York Photographic Society

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‘Barren and beautiful : the desert lands of Namibia and Ladakh’ - Lizzie Shepherd 25th November 2015

We have a special treat this week as we welcome Lizzie Shepherd a talented and successful photographer from North Yorkshire. Hot off the press is Lizzie's recent award for the Landscape Photographer of the year.The awards was thewinner of the 'Adult Living the View'  category with 'Zigzag, Wensleydale'. This can be seen in this months issue of Outdoor Photographer, or follow the link. http://www.take-a-view.co.uk/2015-award-winners/

'Barren and beautiful : the desert lands of Namibia and Ladakh’ -  my aim is to reveal the beauty of two very different desert landscapes and talk a bit about why I found them such special places.

I am a professional photographer based in North Yorkshire, specialising in landscape, nature and travel photography. I run small group photography workshops, offer 1-2-1 tuition and also provide commercial photography services to a number of different clients. 

I am fortunate to live in one of the most amazing parts of the country and love nothing more than getting out into the Yorkshire countryside. We have some spectacular scenery in the Dales, on the Moors and on the Yorkshire coast, as well as in some of the lesser known areas in between. As I get to know these areas better and better, I find myself increasingly drawn to capturing the hidden landscape. 

Beauty and intrigue surrounds us and I hope that, as well as showcasing some of our classic views, my photographs reveal a little bit of the less obvious, hidden scenes - things that people might otherwise just walk by. Similarly, when I travel to other parts of the country and world, I’m always looking to explore some more abstract and unusual interpretations of the places I visit. The way I see the world around me is constantly evolving and I believe that one of the joys of photography is that it forces you to open your eyes, to develop your vision and to keep searching for ways to express that vision.

                                                        Soft pinks at dusk , Sossusvlei . © Lizzie Shepherd

Poplar trees silhouetted against the mountain ridges of Moonland Lamaruyu.© Lizzie Shepherd

You can see more of Lizzies images on her website gallery : http://www.lizzieshepherd.com/gallery

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