The end of my college career is rapidly approaching. I’ve been blessed to spend the last three years of my life at SCAD. I’ve been exposed to so many ideas, ridiculously talented people, and opportunities that are unique to this school. This last quarter alone has been fantastic. I’ve taken a class in fashion photography which has revolutionized my Photoshop technique, and a Senior Project class that has provided a great environment to apply a great deal of the technical and creative skills I found in NYC during the winter quarter. I now humbly submit my favorite image from my time here, which sums up all these things:
Category: Life Experiences
As of January 11th, I’ve been interning with photographer Dan Saelinger. Dan’s work has been a huge inspiration for me during my time at SCAD. I emailed Dan a year ago because I loved what he did. He was incredibly nice, and even posting about my email on his blog. After emailing back-and-forth for a few weeks Dan said I might be able to intern with him over the winter in 2011. So here I am! There is an unbelievable amount of opportunity that awaits those who are willing to get up and pursue what they want. The internship at this studio will not only be great experience technically and artistically, but I am already learning about the ins and outs of day-to-day life in a commercial photography studio. This internship is shaping up to be an invaluable experience.
Another note about the value of internships: the company I interned with over the summer, Skip*Hop has used me as a freelance retoucher and photographer during my stay here, effectively financing my other internship, and giving me work in what would have otherwise been down time here. The continuing relationship with Skip Hop has been beneficial already, and getting to know other freelancers and full-time artists at the company is invaluable.