Wildlife Photography from a Judge’s perspective. An evening with Bob Webzell ARPS EFIAP
A Man of Kent and with a professional background in Healthcare and Education, he has worked in Kent, West Africa and Central London, and latterly as a Senior Lecturer in Management and Healthcare at West London University.
Some of his earliest experiences with his first camera, an Olympus OM1, were in John Aspinalls’ zoo-parks in East Kent with my young family, but he taught himself wildlife photography during a 3 year contract managing Healthcare Education for the Ministry of Health in The Gambia, West Africa. In the early 90’s he received his first Canon and hasn’t changed his loyalty since. Much of his film work was taken with the Canon EOS5 and the latter work on the Canon 5D. He now works with a 7D Mark II and a 5D Mark III.
His diverse travel and wildlife photography has helped him achieve his LRPS in 2000 and his ARPS in 2001. His extensive involvement in international exhibiting since then has secured him over 300 images accepted into exhibitions world-wide and his AFIAP in 2011 and EFIAP in 2012. Next on the horizon should be the Masters in FIAP.
He is a past-president of Brighton and Hove Camera Club, an A-list judge and he lectures and judges in photography all over the south-east. He is a member of the Nature Photographers Portfolio, and in conjunction with poet Wayne Visser, produced his first book ‘African Dream’ in 2012.