John is Vice-President of Dumfries Camera Club and President of the Scottish Photographic Federation with DPAGP, APAGB and EFIAP distinctions.
He's predominantly a print worker and started off back in the darkroom days, although now all of his work (prints and projected images) is produced digitally. He has been a keen supporter of national and international salons and exhibitions over the years as well as exhibiting locally. "Having the attention span of a gnat" (his quote!) he tends to become easily bored so doesn't concentrate on any one particular type of photography. Instead he'll have a go at most subjects and techniques and particularly enjoy working on panels of pictures based on a theme.
Since retiring, however, he's had the opportunity to travel fairly widely to a range of places he had never previously dreamt of to further his hobby e.g Cuba, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, China.and India. In September 2017 he undertook a trip to the Hill Tribes of North Vitenam and Halong Bay, and most recently (February 2020) he travelled to Recife in Brazil for the build up to Carnival.