The Isle of Wight County Press Camera Club Facebook group has more than 1,100 members and we feature their pictures both in the newspaper and online. Some of Camera Club members' images even appear in our sister publication, Isle of Wight Living magazine.

For this Behind The Lens feature, we meet Maria Yule of Carisbrooke, who loves being outdoors and taking photos.

Scroll through the gallery of pictures above to see more of Maria's work...

Camera Club members like seeing her stunning animal pictures and lovely landscapes and regularly comment on her striking work.

Isle of Wight County Press:

Carisbrooke-based photographer, Maria Yule.

Why did you take up photography?

Well I have always had an interest in photography and I love being outside — I have many outdoor hobbies including looking at the wildlife and nature. I like walking and exploring beaches and I collect fossils, so it’s good to have a camera with me as there is always something I see to take a picture of.

Why do you love taking pictures?

Because I love the wildlife and being outside and it gives me great pleasure to get home and see how good my pictures are. I love sharing them on social media too.

Where is your favourite place to take pictures?

I like taking photos along the coast because I love sea landscape pictures, but I also like taking shots in the country and in my garden, which is visited by wildlife.

Isle of Wight County Press:

This gorgeous kestrel was captured by Maria Yule.

What equipment do you use?

I use my Sony a7riii camera with a 200-600 lens and 24-105 lens most, but I also have a Nikon p900 and my iPhone.

What is the favourite picture you have taken?

It very hard to choose my favourite, but I like my mouse picture.

Why did you join the Isle of Wight County Press Camera Club?

Because I like sharing my pictures and seeing other people’s work.

If you could photograph anyone or any place who/what would it be?

I would like to go to Australia to see different wildlife.

Is there anything else you think we should know?

Not really.

What advice would you give anyone who wants to get into photography?

I think it’s a great hobby and it gets you out and challenges you to get that great shot, with a little bit of patience. It’s good for your health to be out walking too.


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