Richard has been a member of Morton Photographic Society in Carlisle for over 30 years and serves on the Executive Committee of the Northern Counties Photographic Federation (NCPF).
He is the Federation’s representative to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) where he serves on the Awards for Photographic Merit Sub-Committee and is currently the Alliance Insurance Officer.
Richard has served as a judge for the NCPF for many years and is on the list of PAGB judges. He has acted as a selector for many national and international competitions and frequently works as a selector for the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit in both still and AV categories.
His initial interest in photography was with Natural History and has since extended to cover virtually all aspects. As well as judging he frequently lectures to clubs in Northern England and Southern Scotland.