Linda Given
Welcome to my website and thank you for taking the time to look at the images.

To me photography is about looking at and appreciating the world around me in a different way and trying, through images, to portray the beauty of life around me; to experiment and to push out the boundaries.

“Taking pictures is savouring life intensely, every hundredth of a second” (Marc Riboud)

My first camera was a Kodak Brownie 127 film camera followed by a succession of film point and shoot cameras. I had always enjoyed taking pictures, particularly as my children were growing up, but my photographs were purely a record of my children, family pets and holidays. I received my first DSLR seven years ago and was determined to learn to take control of my camera rather than let it control me. As I learned how to use the controls and understand how I could make it work for me, I began to appreciate photography as an art form. Initially I was only interested in landscape photography: capturing the different light across landscape and seascape scenes particularly at sunrise and sunset. I then started to take an interest in photographing wildlife, followed by close up and abstract photography. I am still seeking my niche as these photographs show.

As the great Ansel Adams said "You don't take a photograph, you make it"

So my photographic journey is ever evolving and as I learn new techniques I realise that I still have a long way to go.

Linda Given