As well as being the editor of ePHOTOzine, the UK’s leading online photography magazine, Peter Bargh is also a published author with several digital photography books under his belt including Teach Yourself Digital Photography and the Guide to Great Photography.Prior to this he launched and edited one of the world’s first digital photography technique magazines way back in 1997. Peter has been an enthusiast/semi professional photographer for over 25 years and has tried almost all genres. He has judged many competitions and is currently responsible for ePHOTOzine exclusive Editor’s Choice award where he selects the best pictures from over 4000 uploads per week: www.ephotozine.com
David has been involved in photography for the past 30 years, in the early years he was a member of the local photographic society and his work was mainly creative black and white images on various subjects.Gradually David realised his main direction was in creatively photographing the female form, and over a period of about 10 years his work was published in various photographic magazines and culminated in the publication of his book Island Maidens. In the late 90s he produced 4 calendars under the title of Wight Beauty, showing the female form in the local landscape of his birthplace, the Isle of Wight. David is currently involved in wedding photography but has a couple of new projects in the planning stage. David may be found at: www.davidpaulbetts.com
Jack Whitemore APAG CPAG
For many years Jack Whitemore has been involved in photography with both film and more recently digital. He has had close links with the Southern Photographic Federation (SPF) being their president at one time.He has worked as an ‘A’ list judge for the SPF but is now retired. He has gained a great wealth of photographic knowledge over the years and still gives lectures from time to time. He is a regular entrant in exhibitions and has now gone 100% digital. www.viewfinderscameraclub.org.uk
The IWPOY team would like to take this opportunity to thank the judging panel for agreeing to take part in this the first ever Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year competition. Thank you for your judging skills and taking part.