I am a writer/journalist by education and profession but in recent years, I have begun to call myself a photographer. I’m mostly self-taught and probably a little obsessed, as I take a life-long interest in picture taking to a more serious level, shooting hundreds of photos every week. I have a husband who studied photography at university and he not only buys me most of my gear as birthday and Christmas presents, but he is also my number one source of technical help and a critical and valued eye (to counter all my wonderful friends who think everything I shoot is awesome!). I consider myself a semi-professional photographer, as I have been hired a few times to shoot events, landscape installations and family portraits. I continue to put my skills to work more and more as time goes on.
I enjoy taking pictures of just about anything – from the sunsets/sunrises, wildlife and waterscapes in our beautiful gulf coast area, to the bugs and flowers in my backyard. However, I am most personally rewarded by candid people captures, whether it be at an organized event/gathering or just somewhere out in public – street photography. I find people fascinating and love to catch an honest moment of life through my lens. A second obsession is my cat - Cisco - who captures my attention daily. I also love shooting other people's cats and dogs almost as much!
On a personal note, I am a transplanted Canadian, living a semi-retired life on the gulf coast of Florida. I am the mother of four wonderful adult sons who are often the subjects of my work. And, I have a new step-granddaughter who has already had her picture taken by me a thousand times, at least.
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- Dunedin, Florida, USA