Our featured photographer for today is Christina Watkins, who services the Montgomery Alabama area! Christina loves capturing the spirit and joyfulness that represents ones life. she believes that the moments that are created can go by so quickly, that you have to make every moment count. To capture your story, please contact Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out her photography at www.christina-watkins.com!
What initially got you interested in photography?
I have always loved Art even as a kid. If I wasn't drawing, I was listening to music over and over again. When my son was born, I felt the urge to do something just for me and so I took an Art class at the College of Charleston and at the same time I had gotten a new camera. I started documenting my son's first year and I started a blog when my daughter was born so that I could share it with friends/family. The next thing I knew, I was capturing moments for others and bringing those same emotions for others to enjoy when they saw their pictures. Being a photographer is so much more than just taking pictures with a nice camera. When people share a little piece of their love with you or you get to see the love or joy in their life, it's a beautiful thing! I am constantly reminded how to see the beauty in our lives!
Do you have formal training? Self taught? Mixture of both?
I’m self-taught and it's amazing to see how much has changed from the beginning....because wow, those experimental years are kinda embarrassing now! I have shot with and for other photographers who have helped me a long the way and helped me grow. I am still learning and every year I see my photography change. I took the long route though so I don't know if it's the best way if you are going to get serious about photography!
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