Roger is one of the most prolific photographers in the UK. His range of photographic work includes nature, landscape, portrait, sport and much more. To see some of Roger's work please enjoy the galleries. You can also book a lecture, details available in the Talks section. Most of his images featured here are available to purchase and you can find details in the Prints section of this site.
Roger has been photographing for over 45 years and his main passions are the natural world, its landscape, people and the fauna and flora. He also enjoys many other branches of photography from sports to architecture. Since 1995, travel has been taking up a major part of his photography and with his specialist photographic travel company Photoventures he has had the opportunity to explore and photograph many locations throughout the world and in particular the United States.
He has been able to bring the results of his photography to people throughout the United Kingdom and overseas with a comprehensive array of lectures. In more than 45 years as an active photographer he has delivered well over 2,500 lectures worldwide. In addition to this he has been privileged to judge many competitions including many of the International and National Exhibitions held in Great Britain.
In 1984 he was awarded an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society in the Pictorial Division with a panel of colour transparencies, in 1985 he was awarded his second Associate in the Pictorial Division with a panel of colour prints. In 1986 he achieved the Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in the Applied Division with a panel of colour prints and in 2000, Roger was awarded a second Fellowship in the Pictorial Division, again with a panel of colour prints. In 1996 he received the Award for Photographic Merit from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain for services to photography. In 1996 he was the second person to be awarded the Associate of the British Photographic Exhibitions and in 1998 was the first person to be made a Fellow of the British Photographic Exhibitions and held the only fellowship until the second was awarded in 2001.
Roger has been a prolific exhibitor for over 40 years both nationally and internationally and has achieved well in excess of 4,000 acceptances in Great Britain and abroad. In the process he has achieved over 900 awards, which amongst them include many PSA, FIAP and PAGB medals. In 1999 he was elected to become a member of the London Salon of Pictorial Photography, later becoming the Chairman.
Roger has served on the Royal Photographic Society Distinctions assessment panel for over two decades, firstly as a member of the Licentiate Panel. In 1998 he was made a member of the Applied Panel and in 2001 became Chair of the inaugural Travel Panel. Roger also chaired the Nature Panel between 2006 and 2008. He became a member of the Royal Photographic Society Distinctions Advisory Board in 2007 and was Chair from 2011 to 17. He served as a Council member of the Royal Photographic Society from 1993 to 2002, Vice President between 2002 and 2003 and was President from 2003 to 2005.
Roger’s photographs have been successful in many prestigious competitions as well as being extensively published. Roger won Best Slide in the first Condor International Bird Competition in 1987 with “Arctic Tern in flight”. He had two of his images accepted for the first Canon Camera Calendar in 1990 winning the winter section, the only photographer to ever have more than one acceptance in a single year. Roger has had many images published in the Photography Year Books, with his image "Sunflower" on the front cover of the 1990 edition. Many of his images have been used in other publications including Ron Spillman’s "The Complete Photographer" published by Fountain Press.
In 2000 he was awarded a 'Judges Medal' at the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain National Colour Slide Championship with "White Sands Evening". In 2001 he won the Best Slide in the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain National Colour Slide Championship with "Winter Tree, Hayden Valley".
This selection contains a few of my favourite images from a lifetime in photography covering a wide area of my photographic practice.
Copies of all images in the galleries shown on this site are available to purchase as prints, with the exception of the Camera Enforcement Galley. Prints will usually be supplied unmounted and can be selected from the sizes shown in three types of finish: lustre, glossy and high gloss. All prints are produced in the darkroom from digital images.
If you do not see something that exactly fits, please feel free to contact Roger to discuss your requirement. He has an extensive library of hundreds of thousands of images from a wide variety of locations at home and abroad.
Below shows the sizes and print finishes available, however larger prints as well as mounting and framing can be supplied if required. Please contact Roger to discuss options.
To make a purchase, please contact Roger by clicking here.
Roger has been lecturing for more than 40 years and has made countless presentations all over the world, to all types of institutions. He has made presentations to audiences numbering in the thousands and to smaller organisation and is always pleased to share his view of photography. Roger has been invited to give presentations on many occasions, at large events such as Photokina, Focus on Imaging and The Photography Show. In addition, he has presented and led many events for the Royal Photographic Society in locations such as the USA, China, and New Zealand, particularly in regard to the Society's world leading distinctions. Roger has also lectured extensively on Traffic Enforcement technology including to a 4,000 strong delegation in San Diego.
Roger is available to offer a wide range of presentations to photographic clubs and other organisations. These mainly consist of digitally projected talks that cover all aspects of his diverse range of subject matter and styles. These digital presentations are usually supported with a range of display prints provided the organisation has the facility to display his work. Roger can also make print presentations from the extension volume of prints he has produced over his 45 years as a photographer.His presentations largely centre on the wide range of photography he has amassed over the last 25 years as owner and operator of his specialist travel company Photoventures. Within this extensive body of work there is a diverse range of subjects and genres from wildlife to documentary and many things in between. He can cover a wide range of subjects in the USA from Yellowstone to New England, Alaska to driving Route 66. In addition, talks covering his many visits to most parts of India, the Far East, South America, and Iceland to name but a few. In addition he can also feature work from personal and professional projects and his favourite part of the United Kingdom, the Lakes and Dales. He also has a unique lecture about the introduction of Traffic Enforcements Cameras in the United Kingdom, an area in which he was at the forefront during the 1990's. The majority of presentations are of 1hr 45mins in duration, however he is able offer shorter presentations of 30-60 minutes dependent on each organisation's individual needs. The fee for a full presentation is usually £70 plus travel and for shorter presentations subject to negotiation. Please contact Roger to discuss your needs as he is confident there will be something to fit.
Based around his recent much acclaimed one-man exhibition, this presentation covers a whole range of photography from Roger's travels. From landscape to wildlife, high summer to the freezing temperatures of a Yellowstone winter, this talk offers a diverse range of photography.
A presentation that will give you a deep insight into many aspects of India culture and life. From Ladakh, Sikkim and Nepal in the Himalayas to Kolkata, Rajasthan, The Rann of Kutch, the Punjab and Kerala you can witness the many different parts that make India so exciting.
A presentation in two halves that gives a small glimpse into the diverse range landscape and wildlife to be found in the USA. From grizzlies fishing in Alaska to the mysteries of the red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau.
A presentation that explores the west of the USA from southern California to Washington State. It features one of the most exciting National Parks, Yosemite, and the coast of Oregon - the most spectacular in the United States.
A presentation that explores two of Roger's favourite locations, the Lakes District and the Yorkshire Dales. Numerous visits to the region have allowed Roger to capture the mood of this beautiful part of England.
A look at the diversity of landscape found throughout the USA. From the magical fall colours of New England to the aspen forests of the Rockies and so much in between.
Roger has travelled the full length of the ‘Mother Road’ on seven occasions as well as visiting various sections over the years. His journey from Chicago to Santa Monica will bring you aspects of the people and the icons that make this route so famous.
This coastal and mountainous state in southern India is amongst the jewels of this vast country. From the majestic hills of the Western Ghats to the rich coastline there is a wild diversity to behold. Mixed this with the wonderful and colourful people making this such an exciting photographic location.
Track the seasons of Yellowstone and witness the changes that they bring to the most famous national park in the world. From the new growth and regeneration of spring and summer through the colours of fall and the sub-zero temperatures of the harshest winters in the United States.
Amassed from numerous visits to Florida this presentation features one of the United States' most interesting wildlife locations. From the coast to the swamps and alligators to the most colourful birds, you will get a glimpse at the diversity that can be found here.
A presentation that showcases a wide variety of Roger's outstanding natural history photography. From birds of Islay to red foxes hunting in the bitter winter of Yellowstone this talk offers something for all who love the natural world.
A presentation that tracks my photographic journey, whether it be on my travels with Photoventures or my own personal and professional assignments. A presentation that by its very essence is changing all the time as new work is produced.
Photographic Tour Specialists
Roger formed Photoventures specialist photographic travel in 1995 and it has operated continually since then. Primarily centring on the United States of America and Canada. In that time Roger has visited 48 of the 50 states of the USA. Photoventures has operated many tours to Yellowstone at all times of the year. Since 1999 Photoventures has led 26 specialist winter tours to Yellowstone operating this tour continually between 1999 and 2017. Photoventures has driven the whole length of Route 66 on seven occasions, photographed in the deep south to the far north of Alaska, from the east coast to the west coast.
Photoventures has led tours to most parts of India from the Himalayas to the hot south, to Chile and Argentina, the southern most countries of South America and in recent years to Iceland.
More information can be found by visiting the website www.photoventures.tours where you can find details of upcoming tours and see the extensive range of photographic galleries.
Roger served for 32 years as an officer of the Metropolitan Police and in 1988, due to his photographic qualifications, was asked to lead the introduction the new Camera Enforcement Technology (Gatso). This meant taking the operational lead on the development of the systems for use in the United Kingdom, which included the first use of colour recording and the first nationwide prosecutions. He was head of Camera Operations when the first nationwide operational traffic light camera systems were introduced in 1989 in West London at Hangar Lane and Marylebone Road. These sites expanded throughout London and the United Kingdom in the following ten years and he advised many police forces throughout England, Scotland and Wales on their operational use as well as being called as an expert witness in a number of disputed cases. He also advised police forces from many parts of the world in regard to the use of this technology.
In 1990 he was asked to head the operational trials of the first unattended speed enforcement cameras on the A316 Twickenham Road Bridge, Twickenham. Surrey. After a successful trial leading to Home Office Type approval, this system went live in 1992, as part of the West London Camera Enforcement Project. This also saw the first use of the now famous camera warning signs that are have been adopted the world over. Roger also introduced the first use of mobile speed enforcements systems in conjunction with fixed cameras and in 1994 was the first to use mobile speed enforcement in conjunction with long term roadworks, a policy that is adopted nationwide today. He was also responsible for the first use of secondary road marking in Lothian and Borders and subsequently convinced the Home Office / Dept Transport to adopt this secondary check method, something he had been advocating since the first speed camera went live.
During his eleven-year period as operational head, the number of sites in the Metropolitan Police District rose to more than 750, operated from three Metropolitan Police Dedicated Camera Enforcement Units, the largest operation anywhere in the world. Roger also tested the first digital enforcement camera, which in its infancy was not fit for use, oversaw the type approval testing for the 'Truvelo' Front Facing Speed Camera, the mobile and fixed Bus Lane Enforcement Cameras and the first testing on Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR). He also operationally tested a number of prototype laser camera systems that are used today as part of the nationwide mobile Camera Safety speed enforcement policy. Roger was also the camera enforcement adviser in respect to the overhead 'Gatsometer' Camera systems used as part of first Controlled Motorway scheme on the M25 at Heathrow. After his retirement he worked many years as a consultant in the field of Traffic Enforcement Systems and advised the company who were producing the first digital camera system approved by the Home Office.
You can see images pertaining to some of this work in the Camera Enforcement Gallery by clicking on the image below.
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If you have any questions about Roger's work or would like some more information on any of the images in this website or to book a talk, you can contact him using the below contact form or the direct email. Please allow a couple of days for a response.