Meet the Member: Tanya Rowe, a nature photographer


"Coastal Christmas Tree" by Tanya Rowe
"Coastal Christmas Tree" by Tanya Rowe

Tanya, tell us about you!


I’m from Wellington so I get to practice my bird photography at Zealandia, our local ecosanctuary. I fit my photography around working a full time job at Land Information NZ where I assess property boundary plans completed by Surveyors.


"Group Hug" by Tanya Rowe
"Group Hug" by Tanya Rowe

How long have you been a photographer and what are you shooting with?


Like most photographers, I often had my hands on whatever camera I was allowed to use as a child, but I feel that in my late teens I became properly interested in photography and by the time I was 18, I was given my first digital camera so I guess that’s when I became a photographer? That was about 10 years ago.


Now I use a mirrorless Canon M3 camera which I brought in 2015 and I use a variety of lenses (my favourites are my telephoto and my macro). I’m looking at all the new cameras to find one to replace my current camera someday though since it's getting on in age.