Welcome to Wendy May Photography

A little about me

I've had an interest in beautiful imagery for as long as I can remember.


I loved drawing and making my own pictures when I was a child.  Browsing through the beautiful photos in books and magazines was another favourite pastime.


The journey begins

In my 20's paper crafting became 'my thing', including card making and scrapbooking. 


Going digital

Before long my love for paper crafts developed into digital crafting - particularly digital scrapbooking - which in turn ignited my passion for digital photography.


Online Diploma.... plus a growing frustration

My husband gifted me my first ever DSLR for my birthday one year; however I soon found my new camera's auto features very restricting when it came to expressing artistic vision.  So I enrolled on a photography diploma course hoping to learn everything I needed to enable me to take great photos.


"If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no shortcuts in photography.”
Edward Weston

13 modules later, and frustratingly this did not happen!  The diploma was more theory than practise and despite persevering and passing the requirements, it didn't increase my skills.  I still lacked the "know-how" to shoot and edit for the style of image I was so desperate to achieve.

A year or so later in 2017, I found an amazing online photography school which meets all my expectations and finally my photography skills are improving.


 "Beauty can be seen in all things; 
seeing and composing
 the beauty is what separates 
the snapshot from the photograph."
 Matt Hardy

My style

Describing my photographic 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

My blog is an online photography journal - somewhere I record what I'm currently learning along with some of my favourite images.  I'm a sucker for quotations and these can often be found sprinkled throughout my posts.


What's next?

Photography is a vast subject and I've only just scratched the surface.  People change, and so do their likes and dislikes.  What I enjoy photographing today may be different tomorrow.  However, something I am sure about is that I want to create 'nostalgia moments'.... moments that stir the emotions and memories in the people who view my work, and I'm continually learning how to fine tune my skills towards this goal.


Other

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 pet Labrador.  The truth be known, I'm a true home bird at heart.


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