Joanna Macaulay has been taking amateur photographs since 1981, when she purchased her first serious SLR camera. She was an enthusiastic contributor to the Delaware County Camera Club in Delaware County Pennsylvania for about 12 years, where she frequently enjoyed photographic competitions and was quickly forced into the advanced photographic category. Soon after moving to St. Mary's County, Maryland, she and her husband Jim cofounded the St. Mary's County Camera Club in 1998 in an effort to promote the art of photography as a hobby. Watching club members improve and share friendships has been a joy for them. They have both won many Camera Club awards and she has been honored as Photographer of the Year and received Advanced Digital Photo of the Year at the club, and Grand Champion ribbons at the St. Mary's County Fair. She served as the Meetings Chairperson and the President of the club for 2 years apiece, and occasionally lectured for the club.
Joanna and Jim have photographed event, travel, animal and nature photography for many years. Most recently, they have enjoyed being the Official Volunteer Photographers for the Chesapeake Orchestra (mostly for the River Concert Series). She has been one of the judges for the St. Mary's County Fair photography competitions several times, and has recently expanded into pet photography.
Joanna's photographic style is generally colorful, with a strong simplified subject and an awareness of line and shape. She loves catching reflections, beautiful light, movement and emotions whenever possible.
Joanna began her career as a Travel Consultant in Pennsylvania, before obtaining a Master of Library Science degree. She then worked as a children's and reference librarian in Pennsylvania and St. Mary's County, where she was frequently asked to photograph library events.
Joanna's photos have been on display at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery, the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, Medstar St. Mary's Hospital, Annmarie Garden, and more permanent displays at Dr. Matthew Riffee's and Henry Chiropractic's offices. She began work as a professional photographer in 2009 and currently sells photos and photo crafts at Zazzle.com (calmreflectionsphoto), 500pix.com and Chicken Scratch in Park Hall.
Joanna can be reached at email@example.com and maintains a web-site, Facebook and a blog all under the name Calm Reflections Photography.