My main aim is to take photographs with meaning and this is illustrated with the highly successful 'Two Stories' Polish exhibition which toured Devon from 2010 to 2012.
I am a contract photographer for a large mining company and have undertaken several commissions to photograph wildlife on their sites and to create a biodiversity photographic library. Such libraries can be used to create a positive public perception of a company, or can simply be used for a record of beauty. Photographs have a much greater impact than words alone when one wishes to promote a positive environmental image.
My most recent commission was to photograph the entire process of building a road over a period of 18 months
I was the resident photographer for Devon Wildlife Hospital and Devon Wildlife Centre for several years until they closed, and have worked with the Barn Owl Trust.
Several years ago I undertook a commission from a quarry company to photograph their mining sites. A panel of photographs from this allowed me to obtain a Distinction from the Royal Photographic Society at Associate level (ARPS)
At present I am carrying out research with Natural England and the Woodland Trust on the subject of using CCTV cameras for wildlife monitoring. In particular I am developing a mobile CCTV system
Susan Young MSc ARPS BA(Hons) Photography
Author of "Personal Computers in Horticulture", "Computer Gardening" , "Wildlife Photography Fieldcraft" and CCTV for Wildlife Monitoring