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Summary of Accomplishments

2016:  BBC Countryfile Calendar - Finalist 

2017:  Exeter Hope Project - Finalist

2018:  Dartmoor Magazine - Featured                             Photographer 

2019:  Solo Exhibition "People of Dartmoor" -                 Home Farm Cafe, Parke

            Published in the book by Drew                             Campbell "Powdermills:  The Story

            of Dartmoor's Gunpowder Factory

2020:  Solo Exhibition "Working Life on                           Dartmoor" Dartmoor National Park                     Visitor Centre, Princetown


2021:  RHS Photographic Competition

           Portfolio Category - Bronze Medal                        awarded and exhibited at Saatchi

           Gallery, London.


           Dartmoor Magazine "A Dartmoor                          Photographer's Favourite Tor" 


2022:  Featured in Tavy & Moor Links Magazine

            in the 'Local Person of Interest" section.

2023:  Awarded a "Highly Commended" in the 

            International Garden Photographer of                 the Year Competition - Beauty of Plants 


Published in:  Practical Photography Magazine

                        BBC Countryfile Magazine

                        Tavistock Times Gazette

                        The Moorlander

                        The Dartmoor Magazine


Volunteer Photographer for the National Trust 

Since May 2014 I've been in love with photography.  Over the years I've been fortunate to have achieved some 'success' in being published and awarded in competitions.  What I love about photography is how it has opened up my eyes to the beauty all around us, especially when using a macro lens which helps the eye see things it wouldn't otherwise see...especially with my aging eyesight! 

Moving to Dartmoor in 2015 was a dream come true.  Despite being London born and then living in Berkshire for many years, Devon feels like my natural home and I am very settled here.  I used to laugh when people who have lived here all their lives said to me that they don't like going further north than Exeter...not so funny now, as I'm starting to feel the say way.

I do love to travel though.  Working for Virgin Atlantic for nearly 20 years meant my husband and I had plenty of opportunities to see far flung places but now we live here in this beautiful area of the UK, we're less inclined to want to travel.

Since living here I've explored much of the South West and in particular I'm trying to visit as many gardens as possible - my favourite by a million miles is Wildside in Buckland Monachorum (I've even created its own page on my website) and I'm very fortunate to volunteer there on a very regular basis.

I love animals and have a Jack Russell called Nibbler and two cats:  Mr White & Bertie...I also have a husband called Darren (notice how he's at the end of the pecking order - hahahaha).

My photographic journey continues and I'm continually learning and I aspire to being a top, top photographer -  there's no harm in dreaming...

Dianne Jayne Giles

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