canonsnapper is the screen name of Michael Summers, a keen, if unaccomplished, amateur photographer. He is an ardent fan of the Flickr photo-sharing site to which he has posted almost 2,000 of his photos.

Michael's photographic subjects range from portraits, through landscapes and urban scenes around the World, to macros and nature shots.

As well as adding his own images to the Flickr site, Michael has set up a number of Groups, by far the largest and most successful of which is PORTRAIT CLASSICS. This Group is unusual in that Members are limited to having a maximum of three images in the Group Pool at any one time. This ensures that the Pool does not become unwieldy and  that the quality of the content of the Group Pool remains high. Nonetheless, even with this limitation, the Group has almost 4500 Members and the Group Pool contains over 9500 images. It has become one of the most successful portrait Groups on the Flickr site.

To add interest to the PORTRAIT CLASSICS Group, a weekly Competition is held, each covering a different topic. Four winning photos are chosen by votes of Members each week.

Winning photos are displayed in the PORTRAIT CLASSICS HALL OF FAME Group. Membership of this Group is restricted to winners of the weekly Competitions and, as a result, the Group Pool  contains a selection of images of the highest quality covering every facet of portraiture.

Since the Competition was started, over 900 Members have entered almost 3000 photos.

The canonsnapper site contains a selection of the winning images as well as Profiles of the winning photographers and other examples of their work. 

I am very grateful for the co-operation of all those photographers who have contributed to this site by agreeing to allow their photos to be included. I would point out that all the images on the site are covered by copyright and cannot be copied or reproduced in any way without the consent of the copyright owner. Further information can be found in the Friends Section which gives details, also, of the other photographers featured on this site and their contact details.

The site contains, also, Profiles of Friends who attended the 2009 Level 2 Photo Image Capture Course at West Herts College.

I hope you enjoy viewing  the images on this site and welcome any comments or suggestions.