16 March at Cley: An Evening with Dawn Osborn FRPS EFIAP/b DPAGB BPE5*

Date Published 
Mon 14 Mar 2022

Dawn says she can’t remember a time when she wasn’t  fascinated by photography. Her first camera  was a Kodak box camera. As her interest grew she was given a 35mm rangefinder camera and became a junior member of her local photographic society, producing monochrome prints and colour transparencies of scenes near her home in Staffordshire and holidays further afield. During the years that followed and her love of overseas travel and nature grew, she upgraded her equipment to 35mm Praktica SLRs and by the late 70s had purchased her first Nikon SLR. The switch from film cameras to DSLRs came in 2004.

In 1990 Dawn was encouraged to join the RPS (Royal Photographic Society) and apply for her Licentiate Distinction, which she gained the following year. She became a member of the RPS Nature Group in 1992 and has been a committee member since 1993, becoming Chairman in 2001 and Editor of the Group’s magazine, The Iris, in 2003 - a role she has recently returned to following a short break. Dawn gained her Associateship in Nature in 1994 and was awarded the prestigious RPS Fellowship, also in Nature, in 2006. She is a regular exhibitor in the  Nature sections of both National and International Exhibitions and is also a member of the current RPS Nature Distinctions Team.

Dawn especially enjoys photographing birds, but says she will take advantage of any opportunity to photo-graph mammals, insects, wild flora, fungi, land and sea scapes. Her travels have taken her to many locations in Europe, the USA and Canada, plus the Galapagos Islands, Tanzania, Botswana and many others.

Dawn now lives in North Norfolk, having moved from Staffordshire just over 12 years ago. She currently belongs to Wayland Photographic Club in Norfolk but also remains a member of the Nationally well known Smethwick Photographic Society.

The images you will see in Dawn’s presentation reflect her love of wildlife and the natural environment.

Everyone should find the evening entertaining.