My name is Michelle Dempsey and I began to take photography seriously in 2012 after taking early retirement. My personal motto is "everyday is a learning day". My genres of interest are Newborn and Children, Dog Portraiture, Still Life and Macro. This year (2023) I fulfilled a personal challenge to attain a Licentiate distinction with the Royal Photographic Society which I did in April. My interests are varied and I am always keen to learn new techniques and help others as they embark on their photography journey.