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Peter Sharman ARPS, DPAGB

I started taking photography more seriously 8 years ago when I changed to a digital camera. I now photograph landscapes, village events and the occasional wedding. In addition I particularly like to photograph wild life. I enjoy using Adobe Photoshop because I like experimenting – and of course correcting my photographic errors! I don’t like having to keep up with new technology but will persevere for the time being!

I have been a member of the Newark & District Photographic Society for 5 years. I am a Committee Member and the Development Officer. Attendance at meetings has increased from approximately 25 when I joined 5 years ago to a membership of over 65 now. What I like about this Society is that it is continually progressing and is happy to try out new activities to help our members develop. I learn a great deal from the competition nights (naturally not always agreeing with the judges!) and would hate for these nights to be downgraded in any way.

My career has been spent in Agricultural Education at De Montfort and Lincoln Universities for 30 years where, for the last 10 years, I was Head of the
Agriculture and Science Department. Latterly during this time, I qualified in business management and left education to run my own training business. This included being secretary of a National Agricultural Conference for 8 years.

I was born in India where my parents were posted during the war. We returned to England when I was 6 years of age. I have been actively involved in sports, - mainly cricket and hockey. I am now 67 and retired from education and training. I confine my sports activities to watching and photographing the action. I like to think of myself as being relatively normal even though my frustrations get the better of me sometimes! I have a very tolerant wife Kathy, 3 children and 3 grand children. My enthusiasm for photography is accepted by my family – most of the time!

Copyright of all Photographs belong to the named individuals who have granted limited usage rights to Newark & District Photographic Society.

Waiting in the Moonlight by Peter Sharman

Waiting in the Moonlight

© Peter Sharman

Two-Tailed Pasha, France by Peter Sharman

Two-Tailed Pasha, France

© Peter Sharman

Time for Reflection by Peter Sharman

Time for Reflection

© Peter Sharman

Swallows at Nest by Peter Sharman

Swallows at Nest

© Peter Sharman

Splash Down by Peter Sharman

Splash Down

© Peter Sharman

Power Struggle by Peter Sharman

Power Struggle

© Peter Sharman

Misty Morning in the Dunes by Peter Sharman

Misty Morning in the Dunes

© Peter Sharman

Imperial Lily by Peter Sharman

Imperial Lily

© Peter Sharman

Harvest Time by Peter Sharman

Harvest Time

© Peter Sharman

Guillemot by Peter Sharman


© Peter Sharman

Focused by Peter Sharman


© Peter Sharman

Three Puffins by Peter Sharman

Three Puffins

© Peter Sharman