Carol Olerud FRPS
Carol Olerud FRPS is an active photographer both locally, nationally and internationally. She is a member of The Royal Photographic Society, she gained her Associate Distinction in 2018. She is now a Fellow of the RPS, she gained her distinction on 27th October 2021. Carol gave a talk with the RPS on her photographic journey and the lead up to her Fellowship. See link for talk below.
Carol is also a member of the Royal Dutch Fotobond, where she participates in many groups and clubs. She is the co-ordinator of the National Group Documentary Photography since 2018, Chair of the Regional Photographers Collective Visie+ since it's start in 2006, Chairperson of her local group De Verbeelding. Carol is also a member of a local group called LeveL5. Carol was a member of Fotoclub Fotogein for 20 years in Nieuwegein.
She has been part of a group called Master 2 Master.
Since 2020 Carol is the Organiser of the RPS Benelux Chapter. 
She enjoys entering competitions, taking part in expositions, following mentorships, talking about photography, making books, going on photo trips with like minded people. Carol also enjoys organising events and hosting Zoom sessions for the RPS. 
Carol is joint organiser of the unofficial peer support group, 'P2P' with the RPS, helping photographers on their journey towards a Fellowship Distinction. This group meets via Zoom every month.
Carol also actively photographs, street photography, documentary and people, working on projects and series. She enjoys museum visits, travel and family life.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Carol has been awarded Candidate BMK (Kand.BMK) BondsMeesterKlasse of the Fotobond and is a member of the BMK group until end of 2023. 
Carol has been taking photos for a very long time and has gained a good general knowledge of all it's aspects and genres enabling her to be a jury member to judge in photo competitions, both nationally and internationally.
In 2020 she was a jury member for an international photo competition - The 12th Holland International Image Circuit 2020. 
In 2021, Carol was a jury member on behalf of the RPS Benelux Chapter for The International Photo Festival in Pelt, Belgium, called 'Lens op de Mens'. 
In 2022 Carol was one of three jury members for the Dutch Fotobond yearly photo club competition, Bondsfotowedstrijd (BFW). 120 photo clubs in The Netherlands participated with their 10 best photos, there were 1,200 photos to be judged. All were printed and laid out on tables. The results were presented a few weeks later.  See their site.
Also in 2022, the Royal Fotobond celebrated 100 years with, amongst other things, a regional and then national photo competition. Carol was jury member for the Amsterdam Region. The winning photos in the categories then went on to the national competition. 
Again in 2023 Carol was a jury member for the International Photo Festival in Pelt - 'Lens op de Mens' with a total of 1,279 photos being judged.