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