BetterPhoto Member: Thomas Russ Arnestad

member since 5/22/2006


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I am 28 year old photographer living in Ski, a small town outside of Oslo, Norway. I started taking photos as a 5-year old when my mom gave me my first camera, a compact Kodak 35mm. Ever since that day I have had a growing passion for photography. The passion evolved over the years as I got better and realized all the possibilities a camera gives you, not to talk about, when the digital cameras revolutionized the photography industry in the late 90's. It was when I got my first digital compact camera, a Hewlett Packard 215, my interest for photography grew hugely. This gave me, and I'm sure there is many out there with the same perception, unlimited possibilities to get the shot right and walk home happily. You did not have to wonder "if" you got the shot right, you could just see for yourself instantly and make the required adjustments. When I went to Griffith University on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, I often dreamed about starting up my own photography business one. I was constantly on the lookout for new shots to capture. I graduated in November 2004 with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in marketing and management. By the time I went home to Norway I was sure; I was going to devote as much time as possible to photography and follow my dream.

I now work as a property photographer and does art photography as a hobby on the side.