A little over three decades since he developed his very first images in a makeshift dark room under the stairs of the family home, the YEP’s Ian Day has been named a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Photographic Society.
There are fewer than 700 Fellows across the world and Ian, who is now assistant editor, joins them in recognition of his services to press photography.
During his time at Yorkshire Post Newspapers he has co-ordinated photographic teams covering everything from the 2006 football World Cup in Germany to the 2000 Sydney Olympics and more recently the Tour de France in Yorkshire.
Ian was just a teenager when he began his career in press photography and says he has his father to thank. And here are some of his favourite shots from the photographic team.