After developing an interest in
photography from an early age, I studied photography at the Southend
School of Art & Design between 1979 - 1982 under Peter Fredrick and gained my City and Guilds in
General Photography. This gave me the foundation of my photographic
I joined the
Photographic Society in 1999. Having been previously sceptical
about camera clubs I decided to give one a try. I found by
meeting people with a similar interest gave my photography
a real boost because of the encouragement and inspiration I received from the other
members. It also gave me the opportunity to make many friends. In 2001 I took on the role of
Secretary which is a post I held until 2012.
I went on to join the
Royal Photographic Society and gained
my Licentiateship (LRPS) in 2003 with a series of Lakeland landscapes. Going for my Licentiateship gave my photography a real sense of purpose and
a feeling of great satisfaction when it was achieved. A Licentiate of the
Royal Photographic Society (LRPS) is a level of distinction set by the
Royal Photographic Society, and is a standard of achievement recognised
throughout the world.
Professionally I shoot digitally, although I still like using film
and vintage cameras for my personal work. I love
Photoshop because the control over the images is simply amazing. By investing
in a scanner I have found I can enjoy the best of both digital and film.
I am a professional
Graphic Designer working under the name of
Under the name of Michael Anderson LRPS Photography & Design, I market
my own personal work in various galleries, and by exhibiting my work.
I also produce Greeting Cards, Postcards and Gifts, on an aviation
theme, which are sold in aviation museums. I offer one to one
photography tuition through my
School of Photography
which has been running for the last seven years. I am married to
Angela and live in Wivenhoe near Colchester.