On Saturday Morning: Dr Edward A Hyde FRPS “I Can’t See the Wood for the Trees and Other Landscapes”
On Saturday Afternoon: Margaret Salisbury FRPS, MFIAP, FIPF, FSITTP, FSINWP, AWPF, APAGB
Friday Evening: Andrew Nicoll "An Evening with Circle 71"
Photography has captivated me since I was a small boy with a Kodak Brownie 127. I cannot claim to have any images from that period of any worth but by the time I was at University studying Chemistry in the late 70’s the skills I was acquiring translated well to the darkroom and there are one or two images that have stood the test of time from this period. I have explored and enjoyed a wide variety of photographic genres and styles over the years and this broad appreciation helps me as a Judge with the Surrey Photographic Association.
However, I always come back to landscape photography, and I never feel more alive than when I am outdoors, looking for the image, anticipating the moment when the magic might happen: the light, weather and landscape combine to create art in front of your eyes, and I am there to capture it.
I have been lucky enough to have had images commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition 2 years in a row, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, The Siena International Photography Awards, The Travel Photographer of the Year, British Photography Awards and The Epson Pano Awards and most recently the International Garden Photographer of the Year. I am a major contributor of images to local National Trust properties where I run workshops. I have also been widely published in magazines such as Outdoor Photographer.
In October 2021 I gained a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) in the Landscape category.
Eddie Hyde FRPS
Known as “The Welsh Dragon” because of her signature on her prints, Margaret’s love of photography began in capturing the Slate Landscapes of her native North Wales. Committed to printing her images in Monochrome she believes that a photograph is taken with a camera, but the image was made in the Darkroom, which changed to the “Light-room” when she took up the challenge of Digital photography.
As a Sponsored Lecturer for Fotospeed, she has enjoyed their support and friendship for more than twenty years and has been a familiar face seen on their stand at the annual Photography show in past years. She is still lecturing in all parts of the UK and occasionally abroad. Margaret is also the Co-ordinator for the Fotospeed Lecture Service and claims it is through this, that she has been able to make friends with people all over the UK.
Her first Fellowships were awarded for Monochrome Darkroom prints followed by Fellowships in Travel and Nature (landscape) Digital Prints given by SWPP (The Societies). An essay on Village Life Ghana was awarded an Irish Fellowship and Master Artist of FIAP. Most recent award “Associate of WPF” gained with Mono Digital Prints “Children of the World”.
These projects have resulted in One-woman Exhibitions and invitations to Lecture, Select Exhibitions and Judge in Britain, Europe, Gibraltar, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. She has taken the challenge to publish many books including, Village Life Ghana, Tribal Life Ethiopia, Landscapes of New Zealand, Sea and Slate North Wales and Orangutans of Borneo.
Margaret believes that “aiming for Distinctions or Awards gives photographers an opportunity to work towards a goal and results in an improvement in their photography”. Her experience was gained Assessing Panels for the twenty years she served on the LRPS panel as Member and Chairman, she has served as Chairman of the Disabled Photographers’ Society Distinctions Panel and a Moderator on Open University Digital Imaging Course, which has led to her running workshops and helping on a one-to-one basis many photographers achieve their aim. Her latest project is running Workshops “Going for Distinctions” for the Fotospeed Academy.
Margaret is a member of the London Salon of Photography; she considers this to be her greatest accolade along with being awarded her MFIAP. She held the position of Chairman of the Salon for four years, being the first Woman Chairman in the Salon’s history. Holder of APAGB meritorious service award , Hon. Life President of Edinburgh Photographic Society, Hon life Member of the RPS, having been awarded a Fenton Medal to be followed by a certificate acknowledging more than 20 years of service to the RPS.
Andrew took over from Liz Boud in 2019 as Secretary of Circle 71 when Liz wished to relinquish some of her responsibilities.
Andrew is also a member of C30.