I am a serious amateur photography, an aspiring landscape photography, passionate about all things photographic.
I was born & bred in Doncaster, Yorkshire, UK and living next door to a high street photographer, is where an interest in photography began during the 1950’s and 60’s. I left the north of England and ventured south to do a degree in photographic science & engineering at the School of Photography, Regent Street Polytechnic in London, now The University of Westminster.
This education with a ‘systems thinking’ approach to all things photographic and imaging led Peter to a near-on 40 year career in advanced technology research with BAE Systems in Bristol. I had the invaluable experience to work on advances in optics, human factors, display technologies, colour perception, colour management systems, IT and computing. This career culminated in me heading up the Systems Engineering Innovation Centre (SEIC) at Loughborough University.
The priorities of family life and work meant that serious practical photography had to take a backseat. My retirement in 2006 gave me the opportunity to devote more time to photography, image processing and photographic societies. I am a committee member of the Royal Photographic Society, Western Region and a member of the Digital Imaging and Visual Art special interest groups, and a committee member of my local Kingswood Photographic Society.
I attained his RPS Licentiateship in January, 2010.