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How I Became A Photographer!

My Photography journey started when I was a child. I have always loved taking pictures but it was more of a thing you did. My Grandmother always had a camera with her every vacation she went on. It was so she could turn them into scrapbooks afterwards. I have so many scrapbooks she made over the years. She was my best friend and I love her so much. She's the one who got me first interested in what photos can do for people. But it wasn't until I was In college trying to figure out what I was going to do with my life that i got into Photography.

When I was in my second semester of college my Uncle told me to get out of the areas I've been looking at and try taking a Photography class. "You will learn a different way to look at the world." He told me before I signed up for the class. The first photography class I took was a film photography class. I had to drive two hours to go to a different campus than the one I went to just to take the class. To say I was nervous was an understatement. Walking into the building that first day I had no idea where to go. I didn't know the campus and I couldn't find my class. When I walked into the classroom I found my seat and waited, for what I didn't know. But that class changed my life. I found such a love and passion for photography in that class. It made me feel like it was what I needed to do with my life. Learning how to take manual photos then how to develop and print my own photos in the dark room was such an experience I wish everyone could have.

When I finished my AA and went on for my bachelors I decided to study Art. I wanted a concentration in photography. Throughout my Bachelors I took as many Photography classes as I could. Intermediate, Advanced, Special topics and even the history of Photography.

"What made you want to own a photography business?" I decided I wanted to have my own Photography business after taking my advanced Photography class and had access to a lighting studio I was able to take people's photos in there. Taking Photos of people really made me happy with my passion so I decided I wanted to take that happiness and turn it into a job. I also loved my Landscape and Architectural photos and how I can turn those into an Art piece. So I decided to do both. I own Satterley Rose Photography with the end goal of having a studio to take portraits of people and a gallery space with the idea to sell art prints for not only myself but for other artist who want to show off their work. But for now I do art shows to sell my prints and do photo sessions with whoever I can to make capture moments for them that will last a lifetime.

Thats My story for now. I can't wait to see where it takes me.

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