My interest in photography started in the 10th grade with an English assignment. My English teacher told us to pick something we’d never done before and try it out. I chose photography. Of course almost everyone has picked up a camera at one time or another in their lives but this was different. I had never really picked up a camera with the intent of making art. All of a sudden I was looking at the world differently. Instead of seeing a tree or a building I saw lines and shapes and textures. Photography quickly became my passion. I still have quite a lot to learn but I’m enjoying the journey and loving every new thing that I learn that helps me in becoming a better photographer.