Sara, 34 and currently living in Hemsworth, only picked up a camera some 3 years ago and quickly fell in love with Landscape Photography; driving hundreds of miles a month to pursue her new hobby.
Within a year she was entering her first competitions with Shafton Photographic Society where she won that year's 'Most Improved' and 'President's Award for Achievement' titles. Sara has also been published in the Digital SLR photography magazine.
Sara then became a founder member of Barnsley Photo Club in April 2013 with a new focus of achieving the Distinction of Licentiate with the Royal Photographic Society; to capture the range of techniques required is demanding, and the panel was finally ready just 2 weeks before the Assessment date of 2nd March 2014 which was held at Birmingham NEC as part of the 'The Photography Show' where her award was met with a round of applause when announced by the judges.
We are not wanting to say too much more now as Sara is already booked to explain the route & hurdles to achieving this prestigious award to our camera club in June, and we're hoping many others will also take up the challenge. While the aim is the Distinction it is the journey of development, the learning, improvement and shooting to a discipline that is the major benefit for one's photography.
Sara is already planning for the higher award of Associate (ARPS) in Landscape Photography by the end of 2015. To follow in Sara's footsteps contact us and see about joining Barnsley Photo Club.
The panel which Sara submitted can be seen in the gallery below along with a hanging plan of how the images were viewed by the judges.
This article was produced for The Barnsley Chronicle who have taken an interest in Sara's story and as a reflection of Barnsley Photo Club.