About Us

 

 

About SUPS

The Southampton University Photographic Society is one of the oldest societies at the University of Southampton and the oldest Photographic Society in England. Formed in the late 1950s, we were originally known as the Camera Club. The society has always enjoyed a large membership, having consistently over 100 members join each year.

In 2012, the society became an active member of the National University Photographic Society and regularly co-operates with other university photographic societies around the country to put on trips and events.

We also launched our Events Team in 2012, now SUPS Events, which provide professional quality event photography at competitive prices. For more information about SUPS Events, please visit the Events Team page.

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Our Committee

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David Evans
President

Hey there, I’m David, SUPS President and a senior PhD student in chemistry. I’m into pretty much all kinds of photography but have a particular passion for tracked astro shots and night cityscapes. I thoroughly enjoy event photography (boat balls and festivals are the most fun!). I shot with a Canon 5D Mark IV until very recently, having joined the mirrorless ‘revolution’ and switched to Fuji.

Check out my website or my Instagram

If you would like to get in contact with me directly, email me at president@suphoto.org.

Alexander Wright
Vice President & Events Coordinator
Hi There! I’m Alex and I’m a Medical Student and Biomedical Sciences Graduate at the University of Southampton. My primary role within SUPS is being the Events Coordinator, meaning that I am in charge of SUPS Events, the event photography service that our society runs. I liaise directly with event organisers and our team of photographers to ensure that our events are covered to the highest of standards. I am also an events photographer, working, both personally and via SUPS Events, with SUSU and a variety of different societies to shoot a number of events. Currently, I shoot with my Nikon D5500 and occasionally the clubs Nikon D800, using a variety of lenses (although my present favourite is my f1.8 35mm prime!). My photography style is always changing; however my recent interests include nature, architecture and minimalist shots. You can check out my full portfolio on my Website and Instagram.

Website: alexwrightphotography.co.uk

Instagram: alexwrightphotos

Email: ahbw1g14@soton.ac.uk

If you need to contact me regarding Events, please email photosoc.events@gmail.com

Kabi Ratnasingam
Events Coordinator

Hey there! I’m Kabi, Events coordinator and Natural Sciences student. My interests in photography include but not limited to studio-shoots, landscape shoots and event photography. I shoot with a Canon 700D, and I play with any camera and kit I can get my hands on to try new styles and seek different perceptions. In the last year have also ventured with videography, and always up for trying new skills and ideas, so give me a shout!

My photos can be found on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/KaviRPhotography/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaviRPhotography/

Contact me through the above or by E-mail!

E-mail: kr1e15@soton.ac.uk

Dommi Spicer
Treasurer

Hi! My name is Dominique, but please call me Dommi. I’m on my fourth year of MChem Chemistry and this years treasurer. I got interested in photography a couple of years ago when I went out with my friend for a day of taking pictures and have been at it ever since. Currently, I I shoot with a Nikon D5300. I enjoying taking pictures of nature, animals and my friends. Since I go to a lot of conventions, I like to do cosplay photography as well, though I’m often the one in front of the camera rather than behind it.

Molly Bacon
Secretary

Hey guys, I’m Molly and you’ll probably be hearing from me quite a bit in the coming year since I’m the new secretary for the society this year!

I am a 3rd year Marine Biologist so you might bump into me if you’re down at the National Oceanography Centre… or at the Mixed Martial Arts society!

I would say my love for photography began whilst on safari in Tanzania, Africa (with Camps International). Cliché I know.

Since then my photography style has been in a state of constant flux… I’ve deeloped a love of landscape photography, portraits and even messing around with infrared filters! And yes… I am a Nikon user (apologies to the canon fans amongst you). You can check out some of my work on my website and on instagram (of course).

Instagram: www.instagram.com/molly_x_g_bacon
Website: mxbphotos.wixsite.com/portfolio
Email: mxb1g16@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Massey & Stephen Potter
Technical Manager

Hi! I’m Anna, a 3rd year Biomedic, and my job is all things film! If you’re looking for expertise with digital equipment I’m the last person to ask but let me be your guide to the world of darkroom! I’ve been in and out of a dark room for nearly 10 years now and its safe to say I love the process. I’m particularly interested in unusual, historical and creative techniques to image making. I’m hoping I will see lots of you in the dark room over the next year (or barely see as the case may be!)


Hi, I’m Stephen and I’m one of SUPS’ technical managers. I started out on a decade old Samsung point and shoot, and eventually graduated to borrowing a Canon 5Dmkiii once I started taking things more seriously. By the time I was using it more than its owner I bit the bullet and got my own camera, the Panasonic G7, which I’ve since swapped out for the Sony A7Rii. Outside of stills I shoot a large amount of video work so occasionally you’ll catch me playing with cameras that cost more than a small apartment and questioning why my wallet is empty.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/super2user/

Josie Buckingham
Domestic & International Trip Secretary

Hey! I’m Josie, a 3rd year Biochemist. I’m your trip sec this year so I’ll be organising some fun adventures for us all. We’ll have some day trips, some adventures further afield, and of course we’ll finish each trip with the obligatory pub meal!

I’ve (still) not figured out what genre of photography I like best, so you’ll see me wandering around looking confused and snapping photos of anything and everything. I started out on an old Canon 50D, until that got broken (ahem, Mr President) so now I’m using a Canon 77D and occasionally the club’s 6D for events.

If you’ve got any good ideas for trip locations then please let me know! And if you fancy checking out my photos (when I eventually get around to uploading them), here’s my instagram : https://www.instagram.com/josephine.b.photography

Hopefully I’ll see you on the next SUPS trip!

Yumnah Awan
Social Secretary

Hiya! I’m Yumnah and I’m a second-year undergraduate Ancient History and History student. While I’ve always loved playing with cameras, I got into more ‘serious’ photography a couple of years ago, and am currently using a Canon 100D (which I’ve named Peggy) alongside my more recently acquired Fujifilm Instax (Bucky). I like taking photos of pretty much anything and everything – but I’m particularly fond of candids of my family and friends, and historical artefacts/relics and landmarks (especially anything that relates to Classics).

Please drop me a line if you have any fun ideas for socials!

email: ya1g17@soton.ac.uk

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Charlie House
Webmaster
Hello, I’m Charlie! I’m currently doing a PhD in Acoustics, and am the webmaster for SUPS. I love dabbling in all sorts of photography, but I mainly shoot live events and theatre performances on my Canon 7dmkii. I have a selection of (mainly Sigma) lenses, but my all time favourite has to be the Sigma 18-35 f1.8….a beautiful lens for almost every situation! As well as photography, I enjoy doing a bit of videography on my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, and some semi-pro graphic design work using the full Adobe CC suite.

Please do get in touch at sups@soton.ac.uk, or you can view my portfolio at charliehousemedia.com

 

 

 

 

 

Euan Ramnarine & Daisy Hunter
Ordinary Members

Hello! My name is Euan and I’m currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, I’ve been a photographer since February 2017, shooting with my trusty Nikon D3400. I quite enjoy nature shots, especially landscapes and doggos, as well as portraits specifically for the gram—so if we’re out and you need a profile picture, I’m definitely your guy. Within SUPS I act as an ordinary member, which is a primarily administrative role, but feel free to shoot any questions concerning the group or general photography my way. If I don’t know, I’ll ask someone who does!

You can follow me on Instagram @euanito and @euanography


Hi I’m Daisy, I’m a 3rd year chemist. I’m an artist and photography it a big aspect of that. Many of my photos are used for art pieces and projects, so a lot don’t often get seen but lately I’ve been making them more public and not just hidden on my computer because it’s all part of the art and they shouldn’t be hidden away.

As you can probably tell I like colour, so I do enjoy taking pictures of colourful and sparkly things

When we’re out on trips, just look for me and Dommi. If you can’t find us, then you’re probably really lost…

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Previous Committees

2017-2018
President – David Evans
Vice President & Events Team Coordinator – Alexander Wright
Treasurer – Dommi Spicer
Secretary – Nikhil Mistry
Technical Manager – Joe Lamming
Trip Secretary – Jessica Gildemann & Marieke Wandel
Social Secretary – Marieke Wandel
Webmaster – Charlie House

2016-2017
President – Hattie Hall
Treasurer – Jake Robert Weeks
Secretary – Alice Tuffery
Technical Manager – Christian Obe
Events Team Co-Ordinator & Webmaster – Alexander Wright
Trip Secretary – David Evans
Social Secretary – Jessica Gildemann

2014-2015
President – Tim Heffernon
Treasurer – Josh Quickfall
Secretary – Chris McGeehan
Technical Manager – Will Yeong
Events Team Co-Ordinators – Karolina Kacevaitė & Lanceric Tse
Beginners’ Rep – Lawrie Brailey
Social Sec – Pascal Lally
Trip Secretary – Jess Bilbrough

2012-2013
President – Robert Hayes
Vice President – Richard Oliver
Treasurer – Sai On Tang
Secretary – Angela Sweeper
Events Team Co-Ordinator – Emily Mansfield
Beginners’ Rep – Flavia Dinca
Social Sec – Nick Vines
Standing Member – Harry Allerston

2010-2011
President – Virginia Hosking
Vice President – Katie Stenson
Treasurer – Jeroen Van Schaik
Secretary – Angela Sweeper
Events Coordinator – Harry Allerston
Darkroom Manager – Ella Barnett
Standing Member – Fleur Van Beek

2006-2007
President – Ben Schumann
Treasurer – Cavit Er
Secretary – ?
Webmaster – Jolian

2003-2004
President – Lucy Tricker
Vice President – Ben Cole
Treasurer – Jean-Marc-De Vertevil
Secretary – Beth Wagstaff
Publicity Officer – Tanya Healy
PR + Sponsorship – Rebecca Moreman
Webmaster – Toby Vickers
Standing Member – Nigel Massen
Standing Member – David Norton

2001-2002
President – Simon Blazquez
Treasurer – Katherine Henderson
Secretary – Lucy Tricker
Publicity Officer – Michael Ignatiadis
Webmaster – Simon Thompson
Training Officer – Nigel Massen
Standing Member – Dave Norton

1999-2000
President – Richard Horan
Vice President – Amy Randall
Treasurer – Louisa DeLange
Secretary – Julienne Rathore
Publicity Officer – Andrew Rice
Webmaster – Andrew Young
Ordinary Member – Amy Thorp

1997-1998
President – Peter Askew
Vice President – Yucel Evrimen
Treasurer – David Norton
Secretary – Lois Bowd
Ordinary Member – Folkert Van Galen

1995-1996
President – Mike Sadler
Vice President – Andrew Parish
Treasurer – Heather Went
Secretary – Amy Spenlove-Brown
Ordinary Member – Peter Koronaios

2015-2016
President – Oli Crump
Treasurer – Christopher James Carlyle Tacon
Secretary – Sarah Jaber
Technical Manager – Antoine du Baret
Events Team Co-Ordinators – Hattie Hall & Alexander Wright
Trip Secretary – Chris McGeehan
Webmaster – Matt Brown

2013-2014
President – Robert Hayes
Technical Manager – Dan Bowes
Treasurer – Tim Heffernon
Beginners’ Rep – Lawrie Brailey
Events Team Co-ordinators – Vincent Song & Jack Hamilton
Secretary – Joni Potter
Trip Secretary – Chris McGeehan
Social Secretary – Katherine Theobald

2011-2012
President – Michael Cooper
Vice President – Katie Stenson
Treasurer – Richard Oliver
Secretary – Harry Allerston
Susu Rep – Jeroen Van Schaik
Darkroom Manager – Robert Hayes
Social Sec – Ivie Erediauwa
Standing Member – Reuben Carter

2009-2010
President – Sam Anderson
Vice President – Emily Cannon
Treasurer – Jiaqiang Wang
Secretary – Virginia Hosking
Trips Manager – Charlie Sinclair-Lack
Darkroom Manager – Florian Tialde Van Beek
Standing Member – James Messenger

2004-2005
President – Ben Cole
Treasurer – Rebecca Moreman
Secretary – Katie Martin
Publicity Officer –Alex Wan
Darkroom & Stock – Nava Whiteford
Webmaster – Jawit Erginsoy

2002-2003
President – Simon Blazquez
Vice President – Caroline Gilbert
Treasurer – Toby Vickers
Publicity Officer – Lucy Tricker
Webmaster – Michael Ignatiadis
Standing Member – Nigel Massen
Standing Member – David Norton

2000-2001
President – Andrew W. Young
Vice President – David Birchall
Treasurer – Katherine Henderson
Secretary – Julienne Rathore
Publicity Officer – William Jones
Webmaster – Simon Thompson
Training Officer – Alex Doak
Standing Member – David Norton

1998-1999
President – David Norton
Vice President – Louisa Hirst
Treasurer – Folken Van Galen
Secretary – Julienne Rathore
Publicity Officer & Webmaster – Richard Horan
Ordinary Member – Amy Randall

1996-1997
President – Heather Went
Vice President – Peter Askew
Treasurer – Mark Jordan
Secretary – Amy Spenlove-Brown
Ordinary Member – Mike Sadler

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Our Constitution

Our constitution is the set of guidelines that the committee and society follow. You can view our current constitution here, which was approved by a meeting of the committee on the 11th June 2012, and converted into a PDF on the 5th November 2016.