Hi, my name is Olivia! I am a high school student who loves photography. I have always found taking pictures of people to be one of my favorite activities since I owned a phone. Photography has become my form of self expression. I received a camera for Christmas in 2021, which is when I took my hobby of photography a bit more seriously. Immediately after receiving the camera I took to research how cameras work, and the vast topic of composition. This prompted my dad to recommend taking this class, which I excitedly agreed to. In this class, I had the amazing opportunity to use a professional-level camera and have a hands-on learning experience to grow comfortable with using manual mode. Using a camera used to seem unfathomable to me, but I have grown so casual to it. The photos I have chosen for my portfolio reflect what I enjoy taking photos of the most. I adore portrait photography, photographing my friends, and casually taking photos whenever I find something interesting.