My Name is Gary Shinner - "Second Glance" Photography
"Second Glance........Always worth another look!"
My interest in photography began in 1984.
It became more serious when I joined a local
Camera Club, the Velindre & Trostre, in 1991.
During the past 20+ years of my membership
I have had some successes, and this gave me incentive to aim for & achieve
Licentiate of the Royal Photographic society in November 2007.
Since then I have been chasing international successes via the PSA & FIAP
and to date have managed 1,500+ acceptances.
I have obtained my PPSA (Proficiency of the Photographic Society of America)
I'm now a member of FIAP and have a "Lifecard" for EFIAP/b status.
I'm currently considering the next level of the RPS,
in one of my favourite subject matters 'Architecture'.
Back in November 2015, I was successful in gaining my 'Associate' of the WPF
(Welsh Photographic Federation) of a panel of 12 images from the architecture
of the Valencia Science Park from October 2014 when I was fortunate to visit
the site. This body of work has done very well for me so far.
I also have a great interest in creating Audio Visual shows of my work,
to entertain, and be as creative as possible, using innovative styles synchronized to music.
I strive to be diverse in all aspects of my photographic work, and hope that you enjoy looking
at the images and my attempts at creating something slightly different.
Feb 2012 now acquired a EFIAP level award.
June 2012 now acquired a PPSA level award (P = Proficiency)
April 2014 now acquired a EFIAP/b Level award (b = Bronze)
March 2015 now acquired a EPSA level award (E = Excellence)
November 2015 now acquired a AWPF award (Associate of the Welsh Photographic Federation
February 2017 now acquired a BPSA award (Bronze Photographic society of America) for a Portfolio of images.
INTERNATIONAL GALLERY PAGES
I have added some sections and now separated them into a few galleries to aid the viewers pleasure.
On the 'Gallery' page are currently 7 sections = They are International acceptances from 2008 to 2011,
then I have separated out 'International Acceptances into Years - 2012 / 2013 / 2014 & 2015.
Also an Awards page which shows all HM's and above, and last of all my Licentiate panel of the RPS.
2013 season was my most prolific to date with just over 400 acceptances across all corners of the globe.
The second gallery is 'Acceptances in 2013' (so far).
I have now close on 500 images obtaining some acceptances far & wide,
and thus gives me this tally of well over 1,500+, also my awards have
crept up to 180 for 2015
During 2014 I put myself on the Welsh Photographic federation list as a 'speaker'
to entertain with three talks that I have structured, and a number of clubs have
booked me to date.
The first is my 23+ years in club photography, where it shows from the grass roots
that I began and where I have reached to date.
This is to try and highlight to others, that progress can be made if you accept it
and strive to push your own boundaries. I'm still shocked by what I have achieved, if I'm honest.
The second talk is the 'success & failure path' since 2007, this is to probe
with in-depth analysis and show where I went wrong and where I went right, and also
touch on the facts that I understand, the path isn't easy, straight forward or with any guarantees.
The last talk is also about 'Audio Visuals', where I enjoy trying to show how
photographer can consider a different approach in using their own images and
create a unique experience for the viewer, synchronized to some suitable music along the journey.
I also try to push and develop my own boundaries, and try out new things on each
show I create, and hope that the images are interesting as well.
I hope you enjoy the new layouts.