Welcome to Wendy May Photography. What can I say? I'm married and living on the NE coast of Scotland. I've been practising photography for a few years and love how it enables me to tap into my creative side.
I've enjoyed creative hobbies for as long as I can remember. When I was a child, our kitchen table was often covered in glitter, colouring pens and paper, etc with me happily in the middle of it all creating childhood 'masterpieces!' 😉
"All children are artists. The problem is how they remain an artist when they grow up?" - Picasso
|"Here's Looking at Ewe" - Winter 2017 - Crimond, Aberdeenshire|
As I grew older, I started to experiment with card making and paper crafts. Some of my card designs have been featured in card making magazines such as 'Docrafts', 'Card Making and Papercraft' plus a few other well-known paper craft magazines.
I was using the most amazing digital elements to create scrapbooks and pages but my images didn't match up! I owned a simple bridging camera at the time and decided to update to my first ever DSLR.
Online Diploma and a growing frustration
Ha, thought it was going to be straight forward, but have you seen all the menus and buttons these things have?..... Eeek! I really wanted to learn, so I enrolled on an online diploma course but despite its content description, it was more theoretical than practical. I persevered and passed, but it didn't increase my experience or skills frustratingly! A year or so later, I found an amazing online photography community which is the perfect fit and finally my skills and experience are growing!
Recently, my photography has come full circle and I've found myself returning to mixed media. This is such a natural step for me to take and I'm really enjoying experimenting and incorporating such into my work.
Describing my photography style, I would say it is "atmospheric, old-worldly with a generous sprinkling of modern," but I'll let you be the judge of that. 😊
Why I blog
Plain and simple - my blog is my online photography journal. Somewhere to record what I'm currently learning along with some of my favourite images. I'm a sucker for quotations and these can be found sprinkled throughout my posts.
|Mixed media - painterly|
Photography is a vast subject and I've only just scratched the surface learning. People change, as do their likes and dislikes and what I enjoy photographing today may be different tomorrow! One thing I do know is that I want to create images that trip nostalgia moments and feelings experienced in life and everyday situations. Creating images that resonate with a moment in time or a person's heart is what I aim for in my photography.
When I don't have my camera in hand, I enjoy being cosied up reading a good book and spending time with my hubby and our Labrador, Finlay. The truth be known, I'm a true home bird at heart.
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