Tracy Calder Tracy Calder has more than 20 years of experience in the photo magazine industry. She has written numerous photography books, including one on close-up and macro photography (her specialist subject), and is the co-founder of Close-up Photographer of the Year, visit www.cupoty.com.
Amy Davies Amy Davies is a photographer and journalist. As a Features Co-Editor for Amateur Photographer magazine, she is responsible for writing and commissioning features and photography across a broad range of subjects. When she’s not writing about some of the world’s best photography, she freelances for a number of different publications testing all of the latest photographic equipment. You can see her reviews at Camera Jabber, Photography Blog, T3, Trusted Reviews, Stuff, Expert Reviews, Fujiholics, ePhotozine and more. She lives in Cardiff with her sausage dog, Lola. Visit instagram.com/amydavies for her latest pictures.
Martina Govindraj Known as ‘YesZebra on Instagram, Martina is an Olympus UK ambassador and has achieved a notable following for her architecture, urban and underground photography. She loves travelling and spends as much time as possible visiting cities across the globe photographing the world as she sees it. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she has collaborated with a number of brands on their social media campaigns shooting everything from car campaigns to behind the scenes at London Fashion week as well as more recent concert and event photography.
Kate Hopewell-Smith Kate Hopewell-Smith has a background in TV marketing, fine art publishing and brand consultancy. She has run her photography business specialising in portraits, weddings and boudoir since 2010 (www.katehopewellsmith.com) and represents Sony as a European Imaging Ambassador. She is also a director of both the photography school Training byLUMIERE (www.trainingbylumiere.co.uk) and luxury destination brand byLumiere (www.bylumiere.co.uk).
Liz Jeary Liz Jeary is a gallery-represented fine art photographer based on the Wirral, Merseyside. She specialises in Photobroderie (hand embroidered photographic prints), incorporating intricate stitching that explores humour, commentary, and imagination within her images. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, and features in several private collections. Graduating from the University of Salford with a First Class B.A (Hons & Commendation) in Photography & Digital Imaging, Liz works as a Freelance Curator and part-time Camera Sales Consultant for Wilkinson Cameras.
Astrid McGechan Astrid is a freelance photographer and book author based in Surrey. In 2014, Astrid published her first book The Elmbridge Hundred – A Visual Journey, which was a companion piece to a community project about the history and heritage of her local Borough of Elmbridge. Astrid, who holds a distinction by the Royal Photographic Society, has curated several art exhibitions and judged photographic competitions. She also teaches and lectures on photography and works on commissions for individuals and organisations. In 2018, Astrid joined Light & Land, the UK's premier photographic tour company, as a tour leader. Her images have been published and widely exhibited in the UK and Europe, including the Mall Galleries and OXO Gallery in London, and the Horizons Photo Festival in Zingst, Germany, and are held in private collections in Europe and the US.
Beata Moore Beata Moore is a professional photographer and writer with over 10 years’ experience. She has written numerous books, as well as many articles for various magazines. Beata specialises in landscape and architectural photography. Her work has been exhibited at galleries across the UK, including prestigious OXO Gallery and The Photographers Gallery in London. Beata is also a deputy editor of Terra Quantum, a centre of exceptional landscape photography. She regularly curates exhibitions, advises photography students and in her spare time helps to promote women in the photography industry. Beata lives in Kingston-upon-Thames, England. Website: beatamoore.co.uk
Angela Nicholson Angela is the founder of SheClicks, a community for female photographers, and co-founder of Camera Jabber (https://camerajabber.com), a website for photographers with news, reviews, tips and techniques. She started reviewing cameras and photographic kit in early 2004 and since then she’s been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s extensive photography portfolio. Website: squeezymedia.com (https://squeezymedia.com/)
Georgina Pavelin After studying fine art and photography Georgie supplied artwork to several magazines and exhibitions. When a new gallery opened in her home town she shifted her attention to supporting artists and exhibitions. Continuing her creative journey, she started a career in marketing for which the last 10 years have been spent at Olympus promoting their cameras, audio and binocular products.
Katie Teesdale-Ward Katie Teesdale-Ward has been involved in photography for more than 20 years, working with some of the biggest camera manufacturers and helping to launch industry defining cameras. Over the last five years, she has successfully grown her PR and Design agency, Teesdale & Ward, with her husband, while bringing up her two young children. More recently Katie has been developing a new project, Kudosity.co.uk, a site dedicated to helping grow people’s confidence and overall happiness. Katie was once described as a human jetski. She’s happy with this. Website: kudosity.co.uk