We are GOP

Great Orme Photographers

Who We Are

Well! To start with, we are a group of friends who all live on the beautiful Great Orme in Llandudno

This website aims to showcase the photography and other interests of the GOP members.

GOP Members

Currently there are  five +1 members of GOP

Tony Davies AWPF LRPS 

A self-taught amateur photographer living in Llandudno. He was born in Newport, south Wales, and qualified as an electrician.
Work allowed him to become an expatriate for twenty out of the following forty-three years.
Working in places like Saudi Arabia and Iraq during the nineteen seventies and eighties made it difficult to pursue photography. As a result, his hobby nearly came to an end. But in 2011, while working in Iraq for the second time, he bought his first DSLR; a Nikon D7000. This was soon followed by a D800, a D810 and now a Z6.
Many hours of his spare time have been spent taking photographs and studying the various techniques required to improve his skills.
Retiring from work in 2015 Tony joined Conwy Camera Club and soon started entering club competitions, exhibitions and salons.
He gained his Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society in November 2015 his CPAGB in April 2017 and his AWPF in 2018.
Many of Tony’s photographs have been accepted into salons and exhibitions, both within the UK and overseas. He continues to enjoy, and immerse himself in his hobby, and believes that patience is one of the most important characteristics that help to make a good photographer.

tony's Page

Phil Barratt

Philip is an Anglican priest and Hon Canon of Bangor. He lives on the lower slopes of the Great Orme.
A relative newcomer to photography, he enjoys the challenges that church buildings offer the photographer. Philip collaborated with local photographer Tony Davies in 2017, providing the textual interpretations for a new production of photographs of the medieval Misericords of Manchester Cathedral, to be published soon.
Philip uses a Canon 7D SLR and Adobe Lightroom.

Phil's page

Nick Challinor Lt Col (Retd.)

Nick has been taking photos all his life with inspiration from his father who was always clicking away. Nick was born in Scarborough in 1955 and travelled the world with his father, who was in the military. Like father, like son, he followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Army in 1970, serving with the Parachute Regiment for 8 years and then the Royal Army Physical Training Corps for a further 32 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2010 .
Nick’s Army career took him to all parts of the world, some good some bad, but he was lucky enough to have been given a Mamiya Sekor DTL 1000 as a young Paratrooper and took it everywhere with him. The Mamiya was a tough and practical camera and survived trips to the Sudanese Desert, the Norwegian Arctic as well as the Malaysian Jungles.
Later in his military career, whilst serving in Germany, he brought a Leica M8 and transferred his amateur skills to the new digital photographic technology.
Today Nick happily shoots with his Sony NEX 7 on his numerous walks around his home on the Great Orme.

Nick's page

Stuart Tudno Jones

Born in Llandudno, Stuart began his career in engineering at the Aluminium Corporation at Dolgarrog then in his early 20’s moved to Zambia to work in the copper mines. At the age of 27 he changed careers to work in the oil industry, initially with Shell, and later as a consultant working overseas in many countries until retiring in 2016.
Stuart’s interest in photography as a hobby began in 2005 with his purchase of his first DSLR, a Nikon D50. His current interests are in landscape and nature photography which he now shoots with a Nikon D750. Stuart is a member of Conwy Camera Club..

Stuart's page

Dennis Oliver

Dennis took early retirement in 2001 after a career in Shipbroking, working as a Ships Agent in the Port of Tyne, then a Chartering Broker in Liverpool and Aberdeen.
With his partner he moved from Aberdeen to Llandudno where they established a successful bed and breakfast business.
In 2006 he bought his first digital camera, a Panasonic Lumix, and used it for taking ‘snaps’
In 2015 he took a second retirement and joined the Conwy Camera Club to help improve his photographs, and he upgraded to a DSLR, Nikon D7000. In Spring 2018 he gained trophies for the nine competitions he entered.

Dennis's page

Roger Edwards

Although not currently a full member, Roger has done sterling work proof reading this website as it has been developed. Roger has just had two cataract operations and with the improvement in his vision might purchase a camera and join us soon.

Roger's page

What we do

We all have different interests.

Nick, for instance, makes hand carved walking sticks, Phil is a muscian and Tony a passionate photographer.

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