About me


About me


Caricature of me by Mat Rich

I became interested in photography in the early 1950's and in 1955 joined the Kingswood Photographic Society. I became the Secretary in 1957, a position which I held for 43 years until resigning in 2000. I am currently the President. www.kingswoodps.co.uk

Over the years I have been active within the Western Counties Photographic Federation eventually becoming President from 1990 - 1993.

Since 1960 I have lectured and judged extensively. I became a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society in 1980 and an Associate in 1990.

I was awarded the Distinction of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (DPAGB) in 1999. In 2001 I was awarded a Fenton Medal for work with the Royal Photographic Society, and in 2002 the J.S.Lancester Medal by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain for services to the PAGB and the Federations.

I was Chairman of the Licentiate Panel of the Royal Photographic Society from 2004 – 2010, having been a Panel member since 2001. As a member of the Digital Imaging Group of the RPS, and served on the committee member for 17 years, including Exhibition Secretary for 8 years.

I have been within the ranks of the United Photographic Postfolios since 1978, mainly in a small monochrome print circle. I joined DI.2 (now 72) (A4 prints) at it’s formation in 1997 and a member of the combined small print circle 7/17/21. As Audio Visual is a fairly new medium for me, I decided to join a dedicated AV Circle. I first went into Circle 51 which unfortunately folded, and I am now in Circle 52

As a keen Monochrome worker, I am a member (and Secretary) of the CROWN MONOCHROME GROUP

I now work exclusively in Digital photography, currently using a Canon EOS 400D and a Fuji Ixus 900Ti.

I can be contacted by email at: johnlong80@btinternet.com