I've been passionate about photography all my adult life. I first picked up a proper camera in 2001 when I met my Husband. He had a Nikon SLR (Film) and I took his granddad's old Praktica Film camera out for the day and I was quickly hooked. I'm really glad we learnt on Film as it make me really appreciate the skill involved in trying to expose a picture (because trial and error was expensive). We moved on to digital mid 2000's with the Nikon D100 set up.
I did some professional Wedding Photography and a fair amount of Headshot and Portrait Photography, as people photography was my first passion. Then around 2019 I went on a personal journey to mend my mental health and to improve my physical health which I'd neglected in my 20's/30's and so we started hiking in the Lake District at the weekends. We are so lucky to live just around an hour away from the area. We fell in love with the fells and last year we remembered to start taking our cameras out with us again and since then our photography adventures have become a lot more creative and productive.
Nowadays I shoot with a mirrorless Fuji X Series camera and lenses. I've loved them since they first came out. The portability and look and feel of the cameras is so reminicent of that Praktica film camera I first used. It was a perfect match for me.