Ever since I was a child, I had an interest in photography and finding a way to frame my perspective. It was always there, in such a way that I took it for granted for quite a while. It wasn’t until I was in college studying journalism that I started to take my photography seriously. I started experimenting with a DSLR and forced myself to fully understand manual shooting. In a lot of ways, I learned through trial and error.
As I fell in love with photography as a form of telling a story, I fell in love with the art and the technology behind it. After some time, I felt as though I had a deeper understanding of how to properly expose a shot in a variety of circumstances. I researched the technology and found the cameras that could do what I want and worked to learn every necessary feature.
I love trying new things, and I’m always trying to think of something to challenge myself with. I experimented with HDR landscapes and long exposures, finding one of my greatest joys in the process. I played around with images in Lightroom and Photoshop for more hours than I can count, and with the help of great teachers and friends, I learned how to properly edit my photos to get the tone I envision.
Above all else, my absolute favorite use of my camera intersects with the other great passion of my life—music. I love live music photography. It is both a tremendous joy and challenge and I learn something new every time I have the opportunity to photograph musicians. The raw energy and emotion of musical artists make them the most interesting subject to me, and I love capturing the moments where the magic happens.
Salem State University - Bachelor's in Journalism, minor in Political Science