Finding the magic in being a female photographer

behind the scenes photography
(Image credit: Liam Dunkley - Artefact Studios)

All too often I’m quick to complain about being a female photographer. When you’ve experienced inequality, misogyny, sexual harassment and a complete lack of respect from men (but by no means all men)  it’s easy to forget all the best bits about being a woman in photography – and there are lots of them. 

I regularly talk to my female friends and family about how much I love being a woman in general. Despite all the pain, expectations and challenges we face, I wouldn’t change it for the world. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.