Overton Photographic Club

Our friend, Brian Chivers

In June 2021, the Club lost Brian Chivers – a great photographer, friend and all-round lovely man, a calming spirit with the most endearing giggle.

Brian joined the Club in 2012 and remained with us right through to the end of the 2021 Season. He was a much-loved member and also a valued member of our Club Committee. In his final season we are sure he was very proud to see his son, Richard, take part as one of our speakers.

A regular winner of Club trophies and certificates, Brian earned the LRPS, ADPS, and BPE1. Best known for his nature photography and landscapes, Brian’s favourite lens was his 24–70mm. His kit-bag essential was a spare memory card and battery, and his best advice was to ‘always keep your equipment ready for use’.

Here’s what Brian wrote for his Member Gallery:

“I have been taking photographs for nearly fifty years. Over this time I have had a number of cameras ranging from a Rolliecord to a Canon 50E (film cameras) and after that number of digital Canon cameras. I currently use a 7D Mark II.

“Over the years I have taken all kinds of images, these have ranged from Monochrome and colour prints and slides to Digital Projected Images. I tend to specialise to in nature and macro, but I still take lots of other types of photo as well.”

We have made a special memorial gallery, which includes more of Brian’s work, which you can view here, but we’ll leave you with a couple of the Club’s favourite images. The hippie was used as part of our promotional activity for our 40th Anniversary Exhibition.

Thank you, Brian, for joining us on your journey. It was an absolute pleasure.

Are they coming yet?
Portrait of a Hippie
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