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.
Firstly Pip Rabbitts,
“I enjoy all elements of photography, particularly Travel, Landscape and Natural History. As a child I was given a ‘toy’ camera as a Christmas present which sowed the seeds of the fun of photography. I still get excited about the quality of light when taking an image and find sunrise and sunset breath taking. Enjoying darkroom printing during the era of film photography, digital imaging still employs the same principles of photography but results are more instantaneous.”
Judith White has been taking photos off and on since her teens, but it’s been her main hobby (passion?) for about 10 years. Judith has a collection of cards available at Orange Fig and we featured her in a recent blog.
“I strive to make images that gives pleasure to me and to anyone else looking at them. You’re most likely to find me in a garden, I love flower and garden photography.”
For Abby Jennings, photography has always been a hobby but she got a bit more serious at the beginning of 2020 and then joined A Year With My Camera late 2020 to learn more and develop her skills and knowledge.
“I am new to living in the Wiltshire countryside so am still enjoying finding new local places to photograph. My husband has become a great photographer’s assistant helping me swap lenses and having great patience while I creep around trying to get “the shot” of wildlife or waiting for the right light. Lots more to learn but so happy to be part of this charity project.”
Photo addict, Liz Dunscombe, started photography more seriously in July 2019.
The still life shots in these cards are quite unusual for her as she prefers to be outside with her camera where nature does all the arranging, sometimes helpfully and sometimes not so!
And last, but by no means least, Karen Brickley. Karen, who is happiest next to the sea or in woodland, had this to say about her photography journey:
“I have always been interested in photography, but it took a back seat whilst I was working and bringing up my family. My interest was reignited when I took the online course A Year with my Camera. I particularly enjoy searching out details to make abstract images and experimenting with creative techniques. I am delighted to donate images to this collection and wish Orange Fig every success with the project.”
It has been a fabulous experience curating a collection of Christmas Cards from so many different people with different styles of photography.
We are well on our way to raising the £500 target for Amigos!