How and why I became a photographer

I actually started out, many years ago, as a model.  I worked in the industry for over 8 years, doing many different genres, such as catwalk, editorial, television ads, etc.

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When I quit, I wasn’t really sure what to do with myself but finally settled down in a sensible job.

When I had my daughter, I was doing pretty well.  I had promoted to the position of manager however, upon having my second child, I took extended time off and realised that I didn’t want to carry on in the profession I was in.  

I actually stumbled into photography quite by chance.  I was just trying to do my younger brother a favour.  He’d won a Canon 1000D and a 450D from work and needed to sell the 1000D to help buy a new computer, so I bought it off him to help him out by saving him the worry and hassle of selling it, but I didn’t realize I’d love it so much!

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Since then photography has become an obsession.  It allows me to explore my dreams, fantasies and emotions and all my years in front of the camera have driven me to explore every facet of this wonderful world.  I’ve been lucky enough to have gained a few wonderful models, to work with, along the way and, when all else fails, my years of modelling come in handy!

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I’ve come a long way since I first picked up and DSLR in June 2010 and I feel confident in all aspects of photography but, as with anything, there is always an infinite amount to learn and that’s what I intend to do.

 

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