Peter Clark, APSA, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, FRPS
My interest in photography spans over 30 years and for the past 25 years or so I have specialized exclusively in landscape photography in both monochrome print and, until the digital age dawned, colour slide, in both the British Isles and the South-western United States. I fully embraced the digital age 9 years ago after 20+ years in the darkroom and now use Photoshop (CS5) as my digital darkroom in which I process my images as I would have done in the darkroom using multiple adjustment layers for local burning and dodging. Of course not all images work in monochrome and in the past year I have finally begun to produce colour prints too!
Infrared has always played a prominent part in my monochrome photography as I find it adds a further dimension to the image and often yields a viable image under conditions in which conventional capture media fail. In the days of film I favoured the gritty nature of Kodak and the more subtle tones and fine grain of Konica, but now those days are past my infrared capture is digital on a converted DSLR.
I have been a member of my local photographic society Cannock PS for over 30 years, a member of PSA since 1994 and of the Royal Photographic Society since 1985.
I regularly judge at Club level and occasionally at National and International level and give monochrome print lectures and Photoshop demonstrations to photographic clubs and societies around the country. I have been a regular exhibitor in International Salons since 1985 and am rapidly approaching 2000 acceptances; currently working towards MPSA I am exhibiting regularly in all PSA Divisions with the exception of PJ and 3D.