The Speakers bio - Convention Schedule January 2018
Gillian discovered her love of photography when she was given her first DSLR camera at the tender age of 50! Gillian quickly realised that she felt totally at ease with the camera and that this was the path she really wanted to follow and so, to this end, some years later, gave up her full time career and turned professional. Her main passion is for photographing wildlife; a subject which is never reliable and therefore having the gift of patience has proved to be a great asset to Gillian.
Much of Gillian’s time is spent on building up her portfolio which she achieves by traveling to far away places as well as close to home. Gillian admits she is very fortunate to have been able to observe many amazing animals in their natural environment and witness their behaviours and interactions; many of which she never dreamt she’d ever see (other than on the TV) let alone capture photographically. Gillian is quick to point out however, that you don’t have to be able to afford to travel far to photograph wildlife; the UK is rich with wildlife opportunities with one of her all time favourite images taken in her own back garden.
Besides taking photographs Gillian loves to share her enthusiasm and experiences and has a busy timetable giving presentations and running small workshops.
Gillian has won numerous photography awards plus her work has been published nationally and internationally most noticeably in: ‘The British Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015’, ‘Bird Photographer of the Year 2015’ and ‘Africa Geographic’ 2015. Most recently one of Gillian’s Polar Bears images has been included as one of National Geographic collection entitled ’47 Mesmerising Photos of Animals in the Wild’. Gillian also sells her images as wall art and she also produces her own range of greeting cards.
Seminars presented by Gillian:
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