Cornwall Based Carla Turns Her Passion into A New Career
Carla's interest in photography began in 2010 during a move to Cornwall, to pursue a new business venture with her partner Chris when they moved to Cornwall to open a new Café/Restaurant on the south coast in Porthleven. It was from here that she fell in love with the amazing scenery and having unlimited access to some of Cornwall's most fantastic landscapes, seascapes & wildlife, it was easy for her passion to grow. Taking every chance she was given, to be out in the outdoors, or travelling, her camera would go with her.
She explains "each image holds a vision, a meaning, a story, to captivate and be inspired by dramatic scenery, beautiful locations and the unknown. Everyday awaits a new image, a new light, endless ever-changing possibilities." She loves travelling to locations around the world, the challenge of new and familiar locations and enjoying the outdoors to inspire beautiful imagery.
Carla combines her photography time with the joint running of her café/restaurant and has recently stepped away from the restaurant to pursue a full-time career in photography. She has recently opened a gallery above the restaurant to share her images with customers and clients alike. Regularly printing and working with professional printers, she understands the logistics of getting work to print and display for sale. Carla has had work published in various magazines, newspapers, online and more recently placed 12th in the Epson International Panoramic Awards 2014. Working within the hospitality industry, Carla understands the relationships needed between clients and tutors, enjoys meeting new people and helping them progress forward with their photography, joining them to experience new adventures. Carla also won the weather category of the British Life Photography Awards in 2015 for her image of Porthleven harbour being battered by a storm.
Carla is now an established leader here at Light and Land running tours in 2016 in Cinque Terre, Liguria Italy, and several in Cornwall including St Michael's Mount, Capturing Cornwall ( based in Porthleven) and she'll also be at our Discovery Day in September. Full details of all Carla's tours are here.
To read more about Carla why not visit her website, or if you're passing, pop into her cafe in Porthleven!