I’m Lynda and I started my journey into photography seriously, in 2011 when I was made redundant. Although I have been taking photos for many years I didn’t really know what I was doing and decided to learn more about what makes a good photograph and photographer. It has been quite a journey so far. I started with a 12 week Open University course followed by a diploma with the Photography Institute. These were both great foundations for feeding my appetite for learning. I joined the OCA in 2015 and although it has taken me longer than anticipated to get this far due to various reasons, not least a major house move from South West England back to my native North East, I can see an improvement in my photography. It is challenging but enjoying and rewarding.
I love photography and really want to improve. I am inspired by the talent here at the OCA and the camaraderie that exists in the various Facebook and OCA fora. I have met some great people and enjoyed many photography trips and visits.
I am still searching for “my voice” and in the process enjoying the experience of learning about different genres. I lean toward landscapes but having hated street photography I now enjoy trying to get really good candid shots. I have dabbled a bit in macro and this is an area I would like to explore more in the future. My post production editing is still improving as is my ability to think more laterally and creatively.
I am looking forward to the onward journey and all that it will bring.