About Paula Cooper
I am a self taught photographer living in an area of Norfolk known as The Brecks and have the whole of Thetford Forest on the doorstep. I have lived in Norfolk for 20 years and think of it very much as my home.
I only picked up a camera a few years ago, starting with a cheap camera converted to infrared as I liked the other worldly look of the images it produced. I now use Panasonic Lumix cameras' as I find them small enough to carry easily while out walking, one of which is converted to infrared.
I do most of my photography while out walking my two dogs and love finding the smaller pockets of old forest among the pine trees. I like to photograph landscapes, seascapes, trees, wildflowers and occasionally the wildlife.
In the past two years I have been very pleased to have images shortlisted in Wildlife Photographer Of The Year, Outdoor Photographer Of The Year and Black and White Photographer Of The Year .
In January this year I was excited to find out that my palm house image was a finalist and my heather on the moor image won a new shoots award in the International garden photographer of the year awards. Both of them are printed in the IGPOTY10 book.
Professional roles: Photographer
Location: United Kingdom