Our judges are available for online competitions
Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB
Paul Hendley Ph.D. LRPS CPAGB
Please contact them via the PAGB Handbook or the SCPF online Handbook (if you have access).
Here are our judge’s biographies:
Paul Hendley Ph.D. LRPS CPAGB I am a retired scientist who spent 60+ years believing I did not have an artistic bone in my body. Having seriously adopted photography at retirement, I have found it allows people like me to create something they (and others) can feel is beautiful. This has been eye-opening and very satisfying and, coming from a science background, it has been illuminating to start to learn the extent to which photographs can play directly on the emotions irrespective of their technical characteristics.An OU course helped me grasp the technical basics and I read extensively and attended many workshops etc. to extend my skills and knowledge culminating in my successful LRPS panel and CPAGB assessments.I am actively trying to expand my photography across genres but my comfort zone still lies in macro work.I am thoroughly familiar with Lightroom and Photoshop but have a lot more to learn to reach the standard I feel I need to achieve to make the best of my image concepts.In my younger years, I enjoyed being a US soccer referee for 10 or 12 years and so I am comfortable with making judgements that are not necessarily popular with all! My company was very strong on performance appraisals and so I am practiced with the principles and practice of constructive feedback.
Having received the excellent training from SCPF, I hope I will develop to be a successful club judge despite having seen how difficult the task can be – both in terms of differentiating between great images and being positive about less wonderful ones!
Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGBMy interest in photography started when I was handed an old SLR camera during a physics lesson at school! I achieved my ARPS in Contemporary Photography in 2011 and I enjoy all genres of photography. My own personal choice of subject matter is anything to which I have a strong emotional attachment or one that has an enduring expressive quality.I was elected President of Bracknell Camera Club in 2008, a post I held until June 2019.I was also their Programme Secretary for seventeen years.I am passionate about the quality of images and play an active role in coaching people to achieve both RPS and PAGB distinctions. In 2002 I became a judge for the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF) and in 2017 I was accepted onto the PAGB list.
I am currently a member of the SCPF Judging Sub Committee and am involved with the vetting and assessing of applications from potential new judges.
Caroline can be contacted via the usual channels for booking judges or via the group email for judges above.
Updated 9th March 2022