Liz took up photography in the mid 1990s, initially concentrating on darkroom monochrome prints, mainly landscapes. Being outdoors has always been a bit of a ‘fix’. After many years working in the electricity industry, following redundancy, she took the opportunity to volunteer in the conservation sector and take up a part-time position with the RSPB at her local reserve.
Having now retired from all paid employment, she still volunteers in the conservation sector in several capacities, including survey work, and is involved in the monitoring of Hazel Dormice in Suffolk and Essex. A keen naturalist, she has been concentrating on nature photography for the last dozen or so years, although says that she is expert in neither photography nor natural history.
As well as presenting Talks for Camera Clubs and Wildlife Groups, Liz contributes many photographs to the British Trust for Ornithology’s Image Library and her photos have also been used by the RSPB, the Suffolk Ornithology Group, Suffolk Naturalists’ Society, Colchester Natural History Society, the Hawk and Owl Trust and have appeared in local and national newspapers and magazines, in journals, calendars, Christmas cards and in the Bird Atlas 2007-11. She has also done much photography for a number of books and newsletters about Christchurch Park in Ipswich including many unrelated to wildlife.