I have worked as a photographer in many different forms. I was hired and trained as a photography intern for three years at the Cornell Johnson Museum, where I worked under David Brown, a NatGeo videographer and learned from him techniques on how to light portraits, tips on media processing and ultimately given the responsibility of taking pictures myself. I also was paid to work for the Cornell Yearbook and took portraits of over 300 clubs, and worked with the Cornell Sun taking photos of various sporting and speaker events. I have also worked as a private portrait photographer for over 6 years and taken various portraits including graduation events and head shots.
I think I just love the different perspective that it brings me. Practicing photography for over 6 years has kind of made my eyes see the world differently as cliche as it sounds because I see a lot of things in terms of light. Depending on lighting, the same thing can appear one way when its illuminated and appear completely different in a split second when the lighting changes.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many portraits in the past; I try to make sure that the person feels comfortable enough with me that the pictures don't look forced or posed. Trying to figure out what makes them laugh, or bringing in props in to make a family portrait seem more cohesive. I try to capture people in their most authentic form.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I've received small awards from courses but nothing from any national or international source.