My name is Geraldine Stephenson and I lived very close to Whixall Moss on the Welsh border for over 20 years. I now live on the outskirts of the Peak District.
I became fascinated by photography in 2008 when I bought my first compact digital camera. Wanting to learn more I studied at Yale College, Wrexham achieving a BTEC in 2009, and an A'Level in Art and Design - Photography in 2012 as a mature student.
In 2013 I gained my LRPS, and in 2015 an ARPS with the Royal Photographic Society with a macro insect panel.
Then in 2016 I achieved my CPAGB and in 2017 my DPAGB with the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain, both with mixed panels.
From the start I was fascinated by insects and the incredible detail that could be achieved with a macro lens, this is still a favourite genre, but has expanded to include all wildlife, especially birds.
Having always had a terrible memory, photography has given me the opportunity to create permanent detailed records of the wonderful places and things I have seen, so travel has now become a passion.