About me


Hi!  My name is Ashleigh.  I’m a South African high school student and amateur photographer.  This blog is all about my perspective on photography; my tips, photos, and thoughts.

I’m a bookworm, animal-lover, and somewhat of a science-nerd.  I’m also an introvert and perfectionist with a stubborn streak.  I love watching Gray’s Anatomy and reading dystopian, sci-fi, and romance novels.

Growing up in South Africa, my family has been travelling to Game Reserves since before I was born.  These trips were what originally got me interested in photography.  I’ve been taking photos since the age of six, when I received my first camera.

Being surrounded by animals growing up, it seems only natural that I love photographing them.  I likewise enjoy macro photography – it’s a whole different world up close.  I’m always open to new photographic challenges and ways to further improve at my passion.


18 thoughts on “About me

  1. Your description of yourself mirrors my own self-perception – glad you have taken up the challenge of photography – regardless of whether you choose it as a profession or decide to keep your advance amateur status – it will bring you some great times and wonderful memories. Best of luck to you 🙂

  2. While you have some brilliant work posted here, I think I appreciate your descriptions just as well. It is super that you give insight to what is going on when you take the photograph, what you are trying to achieve and methods of doing so. You are very articulate, and I love to see the enjoyment this brings to you (and others). I will check in from time to time if you don’t mind. It is nice to someone doing positive things with their life.

    Cheers, Frank

  3. Ashleigh, I am over-the-moon thrilled that you contacted me about 1PF as it brought me to your wonderful blog! While I’ve just skimmed the surface of what is here, what I have seen is amazing. I am delighted to follow along on your journey!

  4. Love your blog, Ash! I do visit now and again and although I’ve said (to your mom) that I’m not particularly a big fan of animals, you really do capture them very well and so do you everything else. Keep it up! xx

  5. Hi Ashleigh. I remember meeting you and Charlie when you booked in at Saamrus over December. However I don’t remember the exact date you stayed and in which unit. Your pictures are lovely and if possible I would like to use some of them for our website. Please let me know. Annatjie from Saamrus

  6. As an amateur photogrpher you are very good! I see and read that you were grow up between animals, I’m also love animals and I have a lot of cats 🙂 I Like your photography and I’m alos an amateur photographer. I would like to see more of your photographs…
    Best regards, Heidi

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