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Katey Jane Andrews
One persons passion in life to see new things and to show the world around me.
Hello from the Cambridgeshire Fens England, I'm Kate an adventurous, well at times totally crazy and danger seeking self taught artist photographer.
Truth be told, Fenland countryside is one of the worst places to be a photographer, a total dump full stop. No trees. No hills. Just endless flat fields (power of clouds over our countryside), But it's taught me to see beyond the objects and look for the mood of nature, you have to think outside the box or just give up life like so many seems to do here.
To capture special moments and places, I often go out before sunrise. A few breaths of fresh air, and I feel like the weight of the everyday problems is lifted, I live for adventures, I have to do what I do with or without a camera otherwise life is just no used to me.
I got my first camera, a Kodak compact, when I was 6 years old. But it wasn't until later in life that I became fascinated with photography after taking a photo of a lightning during a stormy night, if someone eve asked me, which is harder, photography or running this website, the website will win every time, it's a job in it's own right and a never ending job.
Photography is my antidepressant, escaping the rat race where life seems to be at warp-speed to nature or a wonder around a church where life is at just the right pace does the trick every time.
Whether it’s getting muddy for a fun days fungi adventure standing still to capture a shy bird or staying up late to see the full moon - for me, every photo shoot is an adventure, it's what I live for but the camera is just an odd to to this lifestyle I have chosen.
My adventures also help me take care of my auntie who’s struggling with dementia keeping her body active and mind busy but sadly this is getting harder as the weeks go by.
A self-taught photographer who doesn’t believe in Photoshop
I’m a self-taught photographer who prefers to shoot her photos using the manual mode. In fact have never used auto mode in my life (full auto I mean) coming from the days of film where there was no auto anything, including winding the film on by hand and it took some time getting used to auto focus and that's not always spot on.
I love playing with the white balance on my favourite Canon 7D mk2 with Lee Filters, again I'm looking to judge the mood of he lighting (inside Ely cathedral), you be shocked just how many times a camera will get the WB wrong, it never gets the mood I'm.
Have 0 interest in Photoshop, relying on PS removes being there on location and making it work in camera. photography is about adventure, seeing new things and living for the moment, trust me I make loads of mistakes but that's me as a person.
There's nothing better than turning up in the dark, walking out in the woods (Dersingham Bog Norfolk Frosty sunrise) on my own out in nature, then waiting for mother nature to do her thing, it's then where I adapt to the conditions, basically, it's like learning something new each time but as I have said a few times, it's about being there, I would do this without the camera.
No matter if it's agricultural, shipping I love to work as naturally as possible, using the power of my skills and the on camera filters, I have found the cameras dynamic range limitations to my liking which helps to create the right moods.
Random fun facts about me
Things I like: Motorbikes I’m a big fan of Cal Crutchlow and Marc Marquez MotoGp, never miss racing, from Friday through to race day it's none stop bikes and when there's British Super bikes plus world super bikes it becomes a 18 hour plus day, yes I am really that mad on bikes, ohh and not forgetting the TT and for those who's wondering what the TT is well it's for bike racing with the biggest set of you know what's in sport The greatest show on earth the TT, YouTube
Was a proud biker for 18 years owning a beautiful MV Agusta F4 750,
Lots of music from Bob Marley, UB 40, Scooter, OMD, Pet Shop Boys.
Things I don’t like: Spiders, HDR and mindless cutting of trees and photographing people (Not my thing. I’d rather run a mile!)
Things I care about: Lack of places where you can have a long walk (so many places are private land these days), that we mindlessly destroy our nature and are forgetting our past and history.
What you’ll find on this website
This website is a collection of my work – over 6000 photographs of landscapes, wildlife, architecture and much more and all within the UK.
You can instantly buy your favourite photographs to use them on your own website, your business projects or as a print to hang up in your house.