-Iron-Maiden
    16.83 Warriors
    18 Art-Deco-Fan-Dancer
    18-Hydrangea
    18-Industrial-chic
    18-Table-for-two
    19 A-good-hair-day
    19 Considering-the-future
    19 Man of the Cloth
    19-Belverdere-Dawn
    19-Tuscan-Dawn
    20 A man of Cloth
    20 A-good-hair-day
    20 Considering-the-future
    20 Medusa
    20 One-last-drink
    20 Sheltering
    20-Belverdere-Dawn
    20-London-Hobo
    20-The-Overseer
    20-Tuscan-Dawn
    16-Iron-Maiden
  • Dave Tucker EFIAP/p, DPAGB, CPAGB, BPE3

    I enjoy helping others who want to improve their photographic skills. And, on that point, I firmly believe being a member of a good club helps improve your photographic ability and pleasure in seeing your images come to life.

    Personally, I still like to take part in photographic competitions from club level right up to international level and, I’m pleased to say, with some success, having gained my EFIAP/platinum, DPAGB, CPAGB and BPE3* distinctions. I am also a PAGB listed judge as well as being an MCPF recognised A-listed judge. On the camera front, I have recently ‘gone mirrorless’ and use both a Canon R5 and R6 camera along with a range RF lenses and love taking an image from button pressing through to print.

    I am also an affiliate for ON1 RAW photo editing software which we use for all our photo editing on images.

    More details about me can be found on my website at:

    https://davetucker.wixsite.com/tuckerpics

    Below is my gallery containing a selection of images.

    15-Mexican-Leaf-Frog
    17.692-Arizona-Blonde-Tarantula
    18 Long-eared-owl
    18 The-Joker
    18-Every-picture-tells-a-story
    18-Misty-Dawn-at-Thurne-Mill
    18-Otters
    18-Sunglasses
    19 Davy-lamp
    19 Sleeping-Macaque-1
    19 Southern-Yellow-Billed-Hornbill-Tockus-leucomelas
    19 Tiger-on-log
    19 velcome-to-colditz
    19-Grouse-on-moorland
    19-He's-Behind-You
    19-Stag-Calling
    19-The-Apple-Thief
    19-Tranquil-Groynes
    20 Nesting-Shag
    20 Supplication
    20 Warrior-from-the-sea-mist
    20-Before-the-Cross
    20-Before-the-Cross
    20-Dawn-Light-mist
    20-Resting-Rancher
    15-Mexican-Leaf-Frog
  • Howard Bagshaw ARPS MPAGB FIPF

    I started taking photographs as a teenager and joined SPS in 1990. I’ve been on the committee for much of that time, sometimes as Secretary or President, but mostly ‘dogsbody’. Though I enjoy most genres of photography, I have concentrated in the past 15 years on Audio Visual (AV). Through this interest, Carole and I have made many AV friends, and travelled, around the world, sometimes lecturing, sometimes judging international AV competitions. I am a PAGB AV judge and have been on distinction assessment panels for the PAGB and RPS. I was honoured to recently be awarded a Fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation for my AV work. I’ve accumulated far too much photographic kit, but mainly use my iPhone and Olympus MFT systems.

    Below is my gallery containing a selection of images.

    18-There-Used-to-be-a-Diamond-Mine-Here
    19 Another-Welsh-Summer
    19 Tibetan-Knitter
    19-Cambodian-craftsman
    20 Another-Welsh-Summer
    20 Kelpies-at-Dusk
    20 Ornsay-Lighthouse-Skye
    20-All-this-and-only-second
    20-Sparing-Impalas
    18-There-Used-to-be-a-Diamond-Mine-Here
  • Miles Caven

    Like many others of a certain age, I became interested in photography in my early teens.

    Not much pocket money ,so film developing and contact printing was my starting point. A home made enlarger was a huge step forward for me. The tales I could tell, but not here.

    Now much older, I am a committed Sony user, Sony A7c Body.

    With Sony FE 20mm G, Sony 50mm f 1.8, Sony FE 24-105 G f4 and Sony FE f5.6 – 6.3 200-600 G lenses.

    I have no formal qualifications and am entirely self taught using pc, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC . For printing I use a Canon 9000 Pro A3+ plus printer.

    My subject range is general, with no specialist genre.

     A member of SPS for a good number of years and still enjoying photography.

    Below is my gallery containing a selection of images.

    16 Lladwyn-Island-Anglesey
    16 The-Hokey-Kokey
    16.7 Bernina-Express-Switzerland
    16.7 Sunset-at-Conway-Estuary
    16.7 Sydney-Skyline
    16.8 Just-Me-and-the-Sea
    18-1127-Ribblehead-Viaduct
    18-Baker-Street
    18-Natasha
    18-Old-Taps
    19 Adams-Plaza-Bridge-Canary-Wharf
    19 Deer-Calke-Abbey
    19-Baker-Street
    20 Another-Day-in-the-Office
    20-Pebbles-at-Penmon
    16 Lladwyn-Island-Anglesey
  • Derek Gair

    I was a teenager when I first got interested in taking photos and bought my first decent camera, a Zorki 4 in 1968 when I was 17. In my early 20’s I was asked to take wedding photos of a deaf & dumb couple who could not afford a professional. I was 30 when I went to live in Zimbabwe for a few years and took wedding photos for two work colleagues, one of those was traditional African wedding and a truly jaw dropping experience.  During almost all of the many years since I have been asked to take many weddings, birthdays, christenings, people and organisations anniversaries, as well as other events. For example, this year I took five school events (I now have an advanced DBS Certificate – paid for by a school) This included my 3rd visit to Victoria Hall to take award photographs and 3 proms. All I request if I don’t know the people asking is a small donation to one of the two charities close to my heart.  

    I do enjoy going to the photo club meetings, chatting with members and seeing some amazing photographs even though my photos would be classified as ‘Picture post cards’ by a judge rather than competition photos. I am now retired and trying to get more into nature photography. I have also had studio lights for many years. I’m a Canon man, shoot in RAW and use canon free editing software and tweak in photoshop elements. 

    Below is my gallery containing a selection of images.

    andys Triathlon Challenge 18
    andys Triathlon Challenge 18
  • Judi Dicks DPAGB APBE

    I joined Stafford Photographic Society in 2007 having taken voluntary redundancy from my job as Customer Service Manager at the Co-operative bank, looking for new challenge. I soon got hooked and started entering competitions, both internal and external, and took on the role of External Competitions Co-ordinator on behalf of the society. I have learnt so much from the society and it’s members, helping me to obtain an ARPS – Associate member of the Royal Photographic Society. A DPAG distinction award from the Photographic Alliance of great Britain and an Associate of the British Photographic Exhibitions – APBE I particularly enjoy coastal scenery, urban landscape, street and candid photography along with garden and plant photography – basically I enjoy being outside so not keen on shooting in a studios, I also enjoy my sleep too much to catch the early morning landscapes. I currently us an Olympus micro four thirds camera and lenses

    Below in my gallery containing a selection of images.

    1-Brixham-Harbour
    17 Breaking through the cloud
    17-stepping-out
    17-The-refuelling-station
    17.148 Hengistbury Head
    18 High Tide at Southwold
    18-bellis
    19 Aberaron Pastel
    19 Ccommunications
    19 Fashion-victim
    19 Hellebores
    19 Storm light New Brighton
    19 The Patriotic Cat
    19-brixham-habour
    19-Brixham-Harbour
    19-flat-irons
    19-Museum Staircase
    19-white-dahlia
    20 Communications
    20 Geometrics
    20 Gooseneck & Clary
    20 high Tide at Southport
    20 HIGH-TIDE-AT-SOUTHPORT
    20 Iris
    20 Irises
    20 Love Unfurling
    20 Mett me at the Yellow Beach Hut
    20 mum
    20 Shower Block
    20 Straight Lines
    20 THE-BRUMMIE-WEDDING-CAKE
    20-Brixham-Harbour
    20-couples
    20-overlooking-the-Arno
    1-Brixham-Harbour
  • Michelle Sanderson CPAGB

    I’ve been into photography for 6 years and is my main hobby. My favourite subjects to photograph are dogs, landscapes and macro. I take most of my pictures on my Huawei P40 pro mobile phone and use apps on my iPad to edit them. I currently own a Sony A77 DSLR and mainly use this for macro and some dog portraits. Recently I was given a CPAGB for Photographic Merit.

    Below in my gallery containing a selection of images.

    17-Deck-chair-sails
    17-High-speed-splash
    17-Speed-and-Splash
    17-Springtime
    18-Frozen-Flowers
    19 Seven-Sleepy-Heads
    19 Still-Standing
    19-Need-for-speed
    19-Two-Sides-to-every-Story
    20 A-Cold-Winters-Morning
    20 Ice-Cold-Morning
    20 In-The-Presence-Of-Beauty
    20 Morning has Broken
    20 Morning-has-broken
    20-Crocuses
    20-Dusty-and-Dirty
    20-Frozen-Flowers
    20-Ready-to-play
    17-Deck-chair-sails