Meet the Team


David Ashcroft LRPS

Secretary & Acting Regional Officer 

Email:       Mobile: 07710302684


David Ashcroft LRPS is our event organiser for the northern area of the Southern Region. This includes the areas of North Hampshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire that fall within the Southern Region. He also fulfils the regional secretarial role and acts as interim regional organiser.

I started photography in my early teens and I am still enjoying it and trying to improve some 50 years later!

I achieved my LRPS a few years ago and I am now working on my ARPS panel (which proving is a lot harder than I imagined!) My interests lie in Landscape, architecture and fine art nude genres.

Some of my favourite and influential photographers are Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Helmut Newton, David Bailey, Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, Duane Michals, Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson, Horst P. Horst and Bob Carlos Clarke.


Dave Peckham

Event organiser

Email:          Mobile: 07434170644

Dave Peckham is our event organiser and representative for the western area of the Southern Region. This includes Dorset and The New Forest National Park, Hampshire.


Martin Silman

Event organiser

Email:    Mobile: 07703598303

Martin is our event organiser and representative for the Portsmouth and surrounding area.


Lilian Hobbs LRPS

Event organiser and Webmaster

Email:       Mobile: 07785264684   

Lilian is our event organiser and representative for the central area including Salisbury, Southampton, and surrounding area.

Lilian has owned a camera from a teenager with her primary interest being astro-photography. Today, using a specialist CCD camera, she photographs deep sky objects, such as galaxies and when they are visible, the planets. However, living in the UK, with so many cloudy nights, Lilian also enjoys photographing sports events, and landscapes, especially when she is travelling the world on her motorbike. 


Eric Ferbrache ARPS

Event organiser

Email:        Telephone01481 255902

Eric is our event organiser and representative for the Channel Islands. 

Eric gained his LRPS in the early 1970's (soon after its introduction), and followed with an associateship in Audio Visual in 1976. He is a member of the Audio & Visual, Digital Imaging and Natural History Groups, and past president of local club Spectrum. His principal field of interest is Natural History with an emphasis on wild orchids.



Bhupinder Kaur Ghatahora ARPS

Acting Regional Officer 

Email:                       Mobile: 07798 913218


Bhupinder Ghatahora ARPS is our Regional Organiser for the Southern Region. She has been an active Associate Member of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) for 15 years. She is a qualified professional freelance photographer with a BA Honours degree in Photography and Digital Imaging. 

Over the years, she has studied and used analogue (traditional) cameras/equipment and film developing/printing techniques that are less used due to new digital technologies being introduced within the photography industry. She has adapted and is very conversant with the digital advances and is well practised with the changes.

Bhupinder voluntarily supports the community as the Official Photographer for The Pink Place Basingstoke registered charity and as a Trustee of the Helping Hands registered charity. She also runs and manages a Basingstoke networking group as the Lead Ambassador.

 Bhupinder has been running a successful free photography club for several years where new and experienced members meet twice a month. She is keen to promote photography and ‘give back’ to new and seasoned photography enthusiasts what she has learnt over the years.


Paul Cox ARPS

Acting Regional Officer 


I came to photography comparatively late in life, in my early 30’s with a trusty Olympus 35mm and was immediately smitten by the bug. I moved to Canon when everything turned digital but still love shooting medium format with my Mamiya C330 TLR.

I achieved my Associate distinction in June 2016 through exemption after obtaining my BA (Hons) Photography in 2014.

My interests are in Documentary, Landscape and [natural light] Portraiture, and also run a part-time practice with property, architecture and weddings as my mainstays.

My influences are, but not limited to, Richard Avedon, Alec Soth, Annie Leibovitz, Alex Telfer, Martin Parr, Lewis Hine, The Bechers, and Ezra Stoller.

Email:       Mobile: 07748 115057

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Newsletter editor


We are currently looking for a volunteer to filful the role as editor for our Southern Region Newsletters. We are always on the hunt for interesting news and articles.  Please email in the first instance, with your news or items of interest.