Victoria treble attended FIT earning her BFA in photography and
digital media. She was consistently on the deans list. Victoria has
actually learned film processing – unusual for such a young
Her goal is to work full time for a photography studio, perhaps
as a studio manager. She is happy to assist professionally to get
more experience in all types of photography.
Tell us a little about yourself and your photography.
I shoot mainly portraiture and editorial. I like
editorial because it allows me to put my creativity to use, and I
enjoy shooting people because they’re living and dynamic.
Why did you start taking photos?
I started taking photos my junior year of high school. I have
always been an artist and interested in art, so I took a very basic
photography class at my highschool in NJ, Immaculate Heart Academy.
I did very well in that class, and it was really my teacher Jane
Garnes who persuaded me to take my talent to the next level.
You are on track to graduate from Fashion Institute of
Technology in Manhattan for photography and have learned film
processing – amazing for such a young person – tell me more
Oh man, how many hours I’ve spent developing in that dark room!
Being able to learn film is something that I will always value. Film
was where it all got started. By learning the fundamental techniques
and developing the patience of physically creating an image, my
artistic eye matured immensely.
What are your plans to enter into professional
I hope to work for a photography studio, perhaps as a studio
manager, or assist professionally to get more insight on the
professional photography world. Of course I will shoot my own
projects as well, but more education will only yield a stronger
Your photography has a very “arty” feeling – unusual
subjects and fresh perspective. Can you describe how you capture and compose your work.
I’ve always had an eye for composition and linear perspective,
these two elements are very important to my work. My style is
usually a collaboration of my artistic interests; I’m very
interested in graphic design so you can find a lot of graphic
qualities within my work. When I photograph, I look for a
perspective or concept that will engage my viewer. Symmetry is very
important, as well as my subject’s expressions. I shoot primarily on
location. I love exploring and shooting in different environments,
on locations offers more depth and life in comparison to studio
Tell me a about the cameras you use and other supporting
I shoot with a Canon 7D. I always use and swear by my 18-135mm
lens. Having a great zoom lens is the perfect, most convenient way
to capture outstanding images. For lighting I use a speedlight or my
two Adorama Flashpoint travel lights. These have battery packs which is perfect for on-location photography.
Can you name some tips for those who want to learn more
Keep educating! Go online, look at youtube videos, use Lynda.com,
or get out there and get involved on set. I’ve learned a ton working
on set and assisting for other photographers, as well as at my
internship. For those who are just getting started, take a
photography class. It’s great, and fun to learn even if you don’t
plan on becoming professional.
Thanks Victoria for sharing your photography and I am sure
you will continue on your path to true mastery 🙂
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