Karen's favourite Tuscany image is featured on the front cover of Frances Mayes 'Always Italy' book, released in April 2020.
About the Book:
“The world's most beloved expert on la dolce vita takes readers along on the ultimate insider's tour of little-known gems, off-the-beaten path destinations, and one-of-a kind experiences across all 20 of Italy's iconic regions in this lavishly illustrated and gift-worthy guide.
23rd November 2019
One of Karen’s images, ‘Ard Awakening’ has been commended in the 2018 UK Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.
Karen describes the image as “A beautiful crisp autumnal morning at Loch Ard in Scotland. Early morning mist skimmed the surface of the loch as the geese honked their presence and the sunrise softly awakened the sublime landscape around them.”
‘Ard Awakening’ appears in the Awards book and is on display in the LPOTY exhibition at London Waterloo station.
15th October 2018
Karen will be featuring six of her images in a forthcoming exhibition, organised by founder of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition and due to open next week. The exhibition will run from 10th March to 30th April in the Watermill Gallery in Aberfeldy, before moving on to the Highland Bookshop in Fort William. Opening event takes place 2.30pm on Saturday.
3rd May 2018
Karen was recently interviewed by Robert Harding Picture Agency in London: “Scottish Photographer Karen Deakin - a recent signing at Robert Harding - shoots breathtaking landscapes and stunning wildlife shots, with an eye for bold, uncluttered compositions and a mastery of light. We caught up with Karen to find out the roots of her passion for travel and photography…..”
Karen’s Robert Harding Portfolio Link: https://www.robertharding.com/1216
13th July 2017
Karen has won third prize in the 2017 CEPIC Stock Photography Awards for her image of a herd of elephants dusting off in Botswana. The image was chosen from among 1500 of the worlds most prestigious picture agencies and photographers in one of the toughest competitions in years. Below is a link to an article by Stock Agents Robert Harding:
21st June 2017
Karen’s image ‘Snowy Lochan Na h-Achlaise’ taken in Rannoch Moor, the Scottish Highlands has been commended in the in the ‘Four Seasons’ category of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 competition.
The image appears in the Awards book with Karen writing, “Arriving before dawn at Lochan na h-Achlaise, and just after heavy snow fall, I was fortunate to witness some beautiful light illuminating a desolate winter landscape as the sun rose into the sky.”
22nd April 2017
Karen’s image 'Scotland's Alcatraz’, Bass Rock is Runner-Up in the Sea & Coast Category of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2016.
Says Karen of the image, “The Bass Rock is such an iconic landmark in Scotland and when approximately 150,000 gannets descend each year, it truly does become a jaw-dropping place to be around. Having landed on the Rock twice and photographed it from the shore, this image was taken when sailing in a boat, giving a better sense of scale, the dark exposure subtly alluding to the Rock’s foreboding history.”
22nd April 2017
Two of Karen’s images have been commended in the 2016 UK Landscape Photographer of the Year.
The ‘Lights of Glencoe’ was the first image to be commended in the Landscape category, also featuring in the Sunday Times Choice Selection http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/eye-of-the-storm-2k369gxrs . Karen describes the image as “A fleeting moment of beautiful light spilling through Glencoe as the sun was setting. Rain from the moody clouds overhead made this image difficult to take as the wind drove water onto the lens, but a little perseverance and the camera captured the last light of the day slipping behind the mountains.”
The second image to be commended, also in the Landscape category, was ‘Mountain Storm around Lohan na h’Achlaise’. Says Karen of the image, “Early morning capture of some moody clouds sweeping across the mountains surrounding Lohan na h’Achlaise. Dramatic but peaceful, and truly beautiful to see, the scene depicts everything that makes Scotland a very special landscape indeed.”
Both images will be in the Awards book and on display at the London Waterloo Exhibition.
24th October 2016
One of Karen’s images, ‘Dramatic Beinn Dorain’ has been commended in the Landscape category of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015 competition.
The image appears in the Awards book with Karen writing, “Captured en route to Glen Coe. High winds, falling snow, and driving conditions almost treacherous enough to send us back home, but perseverance was rewarded with this stunning scene, the light lasting just a few seconds before it was gone.”
31st January 2016
One of Karen’s images, 'Sunrise on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh' has been commended in the Urban category of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014 competition.
The image appears in the Awards book with Karen writing, “A shot taken in April 2014 when, after an early morning start with the camera, I was making my way up the Royal Mile to photograph the Castle. Enroute, I just happened to turn around to witness the most incredible scene before me - the pavement leading right to the sun bursting from the side of the clock tower, warm light being cascaded along the length of the street, and the three iconic telephone boxes literally lighting up at the dawning of a new day. I never made it to the Castle that morning, and that is something I will never regret….
17th January 2015