Diss resident using lockdown redundancy as a springboard to chase her dreams
While many of us would be knocked back by having the shutter pulled down on our day job, one keen photographer has used redundancy to take her shot and turn professional.
Kim Cordy, 31, had worked with horses since leaving school in 2005, at The Hood Show Team and Mountford Eventing before losing her job in April due to the pandemic.
Having already developed a passion for photographing horses and children, the lifelong Diss resident decided to trade crops for cropping and give full focus to her hobby.
In the year since, she has completed a DSLR photography course and has practised her craft while out exercising, as she explains.
“Since the first lockdown back in March last year year, I developed a real passion for photography, taking the camera out with me on my daily walks capturing what ever I could. I’ve been very limited as to what pictures I can take, so it has mainly been landscapes, my mum’s dog and my sister’s dog and my niece and nephew. I now have some dates to go to some equine events in April though, so I’m looking forward to getting out again. In the coming years I want to complete more courses, enter photography competitions and establish myself professionally.
“ I think the thing that attracts me to photography, is photographs can grab our attention and draw someone in. Each of us have different reasons for taking a photo, but we all want to capture something beautiful. Photos are memories for people; if I can capture that moment, whatever it might be for them, that makes me really happy.”
Miss Cordy’s family and friends have provided unwavering support as she pursues her dream, with her dad buying her first DSLR camera last year
“I have time and the help of everyone around me and sunsets and sunrises have given me a great opportunity to practise. You can’t turn up unprepared for them, because the colours of the sky change so quickly – it’s easy to miss the shot that you want while setting up.
“But, if I am just out for a walk and I see something beautiful or creative, I will snap it. While it’s a good idea to be organised, I think it’s nice to capture something unexpectedly.”
To find out more about Kim or enquire about booking her services, visit Kimcordy_photography on Facebook or @kimcordyphotograpy on Instagram.