Bio and Portfolio – Director of Photographic Imaging

Bio and Portfolio - Director of Photographic Imaging

Robert has been involved with photography nearly all his life. As child he enjoyed wandering around looking at the thumbnail size images of the world through his parent’s filmless box camera. In high school, he worked part-time for a professional photographer and used his earnings to buy a Balda 35 mm camera and a medium format Rolleiflex.

He worked with darkroom printing for many years, both in B&W and colour, and exhibited his prints widely. He still has a number of film cameras, primarily for panoramas, but has largely switched to digital technology Darkroom style photo expression and editing have now become much more flexible and powerful using digital editing tools..

Robert has been involved with CAPA and the predecessor organization, NAPA, since 1977 and has served in many senior positions, including Vice-President and President, the latter for two terms. He is currently Director of Photographic Imaging for CAPA

In his role as Director of Digital Imaging he has investigated a number of technical issues related to digital photography, particularly the impact of display quality on image viewing, editing and judging, and more recently some of the issues associated with remote judging.

He is a certified CAPA judge and has judged in many local, national and international photographic salons and competitions.

He loves travel and has been to all seven continents and more than 75 countries. His travel interests are in photographing, experiencing and interpreting new places and cultures, all the while avoiding the usual tourist spots.

In term of his day jobs, he was a initially a Research Officer with the National Research Council of Canada but became a Professor at UBC in 1973, where was involved with digital image processing for industrial applications for more than 30 years.

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Enjoy a selection of Robert’s works below.