22 year old photographer living in Florida!
According to my mom, I have been photographing my whole life basically. She tells me when I was little I would run around with a little pink Barbie camera taking pictures of things. I started getting really serious about it in High School, though. I knew I loved photography, but I read articles on Google (yes, those dreadful articles you read because of curiosity.. that never actually give you the answers you’re looking for) that photography was best left as a hobby.. so I considered that.. because honestly, I believe everyone wants to be successful, because success is something great and something to be proud of, and I didn’t want to struggle and not be able to make a living. So then after more reading, and seeing more of “it’s very competitive, most have a second or third job” etc. I stopped. I didn’t care. I realized, no matter what online articles on Google said, it was my passion. I tried thinking of a different career path, and I almost pursued it. I had the college application on hand, and was going to start filling it out, I had even already spoken to admissions.. but then I sat up, and I remember it clearly, I literally sat there on my bed and though to myself.. “What if I could do photography though” and I realized I had pushed my passion down, and although the other career path would have been something I would have loved doing my whole life (equestrian; training and teaching) it wouldn’t be enough. My dream from the beginning was to become a professional photographer/photojournalist for National Geographic, and it is again my dream.. but now it’s starting to become a reality. I'm not sure I'll make it to NatGeo, but I would love to one day have my own magazine. I want to spread awareness around the world about things that are going on in different countries, and of places/people/cultures that are in need. I want to do missions with my photography, while spreading the word of Christ!
I created this because I wanted to share some of my images here and hopefully get some feedback, advice, etc. so feel free to let me know what you think (:
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Oldsmar, Florida, USA