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This month, it’s our pleasure to introduce you to the amazingly talented, Tanya de Villiers!
Tell Us Your Photography Story
My name is Tanya and I’m originally from South Africa now living in Scotland with my family of six my (superhero) husband, my two boys, a wild pomeranian named Basil and Dachshund called Emily. I discovered photography when my first baby was born. I remember the moment my husband bought me a canon 50mm lens and the photo I managed to capture of my little one just blew my mind. Photography became an obsession over night and during the next 6 years, capturing every minute of their childhood became my raison d’être. I now photograph other families in Scotland and I’ve found a community of photographers and friends, including here on Hello Storyteller, which I’m so very grateful for.
What course(s) have you taken, if any?
So many wonderful courses! But a few of my recent favourites are Leanna’s Azzolini’s Self Portraiture: A Complete Journey, and Holly Awwad’s Autumn Glory.
What is your favorite thing about the HS Community?
This community is so inspiring and everyone is so kind. There are so many helpful tutorials and advice. I love that everybody’s growth is celebrated.
What is your favorite technique | style you have tried or mastered this year?
Freelensing, but still working on it!
What are your 3 favorite images (or session series) you have shot this year and share the story about them?
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