I’ve been taking photographs since I was a child, when my father encouraged me to join in with his hobby. I started using a film SLR about 15 years ago and enjoyed the challenge of getting the picture right in camera, which is necessary when you use slide film. I now use digital as well as film cameras and relish the freedom of digital.

I enjoy photographing most things, but tend to spend more time with landscapes and flowers and more recently with small details on beaches. I love the dynamism of an environment which is transformed by the tides twice daily.

I have been inspired over the years by the pictures other people have taken, published in magazines and on line. Here are some of my favourite images, maybe they will inspire you.

Sheila Curzon