I have been taking photographs seriously for the last 15 years. My interests include travel, people, nature/wildlife, and more recently, creative images made with composite components.
At home, I am a member of the Celbridge camera club and am active at a national level with the IPF being a member of the council for the last 15 years and currently manage the IPF website. In 2004, I successfully applied for a licentiate distinction with the IPF (LIPF) and followed in 2008 with an associateship panel (AIPF) and In 2016 I applied for my fellowship and happily was successful in that endeavor in September 2016.
I regularly judge club competitions and am a member of the distinctions panel that assess IPF distinctions at all levels.
In parallel to this I have been working towards a set of FIAP distinctions ( Federation Internationale Art Photographique) and so far, have gained an EFIAP distinction and was awarded EFIAP/b in 2017 and an EFIAP/s in 2018.
My passions in photography are people in their environment and the natural world. I have travelled to many parts of the world to photograph both.
As my working life has been spent working in the technology sector, I have found the technical aspects of photography easier than creative elements.
Gerry Kerr, FIPF, EFIAP/s