“Never Underestimate an old woman with a camera” was the title of this weeks Zoom presentation by Sally Sallett. The title was really intriguing from a lady originally from Kent but now living in Castleford in Yorkshire who joined the camera club in nearby Wakefield in 2012. She is not only very proficient with a camera but also with a sewing needle. She takes photographs of a diverse range of subjects including horse races, dogs, birds, butterflies ,insects, cycling races, street scenes, graffiti and canal longboats one of which she is a proud owner.
Once home after a shoot she uses her computer in her words, to mess about with her photographs to tart them up a bit. As a result she has did very well in many salons with her pictures. She uses the camera on her mobile phone quite frequently as you can obtain those spontaneous shots without having to lug around a lot of camera equipment, her elbows substituting for a tripod.
During lockdown Sally has found photographing still life very therapeutic whilst mastering a number of different techniques including macro, bubbles and multi layered prints. The title aptly described Sally`s presentation and there will always be a welcome back to St Andrews for this “old” lady and her camera.