NORFOLK LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER HELEN STORER
As a professional Norfolk photographer, I am so lucky have both the Broads National Park and the North Norfolk Coastline right here on my door step. I started my photography journey just over five years ago having found a love for using a digital camera and visiting traditional landscape photographer’s hotspots. However, after a year or so I found myself getting bored, following the crowds and trying to appease social media with my photos. Two years ago, I made a conscious decision to do my own thing and follow the inner artist in me and I developed my own style of photography which is that if an impressionist nature. Today, I find myself thinking a lot more about why I’m pressing the shutter and what I’m trying to say with my images. I like to think of my images as unique as I aspire to capture the emotional impact at that given time. My own photography gives me the chance to be out and about on my own with nobody to answer to. My current part time day job is very stressful and I very often describe my paid full time work and my photography as my “yin and yang” in life. Being by the water’s edge can be a quiet and solitary place and offers the opportunity for thought and contemplation. I don’t look for anything specific when I go out with my camera. I wait for something to take my interest - an idea to filter through - and then I set to work. I think my photography is more about my imagination so I am really only constrained by the ideas in my head. Walking around or sitting quietly in a location is the best way I know to help generate those ideas.
Last year I joined the Broads National Park’s Collection as the lead photographer and in doing so, I pledged to show the very best of the Broads National Parks to both national and international visitors. In coming along to one of my photography tours , participants have time and space to learn new photographic skills whilst visiting the many wind pumps, tranquil waters and ruined abbeys.
As for the workshops, I offer beginners Get off Auto and Get Creative photography days; and for those with some experience of using their cameras I offer intermediate photography workshops both along the coast and on on the Broads. Not everyone likes groups, so just for you I have also scheduled days to one side for 1-2-1 or 2-2-1. If you don’t see what you are looking for please do get in touch and I will do my best for you.