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Bob Faris

Bob Faris Memorial Event

Following a generous bequest by past BPS President, Bob Faris FRPS, who sadly died in 2021, BPS are proud to present a special one-day event in his memory.

The event held in 2023 had presentations by Joe Cornish and Michael O’Sullivan.

We now look forward to seeing you on 25 May 2025 when we will be hosting the next event – WATCH THIS SPACE!



2023 Event Supporters were

Timetable of Events

Doors Open
9.30 am

Welcome & Opening comments
10.00 am

Michael O’Sullivan (Part 1)
10.15 am

11.00 am

Michael O’Sullivan (Part 2)
11.30 am

Lunch *
12.15 pm

Joe Cornish (Part 1)
1.45 pm

2.30 pm

Joe Cornish (Part 2)
3.00 pm

Raffle Draw & Closing comments
3.45 pm

4.30 pm

* Refreshments (tea, coffee etc) will be available, but attendees will need to bring their own lunch if required

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Michael O’Sullivan is a creative professional photographer based in County Cork, Ireland, working in both Commercial and Fine Art arenas. Michael is the former Chairman and founder of Cork International Salon of Photography. He is a former president of the Irish Photographic Federation, and is a very experienced photographer in both the amateur and professional arenas, having had his work published both nationally and internationally. He produces Landscape, fashion, commercial and portrait work, but is best known for his personal work, which may be described as “Conceptual Fantasy Art”. Stylistically, his work references the painters of the Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic eras, as well as the great fantasy artists of the 20th century, but retains a unique signature. His current obsession is his “Fallen Angels” series, which is a vehicle for his view of the world, and Humanity’s place in it. He is a Fellow of the Irish Photographic Federation, and a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Michael is a member of the Adjudication panels for photographic distinctions with both the Royal Photographic Society, and The Irish Photographic Federation.

He is an experienced photography teacher; a popular lecturer and speaker in Ireland and the UK. He leads workshops for photographers at all levels, including master-classes for advanced photographers and professionals. His workshops, on composition, shooting, lighting, processing & printing for various photographic genres are consistently sold out far in advance. He is also a Lecturer, Photography Trainer and Workshop Leader for Canon Ireland.

He has judged competitions throughout both Ireland, the UK, and as far afield as Canada and he is also a proud member of the PermaJet Professional Ambassadors’ team.
Joe Cornish has been a working photographer for forty years, having assisted in Washington DC and London in the early 1980s. He has background in the fine arts and is co-owner of a photography gallery in Northallerton, North Yorkshire. He has written a number of books and been published in many more. Joe leads workshops, tours, gives talks, and writes on landscape photography, environmentalism and conservation. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

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