Photographer meets goal with award win
EMILY James won Gladstone Camera Club photograph and photographer of the year honours at the club's annual awards night on Tuesday night.
Mrs James set herself the goal to win the award at the start of the year and has succeeded.
She said she started taking photos only three years ago.
"I wanted to take good photos of my children and it progressed from there," she said.
"I took bad photos for about eight months, but have gradually improved as I bought more and more cameras."
She has bought six cameras and used her Cannon DSLR 5d Mark III to take the photograph of the year.
"The winning photo was of a waterlily that I took at Spinnaker Park," she said.
"It was a macro shot of the centre of the lily and the purple and yellow are so vibrant."
Mrs James said now she has achieved her goal she will look for another passion.
"When I set my mind to something I do it properly. That goal was achieved so I'll move onto the next phase now."
Glenda Worley from the Gladstone Camera Club said the photographs were judged by a qualified panel and many members were highly commended.
"It was a good night with roughly 25 people coming for our third year," she said.
"We got to show off our studio lights sets, projector, two laptops and two Wacom tablets, display boards, and software we bought with a grant from QGC."