Anne Greiner MPAGB

Anne Grenier, Judge 1st Cork SalonAnne is a very active member of Dumfries Camera Club and her work has contributed significantly to their wide-ranging success in national and interclub competitions.

She is one of only a few people who have achieved the Credit, Distinction and Master Award of the PAGB. Anne is a PAGB Listed judge with extensive experience judging international salons and exhibitions, but she’s has yet to take on the daunting task of judging at club level!

Anne competes and exhibits widely and has collected a myriad of awards in both national and international competitions. She lives in Scotland.


Barry Mead, Judge 1st Cork Salon Barry has been involved extensively with photography since the 1970’s. He gained a fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) in 1990 and was awarded with the Fenton Medal and honorary membership of the RPS in 1991.

His images are regularly successful in international photography salons. He is also an experienced salon judge and is a regular on the club lecture circuit.

Barry’s work ranges from wildlife to landscape to very creative computer constructed images and he has exhibited widely including several solo exhibitions.

Des Connors FIPF

Des Connors, Judge 1st Cork Salon Des was awarded with a fellowship of the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) in 2010 with a stunning body of work on the life and habitat of kingfisher birds and is a familiar face on the club lecture and judging circuit throughout Ireland.

Among his awards, he holds the title of 2012 IPF National Nature Photographer following his success at the IPF National Nature Finals that year. His work has been published in local and national newspapers and has also featured in exhibitions.

Des is also an accomplished documentary photographer.


John Hooton, Judge 1st Cork SalonJohn holds fellowships from both the Irish Photographic Federation and the Royal Photographic Society and also holds the prestigious title of MFIAP.

He is a very experienced judge, both nationally and internationally and is also a member of the IPF distinction adjudication panel for all levels of distinctions, including fellowships. He is a regular guest speaker throughout Ireland and the UK.

John’s main area of interest is landscape/seascape photography but he has a great appreciation of all other types of photography also. He has had much success with his images in international salons with a very large collection of awards and has recently published his first book of photography titled “Gathering Light on the Dingle Coast”.


Mark Sedgwick, Judge 1st Cork Salon Mark, a former president of the Irish Photographic Federation, describes his range of photographic interests as eclectic, ranging from portraiture, fine art and still life through to nature and everything in between.

He holds a fellowship with the IPF along with distinctions earned from FIAP. He is a long-standing member of Celbridge Camera Club and currently holds the position of FIAP Liaison Officer with the IPF. He is no stranger to judging, having judged previous at various levels, including international FIAP Biennial.

Mark’s first book on photography “Common Irish Odonates and Butterflies” is a beautiful photographic reference book on the common dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies of Ireland.


Rod Wheelans, Judge 1st Cork Salon Rod joined the Dumfries Club in 1983 and has twice served as their President. He has been a member of the Scottish Photographic Federation Executive for more than 25 years, including serving as their president.

He is a widely experienced national and international judge and is also a member of the Royal Photographic Society distinctions judging panel for Professional & Applied category and previously judged distinctions for Visual Art and Photo Travel.

Rod also regularly competes & exhibits nationally and internationally with major success. He holds fellowships with the RPS and IPF, a Master award of PAGB and also the prestigious MFIAP award.

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