About

Thank you for visiting my website! Here you will find landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife and nature as I travel around the world!

I am currently based in the South East of England, however I grew up in a beautiful area called Saddleworth within the UK's Pennine hills. I was very lucky to spend five years in the coastal town of St Andrews in Scotland while I studied for a Masters degree in Chemistry which gave me the opportunity to explore many parts of Scotland with my camera, including Fife, the Trossachs national park and the Highlands. I was also a photographer for the student newspaper, The Saint, where I had several images published of university events and sports matches.

I have always had a love for the outdoors, however my interest in photography started in 2003 when I visited Iceland with school. The stunning landscape was too enticing and had to be captured by the fuji film compact camera my mum had given to me to use during the trip. At the end of the trip, a photo competition was held and to my amazement, I won three of the categories and was runner up in the fourth. The following summer I bought a small Canon compact and my passion for photography really began.

Since then, photography has not only become a passion, but a huge part of my life. As you can guess, the majority of my photos are landscapes or wildlife both at home in the UK and as I travel the world. For me, it is the satisfaction of capturing that one unique moment in time to the best of my ability and then being able to share it with others which makes photography so worthwhile. Two of the main highlights during my photography career so far have included my shot of Atkinson Lighthouse at twilight being a runner up in the Panasonic Batteries Amateur Photographer of the Year competition, 2006 and also having several images shortlisted in the British Wildlife Photography Awards in 2009. I have also been awarded the Licentiateship Distinction from the Royal Photographic Society (and now need to apply for the Associateship!).

Photography has been passed down the generations in my family, from my Grandad to my Mum and now to me. My Mum especially has really inspired and encouraged my photography and I have her to thank for many of the skills I have acquired. I have also been a member of ePhotozine, an online photography website, since 2005 which has provided me with not only excellent feedback, but also an eye for photography.

I hope you see something you like in my gallery and do feel free to sign the guest book if you enjoyed your visit and want to let me know! Also, see my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter for my regular updates!

Charlotte