My Story Of Photography
I have always been fond of artists and the process of their artwork. Although I never grew up exposed to a lot of art, I made sure I took variety of classes to see where I would fit in and that happened to be art. Most of my childhood was in Nepal where I witnessed my parents having successful careers to provide the essential needs for our family. It was not until we moved to America where I was blessed with an opportunity to explore my artistic abilities. I was lucky enough to go a high school with a phenomenal arts program, which then introduced me to various fields in the art department. By challenging myself to take different art classes, I found my passion in photography. When I first started high school I never expected to get into photography this deeply.
For the first two years I only took drawing and painting classes. It was my junior year when I decided to come out of my comfort zone. Taking one photography class exposed me to many opportunities. I have taken several senior pictures of my friends, volunteered to take pictures for some great programs, collabed with few other artist etc. This was also around the time when I stole my brother’s camera and started playing with different ideas I would find online. I wanted to advance the quality of my pictures so I started editing them to the best of my abilities. In the beginning I actually hated Photoshop because it was too confusing and complicated to process for beginners like me. I knew that Photoshop would be a useful tool in the future so I started putting some hours into this new obstacle of mine. I would sit still through hours of Photoshop tutorials. Now editing is my favorite part of my photography process and I look forward to enhancing the quality of my pictures so it showcases the vision I had for it.
When I became confident in my skills, I started planning out shoots to capture my ideas. My ideas come from everywhere and I don’t limit myself. It would come from an outfit I saw on someone or the weather. I started gaining more confidence within myself as my skills got better. It’s only been a couple years since I got my hands on a camera but I love it. Photography is my hobby and the best side job anyone could ever ask for! I am not sure if I want my passion to become my career because I feel like I will lose the enjoyment I get from it. But with that being said, I am not opposed to the idea. I am only 18 and still exploring.