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I officially joined amateur photography in 1982 when I joined the Vanderbijlparkse Fotografiese Vereniging.  I joined PSSA later the same year.

At club level, because we did, and still do a lot of in-house judging, I have been exposed to judging from a very early stage.

I have also been an active photographer for the past 30 years.

I achieved my APSSA (Slides), in 1995.

I was, for the first time, invited as an honours judge shortly after. I have since been actively involved in honours judging as a judge, and also in the administration as the organiser for the Gauteng judging sessions for more than 10 years.

I do regard myself as a fairly versatile photographer.

Since the first digital salon in SA (Hermanus) in October 2005, meaning we now had 7 years of the Digital PSSA Impala log, I achieved 3 top 10 awards and twice ended 11th on the log.

I believe my Honours achievements also illustrate that:

APSSA (1995) (slides) open (pictorial)
FPSSA ( 2004) (slides) specialist sport
APSSA ( 2006) (digital) specialist nature
FPSSA (2009) (digital) specialist landscape
AFIAP (2011) with pictorial and nature acceptances at International Salons.
MPSSA (2013)
EPSSA (2013)

I have been involved with the PSSA JAP programme since the start in 2009. I have been involved in the development of the programme together with Jill, Barrie, Johann vd Walt and others. I have also been one of the presenters. We have presented the programme across SA over the past four years. It is important to note that the JAP programme is a task never completed; development is taking place all the time with inputs from many of our members at a continuous basis. This is incorporated by us on a continuous basis as I also keep learning every day.

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