Local photographer profile: Noeleen Berg - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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Noeleen Berg shares her photography experience and how the camera has helped shape her life.

“As a child of 10, I was given a camera, and from that time on, I’ve been the one recording family memories as the years passed. From those early years, I’ve photographed the day-to-day events of our lives, and I can’t remember a time since then that I haven’t had a camera of some sort.

“Over the past 15 years, we’ve been fortunate to have travelled throughout the world on a motorbike, and as the pillion passenger, I could scan the countryside and towns and record our trips. I enjoyed taking shots of anything and everything and now have many photographic memories stashed away.

“Fast forward through many different film cameras and video cameras, and on a trip overseas, I found that I couldn’t get the sharp photos I was looking for. A couple of my travelling companions had Canon cameras with long lenses, and their images looked much better than mine – it was time to upgrade to a DSLR camera. Three months after that trip, I bought my first Canon, a 650D, and for me, it was a steep learning curve.

“I spent the next year-and-a-half doing as many workshops as I could, and then I joined an online group and committed to taking one shot per day for the next 365 days – I was always looking out for the next photo!

“It was about this time that a friend suggested I should join the Redlands Camera Club, where she was a member. On her advice, I became a member in 2015, and since then, I’ve done more workshops within the club, and it’s from these that I’ve learned so much. Workshops are a lot of fun, and it’s a good opportunity to get to know other members and share experiences.”

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