What will you capture?

In this week's blog, we hear from one of our IGCSE students, Ellia, about her passion for photography and share some of her beautiful images...

Hi, I’m Ellia and I’m in Year 10. I found a fascination for cameras and photography when I was a baby, I used to play with my mum’s old Olympus 35mm camera until I broke it! On my 5th birthday, my mum bought me a Vivitar point and shoot camera, which I enjoyed taking photos with, that also sadly broke, but for my 8th birthday, I was bought a Samsung WB250d and it was one of the best cameras I have ever owned! I won Highly Commended in the Royal Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh Young Photographer 2014 with this photo.

I also won the first Bloom and Grow Young Photographer competition in 2016, with a photo of a Tawney Owlet, taken in our neighbour’s garden.

These three photos were entered into the Pink Lady Food Photographer Young Photographer 2019, I was entered into the shortlist with all 3 photos out of over 3000 entries down to 20 people.


I have also been published in the US edition of the NGKids magazine with a photo of a Common Poppy!

I love photography because it is another way of capturing beauty and a wonderful memory of the world. I hope to be a professional photographer when I am older, and I am working towards my LRPS (Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society) and am being mentored by a Senior Assessor of the RPS. I am working with LEE Filters to expand my photography techniques.  For anyone interested in photography, I would say: Get out there and see what you can capture.