Diane is a retired Social Worker who has lived at Hillside Beach for the past 22 years. Since retiring she has become a self-taught photographer always working toward enhancing her natural “good eye” with the technical skills necessary to bring her visions to life. She has had the privilege of travelling throughout North America, several countries in Africa and much of Central and South America, as well as the dream trip that ignited her desire to bring home what she sees – Antarctica.
Diane’s primary subjects are landscapes, flowers, wildlife and quirky small scenes but her many pets and the occasional human pop up every once in a while. Envisioning retirement as an opportunity to try something different as well as make a difference, she started Chickadee Lane Photography a few years ago, combining her desire to share images of her experiences with a means to donate funds to local charities. Finding a way to get her photographs off of her computer and into a tangible, reasonably priced product became the goal of her not-for-profit business with proceeds from every sale going to charity.
She makes prints and greeting cards from her photographs and sells them through her website, at craft sales, and at local businesses – Carols on Leon and Benjamin’s Bistro at Traverse Bay corner. “What I love about doing my photography is capturing the natural beauty of our world that many people will never have the opportunity to see as well the little moments in our local area that most people may just walk by”. She makes the invisible visible to more of us.