About Me

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Helen Boyd: Photographer, Wanderess, aspiring Artist & Myers Briggs INFJ

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, Poetry, Painting, Reading, & Art. Always very observant and naturally curious from a young age, I love to photograph my natural environment. I especially love emotive landscapes, seascapes and simpler minimalist shots.  I have been making photographs for many years but have taken my photography more seriously in the last seven years.

I love shooting with my Fujifilm mirrorless digital cameras: X-T1, X-Pro 1 & X100t.

Recently I have bought a Hasselblad 500 c/m with a Zeiss planar 80mm f2.8 lens which is amazing and a Leica M2 and am enjoying shooting with film again.

Travel is on-going in 2016, Paris, Copenhagen, Seattle & Portland, USA.

My best accolade to date was winning the Northern Counties Photographic Federation NCPF – 2012 for my B&W image of the Borrowdale fells.

Instagram @helenboyd1
twitter @HelenBoyd123

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37 thoughts on “About Me

  1. found your work through some twitter friends and am really enjoying my saturday morning views. I’m in Northampton ma and often on the cape during the summer. It is a treat, but SUPER busy in the summer. The shores are wondrously thought provoking.

    1. Hello Mike, thank you for stopping by. You are very blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the world. I went out to Cape Cod in September after Labour Day and it was much quieter. Ive been missing for a week or so, had the flu but I have some exciting camera news in my next post :)

  2. Hello, my name is Vron. I’ve been following your blog for a while, and find your photographs exceptionally beautiful. I would like to nominate you for the Beautiful Blogger Award tomorrow (04/09). I hope that is alright with you?

    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment Louis, Thank you and I do have to factor periods of rest into my schedule, it does leave me exhausted at times…

  3. I’m in awe. I could stare at each photograph for hours. Love the entire site. I’m jealous of your travel opportunities, the places you’ve been, what you get to see next. Absolutely awesome. I was a professional photographer for 10 years. Started with only black and white artsy, then onto portraits of kids…not planned (and NEVER as good as you). Now have totally put down camera to build. Live and breathe construction. New bucket list dream…to see the world through your eyes and have 1/1000th the skill you have to photograph it, and go to the cool places you get to go. thank you so so much for sharing. all i can say is ‘wow’.

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful comment. I see you have moved from one creative field to another :). I am lucky that I live in the Lake District National Park. I am living and shooting in one of the most beautiful places in England, maybe even the world. Lots of travel coming up this year, but I truly love it. Thank you once again :)

  4. How wonderful to live in the Lake District – so much to photograph. Like you I am hooked on ‘the sea’ and even when on holiday often find myself pulled to on sea or other

    1. It is wonderful- I have the beautiful mountains year around and then I can go home to Northumberland and enjoy the coast there too :)

    1. Thank you Adam, It is a fantastic tree, it curls in every direction so as you walk around it, it looks so different. :)

  5. Fabulous photos – just my thing! :)
    I don’t usually push myself on other people’s blogs (it seems a bit rude!) however, if you have a couple of minutes spare please take a look at my website – there’s a link from my blog. I’ll be interested to hear what you make of my work ….
    PS. I found you through Otto’s ‘best of’ post and have ‘followed’ to make sure I don’t lose you!

    1. Thank you Noeline, I have had a quick wander over to you website and I do love your work, it is very much like the high key work I have just had in my exhibition. Will bookmark you for another longer look with a mug of coffee :)

      1. Thanks for taking the time out to look and for letting me know – much appreciated. An espresso might be better than a mug as I’ve had quite a cull of images recently and need to get a few more back up there :D

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