The Female Photographer Advantage

There’s one thing I’ve noticed over the last two years, particularly when I’m in the Caribbean: being a female photographer is a major ‘perk.’

When there’s a big, crowded event — whether it’s the Annual Grenada Sailing Festival, for instance, or even a live concert – there are many photographers around, all shooting around each other. However, they are often male. And that for me, translates into warmer reactions from the locals or from the performing artist, and in turn, shots and angles that no one else gets. Of course, that’s still only half the battle.


  1. You go, woman!!!
    Veeery nice. I will be spending some time with you here. Enjoying your stunning pics!

  2. Thanks Lorraine! Please do. :)

  3. Lily- What a great idea for a post.

  4. Thanks Julie :)

  5. Glad to find your website Lily, and I was thinking on the similar lines how being a women photographer is a huge advantage; even in a country like India as well. I am an Indian woman Travel and documentary photographer, traveling extensively to rural India and recording interesting stories about women, culture, traditions to showcase what real India looks like. It is surely an odd job for Indian woman, but I love it with all my heart.

    I would be so please if you would have a look at my website