New photographer open for business

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But what about the person behind the camera? Are they as creative and imaginative as their photos? 

In the case of starter photographer Helen Bagley, this statement is correct. She is as vibrant and unique as her photos. 

Helen always loved taking pictures and has had a camera in her hands for as long as she can remember. 

"I always loved getting feedback and having people be interested and impressed with my photos," she says. 

She was working as a personal support worker but when health issues forced her to quit, she was unsure of what to do next. A surprise gift gave her a clue.

"My husband [Chris Bagley] got a DSL camera five years ago as a gift from his work and he didn't use it so I took it over," explains Helen. 

She wanted to learn more about photography techniques so Helen took night lessons at Lambton College and also got private lessons with an instructor at the college to improve her skills.

Her favourite things to photograph are people but nature is a close second. 

"I love making people feel good about themselves and if I can give them confidence from one picture or a hundred, I will do my best."

Helen is hoping to create a business depending on her health. She has already sold multiple copies of some of her recent photographs of the Bluewater bridge and other scenic displays.

To get ahold of Helen you can email her at chbagley@ebtech.net. She is also on Facebook under Helen Bagley and has a wide portfolio of her photographs up to view. 

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