Taking up 35mm photography as a serious hobby in 1978, Ed Openshaw gained his ARPS in 1984.
Ed is active as a projected image judge and lecturer within the local confederation of clubs called the Yorkshire Coastal Photographic Group. He is an keen member of the f4 Photographic Group, and was the Chairman from 1992 until 2012.
Ed Openshaw has also been active in Photography adult education, where he was an evening class lecturer in A-Level Photography and City & Guilds Photography from 1980 to 1997.
Ed’s photography has been focused on the Landscape, and while taking pictures in the Lake District and the West Coast of Scotland, he has always been keen to demonstrate to local amateur photographers the beauty of their own region.
For over 20 years, Ed was wedded to his Leica gear, using SLRs from the R3mot, R4, R5 and R7 camera, and took full advantage of those superb Leitz lenses. However as the change to digital became inevitable, and knowing that Canon lenses were the closest to Leica, he now uses a Canon DSLR with a useful range of their L-type Zoom lenses.
Ed Openshaw returned to Photography adult education in 2006 till 2013, in the guise of teaching Digital Image Editing and Digital Photography.