I have been a painter of Watercolour and Pastels most of my life, and was a member of the London Society of Botanical Artist and exhibited with the Society of Women Artists. I also held numerous one woman shows.
I have always loved taking photographs and used them as an aide memoir in my art work and for my Adult Education Classes which I taught for 25 years but knew nothing about cameras having always just used a point and shoot.
When I retired from A.E.Teaching, I decided to buy a compact digital camera and take up photography more seriously.
My husband taught me to use a computer and I now have my own large screen PC. With the support, advice and workshops of both the U3A photo group and the Harrogate Photographic Society, which I joined about three years ago, I am now post processing and printing my own work.
I use two Canon bridge cameras, the G12 and the SX 50 and always carry one wherever I go. My shots are mainly hand held. I still have so much to learn and find the prospect very exciting.