Judith Flacke

Judith Flacke

I first fell in love with photography many, many years ago when I bought a secondhand Canon Canonette camera. I just loved the quality of the photos (when they came out right!) and the ease of use. When it died, the replacement SLR never really cut the mustard. Large, clunky and of fairly bland results. Bear in mind this was back in film days.

So photography lapsed and life happened and it stayed that way until a computer printer came with a small, free digital camera - early 2000’s. This soon became upgraded to a somewhat better Panasonic point and shoot plus Photoshop Elements 2 (what a challenge that was!) which, again, fairly soon became an Olympus OMD EM5. I immediately loved it and I have stayed with Olympus as my main camera pretty much ever since, now with Photoshop CC. I currently have an OMD EM5iii and an infra red adapted OMD EM1.

My main photographic love is Still life (melancholic, sad) and Nature/macro (the 'hunt’ to find and photograph bugs etc is itself such fun!). But in many ways I remain a 'happy snapper’ - jack of most photographic trades, master of none. Photography for me is a good excuse to be nosey and go to places/events where I would normally never go and record what I see. And to 'play' with Photoshop.

Almost retired now, in what would otherwise be my 'spare time’ I head up my local Camera Club in Bideford, England. A good bunch of people, we meet most weeks for competitions, talks, walks or in-house evenings. All good fun.