How long have you been a photographer?
I first became interested in photography as a teenager but wasnít able to pursue it until I was finished university and received my first SLR camera. I took an Introduction to Photography class at a local college and continued to casually pursue my hobby picking up tips and tricks from whoever would offer to teach! Last year, I took John Siskin'sAn Introduction to Photographic Lighting course after being asked to photograph violins crafted by a family member - challenging, with no studio equipment to speak of!! This led to an investment in studio strobes, a series of engagement sessions, family portraits and wedding shoots.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by people of all ages, all stages in life. Everyone has a uniqueness and a ěmomentî about them. I am most fulfilled when I can see this through my lens! My goal continually is to explore the new world of lighting - available and created - and to learn to control light to complement the people I come in contact with. I have so much to learn.
How has BP helped you attain your goals?
BP has become a safe place for encouragement, criticism, and that second eye we all need!
My photography wish list has become long and involved now that Iíve rented some expensive lenses. I would love to travel to Eastern Europe and photograph the architecture, people and the glimpses of history I imagine still exist.