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.


Our Committee

David Evans
Hey, I’m David, SUPS President and Chemistry PhD student. I’m into pretty much all kinds of photography but have a particular passion for tracked astro shots, night cityscapes and event photography (boat balls and festivals are the most fun!). I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark IV and my range of lenses included Canon’s 24-70 f/4L and 100 f/2.8L macro and Sigma’s 70-200 f/2.8 and 20 f/1.4, though more recently I’ve been getting into film using a Mamiya C330 TLR.

You can find my photos on my instagram (https://www.instagram.com/david__evans__)

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

Dommi Spicer
Hi! My name is Dominique, but please call me Dommi. I’m on my third 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 have a Canon SX410 but I tend to use whatever I can get my hands on. 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.
Nikhil Mistry
Hey, I’m Nikhil, and I’m great at taking notes. I’m in my final year of my PhD and have learned quite a bit since picking up the camera 2.5 years ago. I am partial to a gadget or two and enjoy combining different tech for one album. I use a Canon 70D and my favourite lens is my Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L – it’s my workhorse. Playing with filters is definitely fun and I also like carrying my GoPro and Fujifilm Instax around. I’m a fan of landscapes, animals, people and cool little objects/details.

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nikhilmistry/albums

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikhil.mistry/

Email: nm6g09@soton.ac.uk

Joe Lamming
Technical Manager
Hey, the name’s Joe and I’m the designated hardware enthusiast here at SUPS. I’m in my 4th year of studying MEng Mechanical Engineering, and my fascination with the technology and methods behind photography have endured since I was a kid. Starting with a Nikon D60 many years ago, I’ve moved through several of Canon’s prosumer-grade kits, and since starting university have experimented extensively with film and digital manipulation, alongside video and CGI. Access to the SUPS equipment and studio has really opened doors to much larger projects for me, and I look forward to managing these resources for the rest of SUPS in 2017/18.

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeandtime/

I have Instagram but it’s private so ha.

Email: jl43g14@soton.ac.uk

Jessica Gildemann
Trip Secretary
I’m Jess, I’m from Estonia and I am a second year Biomedical sciences student. In the society I am a trip secretary and will be responsible for organising trips. I am using Canon EOS 600D and I am mainly interested in nature, landscapes and animals. I am also known for taking good pictures of people and I enjoy fashion photography. If you have any suggestions regarding trips, just let me know!
Marieke Wandel
Social Secretary
Hi, I’m Marieke, I’m from Germany and a PhD student in Life Sciences. Since picking up my first camera to take a few holiday shots, my passion for photography has grown a lot over the last 3 years. Although I like to dab into all kinds of photography, my main interest is landscape and astro photography and rather recently I have started to dive into shooting timelapses. I mainly shoot on a Canon 6D with different lenses, and I’m beyond in love with my drone (it’s called Baby <3). Since I’m in charge of social events, please let me know if you have any cool ideas!

Instagram 1: https://www.instagram.com/mariekewandel/

Instagram 2: https://www.instagram.com/skynamic_adventures/

Email: m.wandel@soton.ac.uk

Charlie House
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


Previous Committees

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 Gildemann2014-2015
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 Bilbrough2012-2013
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

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

President – Ben Schumann
Treasurer – Cavit Er
Secretary – ?
Webmaster – Jolian

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

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

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

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

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

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 Brown2013-20142013-2014
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 Theobald2011-2012
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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.