About Me

My name is Marjorie Dawson. I am a blogger, cat lover, cat photographer, and smartphone movie enthusiast based in New Zealand.

About Me - Marjorie Dawson Photogapher and blogger

My blogging journey has seen Dash Kitten blog grow from a cat family’s adventures here in ‘Middle Earth’ to an Award winning website encouraging beginners to develop and improve their photography skills. Dash Kitten shares the fun of creating images and smartphone movies like Dusty’s. My awards include the 2019 Kuykendall Image Award from the Cat Writers’ Association for my photography how-to’s and blog posts.

After a life of government and corporate sector work in England, I moved to New Zealand and settled into a quiet corner of the Hutt Valley on the North Island. I live close to the ‘coolest little capital’ Wellington.

I have also been published outside Dash Kitten. Check out my photographic portrait in Great Britain’s national daily newspaper The Guardian and my smartphone movie tips at Katzenworld.

I believe that everyone can create wonderful pictures they are proud of regardless of the camera they use and without judging themselves as good or bad. An image captures a moment with the cats you love. It has no rules, no restrictions and no boundaries but it does capture a world of life experiences and memories. At Dash Kitten, you can love what you do even if you never move beyond your smartphone camera.

Sharing, Learning, Fun.
Te tohatoha, te ako, te ngahau.

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CWA Award Winning Rainbow Kitten © DashKitten.com

My older posts are still valued and, because of this, have not been removed as Dash Kitten enjoys its development as a photography blog.


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