BIOGRAPHY

Chris Shepherd has been taking photographs since 2000 after receiving a camera for a Christmas present and joining an evening class through Future Prospects at Huntington School in York to learn how to use it.
Keith Meadley a professional photographer based in Skeldergate,York ( http://www.keithmeadley.co.uk/) is an inspirational tutor and all the photographs are due to his relaxed and confidence building tuition.
Favourite topics are flowers, night shots and a variety of subjects enhanced by dramatic natural light.
The use of a digital camera has allowed liberated experimentation in this steep learning curve and helped with the understanding of composition and exposure.
Photography has unlocked the door to view the beauty of nature with constantly changing light and seasonal colour.
The discovery is a delight


BIOGRAPHY written for
artexny 2006
held at Castle Howard September 2nd,3rd,4th.2006

Chris Shepherd started taking photographs in 2000 .

Her husband bought her a camera and after lessons at the local night school quickly pieces of work were used regularly for corporate Christmas Cards for local businesses and for charities The Wilberforce Trust, The Cheshire Homes, York Against Cancer, The Merchant Adventurers and the Lord Mayor. Thousands of cards and calendars are sent all over the world..

Impress publishing, Noel Tatt, The Times and Tatler Travel Guide have used her work.

Prints were later produced for The Norwich Union and Athena with some being sent to America.

More recently brochure and web site work

Exhibitions:
.Ladies Night 2006 St Peter's School, York,
.artexny2006 at Castle Howard September 2006
.York Library Dec 2006. BlackdogWhitwall Photographic Exhibition at Keith Meadley's Studio, Skeldergate
.The Joe Cornish Gallery Northallerton in February 2007
.ukyouth exhibition at Queen Mary's School, Baldersby April 2007
.BlackdogWhiteWall Photographic Exhibition at York Cemetry Chapel. June 2007
.The Joe Cornish Gallery Northallerton Feb 2008
.artexny2008 at Castle Howard Sept 2008
.Lecture York Rotary Club Aug 2008 at the Churchill Hotel York
" Photography from the Beginning"
.The Joe Cornish Gallery Northallerton Jan 31st - Feb 24th 2009
.The Blake Gallery Exhibition Thurs 19th Feb 2009 & Lecture Sat 21st Feb
.Lecture Pocklington Arts Society, Woldgate College Lecture Theatre 7.30pm
Wed 18th Nov 2009

Behind each photograph is an interesting and entertaining story of how it was taken.

She has had tuition in Santa Barbara California with Richard Newman of Calumet and landscape tuition with Joe Cornish. Time was also spent with Clive Nicholls Flower photographer of the year 2005 at the English Garden School in Chelsea and with Annabel Williams, portrait photographer.
Annabel Williams is recognised worldwide as an outstanding tutor and exceptional photographer. Her intuitive approach is the driving force behind her unique style of innovative and contemporary portraiture, which has won many awards. Annabel appears regularly on TV and in the press, and is the author of several books. Her passionate viewpoint engages everyone in a highly enthusiastic exchange of ideas.



(Simon Wallace)
http://www.simonwallace.co.uk
http://www.yorkartistsgroup.org.uk


BIOGRAPHY for artexny08 at Castle Howard Sept 5th 6th 7th 2008
Chris Shepherd is a relative newcomer to the art of photography, having only started taking pictures in 2000 after receiving a camera for a Christmas present and joining an evening class through Future Prospects at Huntington School in York to learn how to use it.
Keith Meadley a professional photographer based in Skeldergate,York ( http://www.keithmeadley.co.uk/) is an inspirational tutor and all the photographs are due to his relaxed and confidence building tuition.
Tuition also with Joe Cornish for landcsapes,Annabel Williams for portraites,Clive Nicholls - Garden Photographer of the Year 2005 at the English Garden School in Chelsea and Richard Newman - Education Coordinator for Calumet Photographic in California.
Since then she has become one of the area’s most prolific and successful photographers working in the digital medium. Her work is featured on numerous calendars and cards - many of them benefiting local charities such as York Against Cancer, the Cheshire Homes, the Wilberforce Trust and more recently for The Merchant Adventurers http://www.theyorkcompany.co.uk/ The Lord Mayor of York and the Archbishop of York. Favourite topics are flowers, night shots and a variety of subjects enhanced by dramatic natural light - her spectacular landscapes range from those in Yorkshire to views of Scotland, New Zealand and the West Coast of America are especially remarkable. Chris has the ability to find unusual perspectives on the familiar. In addition to supplying her work for use by charities, she has produced her own range of greetings cards for Browns of York and had work produced by Athena and the Norwich Union and cards produced by Impress Publishing, Noel Tatt Greetings Cards and The Joe Cornish Gallery. Her images have been featured in The Times, Tatler Travel Guide and Yorkshire Life. www.chrisshepherdphotos.com
(Simon Wallace)
http://www.simonwallace.co.uk
http://www.yorkartistsgroup.org.uk