Mike Sharples MPAGB, MFIAP, ARPS, EFIAP,FBPE. and several O and A Distinction
Mike's lifelong passion for photography started some 50 years ago, his photographic journey commencing as a black and white darkroom worker.
Mike was the RPS Central Region Reginald Organiser for some six years, and is a Council member of the Midland Counties Photographic Federation (MCPF) acting as the Seminar Secretary, also being a Past President of Smethwick Photographic Society where he has been a member for over 30 years.
Mike is also is a PAGB Judge and regularly judges National and International Exhibitions and Salon and also adjudicated on PAGB APM
Mike has exhibited widely both nationally and Internationally for the past 30 years and has been awarded many FIAP, RPS, PSA, PAGB awards.
Mike has an all encompassing passion enjoying the complete spectrum of photography and tackles any photographic subject, including Landscape, Environmental Portraits, Sports, Natural History,
Mike has become well known for his Landscapes and environmental Portraits
Mike is always endearing to produce the best quality of prints, with the use of Photoshop to develop the images with the creative and sensitive use of light, to invoke emotion.
Mike is a strong believer that images can be greatly enhanced by the correct paper chose to improve the final image, to capture the moments and make the image as appealing as possible to the viewer.