Who am I?

I am Evelyn Hargraves. I finished a 25 year career in PE teaching in July 2021 and I'm ready to start in a new direction, as a freelance photographer.

I’d like to share, with as many people as possible, my passion for the world around us. I take my camera with me whenever possible and I love capturing those special moments. You never know what you’ll see (and hear) when you are out and about with a camera.

 

I love the challenge of capturing moving subjects. A sequence of images through each movement of a tennis serve, the transference of weight through a pass in hockey, a flock of birds changing formation in each image, a waterbird coming in to land.

 

I sometimes notice situations causing others to wonder why I’m taking a photo! I particularly love contrasts in colour and texture; the changing colours within one leaf in autumn, the layers of shades in a scenescape as the mountains become more distant, the patterns of changes in currents in a loch, shadows on surfaces and reflections in water.

 

I enjoy people watching and capturing special, unposed moments which show interaction between friends, family, child and adult. I would love the opportunity to take photos of pets, either with their family or while they work or play. 

 

I have taken photos at Oxford Hawks Hockey club for the past few years. As well as team photos, the goal celebrations, the individual player's skill, I relish the opportunity to take action shots and observe interactions of both teams on and off the pitch. 

 

What do I offer – a creative package – I love seeing the image develop from the original version on the back of the camera to the final product, using only the cropping tool for the majority of my photos.

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