Derek became the treasurer of the club in summer 2020. His interest in photography goes back a number of years. He describes himself as more of a “chancer” having found himself at various events and locations with a camera and a positive attitude. Having retired from business he has travelled a fair bit and continues to try and improve his images. He says that being a member of the Camera Club has enabled him to receive critical evaluation of his photographs through competition entry, inspiration to try new techniques through visiting speakers and enjoyable discussions with like-minded members. Most pictures were taken with Canon equipment although as he lugs around his heavy camera bag he now looks with envy at the i-phone “chancers”! [Editor’s Note. I hope you will agree that Derek is an excellent “chancer”.  See for yourself.]