About - christinadithmar

A little bit about me

This photo of me was taking by my friend and photographer Emily Fairweather 

My photography journey began way back when, when in my twenties  I discovered the joy of street photography whilst on holiday in San Francisco and New York, but for one reason or another (work, life - lack of balance) it lay relatively dormant apart from the occasional holiday snaps and gig photos,  until 2008 when I got my first digital camera. I started snapping away again and quickly found myself back in my element! I spent hours learning how my camera worked and quickly gained confidence, whilst beginning to take some reasonably good photos of my daughter. Soon, I was asked to take photos of other people's children and not long after that I was asked to do my first wedding. It has been an incredible journey with little time to catch my breath and I have loved every minute of it.

Last year I was fortunate enough to be offered the lease of a studio space Mitre House in Tower Street,  in the heart of Taunton, and soon my learning journey took a step in a new direction. Until then, I had been a natural and available  light photographer and all of a sudden I was having to work with 3 Bowen lights suspended from the ceiling! I couldn't wait to get into the studio and have not looked back since - a steep but ultimately beautiful and rewarding learning curve.

Before photography I worked as a self employed content writer and social media marketeer  for companies that needed to turn their social media - and their content - around, though my background is in print and publishing. This year (2014) will be the first year where I will be concentrating mainly on photography, though I am also offering social media and photography training for small businesses as the two go so well hand-in-hand. .

I am also mother to a gorgeous little girl who is now 8 years old. She is my inspiration and the driving force in everything I do in my life and she has had a huge influence on my photography, even if she is not that keen to be in front of the camera! Without her I honestly don't think I would have been doing this fabulous job.

I hope you enjoy looking through my website and please don't hesitate to contact me if you should need any further information. christina@christina-dithmar-photography.co.uk Mobile 07882 534115 or pop in and see me at Mitre House Studio, Tower Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4BH. 

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