About me

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

Elliott Erwitt

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Photography was a dream I had after I have finished school. But the terminology and technical issues made me feel in awe and never took the courage to study it. Instead I have studied Translation & Interpretation (French & English). It was three years ago that a photographer, friend of mine, has invited me to participate in a group photo exhibition for my hometown. I had the nerve to buy myself a DSLR camera, start taking pictures and even present two of them to the photo show. It was then that the journey of self-discovery and expression through photography began for me. For the past two years I have joined a local photo club and have attended to lectures and participated in their photo exhibitions. As a result this October I will have my first photo exhibition with images I have taken during my trip in Cuba. Last year I have also successfully completed an Open University short course (T189 Digital photography: creating and sharing better pictures). It was then that I had first heard about the OCA possibility to study photography at my own pace.

My ambition is to find my authentic artistic voice and acquire the craft to express this though the photographic language. With this course I also hope that starting from the basics, I will be able to master the dynamics of composition and light. I would also like to learn to read some of the masters photographs, understand their key elements.

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