Bishop's Stortford Camera Club member Liz Happer shares some of her favourite photographs
The Indie has a fortnightly series highlighting the creative talents of Bishop's Stortford Camera Club members. Here, Liz Happer talks about her inspiration and shares some of her favourite photographs...
I've had a camera since I was a kid. I've always been a 'snapper', recording holidays and trips out with family and friends.
When I was living and working abroad, my mother looked forward to the box of slides dropping on her doormat with images of my life and friends in a far-off country – no internet or FaceTime in those days.
In my 30s I bought an SLR camera and continued to take pictures whenever I could, but never seriously. I still have numerous scrapbooks and boxes full of slides recording aspects of my life.
I'm retired now and have time to take better care of my photos and how I present them. What better way to do this than by joining like-minded people and seeing and learning from them.
My husband joined Bishop's Stortford Camera Club and, at first, I just joined him when there was an interesting speaker or went out on the photo walks, getting to know new friends in the process.
Since joining the club this year, I've learnt such a lot from fellow camera club members and from judges' comments. My friends tell me my photos have definitely improved.
* For more information about Bishop's Stortford Camera Club, visit www.stortfordcamera.club. If you would like to join the club, email Helen Hooker at firstname.lastname@example.org.