I majored in Agricultural Communications at Texas Tech University. For my curriculum, I needed to take a film black and white photography class at South Plains, in Levelland, Texas. From the moment my father-in-law allowed me to borrow his old, completely manual, Minolta, I fell in love with the art.
In 2002, for about a year or so, I worked in a studio setting. In my photography class, I learned the rule of thirds and how to compose a picture to make it speak to the looker. In the studio, all of my studies were thrown out of the window. I was told to “center, center, center EVERYTHING.” I was treated like a “dime a dozen” and after a year, I quit that job. Because of my experience there, I stopped taking pictures of people and started working on nature and objects again.
I currently own a manual Minolta (my father-in-law…
- Joined July 25, 2010