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Meet Our Fabulous Photographers – Part 2/3

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

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

Our Charity Christmas Card Collection is brought to you by photographers from across the globe.

The collection features two images of Cardinals, a bird that resides in America. 

‘Sir Cardinal’ is a delightful image captured by Cheryl who resides in the USA with her husband and two cats. You can find her on Instagram.  

Cheryl has two grown sons and a lovely daughter in law.  Cheryl is a professional Longarm Quilter but enjoys photography as a hobby.  She mainly does landscapes and travel photography. 

The second Cardinal image is by Debra Partridge.  

Closer to home we have beautiful collection of Robin images including those provided by John Tebbet, Kath Smith and Tony Bain.

Orange Fig Christmas Robin Greetings Card Front

John is a retired hobby photographer based in Leeds, Yorkshire. He loves nature, and especially birds and butterflies. He has some inspiring shots on Instagram and has a lot of patience! We recently featured his beautiful Kingfisher image on our Instagram page!

Orange Fig Little Robin Greetings Card Front

Kath can be found out walking everyday with her dog and camera, always at the ready for that ‘perfect shot’. She is married, a retired teacher, and lives in Cumbria. She has become increasingly keen on photography over the last few years. Kath can be found on Facebook.

Living in the north west, Tony is a very keen mountain and fell Walker, nearing retirement. He is only twelve months into his learning of photography after buying a decent camera during lockdown in the hope to capture the fabulous views from the summits.

Landscape photography was my interest, but since completing my first year of lessons with Emma Davies’ ‘A Year With My Camera’ my interests have expanded to wildlife, flowers and macro. I am so pleased my photo of the Robin has been seen as worthy to go on a Christmas card and for a worthy Charity”. 

You can find Tony on Facebook and Instagram

We have several photographers involved in the project who live in North Devon, where Orange Fig is based.

Kayleigh Masters has lived in Devon her whole life and just loves being out in the countryside, exploring with her 2 dogs.

Freda Lobato has enjoyed photography for many years and likes to find new uses for her photographic collection!

Jane Downer is a keen amateur photographer who enjoys capturing nature and wildlife on the coast and in the countryside.

Sue James is our fourth local photographer.

“I am a member of Barnstaple Camera Club, and enjoy taking shots of nature. Exmoor and North Devon open up many choices for photography. I also love travelling abroad – India and Africa being my first choices, though when we will get there again I don’t know!”

And then there is also Anoushka, the founder of Orange Fig who had this to say about the project:

I am so grateful to all of the photographers for donating their images to this project. I could not have undertaken such a big task without their generosity.

I learned of Amigos several years ago and have often reflected on how I could help support the amazing work that they do. I was relived when Amigos were so incredibly supportive with the Christmas Card Project.”

The project remains on course to raise at least £500.