Hi! I’m Teresa Angell, a photographer living in Raumati Beach on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand.
My greatest passion is photographing animals, wildlife and birds in action.
As a young child I remember my father being a keen photographer, recording all our family adventures, and being allowed in his home dark room to watch the magic of an image developing. This sowed an early seed of interest in me for the art of photography.
That seed tried to germinate in 1983 when I took a brief night class in photography. With a young family arriving soon after this class, my focus turned to family life and photography was for the next couple of decades focused on family and holiday snaps.
This all changed in late 2010, when I acquired my first DSLR camera and was looking for a hobby to get my ‘teeth’ into.
Since that day I have been hooked, learning from doing, reading, attending workshops, as well as associating with the network of people through the Kapiti Coast Photographic Society (KCPS) and the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ).
I’m extremely proud of winning the Kapiti Coast Photographic Society Projected Image of the Year in 2012 and more recently the acceptances of images in national salons NATEX , Dunedin Festival of Photography, North Shore Salon of Photography and Creative Focus.
When I’m not out taking photos you’ll find me enjoying a drink with friends, listening to music, riding my mountain bike, sharing time with family and when not using my bird hide it transforms perfectly into a play tent for fun with our granddaughter.