Janice Edens, a Dawson County resident for the last 11 years, has been interested in photography since she received her first Brownie Box Camera when she was 8 years old. While in her early 20s, she bought her first SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera and was a film photographer for many years, processing her own black and white negatives and prints. Now she shoots digital images.

She is primarily a nature photographer though many other subjects fascinate her as well. She loves the way light creates shadows and reflections and often shoots those. Because she wants to get in close and see details, she prefers long focal lengths. She seldom goes out shooting with a preconceived idea, agreeing with the statement sometimes attributed to Cartier-Bresson, “I don’t take photographs. Photographs take me.”

She has shown her works in several juried shows, both at the Bowen Center for the Arts and the Cumming FUMC Festival of the Arts. She has also exhibited in the members show at the Quinlan in Gainesville, GA.

She plans to keep shooting photography until she can no longer hold a camera.

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