Stefanie Woodcock - Proud Lancastrian living in Darlington

My Dad’s passion for photography inspired me and I have created visual memories ever since.

My first camera was a small box looking 110 film camera when I was about 8 years old.

I love taking photos of pretty much anything – family and friends, scenery, architecture, macro.

I most enjoy photographing the stunning scenery of Lochaber because you can get all the seasons within a few hours. Lochaber certainly has a place in my heart. I also love seeing the amazing deer down Glen Etive.

My favourite photo I have taken is of Corrour Station House. Never have I stepped off a train speechless and overwhelmed by a place’s beauty!

I currently have a Canon 550D DSLR 18-55mm plus a 75-300mm lens and a 50mm prime lens. I also use my bridge camera, a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 which has a whopping 60x optical zoom.

Photography has been therapy at its finest! I would certainly give photography a go if you are thinking about it. There are so many supportive people who are great at sharing ideas and are there to help out with all the technical stuff! I learnt through an inspirational photographer that no matter what photo you take, there is always hidden beauty.