Carol Banks, owner of Great Exposures Photography, certainly has taken the words of Ansel Adams to heart.
When you view her images you will see that they are not simply good photographs, they are images which delve into the very soul of the subject, whether it be a landscape, a portrait or a simple picture of a spring flower.
Carol spent 30 years in the corporate world before deciding to follow her passion for photography, the areas she is most interested in are People, Pets and Travel.
The advice she would give any budding photographer is advice which she received from a very good friend and which motivated her to move outside the traditional boundaries of photography and produce the images that she does today!
“If you are shooting for other people, contests, camera clubs, stop it!! Pure and simple!! There is no way you can make images that express your vision if your vision is being controlled or directed by others.”
The beautiful Gold Coast has been her home for almost 5 years now, here are some images of the place that has become very dear to her heart.