BA(hons) Fine Art, QTFE(2), ASEA, LRPS, CPAGB, BPE3, EFIAP, LMPA
One of my dreams has always been to design a site where I can share my skills and help other photographers to reach their dreams....
I qualified to teach back in 2000, and find it so rewarding. After many years of teaching aspects of art, I began to teach photography; both shooting in the field and post processing techniques, this then lead to equine photo workshops.
For me there's nothing better than face to face tuition, but during the pandemic I turned to teaching and mentoring on Zoom, and a new idea was born!
With the help of a good friend, www.ejlazenby.com became a reality, a fully interactive site and Facebook community, an extensive library of video tutorials, sample files, overlays and textures. With my thorough and methodical teaching style, so many photographers are discovering the secrets of Photoshop!
If you would like to find out more, please click on the button below...
Based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, I have been a keen photographer since my teenage years, my early goals as a photographer were to create clean, sharp images to use as references for my career as a Fine Artist...... How far I have moved away from this starting point!
Over the last 10 years the images I take are being seen as 'art' in their own right; the capture of light, the narrative, the staging, makeup and styling, compositions and now, editing effects and Photoshop image manipulation creating final pieces that have a more magical quality. In this way I feel I am combining my skill as a traditional painter with my passion of photography and using Photoshop to blend the two together creating an original vision.......
My horse obsession often comes to the fore; a horse owner since my childhood has led to competing, judging, breeding and breaking-in horses as well as a stint as a lead-rein mum! Then equine painter and equine photographer, I also make my own halters and create ornate faux armour..
I love to take an idea from conception, put my twist on the styling and editing and then present my unique vision as wall art, album collections or simply memories to treasure...
After gaining merits in both the 2018 and 2019 Awards, I was delighted to smash my personal best with 8 images awarded a merit (gaining 80% or above from the judges)
What became more exciting was that I gained 6 finalist images in 4 different categories!
As you can imagine, when the winners were announced there was even more excitement as I won a category!
I won with my images of the amazing stunt riders from Atkinson Action Horses, one of my workshop partners!
See my finalist images below!
With all the Covid cancellations and disappointments that 2020 has had,
I'm so very grateful to bring you all some good news!
I'm having such a great time teaching equine photographers Photoshop skills and techniques specific to creating equine fine art... You can find out more about these specialist classes on my sister site, see the below button
The world has changed, and we must all change and adapt accordingly!
I have undertaken a series of training sessions to ensure best practice and infection safety for people visiting my business, booking my services or attending my workshops.
I am opening my doors in June 1st for PRIVATE OUTDOOR shoots and COMMERCIAL shoots only. I will monitor and follow government guidelines closely as to when it is safe to resume my workshops and mentoring, as your safety is my priority. Thank you for your understanding.
I have locked down all of my workshops , photoshoots and bookings as of Monday March 16th, due to my chronic asthma and caring for my 81 year old mother, I am now on self imposed isolation. Please limit your own movements and keep yourself and your loved ones safe!
Any workshop bookings will be contacted 2 weeks prior to the original date and offered either a FULL refund, or to be invited a priority transfer to the workshop of their choice once restrictions are lifted.
I will be using my time productively by catching up on editing, creating some new photoshoot halters, producing both Photoshop and Lightroom videos as a free gesture to help keep us all productive and occupied.
My income is now £0, so to attempt to enable me to pay my utility bills. I am offering the sale of an exclusive collection of prints at below market price. This in turn will allow my lovely printer a trickle of income to help him pay his bills also. The self employed have been hit very badly by the crash in business, and if we hope to be able to rebuild afterwards, we need to think about survival and positive mindsets now.
—Jess Morin Auciello, USA