‘Moments in Time’ Photo-Art Editions © 2002-2012 by Richard Cobby ARPS, CPAGB
Richard took up the highly desirable pursuit of photography during the 60's & 70's in happening London. (think David Bailey!) A member of not one, but two local photographic clubs, he quickly began to enjoy the thrills of photographic competitions. His close group of highly successful ‘Pictorial Photographers’ was actually banned from a number of photographic competitions due to their regularly sweeping the board!
This eventually led to the privilege of exhibiting prints locally, nationally and internationally with acceptances and awards from prestigious institutions such as The London Salon, The Royal Photographic Society, The Edinburgh Festival of Arts and others. Richard has achieved the sought after associate membership with The Royal Photographic Society and is currently aiming towards further distinctions with the RPS, PAGB, and other organisations.
Richard enjoys travel and has an uncanny ability to catch scenes and slices of life from any country or area he visits. Like all the great photographers, Richard modestly professes to consider simple light and shade, texture, shape, and colour in his compositions, and yet regularly produces insightful images which capture and convey the mood and atmosphere experienced at the moment of taking each photograph. Each of Richard’s popular exhibitions offers a chance to enjoy and purchase these unique works of photographic art.
Digital capture and film scanning have opened up a vista of creative possibilities, in which Richard is fast becoming a field-leader. His current passion is in exploring the boundaries where the skills of the photographer and artist can be combined in a fusion of creative photo-art images.
Richard's current camera equipment includes a Canon 20D with several Canon lenses : EFS 17 - 85 IS ; EFS 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM ; EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM; EF 70 - 300mm f/4.5 - 5.5 DO IS USM . Past equipment included : Minolta Dynax 7 SLR 35mm with Sigma EX lenses: 24-70mm f2.8; 17-35mm f2.8-3.5, 70-200mm f2.8 plus a Tamron 90mm f2.8mm macro. All Raw digital files are processed in Photoshop CS2. Negative & slide film are scanned at 4000 dpi using a Cannon FS4000. Some of his work is done on the Olympus 5060 sw digital camera, which is excellent for lightweight travel.
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