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My bio:

Hi everyone! My name is Francesca, but most people just call me Frankie, and I’m a junior at Marist College. I major in Communications, with concentrations in both Journalism and Advertising, and I am minoring in Photography. I have just joined the Her Campus Family this fall, and I’m super excited to get involved. On campus, I work as a student assistant in the School of Professional Programs, and I am also part of the Dance Ensemble. You can often find me daydreaming in a coffee shop, planning my next worldly adventure, or scribbling away in a journal.

Why Photography?

“I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” -Diane Arbus

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To me, photography is a way to capture an essence. Whenever someone looks at one of my photographs, I want them to feel something. Hate. Love. Curiosity. Vengeance. Anything. But I want them to truly feel. If I can accomplish that, then I’ve reached my goal.

Photography is an adventure. My camera takes me places I’ve never been before and urges me to continue exploring.

There are a multitude of outlets in photography and can lead you anywhere across the globe. I love photographing people. When I photograph a person, I attempt to portray who they are without using any words at all. I try to send a message through their body language, their facial expressions, and the scenery of the image. Fashion can make a statement and has been for decades. Fashion photography is difficult and intriguing because it is important to find fresh, new ways to express what the model is wearing.

Event photography is a memory. Taking photographs of events help people remember all about their treasured day. Whether it is a bridal shower, a wedding, a business party, or any celebration; event photography creates beautiful memories for those involved.

Landscape photography is as endearing as it is difficult. It presents a challenge to to stop nature at a precise moment in time. A landscape photographer may be waiting hours for the exact second when the sun is in the right position and the clouds form perfectly for a composition.

The avenues of photography will continue to grow and show significance to the world.

Photography speaks without words. It screams without exclamations. It questions without marks and it creates art without pen and paper.

Photography explores without boundaries. & that is why I love it.