My interest in photography was awakened A few years ago when I took my first class the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2016. For the class, I had to upgrade my camera to a DSLR. Since then, I have continued my journey in photography by learning how the camera's features can enhance my images, I've learned the value of purchasing quality lights & backgrounds, and I've experimented by taking as many pictures as I can.
Photos by Melissa Dahse
I enjoy working on with kinds of arts since I was a young child. I enjoy working on all forms of crafts. I can sew, paint, and draw, and a madcap with anything that had to be glued or sewn. I decided after 20 years to go back to school and get my Web design and Graphics degree. The classes I have taken are Web Design, Photoshop, Computers, E-commerce, and Game Design. With these classes, I have learned a lot, but to my surprise, I found I had already had the knowledge just working with my craft projects. I knew how to use Photoshop and Gimp for editing pictures. I now know how to work with HTML5 code for web pages. I have also learned many tricks with a computer that I did not know a few years ago. I have been working with code and style sheets(CSS) and having a great time.
I have always been a great admirer of anyone who can take great photographs. Now that I have taken a few classes I am getting better at my photography skills. Photo manipulation is the skill I have been working on for the past year.
I still have a long way to go, but you will almost always find me behind the lens than in front. Which makes it hard to find a photo of myself.