Hello Photoion students and photography fans. Today we’ve got something a little different for you. We’re highlighting a selection of our students and giving you an in-depth look at their work, along with talking with them to learn more about their photographic journey and how they got to where they are today.

First up is Dolores Mateo, who has so far joined us for a Beginners Photography Course as well as Wildlife, Advanced Photography, Photoshop for Photographers, Speedlite, and Portrait photography courses, so she’s been exposed to quite a variety of techniques.

Dolores first found herself with an entry-level camera in June 2015 and used it to take photos of the local wildlife during the Golden Hour around her home. Dolores told us that she has “endless patience to wait for something to happen so the timing of my images was not too bad.”

This patience is essential for a nature and wildlife photographer, and is very handy for all types of photography. Keeping focused on your task for a long period of time can be challenging, but looking at Dolores’ images, we think you’ll agree the patience is worth it!