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ABOUT ME

WELCOME TO HELEN WILLIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Thank you for visiting my website. I hope it gives a flavour of the sort of photography I enjoy.

Growing up in Fife, near St Andrews, I’ve always had an interest in the natural environment. I enjoyed using a camera from a young age, encouraged by my parents’ talent in photography. Most of my work is inspired by the natural and the man-made world that surrounds us. I’m also inspired by things that catch my eye or make me smile.

 

I have been creating photos for many years but my first real photographic memory was when I was 14 and I was given an adapter for my camera so I could use my father’s 300mm lens. It opened up so many possibilities! I remember the first images I created were of a yellow flag iris and a wild otter on the Isle of Mull - such a special memory.

Nowadays, I would describe myself as an eclectic photographer, as I create images of the many things that draw my attention, from the tiny and the abstract to landscapes in the micro and macro. I enjoy using my creativity to create still life images, working with Photoshop to add different layers of texture to my images.

In September 2019 I obtained my Credit Award from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain and I am pleased to say that I was awarded my Licentiate from the Royal Photographic Society in July 2022.

I have had a number of local solo exhibitions within North East Fife and I also exhibit with a group called The St Andrews Photographers at the Pittenweem Arts Festival. I am also a member of the St Andrews Photographic Society. Working as part of both collectives has been a big part of my development as a photographer.

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