Photographing My Future

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My daring choice to enroll in photography my sophomore year has awoken a slumbering giant. Initially, this giant (like most giants) didn't awaken as much as it slipped from deep sleep to almost consciousness, to the murky transition between here and there. It would take one more prod to bring it to full and complete focus.


Once I got my F-1 Canon, my first real camera, I knew it was love at first sight. However, my initial flirtation with the 35 millimeter soon faded to confusion and apathy towards the art. At the start of my second semester in photography I had low expectations for the course ahead. This initial hesitation soon turned into a budding romance once I let go of my inner inhibitions. I am now able to view my whole world through the eye of a lens. A cluster of dandelions is no longer an infectious sprinkling of weeds plaguing an untamed lawn, but a sea of yellow waves that engulfs my senses. The ubiquitous D.C. rush-hour traffic jam is no longer a daily frustration but a playground for the eye. The utter candidness of any situation brings an opportunity to be captured on film. Learning how to correctly analyze a situation and establish a...

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