My fascination with photography started while attending high school and being advised to take a yearbook and school news class. Shortly after, I dedicated my academics to photography. Fullerton College showed me the possible roads to achieve my dream of being a professional photographer and allowed me to practice traditional film and digital photography. I gained valuable information from every lesson and learned more than how to execute a perfect exposure. Something I have never forgotten that my professor said was that she could see light. In my head I thought, “What a super power “.
My professors and mentors were supportive of me and gave me the confidence I was searching for in my work. My photographic technical skills have come a long way since high school and I am proud to say I am comfortable telling a story and working with others who are associated with visual arts. My peers turned into friends and something I cherish is the small community of artists we created. I was well prepared for my transfer to the CSUF’s Photo Communications program and honestly would not have made it through without the prior experience I gained from Fullerton College.
I’ve worked for a portrait studio and interned at a non-profit as head photographer along with being CSUF’s magazine photo editor. I work for myself in general practice and am shaping new portfolios.