STANFORD IN THE VALE: Digital imaging expert John Henshall has been awarded a Master of Arts honorary degree by the University for the Creative Arts, for his ‘profound influence’ in the development of digital photography technologies over the past 20 years.

Mr Henshall, a former British Institute of Professional Photography President, who has fellowships with five key photo-bodies, was the first photographer consultant in the UK to predict that the use of the ‘pixel’ would ultimately lead to the decline of the photo-chemical industry.

He founded Electronic Photo-Imaging (the EPI-Centre) as an independent consultancy in the art and science of digital imaging in 1993.

Mr Henshall said: “This is a wonderful and completely unexpected honour for me.”