- Street Photography Competition – the winners will be announced in February. Make sure you are signed up to our mailing list to find out who the lucky winners are!
- Abstract/Fine Art Photography Competition – our new competition is now open for submissions. You can win cash prizes and be exhibited at our Festival in May. Deadline to enter is 23rd April and you can enter here.
- London Photo Festival – the theme for May’s Festival is ‘The Four Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire and Air’. All details on how to take part are on our website. The Festival takes place 19-21 May.
- Master Class – Zoe Whishaw is back to tell you what the essential elements are of an effective website for photographers. You can book your place here.
- Click ‘n Clique Networking Evening – this is a free networking evening and a chance to meet industry experts, fellow photographers and the exhibitors. We’ll be joined by Markus Eichenberger who will present a FREE talk on time-lapse photography. There are limited spaces for his talk so book your place here.
We’ve teamed up with past exhibitor Markus Eichenberger Photography & Video to bring you a special talk on time lapse photography and video. If you’ve always wanted to know how these images are achieved, then come to this free talk at our networking event, Click ‘n Clique, on 20th May 18h00 – 18h45.
The talk is free but there are limited places and you can sign up here to avoid disappointment.
And here’s a short video to whet your appetite!
A proud survivor. I’m a self taught amateur photographer two decades in the making. After a subarachnoid haemorrhage broke my brain, I had no other choice than to design a new me. There was simply no other option. One unexpected moment in time changed my life forever. One minute all that I knew fell away into a chasm. My life and my brain were in pieces, scattered far and wide. But…
I’m now 35 years old and it is two years on from the demise of the old Michelle. Here I remain with a zest for life and creativity. The scattered pieces have been painstakingly glued back together and my life is complete once more.
The desire to express my passion for visual art had always lain dormant within me. However the bleed on my brain merely acted as a trigger to unleash that vision. My fractured brain fiercely fought against the change. Still to this day it throws spanners into works that pre haemorrhage I had no idea had even existed. With my brain in full recovery mode, my attempts to heighten my own sense of self worth led to the opening of my own studio.
I decided that my own shot in the arm would take the form of picturing people’s perfect memories, whatever they may be. From that point on there would be no looking back, only forward into a bright new future. It would be hard, but the determination to succeed seemed to be fired by my now scarred brain.
I learnt so much about myself through my own health related issues and now I intend to share a new found thirst for living by seeing the joy in the world around me. It was once my dream to capture the dreams of others. That dream is now a reality and I cherish each and every one. Whether my pictures are portraits, still life or merely moments in time captured in the essence of a moment, they are all very special to me for a variety of different reasons.
My experience of the London Photo Festival was amazing I felt like a rabbit in headlights as it was a very overwhelming experience after always thinking I am not good enough. Then having such amazing feedback from so many people as well as getting great advice, I am looking to expand from just taking pictures of people and it is thanks to the LPF because it has opened my eyes to new possibilities and opportunities.
One unexpected moment in time led me to capture as many unexpected moments in time as my career will allow. Live for the day. I do and I love every single one. That tends to happen when you almost saw your last.