How did you learn photography?
I am self taught. Google, YouTube, and Facebook photography pages/groups were lifesavers! For years, I've known how I wanted my images to look, but without knowing technical terms or anything about Lightroom or Photoshop or editing in general. It was about a three year process for me to get where I am now.
What year was the then picture taken in?
My "then" picture was taken in September of 2012 in Germany. I wasn't trying to edit professionally, but I do remember thinking how professional it looked at the time. Haha.
What did you do to better your photography skills?
To better myself, I never stopped researching and practicing. If I wanted to know what a photography term meant, I looked it up. If I wanted to achieve a certain look, I looked it up and then practiced until I liked the results.
It truly is hard to put into words how passionate I am about photography. I have loved every step of my journey and am proud of how far I've come.
What is one piece of advice you would give to a new photographer to help them excel in their craft?
Shoot from your heart, take breaks when you're feeling burnt out, be confident and NEVER stop learning.