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Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Sharon Gallagher Photography @ Kristine's Coffee Shop

I was born, raised and still reside here in Biloela. My interest in photography began way back in high school when it was one of the electives I studied in Art. I never even owned a "proper" camera until late 2005, but from then on photography has become a passion for me.
I have a strong appreciation for B&W photography, with portraiture being my preferred field. I love images that powerful, thought provoking and somewhat unconventional. Mostly self-taught, I'll read whatever I can get my hands on if I think I can learn something from it. The "Digital Era" has helped me tremendously. Being able to see your mistakes immediately really accelerates the learning process. Having spent my entire life as a dancer/choreographer has had a huge impact on the way I "create" my images. I plan each shot and know in my mind exactly how I want the finished product to look before I even release the shutter. I still have much to learn.....but am enjoying the journey every step of the way. Thanks to Juanita @ Kristisne's & Kym@ BAVA for allowing me the opportunity to showcase some of my work at Kristine's. Please enjoy......Cheers......SHARON GALLAGHER

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sharon, I can't wait to go & see your work! You're an amazing photographer & I love your work:) I love black & white also! All the very best for your exhibition,
    cheers, Maria


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