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From the Archives
1st solo travel GKI Queensland Australia 1980
Be inspired and see Australia and the World through Jennifer Empey's stories and artistic impression and expression.
Taking on Australia & the World, one photograph at a time
Hee... I'm Jennifer Empey
She is a Travel Photography History Blogger.
Her passion is Art Abstract and Travel Photography, Family History & DNA Genealogy.
Jennifer inspires and helps you with your Travel, Photography, & History.
And, inspires you to travel Australia.
She inspires you to create your own photography for your blogs, social media, and websites.
And, for you to be unique, creative and develop your own personal style.
Also, she is interested in helping others like her, who can be homebound at times due to lifestyle, health, or the weather.
Are you seeking creativity in your life to express you, or satisfy your soul?
Who is she? ...
Her name is Jennifer Empey from Melbourne, Australia.
And, she is a proud Mum and Grandma.
Her blog focuses on solo travel. And, travel with her adult daughter.
Destinations are mainly in Australia. And, overseas travel, too.
It addresses traveling with chronic illness.
And, combines photography, travel, art, and history.
Family History Travel ...
Destinations to places in Victoria Australia where ancestors lived will be featured.
Her dream is to visit the lands, villages, towns, and countries were her ancestors came from in Australia and the World.
She has been tracing her family history since the late 1970s.
Along with her research and research conducted by other family historians, cousins and distant cousins.
Together with DNA testing results have assisted in finding those destinations outside of Australia.
Art Photography Journey ...
Art and Photography is a form of escapism.
Above all else, artistic, abstract, intentional camera movement, painterly, and textures are the photographic and artistic techniques that she is passionate about.
She loves being unique and creative with her vision of abstracts. Especially, she hopes that this desire inspires you to take a leap of faith. Are you ready?
Art, History, Nature, Landscape, and Seascape inspire her. So, you will find her exploring and looking for elements, textures, backgrounds, nature, landscapes, and seascapes to use in her art, abstract, and travel photography.
What can you see around you that inspires you to be creative?
As a result, she can help you learn the art and photography techniques that she has learned to assist you to develop your own personal style.
Learning! She loves learning new art and photography techniques to build upon her personal style.
Which techniques would you like to learn?
In the late 1990's, she studied Audio Visual Technology. During the course, she learned to use a SLR, and develop and print black and white film. But then, photography took a backseat.
Several years ago, she was drawn back in when she would create images of her garden and the sunsets from her point of view. Then, she purchased a Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera. This led to enrolling in an online course to learn how to use a DSLR in manual mode.
In 2015, she joined the local camera club. And, they usually go away a few times a year in country Victoria.
Since then, her style and techniques have grown exponentially.
2018 was a great year at her local camera club. Amazingly, she was awarded the A Grade Print Image of the Year 2018 for her abstract image Lingering. And, she achieved the A Grade Third Place in the Print Image Aggregate 2018.
Her image, Maze, was awarded a Silver Award and Top 20 in Better Photography magazine's 2018 Creative Flair Category. Additionally, it appears in the 2018 Top 20 Creative Flair digital online gallery.
Fast forward to 2019, she achieved A Grade Second Place in the Print Image Aggregate 2019. And, A Grade Third Place in the Digital Image Aggregate 2019.
Her image, Jester, has been accepted into the Australian Photographic Society National Digital Exhibition 2019 in the open category.
See her Awards, Acceptances, and Exhibitions.
Now, she is learning to create self-portraits, self-portrait composites, composites with her grandchildren, and living pictures.
Family History is an ever-searching quest ...
She is a Family Historian. Similarly, family history, genealogy and DNA genealogy are her passions too. Consequently, in December 2018, she graduated in the Diploma of Family History at UTAS. During the course, she learned different styles of writing and presenting family history which can be adapted to her learning style.
Sometimes, it's two steps forward and three steps back ...
A number of chronic illnesses challenge her. She lives with migraines, scoliosis, osteoarthritis, asthma, to name a few, Sometimes, it feels like a never-ending roller coaster.
Change is always a constant ...
As a result, all this has led her here to building her website herself from scratch.
It's time to share all this learning and knowledge with you.
Aspire to follow your dreams even though challenges can divert you off course at times.
Are you ready to jump on board?
If you would like to work with us.
"Success is a journey, not a destination.
The doing is often more important than the outcome.
~ Arthur Ashe