Helen Boyd: Photographer, blogger, wanderess, ocean lover, budding artist, guitar player, vegetarian & Myers Briggs INFJ…
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Hello, My name is Helen Boyd, I live and work in the English Lake District. Desk-bound on weekdays I love to get outdoors and walk in the Lakes on the weekends and indulge my passions which are Photography, Philosophy, Painting, Reading, & Art.
Always very observant and naturally curious from a young age, I love to photograph my natural environment. I especially love landscapes, seascapes and simpler minimalist shots. Recently I have been converting more of my work into emotive black and white or monochrome, less distracting than full Technicolor.
I have been taking photographs for many years but have taken my photography seriously in the last five years. I am a Mac user, basic editing is done using Apple’s Aperture 3 and my favourite plug-ins Nik software’s Silver Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4 & Viveza 2.
I enjoy city breaks having already travelled to and photographed these beautiful cities London, New York, Prague, Paris, Nice, Amsterdam and Stockholm. My ambition is to photograph my way around Scandinavia and the UK. I am looking forward to a return trip across the pond to New York in September and another visit to Iceland in February 2015.
Ironically, I also go back home frequently to the beautiful Northumberland coast and shoot at Bamburgh and Ross Back Sands.
I currently shoot with a Full Format Nikon D610, Fujifilm X100s and my iPhone 5.
My best accolade to date was winning a second in the Northern Counties Photographic Federation NCPF – 2012 for my mono image of the Borrowdale fells.
I hope you enjoy reading my articles. Helen x