Photography has been a passion of mine for more years than I care to remember! Whether its getting up early (never easy!) on a cold November morning to capture the mists over the landscape, exploring a city for it's architecture and street shots or going in close with some macro work. My favourite genre of photography has to be landscapes and to be outdoors surrounded by nature and the elements is so rewarding and good for the soul! My favourite locations are the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, particularly in the winter when the harsh weather can often present many challenges but also some fantastic lighting and atmosphere.
All my images are taken as raw files and then processed using Adobe Photoshop CC, either as colour files or by converting them to black and white. I moved to digital 15 years ago and currently use a Nikon D850, D500, a D90 converted to infrared, and not long ago added a Nikon Z6 which is great for travelling light. Nikon lenses include 14-24mm f2.8, 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8, 200-500mm F5.6 and various primes.
I print all photographs myself; there is nothing more satisfying than seeing the final image emerge from the printer, the whole process is then complete! I use A2 Professional Epson inkjet printers, Epson inks and archival photographic paper, particularly fine art baryta for black and white and cotton rag or textured museum paper for some of my colour work.
I joined my first photographic club in the 1980s and now belong to two clubs in Worcestershire, where I am based. I have had photographs accepted into many national and international exhibitions over the years. I was very proud to have been invited to join Eyecon, a small group of experienced photographers who meet throughout the year to present and discuss their work.
In 2006 I gained my Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society with a selection of colour slides and in 2008 I achieved an Associateship of the RPS with a panel of fifteen macro flower photographic prints. I am delighted to say I have been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society for submitting a panel of 21 prints in the Landscape genre. This project was undertaken and completed during the pandemic of 2020/21. The pinnacle of the RPS awards and one that I always hoped I would achieve!
I was shortlisted in the 2020 Scottish Nature Photography Awards, Scottish Landscape category and I have had photographs published in Outdoor Photography magazine. As a result of my recent RPS Fellowship award I have had a 7-page feature in the magazine of the RPS Landscape Group. I have had commissions from a local hospital to supply canvasses for their corridors and patient rooms and my photographs have appeared in calendars, diaries and magazines and in many private collections both in the UK and abroad. I also regularly provide images for the front cover of our local monthly newspaper, The Pershore Times.
With my husband, David, we have sold images of our local area for many years under the name www.imagesofworcestershire.co.uk, both online and, until Covid arrived, through our shop, in Pershore.
Jayne Winter Photography gives me the opportunity to showcase the much broader spread of my personal work. I hope you enjoy looking through my galleries. All images are available to purchase. Please click on an image to see the pricing details.
Jayne Winter FRPS