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Meet Our Fabulous Photographers – Part 1 of 3

We hope you have had a chance to browse our 2021 Charity Christmas Cards, in partnership with Amigos.  We wanted to take this opportunity to tell you more about our fabulous photographers who have donated their images for this project.

In total there are 20 photographers who have supported our Charity Christmas Card collection. Our photographers range from those just beginning their creative journey through to professional photographer Emma Davies.  But one thing is clear, all of these lovely people take photographs because they have a real passion for hunting out something different, unique and exciting, in the hope of capturing a special moment.  This passion is reflected in our Christmas Card packs.

It goes without saying that our most prestigious photographer is Emma Davies. Emma wrote the highly rated beginner photography course – A Year With My Camera – and is responsible for inspiring most of the photographers who donated their images to this project. 

Most of our photographers have completed A Year With My Camera, have joined one of Emma’s courses on her online photo school, and continues to be inspired by her fabulous images. 

If you do nothing else today, look at Emma’s website or look her up on Instagram.

And if you ever think about starting a hobby as a photographer, A Year With My Camera is a great place to do that!

In no way related, Katie Davies, who already has a collection of images available at Orange Fig, sent so many fabulous images that we could not choose between them! In fact, she has 8 images across our range of Christmas Cards.

“I’ve been taking photos for several years now and specialise in flower and nature photography with a little bit of wildlife and landscapes thrown in.  I love trying to capture the beauty of flowers and look for the tiny details in everything around us.  I live in Yorkshire with my husband and two children.”

Katie’s images have fabulous attention to detail. She is hoping to launch a website soon, but in the meantime can be found on Instagram.

Alison Sackett, who has a photoblog describes herself as “a photographer, meditator, introvert, Francophile and curious explorer”.  Her photographs have a calming feel, capturing nature’s best. You can also find her on Instagram.

“I’ve been interested in photography for as long as I can remember, starting out with a little Kodak Instamatic when I was a child, gradually working my way up to bigger, more technical cameras and I really enjoy trying to capture the scenes I see around me. My skills have improved over that time but now, as then, I really enjoy outdoor photography, mainly photographing flowers, trees, the changing seasons and keeping a record of the places I visit. I like nothing better than a day out with fellow photographers chatting, taking photos and eating cake!”

Another fan of all things botanical is Alison Cummings.  Alison takes beautiful nature images and can be found on Instagram.

“Living in Lanarkshire, Scotland, I’m inspired by the colours as the seasons change.  In 2019, I was very proud to be shortlisted in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.”

We particularly love this recent image by Alison – the colours, texture and detail are just stunning!

Speaking of award wining images, Camilla Gore has won a number of awards for her images with The Guild of Photographers.

Camilla lives in Brussels, Belgium and is a keen amateur photographer. She started taking an interest in photography when her son was born in 2014 to document his milestones and a few years later she completed the online course ‘A Year With My Camera’. Since then, her camera is rarely far from her side!  She particularly enjoys experimenting with abstract and creative photography techniques.

We love the Avocado Reindeers – such a simple idea, but these cards are so effective, colourful and cheerful and bring a wonderful Christmas cheer!

You can follow Camilla on Instagram.

Thank you once again to all these photographers, and look out for the next 2 blog posts which will introduce the others!