Hello people :) My name is Samantha, and I am so excited to be writing this post! Photography has always been something that I loved. I remember when I was in 11th grade, we watched a movie about a National Geographic photographer and his journey through photography. He talked about looking for opportunities everywhere to take pictures, and I fell in love with photography right then and there. My dream job would be a photographer for National Geographic (traveling and taking pictures. Does it get better than that?) I love the idea of being able to show people how I see the world. I see things in terms of pictures, always framing things in my mind. I always want to take something that no one pays attention to, and show it in a way that makes it hard not to stop and look. There is a silent poetry to to even the hideous things.
When I got to college, I wanted to take a film photography class, and my parents were nice enough to buy me my first film camera. I was able to process my own film, and develop my own photos, and I came to love the smell of chemicals on my hands because it meant I was creating something. I am not a professional by any means, but I do love the art.
These are a few of my pictures taken in my photo classes:
I'd love to have you stop by my blog (samsands.blogspot.com)!