My journey through photography -
As far as finding Photography, I first found it in High School. I took Photography l and ll, and I really loved it. Taking the photos, the darkroom, all of it. Like many, I bought a Canon AE-1 complete with the 50mm kit lens and started taking lots and lots of pictures, but soon stopped as other things demanded my time, like school and a job.
Fast forward many years, and up until March of this year, I've owned restaurants. In 2011, I decided to try my hand at making my own restaurant signs, so I bought a Mac operating system, Photoshop CS5 and a Canon EOS 6D with a 90mm Macro lens and set out to do just that. Some of those first signs were...uh, how do I put it? Pretty bad. (I thought they were good, but I'm sure no one else did.)
Once I had to look at them in the window everyday I quickly came back to reality, and learned it's a little harder than just picking up a camera and clicking the shutter. It's easy to take the photo, but a completely different story to make it look appetizing! I mean, if the food in the images didn't look like someone wanted to eat it how was I going to sell it, right? So, I enrolled in a few photography classes. The minute I found myself in the first class, that was it, I was hooked again. This time for good!
Today, continue to grow my skills through a food photography club and I am active in a local photography organization.
I am a food photographer based in San Diego, California
Professional Photographer Certificate - UCSD