Howard Edwards

We are very sorry to announce that one of our most eminent and respected members, Howard Edwards ARPS, died in hospital this morning after a short illness.

Lately, Howard was unable to attend meetings, and new members will not have met him but will know of him by the frequent references still made to his work by more established members, such was its quality.

Studio portraiture was his field, and he ran our portrait nights, and had a specialist group, too.

We were all very disappointed when he began to have difficulties with mobility and was unable to attend meetings any more. He was made an honorary life member two years ago.

Many members will want to say something about Howard and we can compile a remembrance book.

Details of the funeral will be announced in due course.

  3 comments for “Howard Edwards

  1. August 1, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Very, very sad news. Howard was a gentleman and an excellent photographer. He will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  2. August 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I remeber Howard as being a true gentleman. He was always willing to give and pass on any tips and techniques that would help. I just loved his professionalism. As a photographer who was a professional through and through I learnt so much from him. The club has lost a true giant and I feel really sorry for his family.So could you please pass on my sympathies to his family.

  3. August 5, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Yes, Howard was a perfect gentleman and a great source of information and tips. he certainly helped me when I first joined CPS.
    Later we formed a two man outfit to produce portraits B&W (head and shoulders) of budding young dancers who attended a local dancing school for their CVs. He took the portraits – the current image on the website reminds me strongly of his set up – I assisted and then developed the films and printed the results. I printed virtually hundreds of prints of all sizes to order. Parents of the dancers were always very keen to have several copies. We charged modest fees to cover our costs plus a (very) little extra. While I didn’t become any good at portraiture I sure became quite good in the darkroom!

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