Professional Landscape Photographer known for her unique, creative and evocative style based in the northern Scottish Highlands.

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Earth Wind & Fire book by Jenny Cameron

The waiting game is over, Im bursting with excitement & super pleased. My first exclusive landscape photography book published & I couldn’t be prouder.

Stunning hard-back coffee table style book with 106 pages including my fine art landscape photos, story telling of hardships, overcoming obstacles & how art can guide you over the bumpy road.

All books are digitally signed by me & soon to be available for download on Apple books.

Previously I offered to the first 50 pre-ordered copies a personalised hand inscription/signed by me. This offer has now ended today & not available.

If you would like to purchase a book please contact me either by e-mail @ jennycameron121@gmail.com or alternatively via Facebook Messenger.

 

 

Book release ~ Free to read

At the moment we all have a lot of spare time. Why not take a look at some lovely landscape images from seven different photographers including myself which will teleport you to a new world of beauty. Most importantly it’s FREE to read so why not? Landscapes 2020 volume 12

march 2020 landscapes volume 12

If you’d like to purchase the book please contact me @ Facebook Messenger for further details. I’ve bought a couple of these books in the past & can assure you they are the best quality and beautifully created. This is the fourth book I’ve done under this Publisher (WePhoto).

Hebridean headspace Featured

Born and raised on the west coast of England but never felt that inner something with seascapes the way mountains affected me.

However…the coastlines of the Hebrides have such a special type of light, it’s very different to mainland, almost purer, more magical with extra sparkles. The skyscapes alone are enough to make an exceptional composition of their own in a hauntingly beautiful manner.

Makes you feel like it’s got you snuggled up in the most fluffy goose down jacket in the coldest of winter. My eyes are peeled, constantly searching for pockets of light, unusual compositions, wildlife focal points, shapes/patterns. The diversity with its hidden coves, brooding skies, windswept moorland, pristine beaches, textures of the machir where orchids are known to grow, narrow twisty turvy roads and interesting mountains, such a feast for the eyes and a way to fine tune my compositional skills.

Highland cows, sheep and wild ponies roam the beaches and roads. Walks become slower the longer you stay. I’ve done all the tourist trap locations and now prefer to find my own hidden gems for more heart warming feelings.

When your photographing the same locations and even compositions as everyone else it can soon become unsatisfying and boring. Whereas when I find my own beauty spots I can put more emotion into the final image, inviting the viewer right into the moment along me. Post processing is more enjoyable as you find yourself with more creative licence which is something I do enjoy.

My images helped guide me. Life can be tough with many rocks in the road often leading to a bumpy ride. So, if your feeling gloom and down beat go chase some light, free yourself from the daily grime. Let your emotions rule your actions, don’t follow the rules, make them up yourself, listen to your heart.

Don’t follow the crowds, be who you are.. Be different, unique, your own person, don’t worry what others may think of you. Express your emotions, don’t be afraid of looking like a fool. You’ll probably find that most people will admire any faults as it proves your only human, we aren’t perfect.

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When a Focal point is needed, focus on the positives .. With Inspire Digital or Not Fine Art Photography Magazine.

Cancer will not beat me!!

 

 

My rollercoaster ride of how Art inspired me to overcome my fears for the biggest fight of my life.

When the Doctor told me I had Breast Cancer in March 2018 my whole body was visibly shaking, I couldn’t stop it and never experienced anything like this before. After hearing the word “Cancer” I didn’t hear or say very much after, other than sobbing my heart out and saying I don’t want to die, please don’t let me die. I was not prepared for any of this, there was no lump so how could all this be happening to me. I only had a slight ache in my armpit, and aged 45 was too young for Breast Cancer, which I now know Cancer has no age bounds. None of this seemed real, I just wanted to be home with my family. A Core Biopsy via Ultrasound was to be done immediately and Pathology results a week later.

The bad breast was now officially named “Beastie Boob”. In the shower I could barely touch, look or wash Beastie Boob, it was bruised, ugly, painful from the Biopsy and I hated it!! What do you do whilst waiting for results? Well luckily for me a Fine Art Gallery South of Glasgow, approached me to display some of my work. This gave me mental balance, something positive to focus on and true hope. At this stage I was struggling with the thought of my future and not only taking it day by day but often hour by hour, I was a complete mess, all I could see was black. Results day finally arrived, I met my Consultant at the Hospital with my rock AKA my Husband tightly holding my hand ..I heard the words “Mrs Cameron your booked in for Surgery next Thursday , Mastectomy and full Node clearance”, he continued talking, none of it sunk in. It was like I was in a bubble and couldn’t hear a thing. Yet again I turned to my Photography to shut out reality and the outside world, where it takes me to another world full of magic, a sense of calmness and happiness.

My surgery went well and before I knew it I was back home. It took me a few weeks to get back to doing some Post Processing on images Id taken a few months prior to diagnosis as I could only use one hand, thankfully I’m right handed and my surgery was on the left side. I was still unable to even hold my Camera, let alone use it as I was so weak and sore. I had to make the best of the situation and go through old files to Edit. ..Cancer might have put my life on hold but there was no way it was controlling my love of Photography. Within this time I wrote a full Post Processing tutorial of one of my images from start to finish for a Photography Magazine and also had a selection of my work Published in a Hardback coffee table style book along with six other Landscape photographers.

Once healed up I went on to have eighteen weeks of Chemotherapy. This was my biggest fear of all, I was petrified … Its always the unknown that scares you. I was told to prepare myself for loosing all my hair, yes my entire hair on my body. I cried buckets for days about the whole Chemo process, my Husband, Mum and Sister literally carried me through. Thankfully NHS Scotland give you a Prescription for a Wig. In some places in England ladies sadly don’t have this opportunity. Having to wear a Wig hit me hard, I didn’t make friends with wiggy for a while, but with the support of my family and close friends I learnt to enjoy it and have fun .. Yet again another fear conquered. When I use to have my dark days in bed during chemo, I would browse all my favourite Artists work online and take inspiration. Their images made me smile and allowed me a brief glimpse into my future … For that moment I was teleported to my beautiful Scottish mountains with dreams of going back.

Many days I felt very unfeminine and freakish looking, like people could see through my clothes to my Mastectomy scar. My escape was back to my Art, I buried my head in my little world where anything is possible, it gave me the confidence to hold my head up high, I was alive! Eventually I got through Chemotherapy, albeit a little battered and bruised but I survived it.

I’d like to give a big shout out to my Photography Sponsors Haida Filter who have been very supportive and stood by me from the very start. Checking up on me and making me feel part of the team. Such genuine and friendly people, an honour to work with. Can’t wait to get back working with them and their new exciting innovative products.

Dear Chemotherapy , each time walking out of the Oncology ward I felt you, like poison running through my painful veins that already hurt from my last cycle. I want to scream, swear, lash out and shout at you but at the same time I know your saving my life. You’re in my thoughts each and every hour, it’s like dragging around my worst enemy. You make me feel empty to the core, you’ve stolen my soul, most of the time I don’t recognize myself. Especially when you took my hair, forced me to have my long locks cut into a short style, this was even before I met you but I knew you were due a visit, planned on staying with me for eighteen weeks and then probably some more whilst I kicked your butt out completely. People said how I suited short hair, but it wasn’t my choice was it, it was all yours! Then a few weeks into my first cycle you stole all my hair, why ….? Why are you so cruel. I didn’t cry, I wouldn’t let you bring me down, well …I was probably already on the floor mentally to be fair, I can only fall so far no matter what shit you bring me. Why did you have to take my eyes? They streamed constantly as you stole my eyelashes, not to mention the same with my nose hair! One day I hope they find a cure for Cancer and you will have no purpose to exist. I hope they eradicate all the suffering you do to us all.

October was Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought it appropriate to open up and talk about my journey on Social media. To my surprise, I received many messages of support from fellow photographers who told me their stories of how Cancer had touched their family.

Nothing prepares you for what seems like an endless dark journey but I have to say it’s been an Education. I’ve met the most genuine people along the way and made some very special bonds with a few who have been there for me at my lowest and good times.

I still have three weeks of Radiotherapy to go through, hopefully finished by Christmas. Will continue with my hormone injections every three weeks till next August and tablets for ten years. Once I’m done with active treatment I believe Photography will be my saviour and help rebuild “me“. Photography is in my blood, I will come back bigger and better, watch this space! I am a fighter, Cancer will not beat me!!

 

My Interview as Featured Photographer with Photography Masterclass Magazine

Clansman

Glen Etive, Scotland

Short Bio:

Jenny Cameron is a Fine Art Landscape Photographer living in the Scottish Highlands with her Husband and two dogs. Her passion for the wilderness began from a love of travel & outdoor life. Sadly Jenny was diagnosed with a rare bone disease a few years ago in her hip called Avascular Necrosis. This put an end to her mountain adventures ( hiking, winter climbing, skiing, backpacking to name a few). She spiralled into a dark place for a short time but thankfully found her solace in landscape photography and her journey began in October 2015 never looking back. 2016 was a great year, several of her images were exhibited in three American Art Galleries, followed by her first Publication on the front cover of the prestigious Scottish Field Magazine January 2017 issue. The New Year brought ten of her Scottish images published in two different Coffee Table style Photography Books. In July 2017 one of her most popular images “Altnaharra” was chosen for an Exhibition in England. Jenny continues  pushing the boundaries and looks forward to the future.
How did your love of Photography start?
I’ve always enjoyed taking photos from a very young age and trawling through golden oldie family snaps. I think it hit me when I realised I enjoyed taking photos of landscapes more than I did of my beloved dogs which sounds terrible but its very true. Anyone who knows me knows my dogs are my children and absolute world to me.
What’s your Long-term Photographic Ambition?
I would love to help and inspire other landscape photographers in some kind of educational way, maybe workshops &/or tutorials in the future as its something I get asked often. I enjoy chatting far too much, so that with my photography passion would be heavenly.

Where does your photographic inspiration come from?
My love of the outdoors, the way the light plays on the land totally blows me away everytime. Living in the Scottish Highlands I’m surrounded by so much beauty, it never seizes to amaze me.
What would consider to be your greatest achievement (or achievements) in your photography to date?
My proudest moment would have to be my first Publication on the front cover of Scottish Field Magazine with my beloved girls ( cows). As most will know I live on a farm in the Scottish Highlands, in 2016 we had some adorable cows. I use to visit them a few times a day with my dogs, they knew we were coming & started to recognize my voice & would head towards us. I grew quite attached to these cow, would often sing to them & tell them all my woes of the day. So, to have my gorgeous girls on the front cover of such an old & prestigious magazine displayed in all the major newsagents/ supermarkets across the country was a very proud and emotional moment for me.

What’s your favourite photo that you’ve ever taken & why?
Its got to be one named Wilderness taken in the County of Sutherland, the far North of Scotland. It was one of the first ones taken with my first full frame camera ( Canon 5d mark iii), it became very popular on social media & seemed to put my name on the map so to speak. I was driving home after a day shooting on the north coast, one those moments where I had to stop the car and jump out. It was a cold autumn afternoon as the sun was setting, I wouldn’t call it a sunset, it was just the way the light softly tipped the area, really very beautiful & unforgettable experience.
What’s inside your kit bag?

Canon 5d mark iv
Gitzo Systematic 5 series Tripod
Gitzo offset ball head
Canon 16-35mm USM L Lens & Hood
Canon 70-200mm USM L Lens & Hood
Remote Shutter Release
Cable Release ( as back up)
Haida filters.
Umbrella
Headlamp
Shower Cap
Too many batteries
Chocolate
What’s inside your dream kit bag?
I pretty much have all I need right now. Possibly if money was no issue Id love to play with the Canon 400mm F2.8 L IS ii for the odd wildlife shot.
Which piece of kit couldn’t you do without?
My beloved Gitzo tripod. Tripods often get forgotten about to any extent as people think the camera or lens is the most important piece of kit. For me after coming home from two photo tours with disappointing images, the only issue was with my tripod. Although I thought my old Tripod was sturdy enough, it didn’t move visually on location but once the images were uploaded to Lightroom it was clear to see slight movement, it really got me down, I blamed myself. Once I bit the bullet & upgraded to the Gitzo there was no looking back, I even went to the length of having some spikes made which screw into the bottom of the legs.
What words of advice would you give to beginners?
Find your favourite photographers & take inspiration from them. Practice, practice & more practice, its the only way. Know your camera well, read the manual over & over until you know it inside out. Don’t rely on post processing to save you, without a great base image you’ll never make it work. Don’t let gear go to your head but also don’t buy cheap.

Links;

https://www.facebook.com/JennyCameronPhotog
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https://www.viewbug.com/member/jennycameron
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https://www.instagram.com/jenny.cameronscotland/

About Jenny Cameron

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About Jenny Cameron

Jenny Cameron is a Fine Art Landscape Photographer living the dream in the Scottish Highlands. Her journey began in October 215 when she bought her first DSLR camera.

February 2016, Exhibited her work in Power of Women Gallery, Trenton, New Jersey, USA.

April 2016, Exhibited her work in Power of Women  (ii) Gallery, Trenton, New Jersey, USA.

July 2016, Exhibited her work at All night Art Exhibition, Trenton, New Jersey, USA.

January 2017, her first Publication on the Front Cover of the prestigious Scottish Field Magazine.

February 2017, ten of her Scottish images Published in two different Coffee Table style Photography Books.

May 2017, Approached by Black Magazine wanting ten of her Scottish Monochrome images for Publication in their May 2017 issue.

 July 2017, one of her most popular images “Altnaharra” was chosen for an Art Exhibition in England.

January 2018,  Proudly became UK Official Photographer for Haida Filters.

March 2018, Photography Masterclass kindly invited her for an interview as their Feature Photographer of the Month.

April 2018, The Publisher WEPhoto approached her for ten of her most recent Scottish Landscape images. Published in a Hard backed Photography Book.

May 2018, Jenny was approached by an Art Gallery in Southern Scotland, where she exhibits a selection of her Landscape Portfolio.

August 2018, Landscape Photography Magazine Publication

July 2018, Photography Masterclass Magazine Published her very first Post processing Tutorial.

November 2018, Interview with Inspire-Digital or Not Fine Art Photography Magazine

January 2019, Haida Filter Instagram Take Over.

March 2019, EYE-Photo Magazine Publication 

Jenny continues  pushing the boundaries and looks forward to the future.

See more of Jennys work, ViewBug, Facebook, 500px

Contact email; jennycameron121@gmail.com

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